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US Rig Count Rises for First Week in Three

Dec 21, 2018

U.S. energy firms added oil rigs for the first time in the past three weeks despite sharp declines in crude futures prices to their lowest since the summer of 2017.Drillers added 10 oil rigs in the week to Dec. 21, bringing the total count to 883…

US Shale Producers Curb 2019 Spending

Dec 21, 2018

U.S. shale producers are slamming the brakes on next year's drilling with crude prices off 40 percent and mounting fears of oversupply, paring budgets that in some cases were set only weeks earlier.The reversal is alarming because blistering growth in shale fields has propelled U…

BP Launches $3 Bln Sale of US Onshore Assets

Dec 19, 2018

Britain's BP has launched the sale of U.S. oil and gas onshore assets that could raise more than $3 billion to help pay for other fields in the United States it bought in October from BHP, industry and banking sources said.The sale proceeds will partly fund the $10…

Husky Gets Regulatory Approvals to Buy MEG

Dec 18, 2018

Canadian oil and gas producer Husky Energy Inc said on Tuesday it has received regulatory approvals to buy rival MEG Energy Corp, but MEG has yet to agree on the deal.In October, Husky made an unsolicited formal offer to buy MEG Energy in a deal valued at C$6…

US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs

Dec 14, 2018

U.S. energy firms cut oil rigs for a second week in a row this week, prolonging a move by drillers over the past month to reduce the number of active rigs after crude prices collapsed in October and November.Drillers cut four oil rigs in the week to Dec…

Chrysaor Sets Sights on Chevron's North Sea Assets

Dec 13, 2018

Private equity-backed oil firm Chrysaor has hired advisers ahead of talks to buy Chevron's British North Sea oil and gas fields for over $2.5 billion, industry and banking sources said.Chrysaor has signed up investment banks Jefferies and BMO…

Mexico to Cancel February Oil and Gas Auctions

Dec 10, 2018

Mexico's energy secretary Rocio Nahle said on Saturday that President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's newly installed administration would cancel two bidding rounds for oil and gas areas scheduled for February.They were slated to include auctions…

US Oil Drillers Cut Most Rigs Since May 2016

Dec 07, 2018

U.S. drillers this week cut oil rigs by the most in over two year even as record production has turned the United States into a net oil exporter for the first time in history.Energy companies cut 10 oil rigs in the week to Dec. 7, the biggest weekly decline since May 2016…

Chevron Will Boost Capital Spending in 2019

Dec 07, 2018

Chevron Corp plans to spend $20 billion next year on oil and natural gas projects, the second-largest U.S. oil producer said on Thursday in a statement, its first increase in four years.Its 2019 capital spending budget is at the high end of…

Crude Oil Inventory Update

Nov 22, 2018

Crude inventory build has reared its head again. And fears of an oil glut returning have sent oil prices south.According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), OECD oil stocks increased by 58.1 million barrels in Q3 2018, the largest gain since 2015…

Gazprom to Review Shale Gas and LNG Sectors

Nov 21, 2018

Russian energy giant Gazprom revealed that there is still a high level of uncertainty in the long-term forecasts for U.S. shale gas production. It also said that the number of LNG-consuming countries would grow in the long term.Gazprom's Board…

QEP Resources to Sell O&G Assets to Aethon Energy

Nov 19, 2018

QEP Resources Inc said on Monday it will sell its oil and gas assets in the Haynesville-Cotton Valley in northwest Louisiana to Aethon Energy Management LLC for $735 million, as it plans to become a pure-play Permian operator.The deal is expected to close in January 2019…

Changing Shale Field to Boost Gas Output

Nov 14, 2018

China's Changning shale gas field in southwestern Sichuan province will more than double its output during the winter heating season after putting new wells into operation, China's top oil and gas group CNPC said on Wednesday.Daily output at the field…

Oil Majors Spending 'Sweet Spot' to Last to 2020

Nov 13, 2018

Big Oil is today in a spending sweet spot as years of cost cuts and rising oil prices converge but investments will need to rise after 2020 to boost output, BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, said on Tuesday.Oil and gas giants such as Royal Dutch Shell…

US Drillers Add Rigs for Fourth Week in Five

Nov 09, 2018

U.S. energy firms added oil rigs for a fourth time in the last five, keeping the rig count at its highest in over three years even though crude futures were on track to fall for a fifth week in a row to their lowest level since February.Drillers added 12 oil rigs in the week to Nov…

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