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BP to Boost U.S. Investment After Tax Reform

Feb 06, 2018

British oil and gas company BP will increase investment in the United States after the lowering of tax rates under President Donald Trump, Chief Executive Bob Dudley said on Tuesday. 'It is important for us, there is no doubt we will increase investments…

China Surpasses US as Largest Crude Oil Importer

Feb 05, 2018

China took the crown as the world’s largest crude oil importer in 2017, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration press release. China imported 8.4 million barrels per day, and the United States imported 7.9 million barrels per day…

Sweden to Invest $18 million in Northvolt Battery Plant

Feb 05, 2018

Sweden will invest 146 million crowns ($18 million) in a multibillion-euro project to build Europe's biggest battery cell plant in the north of the country, its Energy Agency said on Monday. Swedish company Northvolt, whose CEO Peter Carlsson used to work for Tesla…

China Rebuffs U.S. Criticism of its Venezuela Ties

Feb 05, 2018

China's support for Venezuela has benefited ordinary people and been broadly welcomed, the foreign ministry said on Monday after the U.S. Treasury accused China of aiding Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government with murky oil-for-loan investments…

Greenpeace Appeals after Losing Norwegian Arctic Lawsuit

Feb 05, 2018

Environmental groups launched an appeal on Monday after an Oslo court rejected their arguments that Norway's oil and gas exploration in the Arctic violates citizens' right to a clean environment. Greenpeace and Nature and Youth disputed the Oslo District Court's verdict last month…

Exxon, Chevron Shares Plunge

Feb 02, 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp posted rare quarterly earnings misses on Friday as cost cuts and rising oil prices failed to offset weakness in international refining operations, sending shares of both companies plunging. Investors were…

Unipec Hires Veteran Crude Trader for Hong Kong Office

Feb 02, 2018

Unipec, the trading arm of Asia's largest refiner Sinopec, has hired veteran crude oil trader Lee Yee Meng, who will join its office in Hong Kong in May, trade sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. Lee left Trafigura Singapore…

Japan LNG Imports at 5-year High on Colder Weather

Feb 01, 2018

Japanese LNG imports reach 8.7 mln T in January, pressuring regional LNG market with China also hoovering up cargoes. Japanese imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) hit their highest in at least five years in January, with shipments expected…

Russia, Syria ink energy cooperation agreement

Jan 31, 2018

Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak and Syrian Electricity Minister Mohammad Zuhair Kharboutli signed a 'road map' agreement for cooperation in the energy sector, the Russian Energy Ministry said on Wednesday. 'The road map provides…

BP Says Gas will Overtake Oil as Main Energy Source by 2040

Jan 31, 2018

BP expects gas to overtake oil as the world's primary energy source in around 2040 as demand for the least polluting fossil fuel grows, its vice president for strategic planning said on Wednesday. 'We see it (gas) take over from coal in the early 2030s…

Israel, Lebanon Argue over Offshore Block, Beirut Slams 'Threat'

Jan 31, 2018

Israel described as 'very provocative' on Wednesday a Lebanese offshore oil and gas exploration tender in disputed territory on the countries' maritime border, and urged international firms not to bid.Lebanese President Michel Aoun, whose country considers Israel an enemy state…

Alaska Requests Limits on US Offshore Drilling

Jan 30, 2018

Alaska Governor Bill Walker said on Tuesday he has asked U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to pare back a Trump administration plan for oil and gas leasing off the state's coast. While Walker supports offshore oil development, he said the…

Saudi Aramco Considering Expansion to India

Jan 30, 2018

Saudi Aramco, the state oil company of Saudi Arabia, is considering entering India as part of its Asian expansion, Nikkei said on Tuesday, citing Aramco's CEO who said that plans for an Indian refinery are crystallising. 'Saudi Aramco is looking at additional investments in China…

Iraq to Comply with OPEC Deal Despite Oil Export Capacity Rise

Jan 29, 2018

Iraq will comply with the OPEC-led deal on reducing output even though Baghdad is working hard to increase its oil export capacity from the north and south of the country, its oil minister said on Monday.Jabar al-Luaibi told a Chatham House…

France's Engie Acquires Brazil's ACS

Jan 26, 2018

Engie has closed a deal to acquire Brazilian energy efficiency company ACS, the French energy group told Reuters on Friday without specifying the value. ACS offers services like remote monitoring of energy consumption, as well as water, temperature and gas monitoring…

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