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Eni Raises Dividend, Production Targets

Mar 16, 2018

Italian oil and gas group Eni raised its dividend on Friday and held out the promise of a share buyback as it ramped up production and cash flow targets. In its 2018-2021 plan, the major said it would pay a dividend this year of 0.83 euros per share compared to 0…

Oil Set for Weekly Drop as Supply Concerns Weigh

Mar 16, 2018

IEA sees 2018 global oil demand increasing by 1.5 mln bpd. Oil prices were set for a weekly drop despite a slight gain in both benchmarks on Friday, on concerns that rising global supply could undermine efforts by OPEC and other producers to tighten the market…

Statoil to Rebrand as Equinor

Mar 15, 2018

Rebranding would cost up to $32.5 mln but firm plans to ramp up renewables investment.  Norway's Statoil plans to change its name to Equinor, reflecting its commitment to become a broad energy company rather than one focused only on oil…

FERC Mulls Action on NY Denial for NatGas Pipeline

Mar 15, 2018

U.S. federal energy regulators gave themselves more time to decide whether to rehear their earlier order upholding New York's denial of a water permit for Williams Cos Inc's Constitution natural gas pipeline from Pennsylvania to New York. The…

Commodities' Dilemma: Strong Demand or Trade War Fears?

Mar 15, 2018

The tug-of-war between fundamentals and sentiment appears to be getting stronger for many commodities as the market tries to reconcile factors such as robust demand numbers from China and increasingly worrying rhetoric and actions from the United States…

Iran and Russia Sign Deal to Develop Two Oilfields

Mar 14, 2018

Iran and Russia signed a deal on Wednesday to develop two oilfields in Iran, according to Iranian state TV.The National Iranian Oil Company signed a deal with Russia’s Zarubezhneft to develop the fields, according to SHANA, the news site of the Iranian oil ministry…

ExxonMobil Expects to Resume Paying Australian Corporate Tax in 2021

Mar 14, 2018

ExxonMobil Corp said on Wednesday it is likely to resume paying corporate tax in Australia only in 2021, after recouping billions of dollars in investments made in the country in the past decade. The oil giant was grilled at an Australian Senate hearing on tax avoidance…

S.Korea Fuel Oil Imports Soar

Mar 14, 2018

South Korea's move to shut coal-fired generators to control air pollution at the same time as nuclear reactors are going into scheduled maintenance is resulting in surging fuel oil imports, as utilities burn the dirty feedstock to meet power demand…

More Exploration off Norway Needed to Maintain Output -Petoro

Mar 14, 2018

Oil companies must explore for more offshore oil and gas reserves if Norway is to maintain energy production at its current level, state-owned oil firm Petoro said on Wednesday. Petoro holds stakes in several oil and gas firms off Norway…

$3 Bln LNG-to-power Project Planned in Bay of Bengal

Mar 13, 2018

Bangladesh's Summit Power International said on Tuesday it signed a memorandum of understanding with Japan's Mitsubishi Corp and subsidiary Diamond Gas International to develop a $3 billion LNG-to-power project. Under the MoU, subsidiary Summit Corp…

India's Oil Imports from Venezuela Hit Lowest in over 5 Years

Mar 13, 2018

Indian imports of oil from Venezuela have fallen to their lowest levels in over half a decade, shipping and industry data showed, as a severe economic and political crisis hits crude output in the South American OPEC member. India's oil imports from Venezuela averaged around 300…

Saudi Cabinet Approves Nuclear Power Program National Policy

Mar 13, 2018

Saudi Arabia's cabinet approved on Tuesday the national policy of the atomic energy program, state news agency SPA reported.The national policy includes limiting all nuclear activities to peaceful purposes, within the limits defined by international treaties…

US States Slow Trump Offshore Oil Drilling Expansion Plan

Mar 12, 2018

The Trump administration's plan to broadly expand drilling in U.S. offshore waters is moving slowly due to opposition from coastal states and indifference from oil companies that have turned their focus to other opportunities. The administration hopes encouraging U…

Russia Ramps up Fuel Exports in Fight for European Market

Mar 12, 2018

Russia plans to sharply increase fuel exports and carve out a larger share of the European market following an extensive $55 billion modernisation of its refineries, companies' plans and analysts' reports show. Russia embarked on a modernisation…

World's Second Floating LNG Project Starts Production in Cameroon

Mar 12, 2018

Norwegian shipping firm Golar LNG on Monday said liquefied natural gas (LNG) production had started at its floating LNG production platform in Cameroon, the world's second working example of the nascent technology.The trading arm of Russia's Gazprom has purchased the entire 1…

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