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Patterson-UTI Energy Reports Bigger Loss than Expected

Feb 08, 2018

Oil and gas driller Patterson-UTI Energy Inc, dealing with the fallout of a drilling accident that killed five workers last month, reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss on Thursday as expenses more than doubled.The accident at an…

Brightoil Petroleum Employees Charged for Fuel Theft

Feb 08, 2018

Two employees of Brightoil Petroleum (Singapore) Pte Ltd were charged in court in the city-state this week for their alleged involvement in the theft of marine fuel on board a company barge, a company executive said in a statement on Thursday…

California to Ban Crude from Trump Offshore Drilling Plan

Feb 07, 2018

California will block the transport of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs through its state, officials told Reuters, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drilling in U.S. federal waters. California's…

Statoil's US Operations Have Turned the Corner

Feb 07, 2018

Statoil's U.S. operations have turned the corner and could deliver up to $5 billion in net cash flow over the 2018-2020 period at an oil price of around $70 a barrel, Torgrim Reitan, Statoil's head of U.S. operations said on Wednesday.'As…

India to Auction 60 Small Discovered Oil, Gas Fields

Feb 07, 2018

India will auction 60 discovered small oil and gas fields with the potential to produce 194.65 million tonnes of oil and oil equivalent gas, the government said in a tweet after a cabinet meeting.Blocks that will be auctioned were originally…

Shell Russia: Impact of Western Sanctions 'minimal'

Feb 07, 2018

International oil major Royal Dutch Shell's Russian business felt minimal impact from Western sanctions on Russia, the branch's head Sergey Starodubtsev said on Wednesday, adding the firm was fully compliant with international law. Shell Neft…

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…

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