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Risky Bet: NOCs Risk Wasting $400B as Energy Transition Accelerates

Feb 09, 2021

State-owned oil companies could squander about $400 billion on investments in the next decade on new oil projects that will struggle to turn a profit as the world shifts away from fossil fuels, a non-governmental organization said on Tuesday.The Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI) estimated national oil companies, or NOCs, would invest $1.9 trillion in the next 10 years with about a fifth of those investments only breaking even if oil prices stay above $40 a barrel…

Bumi Armada Amends Loan Maturity Date. Cites Coronavirus Impact

Feb 23, 2021

Malaysian FPSO specialist Bumi Armada has amended the maturity of a portion of the $660 loan from 2019, citing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on its business.Bumi Armada said the loan agreement has been amended on to extend the final…

Inpex Slumps to First Annual Loss in 12 years

Feb 10, 2021

Japan's biggest oil and gas explorer Inpex Corp posted a net loss of 111.7 billion yen ($1.1 billion) in 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic hammered oil prices, cutting its sales and forcing it to book hefty impairment losses.The result marks Inpex's…

Report: Sumitomo to Stop Investing in New Oil Projects

Jan 25, 2021

Japanese trading house Sumitomo Corp will stop investing in new oil development projects as it shifts away from fossil fuels businesses amid a global push to cut greenhouse gas emissions, the Nikkei business daily reported on Sunday.The move…

Sherrard Enhances Squire Patton Boggs Commodities and Shipping Capabilities

Jan 04, 2021

Squire Patton Boggs continued the expansion of its commodities and shipping capabilities with the addition of partner Kate Sherrard into its Financial Services Practice. She joins the firm from Clifford Chance where she was Head of the Asia…

Cairn Energy Wins $1.2 B Tax Arbitration Case Against Indian Gov't

Dec 23, 2020

Cairn Energy said on Wednesday it had won an international arbitration case against the Indian government over a tax dispute that had spooked investors concerned about retrospective tax claims on companies.The tribunal ruled unanimously that India had breached its obligations to Cairn under the U…

Petronas Posts 3Q Loss. Warns of Tough 4Q

Nov 27, 2020

Malaysian state-owned energy giant Petronas warned on Friday that the remainder of the year would remain tough due to prolonged low oil prices and moderate demand recovery hampered by the coronavirus, as it recorded a third-quarter loss.'Amid…

Australia's Santos Secures $750M Loan

Nov 05, 2020

Australian oil and gas company Santos has executed documentation to enter into a new US$750 million syndicated bank loan, to refinance existing debt facility established for the acquisition of ConocoPhillips’ northern Australian and Timor-Leste assets…

Total Keeps Dividend But Cuts Investment Target

Oct 30, 2020

Total trimmed its 2020 investment target on Friday after a sharp drop in third-quarter net profit, though the French oil and gas producer maintained its dividend.The company cut its investment target to $13 billion from $14 billion and said it was keeping a lid on operating costs too…

Chevron Posts Q3 Profit

Oct 30, 2020

Chevron on Friday reported an adjusted third-quarter profit as oil prices recovered from spring lows and spending cuts benefited operating results.Chevron and its peers have slashed spending budgets this year on plummeting demand and crude oil…

Hess Cuts 2020 Output Forecast Slightly Due to Hurricanes, Lower SE Asia Production

Oct 28, 2020

U.S. oil and gas producer Hess Corp reported a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss on Wednesday and slightly lowered its full year production forecast, as its operations were hit by hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico and lower production in South East Asia…

BP Swings Back to Small 3Q Profit

Oct 27, 2020

BP swung back to a small profit in the third quarter but warned the pace of recovery from the pandemic remains uncertain and continued to weigh on fuel demand and refining profits.The London-based company said that while fuel demand in Asia…

KrisEnergy Gets Kepinvest Support to Bring Cambodia Offshore Oil Project Online

Sep 23, 2020

Southeast Asia-focused oil company KrisEnergy has reached a loan deal with Kepinvest Singapore, that should help the company bring online its Apsara offshore project in Cambodia's Block A on time, and remove the risk of losing the license.Namely…

Jadestone Energy Declares First Dividend Despite Oil Slump

Sep 10, 2020

Asia Pacific-focused oil and gas production company Jadestone Energy declared a maiden interim dividend on Thursday and reported positive operating cash flows in the first half, despite a slump in crude oil prices.The maiden dividend payout…

Santos' 2Q Revenue Drops. Output at Record Levels

Jul 23, 2020

Australia's Santos Ltd reported an 18% drop in second-quarter revenue on Thursday due to lower realised prices for its oil and gas, but said production from its core assets was expected to remain steady in the near term.The country's second…

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