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HazSub Spill Response Plans

Mar 12, 2019

On August 18, 1990, the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 (OPA 90) was enacted into law.  Section 4202 of that Act amended the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (FWPCA or Clean Water Act) to require tank vessels and marine transportation-related facilities…

Indonesia Okays Empyrean Plan for Mako Gas

Mar 12, 2019

Indonesia has approved the development plan for the Mako gas field, Empyrean Energy PLC and Coro Energy PLC said.Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (MEMR) has approved the plan of development (POD) for the Mako gas field at the Duyung production sharing contract (PSC)…

NextDecade in Rio Grande LNG Site Lease Deal

Mar 10, 2019

US LNG export project developer NextDecade Corporation signed a lease agreement with the Brownsville Navigation District (BND) for its Rio Grande LNG project.The proposed $15 billion Rio Grande LNG export terminal and pipeline at the Port of Brownsville…

Ecopetrol Wins Offshore Colombia Block

Mar 06, 2019

Colombia’s state-run oil company Ecopetrol SA has signed Colombia’s first offshore exploration and production contract under a newly revised contract model.According to a report in Reuters, the deal for a nearly 400,000-hectare (988,000-acre)…

Hedge Funds Buying Oil Despite Trump's OPEC Comments

Mar 04, 2019

Hedge funds continued to boost their bullish position in crude and fuels last week despite a call from U.S. President Donald Trump for OPEC to 'relax and take it easy'.Hedge funds and other money managers were net buyers of an extra 16 million…

NOPEC Bills: Leverage for White House

Mar 01, 2019

For a proposed statute still at the first stage of the legislative process, with only a handful of sponsors in the U.S. Congress, the “No Oil Producing and Exporting Countries Act of 2019” (NOPEC) is generating a lot of comment.The amount of…

DOE Chief Perry: OPEC Bill Could Spike Oil Prices

Feb 28, 2019

The United States needs to be cautious about pending legislation that would allow the Justice Department to sue OPEC and other oil producers over supply cuts because it could result in higher prices in the long term, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry said on Thursday…

Citgo Loans Price in Potential Regime Change

Feb 27, 2019

The bank debt of oil refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp, US subsidiary of Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), has been volatile in recent days as Venezuela’s political crisis deepens and the market prices in a potential regime change in the South American nation…

CITGO Formally Cuts Ties with PDVSA

Feb 26, 2019

U.S. refiner Citgo Petroleum Corp is formally cutting ties with its parent, state-run oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela SA, to meet U.S. sanctions imposed on the OPEC country, two people close to the decision told Reuters on Tuesday.Executives at the Houston-based firm set a Feb…

Mexico President Seeks Answers for Pemex Losses

Feb 26, 2019

Mexico's president said on Tuesday his government would push for an investigation into the hundreds of millions of dollars squandered by state oil company Pemex after its purchase of two struggling fertilizer plants during the previous administration…

Oil Edges Up Despite Trump's OPEC Pressure

Feb 26, 2019

U.S. crude inventories seen up for sixth week; prices helped by OPEC cuts, U.S. sanctions.Brent oil edged up to $65 a barrel on Tuesday as Saudi Arabia and the rest of OPEC were expected to stick to their production cuts, despite renewed pressure from U…

Shell: Nigeria Tax Claim May Delay Offshore Field

Feb 26, 2019

Shell upstream boss Brown sees 'no merit' in tax claim. Separately, Shell to fast track Whale development in Gulf of Mexico.Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday that Nigeria's claims that it was owed billions in taxes could delay the development…

Trump Warns Saudi Arabia on Oil Prices

Feb 25, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump has warned OPEC not to tighten the oil market too much and risk another spike in prices that could harm the global economy – and his re-election campaign in 2020.“Oil prices getting too high,” the president warned in a message posted on Twitter on Monday…

Brent Hits 2019 High on U.S.-China trade Hopes

Feb 22, 2019

U.S. crude stocks rise to 454.5 mln barrels as crude exports from U.S. hit record 3.6 mln bpd.Oil prices rose on Friday, supported by OPEC's ongoing supply cuts and hopes that Washington and Beijing may soon end their trade dispute.International Brent crude futures hit a new 2019 high of $67…

Bad Choices cost Pemex $1 bln

Feb 22, 2019

Mexico's state-oil company Pemex burned through $665 million at its fertilizer unit, ignored consultants and made high-risk investments with no discernible business strategy, according to a devastating government audit of its 2017 operations…

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