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US Lease Sale a Test for Drilling Demand

Mar 20, 2019

The Trump administration will hold its fourth major auction for oil and gas leases in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, in a fresh test of demand from drillers that have lately been shying away from the region.The outcome of the lease sale…

Norway Oil Exploration Refunds Are Not State Aid -ESA

Mar 20, 2019

Norway's regulations allowing oil and gas companies to claim refunds for exploration spending do not constitute state aid, the European Free Trade Association Surveillance Authority (ESA) said on Wednesday.'Having scrutinized it on the basis of a comprehensive complaint…

Brazil Likely to Pay Petrobras $10 Bln

Mar 19, 2019

The Brazilian government is likely to pay around $10 billion to state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA to settle the so-called 'transfer-of-rights' dispute, newspaper Valor Economico reported on Tuesday, though the parties have not agreed on final terms…

Rising US Oil Clout on Show in Houston

Mar 15, 2019

A glance at the attendee list at one of the world's largest energy industry events in Houston this week left little question about the growing influence of the United States over global oil politics.Present: top U.S. diplomat Mike Pompeo. Absent: leading Saudi and Russian officials…

Norway to Offer More Arctic Exploration Blocks

Mar 14, 2019

Norway plans to expand the offshore oil and gas acreage offered to companies under its annual licensing round in so-called predefined areas (APA), oil minister Kjell-Boerge Freiberg said on Thursday.The 2019 APA round will offer 90 new blocks…

Orsted Seeks Ways to Avoid Brexit Tariffs

Mar 13, 2019

Denmark's Orsted is looking at ways to avoid potential tariffs on imports of components for its multi-billion pound British offshore wind farms in the event of a disorderly Brexit, the company's UK chief told Reuters.With only 16 days before Britain is due to leave the European Union…

Colombia, Shell Ink Offshore E&P Contracts

Mar 11, 2019

Colombia's government on Monday said it signed two exploration and production contracts with Shell in offshore areas of the Caribbean Sea that will require the company to make initial investments of $100 million.Colombia recently modified contractual…

Philippines Greenlights LNG Terminal Project

Mar 08, 2019

Philippine power producer First Gen Corp said on Friday it has learned that the Department of Energy has approved its application for a Notice to Proceed (NTP) for the construction of its FGEN Batangas LNG Terminal Project.First Gen, which operates four power plants with a combined capacity of 2…

Dutch Prosecutors Target Shell Over Nigeria Oil Deal

Mar 01, 2019

Dutch prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against Royal Dutch Shell over the $1.3 billion acquisition of an Nigerian offshore oilfield, ramping up pressure on the energy firm that already faces bribery charges in Italy over the case.Within hours of Friday's announcement on the Nigerian case…

US Offers Oil from Emergency Reserve

Feb 28, 2019

The U.S. Energy Department said on Thursday it is offering up to five million barrels of sweet crude oil from the national emergency reserve in a sale mandated by previous laws to raise funds to modernize the facility.Laws passed by Congress…

Exxon Resumes Seismic Survey in Guyana

Feb 27, 2019

Exxon Mobil Corp has resumed seismic exploration for oil and gas off of the coast of Guyana after halting work in December due to a run-in with the Venezuelan navy, a Guyanese government official said on Tuesday.Vessels have been able to travel unimpeded since the incident…

Top Citgo Executives Removed as PDVSA Chaos Continues

Feb 19, 2019

Citgo Petroleum Corp has removed at least three top executives close to Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, people familiar with the matter said on Monday, in a move to cement management control under a new board of directors.The U.S. refining…

Mexico Plans $3.6 Bln Relief for Pemex

Feb 15, 2019

Mexico's government will inject $3.6 billion into ailing state-owned oil company Pemex, including by reducing taxes paid, company officials said on Friday, a move aimed at improving the firm's balance sheet and preventing a further downgrade to its credit rating…

BOEM Plans Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale in March

Feb 13, 2019

The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) said it will offer all available unleased areas in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico during a region-wide lease sale scheduled for March 2019.BOEM said Lease Sale 252 will offer up 78 million acres…

Groningen Gas Production Falling Faster Than Planned

Feb 08, 2019

Gas production at the Groningen field in the north of the Netherlands is falling faster than planned, the Dutch government said on Friday.Output at the field will fall to 15.9 billion cubic metres (bcm) in the year ending October 2020, the government said…

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