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US Working on Arctic Oil Leases Despite Shutdown

Jan 10, 2019

Even as a partial shutdown halts the functions of many U.S. government departments, forcing the Department of the Interior to close national parks, the Trump administration is continuing to push for the expansion of oil drilling on sensitive…

Iran Will Not Comply with 'Illegal' US Sanctions -Oil Minister

Jan 10, 2019

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Thursday U.S. sanctions against his country were 'fully illegal' and Tehran would not comply with them.Zanganeh, speaking at a joint news conference in Baghdad with Iraqi Oil Minister Thamer al-Ghadhban…

Italy to Block Exploration Permits

Jan 09, 2019

The Italian government is planning to block the issuing of about 36 permits to look for oil and gas as part of plans to cut the country's carbon footprint, the industry ministry said on Wednesday.In a statement the ministry said upstream oil…

SeaRose FPSO Production Remains On Hold

Jan 07, 2019

Oil production continues to be suspended at the SeaRose FPSO, about 350 kilometers east of St. John’s for the last 50 days. There’s no information on when production will resume.Production was suspended and shutdown began on November 16 after two spills -  an estimated 250…

Shutdown Risks Delays to US Energy Initiatives

Jan 04, 2019

The partial government shutdown is increasing the chances of delays in U.S. energy initiatives from the release of President Donald Trump's proposed offshore drilling plan to allowing higher levels of ethanol in gasoline during summer months…

DNO Exits Oman Offshore Block

Jan 04, 2019

Norwegian oil and gas operator DNO ASA subsidiary DNO Oman Block 8 Limited has relinquished operatorship and participation in the offshore Oman Block 8 to the Sultanate of Oman's Ministry of Oil and Gas (MOG) and state-owned Oman Oil Company Exploration and Production LLC (OOCEP)…

Argentina's Energy Chief Quits

Dec 28, 2018

Argentina's energy secretary resigned on Friday, the government said in a statement, less than 24 hours after news leaked that the administration of President Mauricio Macri plans to increase electricity prices by an average 35 percent next year…

Indonesia Grants New Oil Blocks Contracts

Dec 27, 2018

Indonesia has announced the winner of its third bidding round that will operate oil and gas blocks in three locations, Deputy Energy Minister Arcandra Tahar, said on Thursday.The winners are Pearloil (Theralite) Ltd. for South Andaman block…

Mexico Targets 50% Jump in Oil Output

Dec 17, 2018

Mexico aims to lift oil and gas production by almost 50 percent in the next six years and in January will award infrastructure and drilling contracts to develop 20 fields, state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos said on Saturday.Octavio Romero, chief…

Brazil Council Approves Sixth Round Pre-salt Auction

Dec 17, 2018

The Brazilian energy advisory council on Monday approved the sixth-round auction for Brazil's coveted pre-salt offshore oil area to be held next year, the energy ministry said.The auction will include the two new blocks of Southwest Sagittarius…

Norway Postpones Decision on Arctic Oil Terminal

Dec 14, 2018

The Norwegian government has postponed a decision on whether to mandate the construction of an oil processing terminal near the Arctic tip of northern Europe until the third quarter of next year, it said on Friday.If built, the onshore Veidnes…

Venezuela's Deals to Shield Citgo from Creditors in Doubt

Dec 12, 2018

Venezuela is facing the possible unraveling of a pair of billion-dollar settlements aimed at protecting the cash-strapped country's U.S.-based Citgo Petroleum Corp from seizure by creditors.A lawyer for Canadian mining company Crystallex International…

Brazil Reaches Deal with Petrobras Over Transfer of Rights Area

Dec 12, 2018

The Brazilian government has reached an agreement with state-controlled oil company Petróleo Brasileiro SA over the so-called transfer of rights area, Finance Minister Eduardo Guardia said on Wednesday.Guardia declined to disclose values nor who is owed what under the terms of the agreement…

Mexico President's Pemex Plans Rattle Debt-holders

Dec 11, 2018

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador's declaration of war on 'neo-liberal' economics has shaken investors holding Petroleos Mexicanos bonds, fueling concern about the future of the highly-indebted state oil company he has pledged to revive…

Chevron Gets Green Light for Captain EOR

Dec 11, 2018

Energy giant Chevron announced Tuesday it has received approval from the U.K. Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) to move ahead with its plans for an Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) project that aims to unlock millions of extra barrels of oil and extend the life of the long-producing Captain field in the U…

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