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US Oil Rig Count Holds Steady after Weeks of Gains

May 18, 2018

The U.S. oil rig count held steady this week after rising for six weeks in a row even as crude prices soar to multi-year highs, prompting drillers to extract record amounts of oil, especially from shale.The total oil rig count held at 844 in the week to May 18…

As Oil Prices Surge, US Eyes Growing Labor Shortage

May 18, 2018

Finding roughnecks remains a challenge for oil drillers as rising crude prices increase demand for their services, oilfield executives said on Thursday at a conference in Houston.Oilfield service suppliers cut tens of thousands of workers following the 2014 oil-price collapse…

New Water Booster Pumps for Polvo FPSO

May 17, 2018

As part of the life extension project for the Polvo Floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, operator BW Offshore has contracted Norwegian based liquid handling and pump specialist PG Flow Solutions to supply new water booster pumps…

Rosneft: South China Sea Drilling is Within Vietnam Waters

May 17, 2018

Drilling in the South China Sea by Rosneft is within Vietnamese territorial waters, the Russian state oil firm said in a statement on Thursday, two days after its Vietnamese subsidiary began drilling in Vietnamese waters claimed by China.Rosneft's local unit…

O&G Exploration in Chinese Waters Requires Beijing's Permission

May 17, 2018

China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that no country, organisation, company or individual can carry out oil and gas exploration or exploitation in Chinese waters without permission from Beijing.Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the comment…

U.S. Crude Liftings for Asia to Hit New High in July

May 16, 2018

Asia's U.S. crude imports hit all-time high in May as WTI discount to Brent falls to widest in three years. The volume of U.S. crude oil arriving in Asia is expected to hit a new high in July as Asian refiners sought arbitrage supplies to…

Bangladesh Drops Trafigura in LNG Talks as Gunvor Advances

May 16, 2018

Bangladesh has terminated talks with Swiss-based commodity trader Trafigura to install a small floating liquefied natural gas (LNG ) import terminal due to delays in agreeing terms, while rival trader Gunvor advances with a separate project…

Zero Emission Ships: Comparing Fuel Choices

May 16, 2018

There's a new report out from the Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI) -- authorted by Lloyds Register (LR) and University Maritime Advisory Services (UMAS) -- that examines different fuel options and costs as increasingly the world's oceangoing fleet is pushed toward decarbonization…

Russia State Oil Firm Starts Drilling at New Well Offshore Vietnam

May 15, 2018

A unit of Russian state oil firm Rosneft, Rosneft Vietnam BV, has started drilling at a new production well in waters off the southern coast of Vietnam, the company said in a statement posted to its website on Tuesday.The drilling is significant for Vietnam…

Statoil to Become Equinor, Dropping 'Oil'

May 15, 2018

Shareholders in Norway's largest company, Statoil, will approve on Tuesday the board's proposal to drop 'oil' from its name as its seeks to diversify its business and attract young talent concerned about fossil fuels' impact on climate change…

Global Oil Supply Robust Enough to Cut Iran's Exports -Trump Memo

May 14, 2018

Global oil supplies are plentiful enough to withstand a 'significant reduction' in petroleum exports from Iran, according to a White House memo issued on Monday as the Trump administration prepares to reimpose sanctions on the OPEC member nation…

China's Crude Oil Futures Boom Amid Looming Iran Sanctions

May 14, 2018

A U.S. decision to reimpose sanctions on Iran is supporting China's newly established crude oil futures, and may spur efforts to start trading oil in yuan rather than dollars, traders and analysts said.Since launching in March, Shanghai crude oil futures have seen a steady pick-up in daily trading…

Russia's Rosneft to Announce Share Buyback Details in June

May 14, 2018

Rosneft, Russia's top oil producer and one of the biggest globally, plans to reveal share buyback details in June, CFO Pavel Fyodorov said in a conference call on Monday.The company had announced a series of measures on May 1 to improve shareholder returns…

China approves $347 mln coal mine expansion in Henan

May 14, 2018

China approved an expansion of a coal mine project owned by Shenhuo Group in Henan province to 2.4 million tonnes from current 900,000 tonnes, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on Monday.Total investment of the expansion will reach 2…

Shell Gets Mexico LNG Supply Tender

May 11, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell will supply Mexico with six LNG cargoes to be delivered in May and June, Reuters has reported, citing trade sources. State-run utility CFE held a tender on 2 May for deliveries to Mexico’s Altamira terminal in the Gulf of Mexico…

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