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Michigan Sues to Shut Down Enbridge Oil Pipeline in Great Lakes

Jun 27, 2019

The U.S. state of Michigan has filed a lawsuit asking for an Enbridge Inc oil pipeline that runs under the Straits of Mackinac in the Great Lakes to be decommissioned, a statement from Michigan's attorney general said on Thursday.The lawsuit…

US Rig Count Climbs

Jun 21, 2019

U.S. energy firms increased the number of oil rigs operating for the first time in the past three weeks as U.S. crude futures soared around 10% this week.Big energy price declines over the prior couple of months, however, prompted one analyst to cut rig count forecasts for 2019 and 2020…

Dutch Court Orders Shell to Pay $2.8 mln Fine for 2014 Plant Blast

Jun 17, 2019

A Dutch court on Monday ordered Royal Dutch Shell to pay a 2.5 million euro ($2.8 million) fine for failing to prevent an explosion at its Moerdijk facility in 2014 and for breaching emissions limits at the plant.The district court in Den Bosch…

Oilfield Services Firms Keane, C&J Merge

Jun 17, 2019

Oilfield services company Keane Group Inc said on Monday it will merge with rival C&J Energy Services in a $745.7 million all-stock deal, as it looks for scale amid spending cuts by crude producers.The oil service sector has been battling lower demand and pricing pressure as U…

BP Boosts Saudi, U.S. Oil Reserves Estimates

Jun 11, 2019

BP raised its estimates of Saudi and U.S. crude oil reserves at the end of last year by 12% and 22%, respectively, in its benchmark 2019 Statistical Review of World Energy.Saudi proved oil reserves were revised to 297.7 billion barrels at the end of 2018 from 266…

Cheniere to build LA Sabine LNG Export Train

Jun 03, 2019

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) company Cheniere Energy Inc said on Monday it will build the sixth liquefaction train at its Sabine Pass LNG export terminal in Louisiana.Cheniere also said it expects to make a positive final investment decision as early as 2020 to add about 9…

Tainted Oil Set for Russian Refineries, Ports After Dilution

May 31, 2019

More than a million tonnes of contaminated oil from Russia's Druzhba ('Friendship') pipeline, expected to be shipped back from Belarus, will end up at Russian refineries and export ports after being diluted to usable levels, sources have told Reuters…

Only 10% of Shale Firms Reports Positive Cash Flow

May 30, 2019

Only four, out of the financial performance of 40 dedicated US shale oil firms under study, reported a positive cash flow balance in the first quarter of 2019, bringing down the share of companies with a positive cash flow balance from the recent norm of around 20% to just 10%…

Frac Sand Prices to Remain Flat

May 26, 2019

Demand for sand to be used by the oil and gas industry in hydraulic fracturing operations in the US is set to grow by 10% in 2019 and 17% in 2020, said a report.According to Rystad Energy, frac sand supply, on the other hand, is forecast to…

Shell Sees Significant Oil Discovery in Albania

May 24, 2019

Shell Upstream Albania B.V. said on Friday initial tests showed 'a flow potential of several thousand barrels of oil per day' from its Shpirag 4 well in central Albania, and it needed more work to determine its commercial volume.'We are pleased…

U.S. Crude Stocks Rise Unexpectedly - EIA

May 22, 2019

U.S. crude oil inventories rose unexpectedly last week, hitting their highest levels since July 2017, due to weak refinery output, particularly in the Midwest, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday.Crude inventories rose 4…

U.S. Shale Oil Production to Grow 16%

May 22, 2019

United States shale operators are on track to increase oil production by 16 percent in 2019, according to analysis by energy research firm Rystad Energy.The growth in US onshore production from the first quarter through the fourth quarter could come in at around 1…

U.S. Shale: World’s 2nd Cheapest Source of Supply in Oil

May 10, 2019

North American tight oil is emerging as the second cheapest source of new oil volumes globally, just shy of the Middle East onshore market, Rystad Energy said.The U.S. shale oil was the world’s second most expensive oil resource just four years ago…

U.S. Crude Stocks Fall as Imports Fall

May 08, 2019

U.S. crude oil stockpiles fell unexpectedly last week, the Energy Information Administration said on Wednesday, and strong gasoline demand could point to additional drawdowns in coming weeks as driving season approaches.Crude inventories fell by 4 million barrels in the week to May 3…

Oil Falls Near 2% as U.S.-China Trade War Intensifies

May 07, 2019

Oil prices slipped nearly 2 percent on Tuesday, on track to fall to their lowest levels in over a month as renewed doubts over U.S.-China trade talks stoked concerns over global growth and demand even though U.S. sanctions on Iran and Venezuela tightened supply and helped stem losses…

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