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Woodside Expects $4.37B Loss after Asset Write-down

Jul 14, 2020

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd plans to book impairments of $4.37 billion after tax, joining global energy majors that have slashed the value of their assets after a coronavirus-induced slump in oil and gas prices.The bulk of the impairment - $3.92 billion - is tied to cutting the value of oil and gas production and exploration assets, amid 'increased uncertainty' over the development timing of gas fields off Australia and in Canada…

Petronas Pays $700M in Tax to Sarawak State after Dispute Settlement

Sep 18, 2020

Malaysia's state energy firm Petronas on Thursday paid over $700 million in sales tax to the energy-rich state of Sarawak, in a settlement that could open the way to more such payments to state governments.The payment comes just two weeks after…

COLUMN - Crude Oil Industry is Starting to Hear Echoes of Coal's Demise

Sep 17, 2020

If 2020 had been anything close to a normal year, the oil and gas industry would have just wrapped up its annual gathering in Singapore, most likely reassured of its ongoing essential role in humanity's future.But this is far from a normal year…

Jadestone Energy Declares First Dividend Despite Oil Slump

Sep 10, 2020

Asia Pacific-focused oil and gas production company Jadestone Energy declared a maiden interim dividend on Thursday and reported positive operating cash flows in the first half, despite a slump in crude oil prices.The maiden dividend payout…

Big Projects Will Be Needed to Fill Up North West Shelf's Spare Capacity, Woodmac Says

Sep 08, 2020

Woodside-operated North West Shelf (NWS) LNG project in Australia could have up to 7 million tonnes per annum (mmpta) of spare capacity available by 2027. This equates to 40% of the project’s nominal capacity, energy intelligence firm Wood Mackenzie said in a report this week…

Oil Search Cuts Costs to Position Itself for Growth from 2025

Aug 25, 2020

Oil Search Ltd aims to start producing oil in Alaska in 2025 and expand Papua New Guinea (PNG) gas exports from 2027, after slashing costs to weather weaker oil prices in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, its chief executive said on Tuesday…

Japan's Seven & i to Buy Marathon Petroleum's Speedway Gas Stations for $21B

Aug 03, 2020

The Japanese owner of 7-Eleven convenience stores has agreed to buy Marathon Petroleum Corp's Speedway gas stations for $21 billion, brushing aside coronavirus concerns to return to the table five months after initially balking at the deal.The acquisition is one of the biggest this year…

Analysts: Temasek Might Drop $3B Bid to Acquire Controlling Stake in Keppel

Jul 29, 2020

Temasek Holding's $3 billion bid to acquire a controlling stake in Keppel Corp will be under scrutiny on Thursday as a big quarterly profit drop at the conglomerate could raise the risk of the state investor dropping its proposal, analysts said…

Baker Hughes Posts Q2 Loss as Oil Slump Hits Demand

Jul 22, 2020

Baker Hughes Co posted its second consecutive quarterly loss on Wednesday and said it would continue to rein in costs in preparation for a longer period of volatility in oil prices.Oil producers halted the drilling of new wells and drastically…

Woodside's Revenue Slumps More than Expected

Jul 15, 2020

Australia's Woodside Petroleum Ltd reported a worse-than-feared 29% drop in quarterly revenue, hit by weak spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices, but said it still expected to book a net profit in the first half.The hit came due to the double…

Aker Solutions Sees Outlook Improving in H2 2020

Jul 15, 2020

Norwegian oil services firm Aker Solutions said on Wednesday the outlook has improved for the second half of the year with oil prices partly recovered from the lows in April and Norway offering tax incentives for the oil industry.Its full-year 2020 revenue…

Oil Search to Write Off Some PNG Exploration Assets

Jul 13, 2020

Oil Search Ltd said on Monday it plans to write off around $380 million, mostly on some exploration assets and a gas-to-power project in Papua New Guinea, due to the outlook for oil and gas prices and the shut down of a gold mine.The Papua New…

Shell to Write Down $22B in Wake of Coronavirus

Jun 30, 2020

Royal Dutch Shell said on Tuesday it would write off assets worth up to $22 billion after the coronavirus crisis knocked oil and gas demand and weakened the energy price outlook.The impairments follow the Anglo-Dutch company's decision to shift…

Petronas in Talks to Settle Tax Dispute with Sarawak State

Jun 23, 2020

Malaysian national oil company Petronas is in talks to finalize a deal with an energy rich province to settle a dispute over the payment of sales tax, a lawyer for the company said on Tuesday.Petronas had been fighting Sarawak state's demand…

'Strong Interest' in China's New Marine Fuel Contract

Jun 19, 2020

China's marine fuel futures contract that debuts on Monday on the Shanghai International Energy Exchange (INE) is likely to attract strong interest, despite weakened ship fuel demand amid the coronavirus pandemic, industry participants said…

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