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Angola Battles to Revive Oil Exploration

Nov 15, 2018

On Saturday, nearly two decades after securing the initial rights, Total's CEO Patrick Pouyanné was in Luanda to snip the ribbon on a $16 billion oil project. It's not clear when he, or his peers, will be cracking open the bubbly in Angola again…

Big Oil Spent 1% on Green Energy in 2018

Nov 12, 2018

Top oil and gas companies jointly spent around 1 percent of their 2018 budgets on clean energy, but investments by Europe's giants vastly outpaced their U.S. and Asian rivals, a study showed.Companies such as Royal Dutch Shell, Total and BP…

Uganda Expects First Oil Production in 2021

Nov 08, 2018

Uganda expects to start producing oil in 2021, a year later than initially planned, and its refinery should be up and running by 2023, its oil minister said on Thursday.France's Total is an investor in Uganda's oilfields, with China's CNOOC and Britain's Tullow Oil…

Hellenic Petroleum Q3 Core Profit up 15%

Nov 08, 2018

Hellenic Petroleum, Greece's biggest oil refiner, reported a 15 percent rise in third-quarter core profit on Thursday with stronger sales volumes more than offsetting lower refining margins.Adjusted for oil inventory holdings, earnings before interest…

Poland Aims 8 GW of Offshore Wind

Nov 07, 2018

Poland has announced ambitious plans to develop 8 GW of offshore wind by 2035 and the country is working on laws that could support this project.Polish State Secretary for Energy Grzegorz Tobiszowski said the country has the potential to develop the capacity in the Baltic Sea up to 2035…

​​​​Cambodia to Boost Clean Energy Use

Nov 07, 2018

Cambodia will push ahead with plans to use hydropower and coal to electrify the entire country by 2020, but solar energy will play some role, especially in remote areas, an energy ministry official said on Wednesday.The Southeast Asian nation has electrified rapidly since 2000…

Gabon Launches Offshore Exploration Round

Nov 07, 2018

Gabon plans to scrap a 35 percent corporate tax on energy companies as part of a revised hydrocarbons law and has launched a new offshore oil and gas exploration licensing round for 34 blocks, Oil Minister Pascal Ambouroue said on Wednesday…

Petrobras Earnings Miss Forecasts

Nov 06, 2018

Brazil's Petroleo Brasileiro SA on Tuesday reported a surge in third-quarter net profit that still lagged forecasts as oil prices rose but spending at the state-owned company jumped.Petrobras made a net profit of 6.644 billion reais ($1.78 billion)…

Occidental Tops Profit Estimates

Nov 05, 2018

U.S. oil and natural gas producer Occidental Petroleum Corp beat quarterly profit estimates on Monday, benefiting from a surge in production in the Permian Basin and higher prices.The company, which has been investing heavily to boost production in Permian…

Australia’s Oil and Gas Industry Calls for Competitive Tax Regime

Nov 04, 2018

Changes to the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT) announced today by the Commonwealth must be assessed carefully by Australia’s oil and gas industry, said the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA).“Attracting investment…

Duke Energy Profit Rises 13%

Nov 02, 2018

U.S. utility Duke Energy Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, helped by higher demand in its electric utilities and infrastructure business.Operating revenue from that unit, which accounts for the bulk of Duke's overall business…

Exxon Mobil Profit Tops Estimates

Nov 02, 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp on Friday reported a quarterly profit that topped analysts' estimate on higher prices received for its oil and natural gas but its production volumes fell on a year-over-year basis.The company's third-quarter net income rose 57 percent to $6…

Shell Profits Soar

Nov 01, 2018

Royal Dutch Shell's profits soared to a four-year high in the third quarter, boosted by rising oil and gas prices as the company accelerated its giant $25 billion share buyback program.Although the $5.6 billion quarterly profit slightly missed forecasts for a fourth quarter…

BP Completes $10.5-billion BHP Billiton Acquisition

Nov 01, 2018

London-based BP Plc BP has completed the $10.5-billion acquisition of BHP’s U.S. unconventional assets in a landmark deal that will significantly upgrade BP’s U.S. onshore oil and gas portfolio, in a move that upgrades and repositions its American onshore business…

Shipping Industry Welcomes EU Support to Green Fuel

Oct 31, 2018

The shipping industry and the European Independent fuel suppliers welcome the European Parliament’s support to incentivize the uptake of low-carbon and carbon-free alternative fuels and to remove disparities in energy taxation.On 25 October…

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