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California to Ban Crude from Trump Offshore Drilling Plan

Feb 07, 2018

California will block the transport of petroleum from new offshore oil rigs through its state, officials told Reuters, a move meant to hobble the Trump administration’s effort to vastly expand drilling in U.S. federal waters. California's…

Statoil's US Operations Have Turned the Corner

Feb 07, 2018

Statoil's U.S. operations have turned the corner and could deliver up to $5 billion in net cash flow over the 2018-2020 period at an oil price of around $70 a barrel, Torgrim Reitan, Statoil's head of U.S. operations said on Wednesday.'As…

BP to Boost U.S. Investment After Tax Reform

Feb 06, 2018

British oil and gas company BP will increase investment in the United States after the lowering of tax rates under President Donald Trump, Chief Executive Bob Dudley said on Tuesday. 'It is important for us, there is no doubt we will increase investments…

China Surpasses US as Largest Crude Oil Importer

Feb 05, 2018

China took the crown as the world’s largest crude oil importer in 2017, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration press release. China imported 8.4 million barrels per day, and the United States imported 7.9 million barrels per day…

China Rebuffs U.S. Criticism of its Venezuela Ties

Feb 05, 2018

China's support for Venezuela has benefited ordinary people and been broadly welcomed, the foreign ministry said on Monday after the U.S. Treasury accused China of aiding Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government with murky oil-for-loan investments…

Exxon, Chevron Shares Plunge

Feb 02, 2018

Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp posted rare quarterly earnings misses on Friday as cost cuts and rising oil prices failed to offset weakness in international refining operations, sending shares of both companies plunging. Investors were…

Alaska Requests Limits on US Offshore Drilling

Jan 30, 2018

Alaska Governor Bill Walker said on Tuesday he has asked U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to pare back a Trump administration plan for oil and gas leasing off the state's coast. While Walker supports offshore oil development, he said the…

DNV GL Alliance for Offshore Wind Energy Development in Vietnam

Jan 24, 2018

Singapore-based Enterprize Energy and partner Renewable Energy Global Solutions (REGS), together with PetroVietnam consortium comprising Petroleum Equipment Assembly & Metal Structure (PVC-MS) and VietSovPetro (VSP), MHI-Vestas Offshore Wind (MVOW)…

Brent Crude Eases after Surprise Rise in U.S. Inventories

Jan 24, 2018

U.S. crude, gasoline inventories climb as traders take put options to sell crude. Brent oil prices eased on Wednesday, under pressure from a rise in U.S. crude and gasoline inventories although crude prices remained near three-year highs…

Gail India Seeks to Shed 24 U.S. LNG Cargoes

Jan 23, 2018

Gail India launches tender to sell 24 liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes from the Cove Point export facility in the United States in 2019-2020, according to trade sources. The tender is split into three tranches, with the first tranche offering six cargoes in the first half of 2019…

Call for Carriage Ban on Non-Compliant Fuel

Jan 22, 2018

A group of leading environmental and maritime shipping organizations have called for the prohibition of transporting non-compliant marine fuels once the global 0.5 percent sulfur cap takes effect in 2020.   The United Nation's International…

Oil Edges Lower as Libyan Output Undermines 2018 Rally

Jan 22, 2018

Restarting Libyan oilfield puts brake on rally. Oil slipped on Monday under pressure from rising Libyan output and concerns that a rally that had sent prices to their highest since December 2014 had run out of steam. But losses were…

EU to Hit Venezuelan Officials with Sanctions

Jan 17, 2018

Seven senior Venezuelan officials are likely to face European Union sanctions from next week, including the country's powerful chief justice, diplomats said, as the EU seeks to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to resolve a political crisis…

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