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Exxon to Cut 14,000 Jobs as Pandemic Hits Oil Demand

Oct 29, 2020

ExxonMobil Corp said on Thursday it could cut its global workforce by about 15%, including deep white-collar staff reductions in the United States, as the COVID-19 pandemic batters energy demand and prices.Exxon and other oil producers have been slashing costs due to a collapse in oil demand and ill-timed bets on new projects. The top U.S. oil company earlier outlined more than $10 billion in budget cuts this year…

Oil Major Chevron Tells Employees to Delete WeChat from Phones

Sep 23, 2020

U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp has asked employees globally to delete Tencent Holdings Ltd's WeChat from their work phones, following the Trump administration's executive order to ban the social media app, Bloomberg News reported https://bloom…

U.S. Sends First Crude Shipment to Saudi Arabia in Years

Aug 06, 2020

The United States sent a shipment of crude to Saudi Arabia in June, data from the U.S. Census Bureau showed on Wednesday, in what appears to be the first such delivery since the U.S. ban on crude exports ended in 2015.The United States shipped about 550…

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…

U.S. Crude Floods into Asia, but It's a Short-Term Blip

Jul 28, 2020

Asia will import record volumes of U.S. crude oil this month, with China leading the way, but the surge is more likely a short-term blip rather than a sustained trend. A total of 57.7 million barrels of U.S. crude is expected to land in Asia in July…

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…

Oil Producers Will Fight for Market Share as Consumption Growth Slows

Jul 07, 2020

Petroleum consumption growth has been slowing for decades and the industry shows increasing signs of maturity, which will have profound implications for the business strategies of oil-producing companies and countries.Slower growth will intensify…

Seacor Marine Completes Seacosco Acquisition

Jul 07, 2020

The U.S.-based offshore support vessel company Seacor Marine has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 percent stake in Seacosco from affiliates of China's Cosco Shipping Group.Seacor Marine will consolidate the operating results of…

Buyers of U.S. LNG to Cancel 40-45 Cargoes

Jun 23, 2020

Buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are expected to cancel 40 to 45 cargoes for August loading from the United States due to a slow recovery in Asian gas demand and record-high European gas stocks, market sources said on Monday.The exact number…

Saudi Oil Price Hike Throws Asian Lifeline to U.S. Shale

Jun 09, 2020

Saudi Arabia's decision to jack up the price of its July exports to Asia may have opened the door for U.S. crude oil producers to boost sales to the region that consumes more oil than anywhere else in the world.State-controlled producer Saudi…

Seacor Marine Takes Full Ownership of Seacosco

Jun 05, 2020

U.S. offshore vessel provider Seacor Marine will buy the remaining 50% stake in Seacosco from China's Cosco.Seacor will pay $28.15 million in installments, and the transaction is expected to close in June 2020.With the acquisition, Seacor will…

Oil Drops but Still Set for Biggest Monthly Gain in Years

May 29, 2020

Oil prices were dragged sharply lower on Friday by weak U.S. fuel demand, fears of a second wave of coronavirus cases in South Korea, and a worsening in U.S.- China relations, but were still on track for a hefty monthly gain.July Brent crude fell 72 cents…

China to Receive Rare U.S. Ethanol Shipment on Friday

May 21, 2020

A rare ethanol shipment of U.S. origin is expected to arrive in China this month, according to three industry sources and shipping data, probably the first such cargo since the two countries struck an initial trade deal in January.The market…

Brent Hits One-month High, U.S. Oil Tops $32 as Lockdowns Ease

May 18, 2020

Oil prices jumped on Monday, with benchmark Brent hitting a one-month high and U.S. crude topping $30, supported by optimism about the reopening of economies and output cuts by major producers. Brent crude was up $2.32, or 7.1%, at $34.82 a barrel by 1344 GMT…

Virus Lockdowns Pummel Global Gas Demand, Force LNG Output Cuts

May 07, 2020

Lockdowns to slow the coronavirus pandemic are pummelling gas demand in the world's biggest buyers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), pushing Asia's spot prices to record lows and forcing some suppliers to start cutting output. Economies worldwide…

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