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U.S. oil sellers may look to India as tariff war with China escalates

American oil producers may find a new friend in India as they brace for a trade war with China that could curb U.S. shipments.

Law firm WFW advises OMV on €158 million disposal of Pakistani subsidiaries

Watson Farley & Williams (“WFW”) has advised OMV on the completion of its sale of two wholly-owned subsidiaries comprising its upstream exploration and production business in Pakistan (“OMV Pakistan”) to Dragon Prime Hong Kong Ltd., Hong Kong, for an agreed consideration of €158 million.

India has "Plan D" for Iran oil as Trump adds sanction pressure

One of Iran’s biggest oil buyers said it has enough alternative sources of crude to replace any supplies cut off by U.S. sanctions on the Persian Gulf state -- even if shipments stop completely.

India hunting for shorter LNG deals with import demand doubling

The good news for global natural gas exporters is that India’s largest utility is hunting for new supplies to import. The bad: It’s seeking shorter deals than have been traditional in the past.

State Department asks Asia to open energy trade in midst of tariff fight

A U.S. State Department official called on Asia’s energy sector to open its doors to outside competition, even as tensions between Washington and Beijing escalate.

Shell completes sale of stake in Thailand’s Bongkot field

Shell has announced that its affiliates, Shell Integrated Gas Thailand Pte Ltd. and Thai Energy Company Ltd., have completed the sale of their 22.2222% interest in Bongkot field and adjoining acreage offshore Thailand.

China and India want to buy more U.S. oil to counter OPEC

Two of Asia’s largest crude buyers are considering teaming up to buy U.S. supplies and counter OPEC’s dominance in the world’s biggest oil market.

ONGC moves 29 offshore rigs ahead of Indian monsoon season

The Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) has successfully moved 29 mobile offshore drilling rigs prior to the Indian monsoon season.

The natural gas market in 2017

Armelle Lecarpentier, CEDIGAZ

In 2017, global natural gas demand’s above-average growth reshaped market fundamentals and  prevented the development of a global natural gas bubble. Meanwhile, global natural gas consumption doubled its 2016 growth rate, and it was well ahead of the previous five-year trend.

Once cash rich, India's demands erode 90% of ONGC's warchest

India’s Oil and Natural Gas Corp., which once had $4.3 billion of funds, is now bleeding cash.

Indian Essar Oil Limited rebrands as Nayara Energy Limited

Indian Essar Oil Limited has been rebranded as Nayara Energy Limited. The decision was finalized at an extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders.

India vows to ignore Trump's sanctions and continue Iran imports

President Donald Trump may have ordered the re-imposition of sanctions on Iran, but one of Asia’s biggest oil importers -- and a strategic partner of the U.S. -- plans on ignoring them.

Oilex issues default notice regarding India's Cambay

Oilex Ltd. has advised that it has issued an Event of Default Notice (EoD Notice) to GSPC regarding the Cambay PSC (Cambay) in the amount of equivalent $3,054,832.

UN panel asks biggest oil traders for North Korea information

A United Nations Security Council panel is asking the world’s biggest oil traders to disclose the actions they are taking to stop the sale of crude oil and petroleum products to North Korea in violation of sanctions.

CNOOC, Husky sign PSCs for exploration blocks in the South China Sea

CNOOC Limited has announced that its parent company, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC), has signed two production sharing contracts (PSCs) with Husky Oil Operations (China) Limited for Block 22/11 and 23/07, in the South China Sea.

TCarta delivers satellite derived bathymetry data for Total's seismic work offshore Myanmar

TCarta, a global provider of marine geospatial products, has delivered satellite derived bathymetry (SDB) to Total. Total will use the water-depth data for preparing seismic survey works off the coast of Myanmar.

India's oil demand surges for eighth straight month in April

India’s oil consumption surged 4.5% in April as industrial activity gathered pace in Asia’s third-largest economy and sales of trucks and buses soared.

Cash-rich Thai explorer eyes assets worth up to $1 billion

Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production Pcl is ready to shell out as much as $1 billion on an overseas petroleum asset this year, and possibly more, as it tries to prop up growth amid falling reserves.

Jumbo completes work on first LNG import terminal in Bangladesh

In 2017, Jumbo was awarded a contract by Geocean for the Moheshkhali Project.

Santos announces sale of non-core Asian assets

Santos today announced the sale of its non-core Asian portfolio to Ophir Energy plc (Ophir) for $221 million.