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June 13, 2024
Since 2019, China has snapped up an additional 850,000 bpd of so-called NGLs and polymers, the IEA said in its Oil 2024 report, which is effectively the agency’s medium-term outlook. That accounts for just over half of demand growth for all oil products over the period.
News
June 13, 2024
Nearly three dozen companies and trade associations will open their legal fight against the vehicle standards Thursday, filing petitions with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. The challengers include such oil and gas industry heavyweights as the American Petroleum Institute as well as the National Corn Growers Association, which backs ethanol.
News
June 12, 2024
Growth in the world’s demand for oil is expected to slow in the coming years, as energy transitions advance. At the same time, global oil production is set to ramp up, easing market strains and pushing spare capacity toward levels unseen outside of the Covid crisis, according to the Internaional Energy Agency’s (IEA) new oil market outlook.
News
June 11, 2024
ADNOC Drilling Company PJSC and Alpha Dhabi Holding PJSC’s joint venture Enersol RSC LTD has agreed to acquire an additional 42.206% equity stake in Gordon Technologies LLC for approximately $270 million, making Enersol the majority equity holder.
News
June 11, 2024
Eni has embarked on a reorganization to help fund its transition to gas and renewable energy. Chief Executive Officer Claudio Descalzi is pursuing a “satellite model,” which entails listing divisions or partnering with external investors to develop them.
News
June 11, 2024
World oil consumption will see a year-on-year increase of 2.3 MMbpd in the second half, about 150,000 bpd more than during the first, amid continued economic growth in China and other emerging economies, OPEC said in a monthly report.
News
June 10, 2024
Despite signals indicating the job market is beginning to flatten, the oil field services sector remains a vital component of the national economy, showcasing resilience amid broader economic fluctuations. While the national economy added a better-than-expected 272,000 jobs in May, the unemployment rate experienced a slight increase to 4%.
News
June 10, 2024
Together, bp and Worley will deepen collaboration across a portfolio of site projects by leveraging digital capability and global scale to further drive efficiency across engineering, procurement, construction development and management.
News
June 10, 2024
The combined company will boast the biggest selection of latest-model drillships that carry a pair of so-called blowout preventers, a key safety item for drilling in water more than two miles deep.
News
June 07, 2024
The Energy Department announced Friday two solicitations for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve - 1.5 MMbbl for delivery in September and an additional 4.5 MMbbl for October, November, and December. The bids, which are due later this month, will be for the reserve’s Bayou Choctaw site, which previously had been off line for maintenance.
News
June 07, 2024
Average hourly earnings for front-line oil and gas workers rose 0.5% from March to $44.67, according to a Labor Department report released Friday. Compared with a year ago, oil pay is up 3.2%. The strength in wages matched a national trend, pushing back bets for Federal Reserve rate cuts.
News
June 06, 2024
OPEC and its allies agreed on Sunday to gradually wind down about 2 MMbpd of production cuts starting in October. Since then, crude prices have fallen more than 3% in London, dipping below $80 a barrel as analysts question whether the market can absorb this extra supply.
News
June 04, 2024
The decisions made in Washington — “the capital of the energy world” — will have “massive impacts” and influence spending around the globe, Sawan said.
News
June 02, 2024
The oil and gas and basic industry sectors are expected by Barclays to be the most active for M&A during the next year. This week alone, Energy Transfer LP agreed to buy WTG Midstream in a $3.25 billion deal, while ConocoPhillips announced a $17 billion deal for fellow producer Marathon Oil Corp.
News
June 02, 2024
Saudi Aramco’s $12 billion share sale sold out shortly after the deal opened on Sunday, in a boon to the government that’s seeking funds to help pay for a massive economic transformation plan.
News
June 02, 2024
Energy Workforce & Technology Council (EWTC) issued a statement applauding the introduction of S.4405, the "Natural Gas Tax Repeal Act," by U.S. Senator Ted Cruz. If passed, the act would repeal the recently implemented tax on methane emissions, a move that the EWTC believes is crucial for the future of the energy industry.
News
June 02, 2024
The agreement reached in Riyadh on Sunday exceeds market expectations in some ways, extending so-called “voluntary” cuts from key members including Saudi Arabia and Russia well into next year. However, it also begins rolling back those supply reductions in October, earlier than some OPEC-watchers had assumed.
News
May 31, 2024
Hess Corp. shareholders approved the company’s proposal to be acquired by Chevron Corp. for $53 billion by a razor-thin majority of 51% of shares outstanding.
News
May 30, 2024
The message, sent in a letter Wednesday to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, comes as Biden administration officials have hinted they may be willing to release oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to tamp down gasoline prices amid forecasts for a spike this summer.
News
May 29, 2024
Chief Executive Officer Darren Woods vowed to “safeguard” annual meetings from activists that launch “serial attacks” on Exxon and the oil industry. Exxon is pursuing legal action against Arjuna Capital even though the investor dropped a proposal that would have urged the driller to curb greenhouse gas emissions.
News
May 29, 2024
The move expands ConocoPhillips’ footprint in domestic shale fields from Texas to North Dakota and hands the company reserves as far afield as Equatorial Guinea. It adds to a wave of recent megadeals as producers seek new drilling sites on a bet that oil and gas demand will remain robust for years to come.
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