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COP26: Biden launches methane-reduction plan, gives flaring a pass

The Biden administration is launching an assault on methane Tuesday, advancing initiatives across government - and the globe - to keep the potent, heat-trapping gas from escaping landfills, oil wells and farms.

OPEC rejects Biden’s call for more oil

OPEC+ headed for a clash with the U.S. as more members rejected President Joe Biden’s call for the group to raise oil production faster and help reduce gasoline prices.

Iraq projects OPEC will rise to the global oil demand challenge

A daily increase of 400,000 barrels in oil output would be enough to meet demand, according to Iraqi Minister Ihsan Abdul Jabbar.

Oil majors won’t ride to the rescue as world faces energy shortages

The world’s biggest energy companies are producing the most cash in years, but don’t expect them to spend it on bringing on fresh supplies of oil and natural gas to combat shortages in Europe and China this winter.

OPEC reduces oil deficit projections ahead of November meeting

OPEC+ technical experts downgraded their expectations for how tight global oil markets will be this quarter, a week before ministers meet to decide production policy.

Pemex oil output rises as new wells offset recent accidents

Petroleos Mexicanos reported a small increase in third-quarter production after adding new wells, which more than offset the impact of two accidents at its offshore operations.

Oil prices slide as U.S. instructs crude producers to increase output

Oil fell for a second day as one of the top energy diplomats in the U.S. urged producers to hike output.

Biden’s greenhouse gas ‘crackdown’ will still allow flaring

The Biden administration is poised to unveil a crackdown on methane leaks from oil and gas wells that will be its most consequential action yet to reduce greenhouse gases -- but is still likely to disappoint climate activists.

Floating ideas on safety and risk management

Matt Tremblay, ABS

Fifty-five FPSO units in the global fleet are reaching the end of their design life in the next five years, and a further five have life extension in place. With 19 more FPSOs currently being evaluated for life extension, what are the possible safety issues from corrosion and other structural integrity concerns?

Flow assurance criticalities and challenges management in Zohr gas field

Mohamed Salah Elsayed, Samir Zayed, Muhammad Karam Omar, Mohamed Ahmed Tolba, Petrobel; Mohamed Nagy Negm, Hatem Mohamed Darwish, Ola Amr Hussein, Schlumberger

As multi-phase transport of oil and gas is increasingly stretched over greater distances, and access to subsea infrastructure becomes even more limited, ensuring sustainable, reliable and robust operations is vital to reducing the influence on downstream facilities.

Saudis express ‘huge concern’ over falling global oil supply capacity

Saudi Aramco said oil-output capacity across the world is dropping quickly as the kingdom opened the fifth edition of its flagship investment conference Tuesday in Riyadh.

Falling U.S. crude supply begins to impact global oil prices

The culprit behind the latest jump in oil prices isn’t soaring natural gas prices or even OPEC+’s limits on output but rather what is happening at America’s largest oil storage hub in Oklahoma.

Shell may restart hurricane-hit Gulf platforms ahead of schedule

Royal Dutch Shell is hoping to restart its Ursa oil and gas platform in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico as early as the first half of November, according to a person familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified because the information isn’t public.

Oil inventory at Cushing crude hub nears critically low levels

Stockpiles at the biggest U.S. crude depot are quickly approaching critically low levels. The last time that happened, crude cost more than $100 a barrel.

Op-Ed: Setting the record straight on efforts to prepare for next Texas weather emergency

Recently, there have been several reports inaccurately portraying the efforts of the Railroad Commission of Texas to ensure that oil and gas operators are prepared to operate during the next weather emergency. I would like to set the record straight.

Saudis say OPEC can’t solve surging natural gas prices

“We see our role as extremely limited,” Saudi Energy Minister Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman said during the CERAWeek India Energy Forum.

Permian basin oil output nears pre-pandemic levels

Oil output in America’s most prolific shale patch is getting closer to levels seen before the pandemic-driven market crash, as crude prices surge.

Oil price climb continues, logging eighth weekly gain

Oil rose higher on Monday following an eighth weekly gain, spurred on by the energy crunch as winter approaches.

EQT’s CEO calls for more American shale investment to end energy crisis

The largest U.S. natural gas driller is using the global energy crisis to renew his call for more investment in domestic infrastructure such as pipelines, which he says will enable increased exports and ease shortages.

TotalEnergies and Qnergy work to reduce methane emissions on the Barnett field

TotalEnergies announces deployment of an innovative technology developed by Qnergy, to significantly reduce methane emissions related to its operations on the Barnett gas field in the United States.