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OPEC Negotiates Cuts After Saudi-Russia Deal   Dec 04, 2018
Price needed: $47Share of OPEC production: 1.8% Qatar, which has been an OPEC member since 1961, announced Monday that it will leave the producer group from January to focus on its liquefied natural gas production. Qatar’s departure from the group will ... Finance Yahoo  

BP Key Reason Why Egyptian Gas Production Is Surging   Dec 04, 2018
The ultimate goal is to shift BP plc’s upstream production mix to one that can better capitalize on long-term trends (BP plc expects global natural gas demand growth to outpace global oil demand ... Seeking Alpha  

Gazprom’s Next Big Bet On European Gas Markets   Dec 04, 2018
the second gets a stable and discounted supply of natural gas. Yet TurkStream was intended to have two lines with an annual throughput capacity of 15.75 BCm – one to feed Turkey directly ... OilPrice  

Alberta's planned oil output cuts saved jobs at MEG Energy, CEO says   Dec 04, 2018
MEG Energy (OTCPK:MEGEF-1.8%) CEO Derek Evans says the company was considering laying off workers and cutting production at its Christina Lake project by 30% until Alberta’s mandated oil ... Seeking Alpha  

BP restarting Whiting, Indiana refinery blending oil unit: sources   Dec 04, 2018
HOUSTON (Reuters) - BP Plc began restarting the blending oil unit at its 413,500 barrel-per-day (bpd) Whiting, Indiana, refinery on Tuesday, said sources familiar with plant operations. BP shut the unit that blends lower-quality crude grades with higher ... Reuters  

Exclusive: Exxon, Chevron seek to exit Azerbaijan's oil after 25 years   Dec 04, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) and Chevron (CVX.N) are seeking to sell their stakes in Azerbaijan's largest oilfield, marking the retreat of the U.S. majors from the former Soviet state ... Yahoo Finance  

Investors: This Massive New Oil Play Could Be Worth Billions   Dec 04, 2018
After Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and her ruling NDP government chose to take steps to cut back oil production in the province, investors might be forgiven for temporarily forgetting about energy stocks in general. The price differential between Alberta ... Finance Yahoo  

TABLE-Arc7 class Arctic vessels head for Yamal LNG facility   Dec 04, 2018
LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A new ice-breaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker of the Arc7 class, the Boris Davydov, has left a South Korean shipyard and set course for Sabetta, the Arctic Russian port of Novatek's Yamal facility, according to Refinitiv ... Reuters  

UPDATE 1-Sterling rally hurts FTSE 100 as Brexit and growth anxieties dominate   Dec 04, 2018
Energy shares were a relatively bright spot, with oil major BP rising 1 percent and Shell ending little changed ... The tour operator and travel company has lost 60 percent in the past week since its second profit warning in as many months. Reuters  

OPEC has problems, reasons for Qatar's exit must be examined: Iran oil minister   Dec 04, 2018
GENEVA (Reuters) - OPEC has problems, and the reasons for Qatar’s exit from the organization must be examined, Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Tuesday, according to the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). Qatar said on Monday it will quit ... Reuters  

Energy Secretary Perry to visit Saudi, Qatar   Dec 04, 2018
It would also be the first time Perry visits Qatar, a big natural gas producer, since the country announced it will leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries to focus on gas. Reuters  

Peru’s Largest Oil Field Stops Producing After Pipeline Attack   Dec 04, 2018
Canadian Frontera Energy said it had suspended production at the largest oil field in Peru after protesters against oil production in the region severed the pipeline that carries the crude from ... OilPrice  

National Hockey League   Dec 04, 2018
He was 81. The Flames and Paramount Resources confirmed his death Sunday, with the oil and natural gas company saying he died Saturday. “We mourn the passing of a great ... BEIJING (AP) — Wayne Gretzky says the NHL should again allow its players to ... Associated Press  

Moe and Notley call on Trudeau to include oil price 'crisis' at first ministers meeting   Dec 04, 2018
Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe and Alberta Premier Rachel Notley have sent a joint letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau asking for him to include the oil differential on the agenda at this week's first ministers meeting in Montreal. On Sunday, Alberta ... CBC.ca  

Why Canadian Drillers Are Down Even After Natural Gas Prices Surged   Dec 04, 2018
Nonetheless, Canadian gas producers such as Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA)(NSYE:ECA) and Peyto Exploration and Development Corp. (TSX:PEY) have failed to rally, losing 47% and 35% respectively. Now what? A significant increase in demand coupled with falling North ... Finance Yahoo  

Oil Gives Up Ground as Saudis Say OPEC+ Cut Still Up in the Air   Dec 04, 2018
(Bloomberg) -- Oil gave up some earlier gains after Saudi Arabia’s oil chief indicated OPEC and allied producers have yet to reach consensus on whether supply curbs are in order. In an interview ... Yahoo Finance  

Workin' on Sunshine: PennFleet Goes Solar   Dec 04, 2018
Solar energy is completely renewable, and unlike coal, oil or natural gas, does not release greenhouse gas emissions. Said Jim Kolea, President, "We're always looking for ways to reduce our ... Yahoo Finance  

The Latest: Trump renews tariffs threat in China trade talks   Dec 04, 2018
Mnuchin says that China has made "very big commitments" for increased purchases of agricultural products, liquefied natural gas, industrial products and autos. In an interview Tuesday on the Fox Business Network, Mnuchin says that the commitments to ... Finance Yahoo  

Kinder Morgan Expects to Hit the Gas in 2019   Dec 04, 2018
Image source: Getty Images. Much of that accelerated growth will come from the company's natural gas infrastructure segment, where two major projects should be completed next year. The largest is ... Yahoo Finance  

Saudis Look to Push Oil Eastward by Cutting Prices to Asia   Dec 04, 2018
Saudi Arabia’s discount in pricing to Asia is the latest indication that the world’s largest oil exporter is looking to increase flows eastward, strengthening ties in a growing region as it competes with booming U.S. production. “This fits within a ... Bloomberg L.P.  

Alberta Oil-Production Cuts Saved Jobs at MEG Energy, CEO Says   Dec 04, 2018
Alberta’s mandated crude-production cuts have prevented layoffs from at least one Canadian oil producer. MEG Energy Corp. Chief Executive Officer Derek Evans said his company was considering laying off workers and slashing production at its Christina ... Bloomberg L.P.  

If Iran can't export oil from Gulf, no other country can, Iran's president says   Dec 04, 2018
GENEVA (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made an apparent threat on Tuesday to disrupt other countries’ oil shipments through the Gulf if Washington presses ahead with efforts to halt ... Reuters  

Harnessing Large Dividends From The Energy Sector In 2019   Dec 04, 2018
(Source: ExxonMobil 2018 Energy Outlook) XOM is projecting positive growth in Oil, Gas, Nuclear, Solar & Wind and Other Renewables such as Hydropower through 2040 with a minimal decline in Coal. Seeking Alpha  

Oil pares gains as uncertainty looms   Dec 04, 2018
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices pared gains in a volatile trade on Tuesday as fears flared that demand would stall due to a trade war between the U.S. and China, and that Russia remained a stumbling block to a deal to cut global crude supply. U.S ... Reuters  

Planet-warming carbon emissions are rising in wealthy nations for the first time in five years   Dec 04, 2018
While wealthy nations continue to move away from burning coal, rising oil and natural gas consumption in those economies is increasing carbon emissions, IEA says. The IEA report comes as the nations of the world gather in Katowice, Poland, for a United ... Yahoo Singapore Finance  

As The OPEC Meeting Approaches A Familiar Voice Says The Energy Commodity Is Near A Bottom   Dec 04, 2018
Citigroup sold the energy division to Occidental Petroleum, and when the risk profile of the proprietary activities of Hall’s group did not fit in with the oil company, he departed to set up his ... Seeking Alpha  

UPDATE 2-Canadian Natural cuts capital budget 20 pct; shares jump   Dec 04, 2018
VANCOUVER, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd on Wednesday forecast a 2019 capital budget that would be down about 20 percent or C$1 billion ($753 million) from 2018, blaming a lack ... Reuters  

OPEC Oil Exports Jump Ahead Of Meeting   Dec 04, 2018
Crude oil exports from OPEC went up by 619,000 bpd last month, data from French shipping data tracking company Kpler showed, with Venezuela notable for a 358,000-bpd increase alone. In fact, the ... OilPrice  

Enbridge selling N.B. gas distribution arm for $331 million   Dec 04, 2018
CALGARY -- Enbridge Inc. has signed a deal to sell its natural gas distribution business in New Brunswick to Algonquin Power and Utilities Corp. for $331 million in cash. Enbridge Gas New Brunswick operates and maintains more than 1,200 km of natural gas ... CTV News  

Is Helmerich (HP) the Best Pick in the Drilling Space Now?   Dec 04, 2018
With oil prices rebounding from ... Houston, TX-based Shell Midstream Partners, L.P. SHLX carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). The company’s profits for 2018 are expected to grow nearly 20% from ... Yahoo Finance  

Chevron says it also will try to sell stake in Azerbaijan's ACG oil field   Dec 04, 2018
Following an earlier report that Exxon Mobil (XOM +0.2%) was interested in selling its stake in Azerbaijan’s largest oilfield, Chevron (CVX-0.3%) tells Reuters it also will launch a sale of its ... Seeking Alpha  

Shell to Tether Executive Income With Carbon Emission Target   Dec 04, 2018
Headquartered in London, Shell is involved in exploring and producing oil and natural gas along with refining the commodities. The company also has a presence in chemicals businesses. Presently ... Yahoo Finance  

Nigeria's NNPC Awards Contract for Protection of Key Pipeline   Dec 04, 2018
Nigeria’s state-owned oil company said it awarded a contract for the protection ... The Trans Forcados pipeline pumps crude to the Forcados Export Terminal, operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc, with an average oil flow of more than 250, 000 barrels per ... Bloomberg L.P.  

Canadian Natural (CNQ) in Focus: Stock Moves 10.1% Higher   Dec 04, 2018
Canadian Natural Resources Limited CNQ was a big mover last session, as the company saw its shares rise more than 10% on the day. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing ... Yahoo Finance  

Shale Drillers May Cut Capex As Oil Falls To $50   Dec 04, 2018
Anadarko Petroleum is one of the few companies that have already announced its 2019 budget—and it’s lower than this year’s. Anadarko said in mid-November that its 2019 capital investment ... Crude Oil Prices  

Is an Output Cut Imminent in the Upcoming OPEC Meeting?   Dec 04, 2018
Energy investors will be closely tracking S&P components including the likes of Marathon Oil Corporation MRO, Hess Corporation HES, Newfield Exploration Company NFX and EOG Resources, Inc. EOG. Yahoo Finance  

Drayton Valley sends Ottawa SOS signal over oil price slump   Dec 04, 2018
Residents in the central Alberta oil and gas town of Drayton Valley hope to send Ottawa a distress signal over the oil price crisis and pending layoffs at a rally Tuesday afternoon. Rally organizers say they want to draw Ottawa's attention to the ... CBC.ca  

DCP Midstream’s Latest Expansion of Sand Hills Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline Now in Service   Dec 04, 2018
DENVER, Dec. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, DCP Midstream, LP (DCP) announced that the newly expanded capacity of the Sand Hills natural gas liquids (NGL) pipeline was placed in service ... Yahoo Finance  

Rising ship supply helps ease LNG charter rates   Dec 04, 2018
Demand for early next year is still mostly from the Asia-Pacific basin, such as U.S.-based ExxonMobil, Global mining and resources company BHP and the Australia Pacific LNG project which are ... Yahoo Finance  

The oil-cut paradox: How producing less crude could save jobs and earn Alberta more   Dec 04, 2018
It was one of the toughest decisions Alberta has ever taken, wrote Alberta Premier Rachel Notley. She's right. Alberta — one of the largest oil and gas producers on earth — will cut oil production by 325,000 barrels per day or roughly 8.7 per cent ... CBC.ca  

NexTech to Acquire Augmented Reality eLearning Platform   Dec 04, 2018
NexTech's e-learning platform "edCetra" has been used by Fortune 500 companies such as Imperial Oil, Bombardier and Staples, as well as the Library of Congress and others to educate and train ... Yahoo Finance  

Norway's Equinor to start talks with Tanzania over LNG project   Dec 04, 2018
“Equinor will now proceed with our partner ExxonMobil with negotiations for a host government agreement,” an Equinor spokesman said in an email to Reuters. He said it was too early to say how ... Reuters  

Why OPEC Will Send Natural Gas Prices Even Higher   Dec 04, 2018
especially my two favorite stocks in the group - Range Resources (RRC) and Cabot Oil and Gas (COG). Follow me for future updates on the natural gas sector here on SeekingAlpha. Disclosure ... Seeking Alpha  

US legislation aimed at reining in OPEC's power over oil markets is a 'big concern,' Barclays says   Dec 04, 2018
The risk of U.S. legal action against OPEC could prompt more members of the influential oil cartel to sever ties with the group, according to the head of energy markets research at Barclays . Washington is reportedly considering legal claims against OPEC ... Yahoo Finance UK and Ireland  

Carnival Corporation to Operate Santa Cruz de Tenerife Cruise Terminal in Canary Islands   Dec 04, 2018
It can also accommodate next-generation "green" cruise ships powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG), the world's cleanest burning fossil fuel, and will welcome AIDAnova, from the corporation's ... Yahoo Finance  

Big Oil Battles Gender Problem That May Take Generations to Fix   Dec 04, 2018
(Bloomberg) -- When Stacey Olson got her first energy job 29 years ago, she was a "company man." That’s what Chevron Corp. called its representative on an oil rig staffed mostly by contractors. Yahoo Finance  

Exclusive: Exxon seeks to sell its stake in giant Azeri oil field - sources   Dec 04, 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) is seeking to sell its stake inAzerbaijan’s largest oil field, once dubbed the “contract of the century”, as the U.S. oil and gas giant re-focuses its global operations, industry and banking sources said. Reuters  

 Azeri oilfield didn't meet the expectations for big discoveries and Exxon is exiting this project with its new focus on shale fields.


Shell says production at Prelude FLNG to start at end-2018   Dec 04, 2018
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell expects production at its Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) unit to start at the end of the year, a spokeswoman told Reuters on Tuesday. “We continue to progress Prelude towards operations, with safety ... Reuters  

Equinor set to start talks with Tanzania over LNG project   Dec 04, 2018
OSLO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Norway’s Equinor is ready to start talks with the Tanzanian government over developing a liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to produce a huge offshore discovery in the deepwater block 2, the company said on Tuesday. Tanzanian ... Reuters  

Sterling rally weighs FTSE 100 down as Brexit and growth anxieties dominate   Dec 04, 2018
Energy shares were a bright spot, with oil majors BP and Shell rising percent after oil prices climbed ... The tour operator and travel company has sunk in the past week since its second profit warning in as many months. Its credit default swaps have ... Reuters  

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