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Noble Energy kicks off planned asset sales with $132M acreage sale   Mar 14, 2019
Noble Energy (NYSE:NBL) launches plants to pare down its portfolio with a sale of 13K net acres in Reeves County, Tex., to an unnamed buyer for $132M. NBL has targeted 2019 asset sales of $500M-$ ... Seeking Alpha  

Survey asks for Canadian opinions on oil and gas industry   Mar 14, 2019
An Alberta student wants western Canadians to talk about oil and gas more. Jordan Phillips, a master’s student in the University of Alberta’s department of physics, is combining her ... CTV Edmonton News  

The IEA’s Search For A New Narrative Of Doom   Mar 14, 2019
The International Energy Agency (IEA) released its Oil 2019 report March 11, providing forecasts to 2024. The IEA paints an extraordinary picture of transition for the oil industry, but it is not ... OilPrice  

Shell on Prowl for Permian Deals as Majors Make Shale Play   Mar 14, 2019
Shell currently produces 145,000 barrels of oil equivalent a day from its existing Permian operations and plans to increase production by 30 percent a year for the forseeable future, the company ... Yahoo Finance  

The Oil Industry Faces A ‘Crisis Of Confidence’   Mar 14, 2019
The oil industry is starting to feel the pressure of climate change. Oil executives, by and large, have not been swayed to change their business practices despite years of warnings about the ... Yahoo Finance  

Venezuela’s Latest Nightmare: Crude Oil In The Tap Water   Mar 14, 2019
Ordinary people in Venezuela are bearing the brunt of the ongoing power struggle in the country and last week’s blackout. While the power outage in the country which holds the world’s largest ... OilPrice  

Énergie Saguenay vows to be world's cleanest liquid natural gas plant   Mar 14, 2019
The proponents of a $9-billion project to pipe natural gas to the Saguenay region, where it would be transformed and exported worldwide by ship, say they're confident they can do that without harming the environment — including endangered beluga whales. CBC.ca  

Eni Makes Major Oil Discovery Offshore Angola   Mar 14, 2019
Italy’s oil and gas major Eni said on Wednesday that it had made a major oil discovery in Angola’s deepwater in a find that could help the African OPEC producer to reverse the recent decline ... OilPrice  

Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: Big Oil's Strategy Updates, Conoco's Venezuela Win & More   Mar 14, 2019
After delivering profits over the trailing eight quarters, Canadian Natural Resources Limited CNQ posted loss in the fourth quarter of 2018, leaving investors disappointed. The company recorded ... Yahoo Finance  

ExxonMobil & BP Eye Homecoming in Alaska LNG With AGDC Deal   Mar 14, 2019
Earlier, subsidiaries of ExxonMobil and BP, along with an affiliate of ConocoPhillips COP were in control of the LNG project until AGDC took over in 2016. Over the 2013-2016 time period ... Yahoo Finance  

Mexico Could List State Oil Firm Pemex On Local Market   Mar 14, 2019
Mexico’s President Andrés Manuel López Obrador does not rule out a possible listing of the ailing state oil firm Pemex on the local market. Pemex could also issue a new bond, Reuters quoted ... OilPrice  

Going Gaga For Gushers: Oil Producers Set To Boost Permian Basin Production   Mar 14, 2019
PXD), Apache Corporation (NYSE: APA) and Devon Energy Corp (NYSE: DVN) on the oil side, and Range Resources Corp. (NYSE: RRC), Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK) and Mitchell on the gas side. Yahoo Finance  

The Biggest Problem Behind The U.S. Shale Boom   Mar 14, 2019
Natural gas also rose significantly, rising from 21 trillion cubic feet per year (Tcf/y) in 2008 to 29 Tcf/y in 2017. Natural gas has been likened to a “bridge fuel,” allowing the U.S. to ... OilPrice  

Will Royal Dutch Shell Raise Its Dividend?   Mar 14, 2019
This achievement resulted from the drastic reduction of the operating expenses during the downturn and the focus of Shell on high-quality, low-cost oil reserves, which positioned the company for a ... Seeking Alpha  

Avoid IBM Until It Can Regain Its Innovation Capability   Mar 14, 2019
You may have seen that ExxonMobil is already using it to help address its most complex business challenges, such as energy exploration and chemicals manufacturing. The number of new clients using ... Seeking Alpha  

Husky Energy Prices $750 Million US Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes   Mar 14, 2019
CALGARY, Alberta, Mar 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE via COMTEX) -- CALGARY, Alberta, March 13, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Husky Energy (HSE) has priced a $750 million US offering of senior unsecured notes. The notes will bear annual interest at a rate of 4.400 ... MarketWatch  

Surprise Crude Oil Draw Sends Oil Prices Up   Mar 14, 2019
The American Petroleum Institute (API) reported a surprise draw in crude oil inventories of 2.6 million barrels for the week ending March 8, coming in significantly under analyst predictions that ... OilPrice  

Marathon Oil Came Out Slightly Ahead in Q4   Mar 14, 2019
Marathon Oil (NYSE: MRO) put the wraps on a strong year by delivering solid fourth-quarter results, which came in slightly ahead of expectations. With that, the company exceeded its initial growth ... Yahoo Finance  

Wyoming regulators deny protest of company's drilling plans   Mar 14, 2019
The Casper Star-Tribune reports the state oil and Gas Conservation Commission denied the protests Tuesday after the group of Laramie County residents argued that Anadarko Petroleum is securing its authority over drilling in the area but is not planning to ... Houston Chronicle  

Oil Prices Inch Higher On Venezuelan Crude Crisis   Mar 14, 2019
Tom majored in International Business at Amsterdam’s Higher School of Economics, he is now working as news editor for Oilprice.com. - The U.S. saw electricity consumption rise to an all-time ... OilPrice  

WRAPUP 1-Oil storage tanks explode in Venezuela, while main terminal resumes shipments   Mar 13, 2019
CARACAS/PUNTO FIJO, Venezuela, March 13 (Reuters) - Two storage tanks exploded at a heavy-crude upgrading project in eastern Venezuela on Wednesday, according to an oil industry source and a ... Reuters  

Could subsea drilling extend the life of the Hibernia oil field? Its owners are looking into it   Mar 13, 2019
The companies that own Hibernia are considering more subsea drilling to further extend the life of the iconic oil field in Newfoundland's offshore. But right now there are far more questions than answers, with the oil companies and provincial government ... CBC.ca  

Texas Ranks Highest on New Refinery Investments Set to Grow Fuel Supply for Millions   Mar 13, 2019
Haas notes, "The benefits of expanding refinery capacity in Texas are as clear to startup refinery firms in West Texas as they are to global firms like ExxonMobil Corporation. In Beaumont along the East Texas waterfront this supermajor is investing to ... MarketWatch  

The EIA Cuts U.S. Oil Output Projections   Mar 13, 2019
U.S. crude oil production will continue to set records, but the pace of growth could be slower than what was thought just a month ago, according to the EIA’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook ... OilPrice  

Pulling The Plug On Shale   Mar 13, 2019
PATHETIC Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD)– Sheffield, Dove were the models for "Keep calm and frack on" during every cycle, relying upon oil prices and their premium acreage to solve everything. Seeking Alpha  

Natural Gas Price Forecast – Natural gas markets recovered slightly for Wednesday session   Mar 13, 2019
Natural gas markets initially fell during trading on Wednesday but turned around to show signs of life as we reached above the $2.80 level. This is a market that has been in a major downtrend for ... Yahoo Finance  

Enhanced Oil Recovery Market to Reach Value Around USD 140 Billion By 2024   Mar 13, 2019
Baker Hughes, Halliburton, Total, ConocoPhillips, Statoil, BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell & Husky Energy. MarketWatch  

Exclusive: Exxon eyes Israel gas bid in major Middle East shift   Mar 13, 2019
Egypt also saw rapid growth in natural gas production following the discovery of giant fields in the Mediterranean. Several other major oil and gas companies are considering bidding in the licensing round, which closes June 17, according to the source. Finance Yahoo  

Natural Gas Price Forecast – Natural gas markets continue to consolidate   Mar 13, 2019
Natural gas markets fell a bit during the trading session on Tuesday, breaking down below the 50 day EMA. However, we have seen a little bit of buying later in the day to show signs of support. Yahoo Finance  

Will UPRO's Uptrend Resume?   Mar 13, 2019
Companies such as Boeing (BA), Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL), Amazon (AMZN), Netflix (NFLX), and even energy companies like EOG Resources (EOG) all have significant downside left in shares. Actually ... Seeking Alpha  

Oxy CEO: 'Next gen' companies need to be at least carbon neutral   Mar 13, 2019
Occidental reached an agreement to buy ConocoPhillips’ (NYSE: COP) 1.4 million-square-foot campus in the Energy Corridor last year and will move there from its 961,000-square-foot office in Greenway Plaza starting around the end of this year. The company ... The Business Journals  

An electric Ford F-150 truck? It's a sign of the times   Mar 13, 2019
The other signal provided by a transparent carbon price is that it functions as an incentive to innovate — on everything from increasing energy efficiency to finding ways to both produce and use oil and natural gas with lower emissions or exploring ... CBC.ca  

Sweeping oil and gas reforms move to Colorado House   Mar 13, 2019
The changes were driven by the interests of two large oil and gas companies in the state — Anadarko Petroleum Corp. and Noble Energy — but didn't reflect the needs of 100 smaller operators, he said. Fenberg disputed smaller oil and gas operators were ... The Business Journals  

Iran’s Secret Oil Tanker Mission   Mar 13, 2019
Iran is on a discreet mission to procure second-hand oil tankers in order to keep exporting crude oil. This comes after U.S. sanctions on its oil and shipping industries scared Western banks ... OilPrice  

Targets Needed to Get More Women in Oil: Shell's U.S. Head   Mar 13, 2019
She also had senior leadership positions at Marathon Oil Corp. The biggest challenge women face compared to their male colleagues is having a family, said Watkins. “It is a difficult time in a ... Yahoo Finance  

U.S. says Iran has lost $10 bln in oil revenue due to sanctions   Mar 13, 2019
HOUSTON (Reuters) - Iran has lost $10 billion in revenue since U.S. sanctions in November have removed about 1.5 million barrels per day (bpd) of Iranian crude from global markets, a U.S. State ... Yahoo Finance  

Here's Why You Should Hold On to Republic Services (RSG) Now   Mar 13, 2019
Republic Services is focused on increasing its operational efficiency by shifting to compressed natural gas (CNG) collection vehicles and converting rear-loading trucks to automated-side loaders ... Yahoo Finance  

What’s Holding Oil Prices Back?   Mar 13, 2019
Oil market participants had started to worry in advance about how the U.S. sanctions on Iran in November would impact global supply, causing oil prices to shoot up to four-year-highs in early October. Yahoo Finance  

N.W.T. premier takes aim at feds, media over pace of oil and gas development   Mar 13, 2019
Bob McLeod says his "patience is wearing thin" over the slow rate of investment in northern oil and gas. The N.W.T. premier gave his remarks in a keynote speech at the Arctic Oil and Gas Symposium, a gathering of oil and gas industry representatives in ... CBC.ca  

UPDATE 1-Reliance halts diluents export to Venezuela, not raised oil buying   Mar 13, 2019
NEW DELHI, March 13 (Reuters) - India’s Reliance Industries Ltd, operator of the world’s biggest refining complex, said on Wednesday it had halted supply of diluents to Venezuela’s national ... Reuters  

BP Chief Urges Big Oil To Converse With Green New Dealers   Mar 13, 2019
The oil industry would do well to engage the supporters of the Green New Deal in dialogue, BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley said at this week’s CERAWeek in Texas. “We need to demonstrate that ... OilPrice  

Iran's oil tanker fleet being squeezed as sanctions bite   Mar 13, 2019
LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is running short of options to replace its ageing fleet of tankers and keep oil exports flowing because renewed U.S. sanctions are making potential sellers and flag ... Reuters  

Oil up 1 percent on big U.S. crude draw; output growth seen slowing   Mar 13, 2019
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices rose more than 1 percent on Wednesday, supported by an unexpected drop in U.S. crude inventory and a forecast of slower-than-expected supply from the world’s top ... Reuters  

Oil Prices Spike As EIA Confirms Inventory Draw   Mar 13, 2019
The Energy Information Administration reported a crude oil inventory decline of 3.9 million barrels for the week to March 8, versus a build of 7.1 million barrels a week earlier, with the total ... Yahoo Finance  

Shell Sets Sights on Permian and Renewable Waves for Growth   Mar 13, 2019
Oil Majors’ Race to Permian Gathers Momentum As we know, oil majors Chevron Corporation CVX and Exxon Mobil Corporation XOM made headlines last week by announcing their ambitious plans to more ... Yahoo Finance  

Decoding EPA's New Proposals on E15 Waiver, RIN Trading   Mar 13, 2019
The planned RIN credit reform is strongly opposed by large integrated energy conglomerates like ExxonMobil XOM and Chevron CVX. These biggies, with operations equipped to process ethanol ... Yahoo Finance  

Every option is on the table to deliver democracy to Venezuela, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says   Mar 13, 2019
The U.S. can also use its own energy innovation and growing role as an oil and natural gas exporter to help the region meet its needs, he said. Perry said U.S. liquefied natural gas is a critical tool for the United States to help its partners achieve ... Finance Yahoo  

Crude-by-rail volumes fall in February as Imperial Oil cuts Alberta shipments   Mar 13, 2019
CALGARY - Crude-by-rail shipments from Western Canada fell in February to the lowest level since May of last year, according to Genscape. The U.S. company, which monitors rail terminals handling about 80 per cent of typical volumes from Western Canada ... CTV News  

Oil Looks Set For A Significant Drop As Bad Data Piles Up   Mar 13, 2019
The last 72 hours have not been good for the prospects for the global economy, and therefore for the price of oil. On Thursday, the European Central Bank (ECB) surprised most observers by ... OilPrice  

Total: The Fairest Of Them All   Mar 13, 2019
A similar strict capital discipline approach rewarded ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) when it made it the only U.S. energy company to see its stock rise relatively consistently in 2018 while others ... Seeking Alpha  

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