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Mexico Expects to Save $4.5 Billion After Pushing Firms to Rework Pipeline Contracts

From Reuters


Mexico’s government said on Tuesday it had persuaded companies to waive “significant” profits from natural gas pipeline deals signed under the previous administration after renegotiating the contracts to save taxpayers $4.5 billion.

The deal announced by President Andres …

An Oryx Midstream facility (source: Oryx Midstream Services)

Qatar May be Losing the Top Spot as World’s Biggest LNG Exporter

From CNBC


Qatar will lose its title as the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) within the next year, as Australia ramps up production on a slew of multi-billion dollar export projects.

“Australia and Qatar continued to jostle …

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Mexican President Pushes Hopes for Pipeline Deal into Next Week

From Reuters


Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday a deal could be reached next week with companies to end a contractual dispute over several natural gas pipelines, dialing back hopes for a quicker resolution.

“It’s going well, …

Panama Canal Will Not Block Venezuela Vessels Despite U.S. Sanctions

Panama Canal Will Not Block Venezuela Vessels Despite U.S. Sanctions

From Reuters


The Panama Canal will continue authorizing vessels coming from Venezuela provided they present the necessary paperwork, the waterway’s chief said on Wednesday, suggesting a new round of U.S. sanctions on the South American nation should not make a …

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Angkor Subsidiary Receives Approval for Cambodian Oil and Gas Concession

By Tyler Losier, Energy Reporter, Oil & Gas 360

EnerCam Resources receives approval from the Royal Government of Cambodia to develop Petroleum Block VIII
EnerCam Resources Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Canadian mineral company Angkor Gold Corp. (stock ticker: ANK:CA,

New U.S. Pipelines Poised to Start Price War for Shale Shippers

New U.S. Pipelines Poised to Start Price War for Shale Shippers

From Reuters


The operators of two new pipelines in West Texas shale fields are offering discounted prices to attract shippers accustomed to high fees to move oil to export hubs, according to the pipeline companies and federal filings.

These bargain …

Chevron Starts Burying CO2 off Australia at Huge Gorgon Storage Project

Chevron Starts Burying CO2 off Australia at Huge Gorgon Storage Project

From Reuters


Chevron Corp (CVX.N) said on Thursday it has launched one of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage projects, injecting CO2 into a deep reservoir under an island off Western Australia at its Gorgon LNG project.

The carbon …

Saudi Aramco Valuation Gap Persists as IPO Talks Resume – Sources

Saudi Aramco Valuation Gap Persists as IPO Talks Resume – Sources

From Reuters


Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman is insisting on a $2 trillion valuation of oil firm Aramco, even though some bankers and company insiders say the kingdom should trim its target to around $1.5 trillion, industry and banking …

Brazil’s 15th Offshore Bidding Round Sets a Record

Brazil’s 15th Offshore Bidding Round Sets a Record

Brazil’s 15th Bidding Round raised over USD$2.4 billion – this sets a new record for Brazil’s auctions. According to the Brazilian National Petroleum Agency, the 15th round will generate investments of USD$361.6 million in the first/exploration phase of the concession …

Oil Hedges: Brazil and Mexico

Oil Hedges: Brazil and Mexico

Brazil’s state-controlled oil company, Petrobras, has hedged a portion of its 2018 oil production. The move should protect cash flow against downturns in the marketplace. Bloomberg reported that the company hedged 128 MMBbls, or 350,685 BOPD at an average Brent …

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100 Million Barrels of Strategic Oil Reserves to be Sold

Recent U.S. legislation has directed the sale of more than 100 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in government fiscal years 2022 through 2027.

Based on legislated sales established in multiple acts of Congress, the SPR …

February 26, 2018 - 2:05 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Finance, Law, Oil and Gas 360 Articles
China Continues Transition to NatGas, Ranks Second in LNG Imports

China Continues Transition to NatGas, Ranks Second in LNG Imports

In 2017 China surpassed South Korea to become the world’s second-largest importer of LNG, according to data from IHS Markit and official Chinese government statistics, the EIA said. Driven by government policies designed to reduce air pollution, LNG imports increased …

February 23, 2018 - 3:31 pm Closing Bell Story‎, LNG, Oil and Gas 360 Articles
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Ukraine Cuts its Natural Gas Royalty Rate to 12%

New law guarantees government won’t forcibly take assets

On Dec. 30, 2017, Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko signed a new law reducing the natural gas royalty rate on all new wells drilled after Jan. 1, 2018 from 29% to 12%.

“The …

Trudeau to Lay Out Predictable Timelines for Pipeline Reviews

Trudeau to Lay Out Predictable Timelines for Pipeline Reviews

From Bloomberg

Justin Trudeau wants to make reviews of pipeline and other major projects run on time as Canadian producers struggle to get oil to market.

The federal government will propose new rules for regulatory vetting of all major development …

December 28, 2017 - 3:24 pm Canada, Closing Bell Story‎, Energy News
LNG Bill Could Add 45,000 Jobs as soon as 2018

LNG Bill Could Add 45,000 Jobs as soon as 2018

In late January the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 351, the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act. The bill was designed to accelerate the approvals of U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports.

Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH), Energy and Commerce …

Production on Federal and Non-Federal Leases – Behind the Political Rhetoric

It was only a few short months ago when our presidential candidates were bantering on the political stage about oil and natural gas production growth in the U.S. After all, from 2009 to 2012, U.S. crude oil production increased 29% …

March 8, 2013 - 8:48 pm Oil and Gas 360 Articles, Regulatory