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Oil and Gas Energy Equipment and Services

  • March 23- California's air quality board voted unanimously on Thursday to approve methane regulations touted as the strictest adopted yet in the United States for controlling emissions of the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas in the atmosphere. The action comes more than a year after a massive methane leak at the Aliso Canyon gas storage field, owned by...

  • HOUSTON, March 22- Royal Dutch Shell plc, Chevron Corp and Exxon Mobil Corp signaled the oil industry's return to the Gulf of Mexico' s deep waters with high bids in a government auction up 76 percent over a year ago. The auction of offshore oil and gas parcels received nearly $275 million in high bids, compared with $156.4 million a year ago. "Today's strong sale...

  • March 21- Crude oil that leaked into a creek in the Canadian province of Alberta from an Enbridge Inc storage facility has been contained but there is no estimate yet of its volume, the National Energy Board regulator said on Tuesday. The regulator said no injuries, fire or evacuations resulted from Monday's leak at the terminal in Strathcona County, near the...

  • March 21- Crude oil that leaked into a creek in the Canadian province of Alberta from an Enbridge Inc storage facility has been contained but there is no estimate yet of its volume, the National Energy Board regulator said on Tuesday. The regulator said no injuries, fire or evacuations resulted from Monday's leak at the terminal in Strathcona County, near the...

  • March 21- Canada's energy regulator said there were no injuries, fire or evacuations from an oil leak that occurred on Monday at Enbridge Inc's storage facility in Strathcona County, Alberta. The oil from the leak flowed into a storm pond on an adjacent industrial site and then into a creek, the National Energy Board said. The regulator also added that the leak had...

  • JAKARTA, March 21- Indonesian police said on Tuesday Interpol has issued red notices, the closest to an international arrest warrant, for three Chinese executives suspected of fraud linked to an $850 million Sinopec oil storage terminal development in Indonesia. "The three red notices have been published for those wanted people," National Police spokesman Boy...

  • Oilfield services firm Ezra Holdings of Singapore filed for U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Saturday.

  • *Assets estimated to be worth $1 billion- sources. *Chevron S. African assets include Cape Town refinery. NEW YORK/ SINGAPORE, March 17- China's Sinopec is nearing a deal to buy Chevron's South African oil assets for up to $1 billion to secure its first major refinery on the continent, several people familiar with the matter said.

  • SINGAPORE, March 15- South African petroleum company Engen is set to export a gasoil cargo to Singapore, according to trade sources and shipping data. The company has provisionally booked the Torm Horizon to transport 35,000 tonnes of gasoil to Singapore from Durban, shipping fixtures showed. "South Africa is exporting 500 ppm and importing the lower sulfur...

  • SYDNEY/ TOKYO, March 15- Inpex's $37 billion Ichthys Australian liquefied natural gas project was hit by another subcontractor dispute, involving the termination of more than 600 workers, but the Japanese company said it was still on schedule for a July-September start. Still, the disagreement is the latest potential delay in Australia's $200 billion LNG...

  • *More M&A: Intel buying Mobileye, Wood Group for Amec Foster. NEW YORK, March 13- Major U.S. stock indexes paused on Monday as investors braced for a potential U.S. interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve later in the week, while oil prices hovered near three-month lows. "Other than the Fed on Wednesday, I dont see anything going on to make any decisions on," said Paul...

  • **U.S. investment firm Vista Equity Partners said it would buy Canada's DH Corp in a deal valued at C $4.8 billion, highlighting the growing interest in companies specializing in financial technology. **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **German engineering...

  • **U.S. investment firm Vista Equity Partners said it would buy Canada's DH Corp in a deal valued at C $4.8 billion, highlighting the growing interest in companies specializing in financial technology. **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **German engineering...

  • *More M&A: Intel buying Mobileye, Wood Group for Amec Foster. NEW YORK, March 13- Oil prices hovered near three-month lows while a key gauge of world stocks advanced on Monday as investors braced for a busy week for global markets, including a potential U.S. interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. Friday's strong U.S. employment report solidified a view among Wall...

  • *More M&A: Intel buying Mobileye, Wood Group for Amec Foster. NEW YORK, March 13- Oil prices hovered near three-month lows while a key gauge of world stock indexes advanced on Monday as investors braced for a busy week for global markets, including a potential U.S. interest rate hike by the Federal Reserve. "Right now, the markets appears to be in a wait-and-see phase...

  • **Investment firm Vista Equity Partners said it would buy Canada's DH Corp in a deal valued at C $4.8 billion, in the latest sign of interest in companies specializing in financial technology. **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **Canada's two biggest pension...

  • **Investment firm Vista Equity Partners said it would buy Canada's DH Corp in a deal valued at C $4.8 billion, in the latest sign of interest in companies specializing in financial technology. **German chemicals maker Evonik will buy Hamburg- based Dr. Straetmans GmbH, a maker of cosmetic ingredients, for just under 100 million euros. **Canada's two biggest pension...

  • LONDON/ FRANKFURT, March 13- European utilities are losing billions of euros from gas storage facilities, potentially triggering site closures and divestments in a market suffering from oversupply and weak demand. Across the European Union, there is around 90 billion cubic meters of gas storage capacity, which can meet more than a quarter of total EU daily...

  • LONDON, March 6- U.S. oil drilling activity has surged but so far the impact on production has been limited because of the long delay in completing wells and reporting output. The number of rigs drilling for oil has almost doubled since hitting a cyclical low at the end of May and is up by more than 50 percent compared with a year ago, according to oilfield services...

  • March 6- U.S. oilfield equipment maker Weatherford International Plc on Monday named Halliburton Co's chief financial officer, Mark McCollum, as president and chief executive officer. McCollum will be replaced at Halliburton, the world's No. 2 oilfield services provider, as interim CFO by Executive Vice President Robb Voyles. Weatherford said interim CEO...