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  • NEW YORK, Feb 9- U.S. oil and gas pipeline companies including Williams Companies Inc and Kinder Morgan Inc have contracts worth billions of dollars that might be at risk as Chesapeake Energy Corp aims to slash its debts amid collapsing energy prices. But with oil prices at their lowest in 12 years due to a global supply glut with OPEC unwilling to slow production,...

  • HOUSTON _ Bristow Group Inc. on Monday reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $3.2 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 60 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $435.5 million.

  • HOUSTON _ Plains GP Holdings LP on Monday reported fourth-quarter profit of $25 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 18 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $8.17 billion.

  • HOUSTON _ Integrated Electrical Services Inc. on Monday reported fiscal first-quarter earnings of $5.8 million. Integrated Electrical Services shares have dropped nearly 5 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Integrated Electrical Services, Earnings Report.

  • *Takes impairment charge of $499 mln on 9 rigs. *Adjusted profit $0.90 vs est $0.54. "By conserving additional cash, we will have increased flexibility to manage the company through difficult market conditions and position ourselves for the eventual recovery in offshore drilling," Chief Executive Marc Edwards said in a statement.

  • Feb 8- Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, one of the world's top five offshore rig contractors, suspended its dividend after swinging to a quarterly loss as it wrote down the value of nine drilling units by nearly half a billion dollars. Gulf of Mexico, for $210 million. Houston- based Diamond Offshore posted a net loss of $245.4 million, or $1.79 per share, in the fourth...

  • Diamond Offshore Drilling posts 4Q loss Monday, 8 Feb 2016 | 6:17 AM ET

    HOUSTON _ Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. on Monday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $245.4 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 53 cents per share. Diamond Offshore Drilling shares have declined 11 percent since the beginning of the...

  • Feb 8- Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc, one of the world's top five offshore rig contractors, suspended its dividend after swinging to a quarterly loss as it wrote down the value of nine drilling units by nearly half a billion dollars. Diamond Offshore, majority owned by U.S. conglomerate Loews Corp, has been hurt by a more than 70 percent fall in oil prices that has...

  • HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 48 this week to 571.. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, Texas declined by 19 rigs, Oklahoma dropped eight, Louisiana dropped five, Pennsylvania lost three, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming each declined by two and Ohio dropped...

  • President Barack Obama will launch a long-shot bid next week to impose a $10- a-barrel tax on crude oil that would fund the overhaul of the nation's aging transportation infrastructure, the White House said on Thursday. "By placing a fee on oil, the President's plan creates a clear incentive for private sector innovation to reduce our reliance on oil and at the...

  • Cardtronics misses 4Q profit forecasts Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 5:57 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Cardtronics Inc. on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $14.8 million. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 72 cents per share. Cardtronics expects full-year earnings in the range of $3 to $3.13 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.24 billion to $1.27 billion.

  • LAGOS, Nigeria— Nigeria's aviation regulatory agency is suspending operation of all Sikorsky model S-76C++ helicopters following two crashes in six months in the West African country, the director general said Thursday. Another Sikorsky nose-dived Aug. 10 into a lagoon in Lagos, the commercial capital, killing six of the 12 people on board including the...

  • HOUSTON, Feb 4- When it split off its Phillips 66 refining arm in 2012, ConocoPhillips said a rich and growing dividend payout would entice investors and set it apart from other exploration and production companies that typically offered lower shareholder returns. So on Thursday, when Conoco said it was slashing its payout for the first time in 25 years due to...

  • Occidental reports 4Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 7:33 AM ET

    HOUSTON _ Occidental Petroleum Corp. on Thursday reported a loss of $5.18 billion in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Houston- based company said it had a loss of $6.78. The average estimate of 10 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 14 cents per share.

  • HOUSTON— ConocoPhillips posted a wider-than-expected loss in the fourth quarter and slashed its quarterly dividend by 66 percent as oil prices continue to drop. ConocoPhillips said it is lowering its dividend to 25 cents per share from 74 cents per share. ConocoPhillips lost $3.45 billion, or $2.78 per share, for the quarter.

  • Patterson-UTI reports 4Q loss Thursday, 4 Feb 2016 | 6:35 AM ET

    HOUSTON _ Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. on Thursday reported a fourth-quarter loss of $58.7 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 15 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 48 cents per share. Eleven analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $323.1 million.

  • The craftsmen of Murano, an island near Venice, didn't have such technology, yet they still turned out museum-worthy pieces known for their artistry and beauty, using techniques that remained exclusive for centuries. Through years of researching Venetian glass collections at American and European museums and comparing the artifacts with more...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— The Columbus airport is joining its counterparts nationwide in training employees to recognize signs of human trafficking in an effort to curb exploitation. Beginning this month, all 400 employees at Port Columbus International Airport will view a 30- minute video on spotting signs of trafficking. The awareness campaign in Columbus joins...

  • Evolution Petroleum posts 2Q profit Wednesday, 3 Feb 2016 | 7:23 PM ET

    HOUSTON _ Evolution Petroleum Corp. on Wednesday reported fiscal second-quarter profit of $823,000. On a per-share basis, the Houston- based company said it had net income of 2 cents. Keywords: Evolution Petroleum, Earnings Report.

  • HOUSTON, Feb 3- The latest blow to the energy industry's collective psyche has been inflicted by National Oilwell Varco Inc, with the giant oilfield equipment maker warning the pace of drilling and fracking will only slow further as 2016 drags on. A 70 percent drop in crude prices since mid-2014 has affected not only National Oilwell Varco but dozens of others...