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  • HONG KONG, May 8- The Easy Joy convenience store attached to a Sinopec petrol station in China's boomtown of Shenzhen sells everything from cookies and gum to mineral water and cigarettes, much like any gas station in the United States or Europe. The Shenzhen store, close to the Huanggang checkpoint that marks the border with Hong Kong, is one of 23,000 in Sinopec's.

  • *Repsol sells 11.86 percent of YPF to Morgan Stanley. The sale to Morgan Stanley, which follows a $5 billion settlement with Argentina over its 2012 expropriation of a 51 percent stake in YPF from Repsol, ends a thorny chapter in the Spanish company's history.

  • LONDON, April 15- Africa and Brazil are more attractive areas for oil and gas exploration than the Arctic, where firms will need 15 to 20 years to tap reserves due to the harsh climate, the chief executive of Norway's DNV GL said. "I think there are more attractive areas in the world like Africa and maybe Brazil.

  • LONDON, March 4- Drilling for oil and gas deposits outside North America has hit the highest level in three decades, led by big exploration and production programmes in the Middle East and Africa. The boom is being led by the Middle East, where the number of rigs operating has tripled since 1999, and Africa, where the rig count is up almost four times.

  • Interns for the win: Top 10 corporate internships Thursday, 13 Feb 2014 | 5:15 PM ET

    Will you learn something? Will you make connections? Will they PAY you? See Glassdoor's advice on the best place to secure an internship.

  • *Organic capex to be cut to $26 bln in 2014 vs $28 bln in 2013. PARIS, Feb 12- French oil firm Total raised its dividend on Wednesday and confirmed it would cut capital spending even though output was stalling, falling into line with industry peers by reducing investment to try to boost shareholder returns.

  • Fourth-quarter adjusted net profit fell 19 percent to 2.47 billion euros, missing analysts' forecast for 2.69 billion euros, hit by shrinking refining margins, lower oil prices and delays at key fields such as Kazakhstan's Kashagan.

  • No Prenup, Secret Video May Cost One CEO a Fortune Friday, 14 Jun 2013 | 8:16 AM ET
    Harold Hamm

    Continental Resources' CEO is worth at least $11 billion, and a split from his wife could result in the largest divorce settlement in history

  • Chesapeake Snatches Away Rival's Exec as New CEO Monday, 20 May 2013 | 8:34 AM ET
    Workers prepare for adding pipe at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas drilling site.

    Chesapeake Energy hired Robert Douglas Lawler of rival Anadarko Petroleum as its new chief executive.

  • GE to Buy Oil & Gas Giant Lufkin for $3.38 Billion Monday, 8 Apr 2013 | 8:45 AM ET

    General Electric agreed to buy oilfield services provider Lufkin Industries to expand its profitable oil and gas business.

  • Pipeline Spills Stir New Criticism of Keystone Plan Wednesday, 3 Apr 2013 | 7:20 AM ET
    A weld inspector during construction of the Gulf Coast pipeline in Prague, Okla.

    Two pipeline spills have prompted new criticism from opponents of the proposed Keystone XL project, while raising questions about whether the government is adequately monitoring U.S. pipelines. The NYT reports.

  • How Shareholders Are Squeezing the Fracking Industry Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 3:26 PM ET

    Activism surrounding fracking has now migrated into the ranks of actual shareholders in the companies that perform fracking.

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    Of  all the major oil-producing countries in the world, only four are showing a long-term decline in production capacity by 2020.  Factors like  the recent showdown with Iran over its nuclear program are more influential, according to a Harvard University report.

  • Keystone XL Looking Like Pipeline to Nowhere Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 11:44 AM ET
    Alberta Oil Sands

    Four and a half years of studies and five failed votes in the House of Representatives later, the massive Canadian-US pipeline is stuck at the Canadian border. And that won't change anytime soon.

  • OPEC Market Share To Hold Steady: Forecast Wednesday, 27 Jun 2012 | 3:42 PM ET
    off shore oil rig

    The DOE's Energy Information Administration expects the cartel's share to remain at the current 40 percent, while US domestic output rises.

  • A new report shows sizable amounts of recoverable oil and natural as around the scenic island chain, but its location in the hurricane belt is already raising concerns about potential environmental damage.

  • Heading Off Threats to Global Energy Security Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 8:48 AM ET
    Locals ride a canoe past oil instalations belonging to the Mobil oil company in Bonny Island, Nigeria, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006. Militant groups using kidnappings and sabotage attacks to press their demands for a share of the region's oil wealth, which they accuse the central government of stealing, have made southern Nigeria a volatile place. (AP Photo/George Osodi)

    Michael Bagley, president of corporate intelligence firm Jellyfish Operations, and security expert Jennifer Giroux discuss how companies can plan and react in hostile environments.

  • Istanbul's Arasta Bazaar

    Though Turkey was one of several countries to receive a temporary waiver from U.S. sanctions, it is looking to Saudi Arabia and Libya for crude oil, as well as a number of other energy sources.

  • Korean Buying Spree Boosts Brent Price Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 2:27 AM ET
    off shore oil rig

    The price of the world’s most important oil benchmark is being boosted by South Korean refiners buying on the back of a tax loophole involving North Sea oil. The FT reports.

  • Spotlight: Energy Monday, 23 Apr 2012 | 1:05 PM ET
    Wind farm in Evia, Greece

    There are too many options but no one solution to the energy problem. Our needs are many. The current alternative energies — solar, wind, biofuels, nuclear and geothermal — all have limitations, but they're worth it until something better comes along.