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.» Read More
LONDON, Jan 21- Royal Dutch Shell's chief executive Ben van Beurden has, on the face of it, played the classic "new boss" card- using a barely justified profit warning to brighten his own future by making the past look bad.
Jan 13- Natural gas exploration and production company Rice Energy Inc said it expects a price of between $19 and $21 per share for its IPO, valuing the company at up to $2.7 billion. NGP Holdings, Rice Energy's largest shareholder, will see its stake fall to 26.1 percent from 44.4 percent after the IPO.
NEW YORK, Jan 9- Independent U.S. refiner PBF Energy has begun talks with a half-dozen of its rivals to consider jointly lobbying Washington against lifting a decades-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports.
NEW YORK, Jan 8- Independent U.S. refiner PBF Energy has begun talks with a half-dozen of its rivals to consider jointly lobbying Washington against lifting a decades-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports, sources said on Wednesday.
Dec 16- Natural gas exploration and production company Rice Energy Inc filed with U.S. regulators on Monday to raise up to $800 million in an initial public offering of its common stock. The family-owned company is focused on Pennsylvania's Marcellus shale and Ohio's Utica shale.
*To focus spending on Australia, US, Trinidad and Tobago. LONDON, Dec 10- BHP Billiton, the world's largest miner and a top investor in U.S. onshore oil and gas, said on Tuesday its U.S. shale business should generate cash from 2016, contributing almost $3 billion a year to the group by the end of the decade.
Dec 9- Natural gas exploration and production company Rice Energy Inc said it had filed with U.S. regulators to go public. Reuters reported in October that the privately held company, founded by former BlackRock Inc portfolio manager Daniel Rice and his children, planned a stock offering that could value the company at up to $2.5 billion.
MEXICO CITY, Nov 20- The chief executive of Mexico's state-run oil monopoly Pemex on Wednesday criticized the compensation paid to the chairman of Spain's Repsol as excessive, amid a tussle over the handling of a dispute involving Argentina.
LONDON, Nov 15- Ageing North Sea fields are being abandoned by oil majors and increasingly rely on national oil companies from countries such as China and large service providers to keep the oil- and tax revenues- flowing.
MADRID, Nov 7- Spanish oil major Repsol cut its 2013 production growth target on Thursday to reflect outages in conflict-hit Libya, which it also blamed for a decline in third-quarter profit.
LONDON/ HOUSTON, Oct 31- Oil industry shareholders concerned about poor returns and costly projects urged executives from Big Oil this week to return cash to shareholders- and at least one of the world's top five petroleum companies fully acquiesced.
Oct 24- Canadian oil producers Cenovus Energy Inc and Husky Energy Inc said their refining margins were hurt as the price difference between crude oil and the petroleum products extracted from it narrowed sharply.
NEW YORK, Oct 16- Privately-held natural gas exploration and production company Rice Energy is planning for an initial public offering that could value the company at as much as $2.5 billion, according to people familiar with the matter. It has tapped Barclays PLC to lead the IPO, two of the people said.
With oil trading profit margins often as low as 1 percent, traders are seeking to diversify, especially in Africa where Vitol and Glencore are already pumping oil.
*CFO says organic capex to fall to $24- 25 bln in 2015-2017. LONDON/ PARIS, Sept 23- Total will start a "soft landing" next year to scale back heavy capital spending while keeping long-term output targets and generating greater cash flow, the French oil major said, raising investor hopes of higher dividends.
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 Energy hired Robert Douglas Lawler of rival Anadarko Petroleum as its new chief executive.
General Electric agreed to buy oilfield services provider Lufkin Industries to expand its profitable oil and gas business.
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.
Activism surrounding fracking has now migrated into the ranks of actual shareholders in the companies that perform fracking.