HOUSTON, July 25- Exxon Mobil Corp is considering a multibillion-dollar plan to expand its Beaumont, Texas, refinery into the country's largest, the first major refining investment of the U.S. shale oil boom, people with knowledge of the deliberations said.» Read More
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.
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*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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Bagley, president of corporate intelligence firm Jellyfish Operations, and security expert Jennifer Giroux discuss how companies can plan and react in hostile environments.
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.
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.
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