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  • JERUSALEM, Nov 25- Natural gas from Israel's vast Leviathan offshore gas field will be pumped to Egypt via an existing subsea pipeline for up to 15 years under a preliminary deal announced by the field's developers on Wednesday. "We've worked with Dolphinus before and we expect to reach a final agreement quickly," Yossi Abu, chief executive of Israel's Delek...

  • LONDON/ BEIJING, Nov 19- Chinese regulators vetting Royal Dutch Shell's proposed merger with BG Group are pressing the Anglo-Dutch company to sweeten long-term gas supply contracts in a move that could cast new doubt over the near-term benefits of the $70 billion tie-up. For China, the opportunity to re-negotiate existing liquefied natural gas supply...

  • MELBOURNE, Nov 19- Royal Dutch Shell cleared a major hurdle to its $70 billion takeover of BG Group on Thursday, winning a green light from Australia's competition watchdog, which said the deal would not change the dynamics of the domestic market. The acquisition will make Shell the world's top liquefied natural gas trader, although it still needs approval from...

  • Watchdog OKs Shell's $70B BG Group takeover Wednesday, 18 Nov 2015 | 6:45 PM ET

    Australia's competition watchdog said Royal Dutch Shell's $70B takeover of BG Group would not change the domestic natural gas market.

  • *Air Liquide would be clear global leader in industrial gases. PARIS, Nov 18- French industrial gases company Air Liquide's proposed $13.4 billion acquisition of U.S. rival Airgas Inc was lauded by analysts on Wednesday for its strategic rationale but questioned over the bumper price. Analysts said that buying Airgas, the leader in U.S. packaged gases, will help...

  • *Earnings mixed; Adecco slumps, Vestas gains. LONDON, Nov 5- European shares retreated on Thursday as commodity-related stocks were sold off heavily on a stronger dollar and some companies slumped after reporting disappointing results. "We are seeing a rotation out of commodity-related sectors, driven by a stronger dollar on prospects of a U.S. rate hike," said...

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    European equities ended slightly higher on Tuesday as the rally in oil prices helped shake off weak earnings results.

  • Shell says BG merger will work with oil at mid-$60s Tuesday, 3 Nov 2015 | 3:44 AM ET
    A Royal Dutch Shell platform

    Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday again sought to assuage investor concerns over its planned $70 billion takeover of BG Group.

  • *SE Asia, India boost coal-fired power investments. *China, India lead investments in renewables. SINGAPORE, Nov 3- The shine is coming off once bright prospects for natural gas as the future fossil fuel of choice in Asia as power companies in India and Southeast Asia tap abundant and cheap domestic coal resources to generate electricity.

  • European shares see best month in 6 years Friday, 30 Oct 2015 | 1:25 PM ET

    European stocks closed mixed on Friday, pressured by weak corporate earnings, but finished the month with gains of around 8 percent.

  • LONDON, Oct 30- After years of declining output, major oil companies have ramped up crude production this year, just as they are being battered by a plunge in prices due to already excessive supplies. Executives have taken pride in seeing billions worth of investments in new technologies and new fields in places such as Brazil, the North Sea and West Africa kick in...

  • LONDON, Oct 30- BG Group raised its 2015 production guidance for the second time this year on Friday as Britain's third-biggest energy company posted a sharp but better-than-expected fall in third-quarter earnings. BG, which has accepted a $70 billion takeover offer from Shell, cited higher-than-expected output from fields in Brazil and Australia for its...

  • With the advent of 130 million tonnes of LNG capacity in Australia and North America by 2020, producers such as Woodside Petroleum and Chevron, and traditional buyers such as Japanese utilities, have expanded trading teams to handle excess cargo flows and navigate a more open market. Australia, with investments of almost $200 billion in new production, is on...

  • LONDON, Oct 30- Britain's third-biggest energy company BG Group raised its 2015 production guidance for the second time this year as it posted a sharp fall in third-quarter earnings on Friday. BG, which along with rivals worldwide has been cutting investment budgets and operating costs to deal with a halving in oil prices since June last year, cited higher than...

  • NEW YORK/ MILAN, Oct 29- When Cheniere Energy opened a new liquefied natural gas import terminal in Louisiana in 2008, a U.S. shale drilling boom quickly made it obsolete. New supply across the globe, faltering demand and a steep drop in oil-linked LNG prices will make short-term, or spot, deliveries of U.S. gas to markets in Europe and Asia unprofitable next year,...

  • LONDON, Oct 29- Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported a hefty $8.2 billion charge, equivalent to around 5 percent of its market value, due to write-offs on projects in the Alaskan Arctic and Canada as Europe's biggest oil producer grapples with weak oil prices. However, Shell's bumper $70 billion deal to acquire smaller gas-focused rival BG Group remained on...

  • LONDON, Oct 29- Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported a sharp drop in third-quarter profits on the back of low oil prices and a hefty $8.2 billion charge which included write-offs in Alaska and Canada. The $8.2 billion charge included a $2.6 billion write-off for Shell's withdrawal from its exploration programme in the Alaskan Arctic Sea in July, as well as an...

  • MELBOURNE, Oct 22- Australia's competition watchdog said it has postponed a final decision on Royal Dutch Shell's $70 billion takeover of BG Group by a week to November 19, following an earlier deferral in September. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission had said last month that market participants had expressed concerns the takeover may hurt...

  • PREVIEW-Majors face heaviest toll yet from oil downturn Wednesday, 21 Oct 2015 | 9:06 AM ET

    *Shell expects $4.1 bln writeoff on Arctic withdrawal. LONDON, Oct 21- Oil majors are expected to post the worst set of earnings since the onset of the sector's downturn, with writedowns likely to dominate headlines as companies respond to a further drop in the price of crude in the third quarter. "Earnings are likely to be the lowest of this downturn," Morgan Stanley...

  • BP CEO: The low oil price is not all bad news Friday, 16 Oct 2015 | 9:45 AM ET
    Robert 'Bob' Dudley, chief executive officer of BP Plc.

    Bob Dudley has said that low oil prices are not all bad for the energy industry, as subsidies have been cut from petrol products around the world, which has resulted in fairer pricing.