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  • YANGON, May 3- Myanmar has awarded contracts to international oil majors Statoil and ConocoPhillips for oil and gas exploration in a deepwater offshore block, the official Kyemon Daily said on Sunday. The Myanmar newspaper said the two companies' regional subsidiaries- Singapore-registered Statoil Myanmar Private Ltd and ConocoPhillips Myanmar E&P Pte....

  • May 1- TransCanada Corp, Canada's second largest pipeline operator, reported a 10 percent rise in comparable earnings, helped by the positive impact of a stronger U.S. dollar on its U.S. pipeline operations and profits at its power businesses. TransCanada, the company behind the C $8 billion Keystone XL and C $12 billion Energy East pipelines, also said demand for...

  • May 1- Oil and natural gas producer Chevron Corp reported a 43 percent drop in quarterly profit on Friday, though results beat analysts' expectations as cost cuts and robust refining margins helped offset the impact of tumbling crude prices. The help from refining operations mirrored results at large, integrated peers such as Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch...

  • May 1- TransCanada Corp, Canada's No.2 pipeline company by market value, reported a 10 percent rise in comparable earnings on Friday, helped by a stronger U.S. dollar and profits at its Eastern Canadian and U.S. power businesses. Earnings at TransCanada's Eastern Canadian power business increased nearly 41 percent in the quarter, while the U.S. Power business...

  • *Shell, Total restructure to combat falling oil prices. LONDON, May 1- Top oil firms Royal Dutch Shell and Total are bringing their refining and trading operations closer together, seeking alternative ways to drive profits as oil prices fall and independent trading houses expand into their territory. Snapping at their heels are energy brokerages Vitol and...

  • May 1- Oil and natural gas producer Chevron Corp reported a 43 percent drop in quarterly profit on Friday, though results beat analysts' expectations as cost cuts and robust refining margins helped offset the impact of tumbling oil prices. The reliance on refining operations mirrored results at large, integrated rivals Exxon Mobil Corp and Royal Dutch Shell, as...

  • LONDON, May 1- The world's top oil companies can expect only limited solace from refining for the rest of the year, even as the often-troubled segment proved valuable in the face of sinking oil prices. Overcapacity in the sector previously made it the bane of integrated oil majors such as BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Total and Eni.

  • TOKYO, May 1- U.S. crude oil futures were steady around $59.70 a barrel in quiet trade on Friday with many major markets closed for May Day, after posting the biggest monthly gain in six years in April. *U.S. crude for June delivery was 4 cents higher at $59.67 a barrel by 1145 GMT. *OPEC oil supply in April has jumped to its highest in more than two years, boosted by record or...

  • April 30- The Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board said they have divested 12 million pounds from their investments in thermal coal and tar sands companies as part of an initiative aimed at promoting transition to a low carbon economy. The Church of England, mother church of the world's 80 million Anglicans, holds total investments...

  • April 30- Exxon Mobil Corp's first-quarter profit dropped less than expected in results posted on Thursday as margins at the refining unit of the world's largest publicly traded oil company surged on tumbling crude prices. "It was a strong quarter," said Brian Youngberg, analyst at Edward Jones in Saint Louis. The Irving, Texas- based company earned a...

  • OSLO, April 30- Oil major Statoil swung to a surprise first-quarter net loss on a writedown in the value of its U.S. shale business, but its operating figures beat forecasts and the firm pleased investors by maintaining its dividend. State-controlled Statoil, which operates in dozens of countries from Canada to Africa, said it had cut its price outlook for its U.S....

  • IRVING, Texas— Exxon earned $4.94 billion in the first quarter, a huge sum but only about half of what the company made last year. It was the lowest first-quarter profit for Exxon Mobil Corp. in six years, although the results still beat Wall Street expectations. First-quarter profit also fell at BP PLC and France's Total SA.

  • *Q1 profit down 56 pct to $3.2 bln, beats consensus of $2.4 bln. LONDON, April 30- Refining and trading cushioned a drop in Royal Dutch Shell's first quarter profits, which fell less than expected after the collapse in oil prices slashed earnings from oil and gas output. Europe's biggest oil company by market value also said it was still looking for acquisitions...

  • LONDON, April 30- Royal Dutch Shell is pushing ahead with plans to explore for oil in the Arctic Ocean near Alaska this summer despite opposition from environmental groups. The Anglo-Dutch oil major is preparing "an armada of 25 vessels" to begin a two-year program to explore two to three wells in the Chukchi Sea off the coast of Alaska, Chief Financial Officer...

  • Britain's FTSE falters as RBS shares retreat Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 4:19 AM ET

    *FTSE 100 extends retreat from earlier record high. LONDON, April 30- Britain's top equity index extended a pullback on Thursday from record highs earlier this week as a fall in Royal Bank of Scotland and uncertainty over next week's national election weighed on the market. The blue-chip FTSE 100 index, which hit an all-time high of 7,122.74 points on April 27, fell...

  • OSLO, April 30- Oil major Statoil swung to a surprise first quarter net loss on a writedown in the value of its U.S. shale business but its operating figures beat forecasts and the firm pleased investors by maintaining its dividend. State-controlled Statoil, which operates in dozens of countries from Canada to Africa, said it had cut its price outlook for its U.S....

  • Shell profits beat expectations despite low oil prices Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 3:42 AM ET

    LONDON— Oil company Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported better-than-expected profits, though sales were hammered by the drop in global energy prices. Net profit attributable to shareholders fell to $4.43 billion from $4.51 billion, better than market expectations for a drop to $2.40 billion. Van Beurden said that Shell will, after its announced takeover...

  • *Cuts 2015 capex to $33 bln from previous $35 bln. LONDON, April 30- Refining and trading cushioned a drop in Royal Dutch Shell's first quarter profits, which fell less than expected after the collapse in oil prices decimated earnings from oil and gas output. By contrast Norwegian oil major Statoil, which owns little refining capacity, reported a surprise net loss...

  • LONDON, April 30- Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported a lower than expected 56 percent drop in first quarter net income at $3.2 billion, as refining and trading profits offset a decline in earnings from oil and gas output. Shell maintained a dividend of 47 cents per share and said it would use its planned $70 billion acquisition of smaller British rival BG Group...

  • Shell profits beat expectations on refining boost Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 2:08 AM ET
    Barrels are filled with oil at a Royal Dutch Shell lubricants blending plant in Torzhok, Russia.

    Profits from refining and trading rose to $2.65B from $1.575B a year earlier, offsetting a sharp drop in oil and gas production earnings.