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  • With the price of crude plumbing lows not seen since 2009, Royal Dutch Shell, Whiting Petroleum Corp and many others are turning to rocket fuel, Big Data, lasers, spectrometers and other new or revamped technologies to do more for less. Baker Hughes Inc saw more client inquiries about products that increase efficiency of existing wells in the first three months...

  • OSLO, March 19- Norwegian energy firm Statoil released unprecedented detail about its payments to governments around the world on Thursday, even as some of its rivals are fighting new rules that will require increased disclosure. Statoil, which has released some data for years, unveiled how much it paid per project in each country and to each local or national...

  • CARACAS/ HOUSTON, March 13- A subtle change in office attire may be the most telling symbol of a quiet revolution taking place inside Venezuela's troubled economic engine, giant oil firm PDVSA. New posters inside its Caracas headquarters request employees don normal office wear, visitors say, a telltale sign of what could be the most sweeping changes in over a...

  • LONDON, March 11- Oil watchers have spent much of the last two months speculating about whether overproduction and the rapid accumulation of crude oil inventories in the United States would cause storage space to run out and trigger another fall in spot prices. Commercial crude stocks held at refineries, tank farms and in pipelines across the United States...

  • Azerbaijan watches for dissent as economy slows Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 5:50 AM ET

    BAKU, March 3- Azerbaijan is keeping a close eye on any sign of dissent as economic problems mount before a parliamentary election this year in the oil-producing former Soviet republic. Hit by the fall in global oil prices, the rouble's drop against the dollar in neighbouring Russia and the separatist war in east Ukraine, the South Caucasus country devalued the...

  • Brent April crude was up $1.51 at $61.56 a barrel at 11:54 a.m. EST, on pace to post a 16 percent monthly gain, the first monthly rise since June. April crude was up 75 cents at $48.92 a barrel, needing a finish above $48.24 to post a February gain. Oil has been supported by signs that lower prices are starting to reduce investment in production in non- OPEC countries and...

  • *China's implied oil demand set to grow 3 percent this year. *Statoil shuts Statfjord C platform in North Sea. At 1453 GMT, Brent crude futures were up $1.26 at $61.32 a barrel, off an earlier high of $61.75.

  • *China's implied oil demand set to grow 3 percent this year. *Statoil shuts Statfjord C platform in North Sea. At 0955 GMT, Brent crude futures were up $1.50 at $61.54 a barrel, while U.S. crude was up $1.23 at $49.40 a barrel.

  • Lithuania looks to U.S. for gas imports Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 3:05 AM ET

    OSLO, Feb 27- Lithuanian liquefied natural gas importer Litgas has signed a preliminary agreement with a U.S. supplier, looking to lessen the Baltic nation's dependence on Russia. Delfin LNG LLC is developing an offshore liquefaction and export facility in Louisiana with a total export capacity of 13 million tonnes of LNG per year. Last year, Litgas signed a...

  • *Statoil shuts Statfjord C platform in North Sea. SINGAPORE, Feb 27- Crude oil futures rebounded on Friday, with Brent heading for its biggest monthly gain since May 2009, as supply outages in the North Sea and renewed fears of gas supply disruption in Europe supported prices. Norwegian energy firm Statoil has shut its Statfjord C platform in the North Sea after...

  • Brent approaches $61, set to end 7-month losing streak Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 9:24 PM ET

    *Statoil shuts Statfjord C platform in North Sea. SINGAPORE, Feb 27- Crude oil futures rebounded on Friday, with Brent heading for its biggest monthly gain since May 2009, as supply outages in North Sea and renewed fears of gas supply disruption in Europe supported prices. Norwegian energy firm Statoil has shut its Statfjord C platform in the North Sea after...

  • CARACAS, Feb 24- About a dozen foreign energy companies in Venezuela have been authorized to exchange foreign currency at a new, more advantageous rate in bolivars in order to boost cash flow and speed up projects, a high-level PDVSA source said on Tuesday. The companies, participating in joint ventures in various fields around Venezuela, can now buy local...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 24- Cash flows from the Canadian oil sands will fall by $23 billion and turn negative in the next two years, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report on Tuesday, as low crude prices make it less economical to extract tar-like bitumen from the sands. The oil sands of northern Alberta hold the world's third-largest proven crude...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 24- Oil sands cash flows will fall by $23 billion in the next two years, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report on Tuesday, as low global petroleum prices make it less economical to extract bitumen from northern Alberta. Canada's oil sands hold the world's third-largest proven crude reserves after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, but...

  • CALGARY, Alberta, Feb 24- Oil sands cash flows will fall by $21 billion in the next two years, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie said in a report on Tuesday, as low global petroleum prices make it less economical to extract bitumen from northern Alberta. Canada's oil sands hold the world's third-largest proven crude reserves after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela, but...

  • OSLO, Feb 13- Norway's Statoil is moving ahead with plans to develop a giant $29 billion oil field, Europe's costliest offshore energy project, expecting to produce some of the world's cheapest oil that will be profitable even after the recent price crash. Statoil said on Friday it would start the Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea by 2019 and expected to...

  • OSLO, Feb 13- Norway's Statoil unveiled plans on Friday to develop the giant Johan Sverdrup field in the North Sea, Europe's costliest offshore energy project, expecting to spend up to $29 billion and bring it into production by 2019.. The disagreement will not stop the project and Statoil said it expects to bring the first phase of Sverdrup into production by...

  • BRUSSELS/ ESSEN/ MOSCOW, Feb 13- Russia's plan to cut out Ukraine as a gas transit route is unrealistic because the EU will seek non-Russian gas rather than build the links it would need to Moscow's proposed new pipeline to Turkey, industry sources and analysts say. Last year, as violence flared in eastern Ukraine and Moscow faced new sanctions, President Vladimir...

  • RPT-Oil dances to a more volatile beat Thursday, 12 Feb 2015 | 4:34 AM ET

    LONDON, Feb 11- Oil volatility has jumped to the highest level since the financial crisis, jolting traders who had been adjusting to a period of predictable declines following a near 60 percent crude crash between June and January. "This is a very dynamic market with a lot of volatility," said Rune Bjornson, head of trading at Norway's state-backed Statoil, at the...

  • *Also hope he can copy asset sale success of Statoil. LONDON, Feb 9- Britain's BG Group rushed in its new chief executive nearly a month early on Monday after reporting a $6 billion writedown last week that underlined the huge turnaround task he faces. Helge Lund, Statoil's former CEO, will have to work against the clock if he is to replicate the success he wrought...