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  • The joint declaration issued by six European oil and gas majors was cautiously embraced by the United Nations, which will host negotiations this December in Paris aimed at designing a plan to cut the fossil fuel emissions that scientists blame for rising temperatures. Total SA, Statoil, BP Plc, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Eni and BG Group Plc called for "decisive action"...

  • The next fracking boom could be in Saudi Arabia Tuesday, 26 May 2015 | 12:25 PM ET
    Workers at an oil facility near Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

    Technology made the US oil shale boom. New technology may allow oil giants Saudi Arabia and Norway to become the next fracking boomers.

  • April 30- Solar panel makers SunPower Corp and First Solar Inc reported a quarterly loss, compared with a year-earlier profit, as they sold fewer power plants ahead of a spinoff of some of their assets into a joint public entity. SunPower and First Solar said in February that they would spin off some of their power plants into a limited partnership called 8 point3...

  • Norway's Statoil pushed into the red by oil prices Thursday, 30 Apr 2015 | 7:09 AM ET

    Oil major Statoil swung to a first quarter net loss on a writedown in the value of its U.S. shale business.

  • 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.

  • This helped BP and Total tide through oil rout Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 6:51 PM ET
    This helped BP and Total tide through oil rout

    John Licata, founder & chief energy strategist at Blue Phoenix, says strength in the downstream enabled European oil companies BP and Total to report higher-than-expected profits.

  • Europe shares close lower; Fed eyed Tuesday, 28 Apr 2015 | 11:57 AM ET
    Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C., U.S.

    European equities closed lower on Tuesday, as investors took a breather from a stellar rally in the previous session and looked ahead to a meeting of the U.S. Federal Reserve.

  • The war crippling the world's biggest oil producer Friday, 24 Apr 2015 | 10:44 AM ET
    An employee looks out over the illuminated petroleum cracking complex at the Lukoil-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez oil refinery, operated by OAO Lukoil, in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.

    As tensions in the Ukraine rise, European sanctions are squeezing Russia's energy sector. Production is flat, and oil deliveries are down.

  • The low oil price CEOs think will last for years Tuesday, 21 Apr 2015 | 3:43 PM ET
    Gas prices

    Oil CEOs expect low oil prices to linger for at least a few years, due to a market flush with private financing and productive wells.

  • The world's most important oil producer is now ... Monday, 20 Apr 2015 | 9:52 AM ET
    An oil well in the Permian Basin is shown in Garden City, Texas, Feb. 5, 2015.

    US oil companies have quickly become the new swing factor in the oil market. How they react to the crash will be key to future oil prices.

  • UPDATE 1-SunPower, Apple to build solar projects in China Thursday, 16 Apr 2015 | 10:05 AM ET

    April 16- Solar panel maker SunPower Corp said it would partner with Apple Inc to build two solar power projects in China's Sichuan province with total capacity of 40 megawatts. The projects, when complete, will be co-owned by Apple and Sichuan Shengtian New Energy Development Co Ltd, SunPower's project development joint venture. SunPower and longstanding...

  • SYDNEY, April 14- Papua New Guinea's National Petroleum Company said it is looking to raise billions of dollars to help fund new oil and gas projects, as the South Pacific country battles a sharp slump in forecast revenue from a plunge in prices for the commodities. While prospects for new liquefied natural gas developments globally have been hammered by the...

  • Oil stocks surge on M&A, Europe closes flat Wednesday, 8 Apr 2015 | 11:34 AM ET

    European equities closed mostly lower on Wednesday, despite a surge in energy stocks after Royal Dutch Shell launched a bid for U.K.-listed BG Group.

  • Once a darling of emerging market investors, the slump in oil prices mean Nigeria’s economy is seen continuing to slow after this weekend’s elections.

  • BP CEO on oil: 'It's going to be very painful' Saturday, 14 Mar 2015 | 7:56 AM ET
    BP CEO Robert Dudley speaks during a plenary session at the 21st World Petroleum Congress in Moscow.

    The dramatic drop in oil prices is going to be very painful for the oil and gas industry, BP CEO Bob Dudley told CNBC Saturday.

  • 4 trades on the oil selloff, Brazil turmoil Friday, 13 Mar 2015 | 7:15 PM ET
    A Petrobas platform at the Brasfels shipyard in Angra dos Reis, about 115 miles west of Rio de Janeiro.

    Crude oil is plummeting, but some names are worth picking up on the weakness, "Fast Money" traders said.

  • 'Risky' places where investors are finding returns Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 8:27 AM ET

    A new research report has shone light on the corners of the market that investors have flocked to in search some return.

  • Europe markets close lower as oil price falls Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 11:34 AM ET

    European equities turned lower Monday as a fall in the price of oil once again hit investor sentiment.

  • 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...