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September 01, 2015
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London clears major North Sea gas investment
London (UPI) Aug 31, 2015
Consent for the $4.5 billion development of the Culzean gas field in the North Sea shows the British government remains committed offshore, a minister said. Danish energy company Maersk said it was given approval to develop the Culzean natural gas field, one of the largest finds in recent years in the British waters of the North Sea. Discovered in 2008, the company said potential reserves could satisfy about 5 percent of British gas demand by the next decade. "Today's announcement sends ... read more
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Texas oil production increased in June
A Texas energy regulator said total crude oil production for June, the last full month for complete data, was up around 12 percent year-on-year. ... more
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EPA threatened with lawsuit over fracking rules
Environmental groups in the United States said they filed legal notice with federal regulators calling for tighter rules on waste tied to hydraulic fracturing. ... more
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Canada's oil diversity may be paying off
Canadian crude oil exports in the depressed energy market were down for conventional oil but up for heavier oil sands, national data show. ... more
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Kurds pledge oil company payments to boost output
A move to issue regular payments to oil companies operating in the Kurdish north of Iraq should help them endure the market downturn, the government said. ... more


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Iran: Low oil prices no production deterrent
Iran must ignore the lower price of crude oil and work to increase the rate of production to ensure its share of the market, the country's oil minister said. ... more
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EIA: U.S. oil swaps make sense regionally
The U.S. crude oil swap agreement with Mexico makes sense for regional refiners looking to bridge the gap between oil grades, the U.S. government said. ... more
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Rosneft makes Egypt LNG deal; Fitch OMV looks good
Russian energy company Rosneft said Thursday it was marking its frontier entry into the global liquefied natural gas market through a deal in Egypt. ... more
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China energy giants' H1 profits fall on low oil prices
China's three biggest energy firms saw their first half net profits slump as low international oil prices and a weak global economy hit the bottom line, they said. ... more
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Obama defends Shell Arctic drilling decision
Two days before heading to Alaska to raise climate change awareness, US President Barack Obama on Saturday defended his controversial decision to allow Shell to drill in the Arctic's Chukchi Sea. ... more
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Fracking caused Canadian quake: media
Fracking by a Canadian subsidiary of Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas triggered one of the world's largest earthquakes linked to the controversial practice, Canadian media said Wednesday. ... more
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British shale oil sector gaining momentum
At least 10 billion barrels of potential oil in place is thought to lie in the Horse Hill shale license area in the south of the country, a British group said. ... more
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Fitch sees Houston at risk from weak oil market
Fitch Ratings finds the impact of lower crude oil prices will impact U.S. cities differently, though Houston may be a standout in terms of financial risk. ... more
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Transocean mulls steps to navigate weak market
Offshore rig company Transocean said it plans to cancel issuance of stock dividends and record $2.1 billion in impairments because of the weak market. ... more
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Oil sinks as China fears roil markets
Crude oil prices sank Monday after a plunge in Chinese equities raised fresh fears about China's faltering economy, the largest consumer of energy, and its impact on the global economy. ... more
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Statoil's Polarled pipeline becomes first to cross Arctic Circle
Norwegian energy company Statoil said Friday a pipelaying vessel passed a milestone with construction of the Polarled gas pipeline crossing the Arctic Circle. ... more
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Gallup: Low gas boosts opinion of energy industry
In large part because of lower gasoline prices, a Gallup poll finds that most Americans surveyed said they're warming to the oil and gas sector. ... more
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Texas sees growth, but oil will throttle momentum
Though job growth in Texas is expected to be strong, the low price of crude oil could throttle some of the forward momentum, the Dallas Federal Reserve said. ... more
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Scotland frets over oil, but posts economic gains
The Scottish government said Friday it was on a streak of slow but steady economic growth, but cautioned risks remain from low oil prices and a weak Asia. ... more
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More rigs added in North Dakota
North Dakota's energy sector continued showing signs of resiliency in the depressed oil market by adding more rigs, state data show. ... more
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Russia's Lukoil sells China its stake in Kazakh oil producer

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Australian energy company Santos posts heavy losses

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U.S. natural gas production waning

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Iran wary of foreign control over oil

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More oil than expected in Norwegian North Sea

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In split with Obama, Clinton opposes Arctic drilling

Rail fading from North Dakota oil transit

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