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Norway Awards 56 Oil And Gas Licences In Mature Areas
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Norway's oil ministry awarded 56 offshore exploration licences on Tuesday in a bid to lift output from acreage located near existing oil and gas fields.

Kremlin Says VTB Financing Rosneft Deal Not On Its Agenda
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Russian state bank VTB financing the privatisation of Rosneft last year is a commercial issue which is not on the Kremlin's agenda, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says.

Utgard, Byrding Field Development Plans Approved
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 The plan for development and operation for the Utgard and Byrding fields in the North Sea has been approved by the authorities.

UK Export Agency Signs First Loan Deal In Africa For Ghana Energy Project
Monday, January 16, 2017 Britain's credit export agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF), signs its first direct loan deal in Africa, providing $310 million to GE Oil & Gas to supply equipment for an oil and gas project in Ghana.

Saudis See No Need to Extend OPEC Deal Beyond Six Months
Monday, January 16, 2017 OPEC probably won't need to extend a deal it reached with other crude producers to cut output, says Saudi Energy Minister Khalid Al-Falih.

Take Time Selling Canada to Trump, Departing Envoy Tells Trudeau
Monday, January 16, 2017 President Barack Obama's outgoing envoy to Canada has some guidance for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in dealing with the new Trump administration: Don't assume anything.

UK Government Urged to Block Ship-to-Ship Oil Transfers in Moray Firth
Monday, January 16, 2017 Scottish National Party MSP for Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Gail Ross, has called on the UK government's Maritime and Coastguard Agency to block proposals for ship-to-ship oil transfers in the Moray Firth.

Venezuela Will Circulate New Proposal To Support Oil Prices Next Week
Monday, January 16, 2017 Venezuela will next week circulate a new proposal to crude producers in a bid to support oil prices, President Nicolas Maduro said, without providing details.

Jesse Norman to Take on Full Energy Brief at UK Energy Department
Friday, January 13, 2017 UK MP Jesse Norman has confirmed through social media site Twitter that he will take on the full energy brief at the UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Southern Iraq Gas Output Reaches 700MM Cubic Feet Per Day
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Gas production in southern Iraq has reached 700 million cubic feet per day, and is expected to reach 1 billion cubic feet per day by the end of the year.

Ghana President Names Former Bankers As Finance, Energy Ministers
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo names the co-founder of investment bank Databank as Finance Minister and a former vice-president of the Bank of New York, Boakye Agyarko, as Energy Minister.

Russia's Novak To Attend Vienna Oil Deal Talks This Month
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak will travel to Vienna later this month to take part in talks aimed at monitoring how well a deal to cut oil output is being implemented.

OHSLG: S92 Helicopters to Return to Action Following Grounding
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 The Offshore Helicopter Safety Leadership Group (OHSLG) expects the phased return of Sikorsky S92 helicopters on Wednesday.

AAIB: Sikorsky Helicopter Suffered from Loss of Yaw Control
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 The Sikorsky S92 helicopter that left significant gouge marks on the deck of a North Sea platform on December 28 suffered from a loss of yaw control on landing.

Tillerson Tells Congress Neither He, Nor Exxon Lobbied Against Sanctions
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Trump Secretary of State nominee and former ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson denies the company lobbied on Russian sanctions, but federal disclosure filings in 2014 raise questions.

EIA: US Production Growth Among Risks to Oil Market Rebalancing
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Offshore Gulf of Mexico production largely drives US crude oil production growth in 2017 and 2018, according to US Energy Information Administration's outlook.

Gabon Reshuffles Cabinet, Replaces Oil Minister
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 OPEC-member Gabon has replaced 3 ministers, including the oil minister, the government said in a statement.

Oil, Gas Industry Looks to Trump for Opening Federal Lands to Development
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 President Obama's onslaught of 11th hour rules and regulations to stifle oil and gas will be vulnerable to a motivated Congress' retribution and incoming Trump Administration, experts say.

Sikorsky Grounds All S92 Aircraft Following North Sea Incident
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Sikorsky grounds all S92 aircraft for safety checks following an incident on a North Sea platform.

SNP: UK Government's New Energy Department Suffering from Confusion
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 The UK government's new energy department is suffering from widespread confusion amongst its own staff about its role and responsibilities, the SNP has claimed.

Cuba, United States Sign Oil Spill Deal Before Trump Inauguration
Monday, January 09, 2017 Cuba and the United States agreed to jointly prevent, contain and clean up oil and other toxic spills in the Gulf of Mexico.

Australia Bows To East Timor To Kill Controversial Gas Field Treaty
Monday, January 09, 2017 Australia agrees to let East Timor terminate an oil revenue treaty between the 2 neighbours, a key step towards ending a maritime border dispute.

Norway's New Oil Minister Expects More Investment Decisions This Year
Monday, January 09, 2017 Norway's oil minister believes energy firms will sanction more projects this year compared to 2016, when five field development plans were presented to authorities for approval.

Unite General Secretary Calls on Governments to Protect UK Oil Industry
Monday, January 09, 2017 Unite's General Secretary has called on governments in London and Edinburgh to do more to protect the UK's oil industry, according to the BBC.

Aker BP Advised to Improve Evacuation Routes at Ivar Aasen Field
Friday, January 06, 2017 Aker BP ASA has been advised by Public Safety Authority Norway to improve evacuation routes at the Ivar Aasen field.

China Extends Tax Waivers For Oil, Gas Drilling Equipment
Friday, January 06, 2017 China removes a tariff imposed on drilling equipment used in 20 oil and natural gas prospecting fields in western China in a move to boost oil production.

Obama Admin. Denies Pending Airgun Seismic Surveys for US Atlantic
Friday, January 06, 2017 BOEM's decision follows the cancellation over the next five years of offshore oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic Ocean.

JERA Imports Japan's First Liquefied Shale Gas Cargo From U.S.
Friday, January 06, 2017 Japan's JERA Co imports the country's first liquefied shale gas cargo from the United States as part of efforts to diversify its supply.

Canada Rules Out Arctic Oil Drilling Extensions for ExxonMobil, BP
Friday, January 06, 2017 The Canadian government says it won't grant extensions to exploration licenses for oil firms as it prepares for consultations over the impact of an Arctic drilling moratorium.

SNP Shoots Down Suggestions it is Embarrassed by North Sea Revenue Drop
Friday, January 06, 2017 The Scottish National Party has shot down suggestions that it hasn't published an analysis of the oil and gas industry for over a year because it is embarrassed about the collapse in North Sea revenues.

Nigeria Resumes Payments To Former Niger Delta Militants
Thursday, January 05, 2017 Nigeria has resumed payments of cash stipends to former militants agreed under a 2009 amnesty in the country's Niger Delta oil hub.

Norway Oil Minister Will Continue To Provide New Acreage For Exploration
Thursday, January 05, 2017 Norway must continue to provide energy firms with new opportunities to explore for oil and gas, the country's newly appointed minister of petroleum and energy told Reuters.

EIA: US On Track To Export More Energy than It Imports by 2026
Thursday, January 05, 2017 One year after Congress lifted a ban on US oil exports, the federal Energy Information Administration finds the nation is set to become a net energy exporter.

Trump Energy Appointee Perry Gives Up Energy Transfer Partners Board Post
Thursday, January 05, 2017 Rick Perry resigns board membership on Energy Transfer Partners board of directors.

Exxon Mobil, Tillerson Agree To Cut All Ties
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Exxon Mobil Corp and Rex Tillerson agreed to sever all ties to comply with conflict-of-interest requirements as the company's former chairman and chief executive awaits confirmation as U.S. secretary of state.

LGO Receives Approval to Recommence Trinidad Drilling
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Goudron E&P Limited receives approval from the Petroleum Company of Trinidad and Tobago and the Ministry of Energy and Energy Industries for the first of its planned Mayaro Sandstone infill wells.

NNPC Awards 39 Companies Crude Oil Term Contracts for 2017
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has awarded 39 companies crude oil term contracts for the 2017 period.

Iraqi PM Says Kurds Exporting More Oil Than Allocated
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Iraq Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said the autonomous Kurdish region was exporting more than its allocated share of oil as the country seeks to comply with an OPEC output cut.

Oil Business Seen In Strong Position As Trump Tackles Tax Reform
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Big Oil could be in a unique position to protect its interests against a Republican proposal to tax imports.

Total, Shell, Eni Eligible to Bid for New Iran Oil, Gas Projects
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) revealed that several European oil and gas companies will be eligible to bid for the country's new oil and gas projects.

Turkmenistan Limits Natural Gas Supplies To Iran Over Arrears
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Turkmenistan since Jan. 1 has limited natural gas supplies to Iran over unpaid past deliveries, the Turkmen Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.

Senators Ask Trump EPA Chief Pick To Disclose Energy Industry Ties
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Democrats on the US Senate's environment panel asks President-elect Donald Trump's choice to head the EPA to disclose his ties to the energy industry ahead of his confirmation hearing.

Gassco Receives Consent for Major Modification Work at Karsto Facility
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 Gassco AS has been granted consent for major modifications at the Karsto gas and condensate facility in Norway.

Russia's Gazprom Files Proposals To EU Aimed At Ending Antitrust Case
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 Russia's Gazprom says it filed proposals with the European Commission aimed at resolving a five-year EU case.

Poland's PGNiG Says European Court Suspends Opal Pipeline Decision
Tuesday, December 27, 2016 The European Court of Justice has suspended a European Commission decision to give Russia's Gazprom more capacity on the Opal gas pipeline through Germany, PGNiG CEO says.

New Scottish Decommissioning Action Plan Set Up
Thursday, December 22, 2016 A new decommissioning action plan has been launched by Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) and Scottish Enterprise (SE), which aims to support Scotland's oil and gas sector.

Saudi Arabia Sees Oil Revenue Rising 46% in 2017 as Prices Climb
Thursday, December 22, 2016 Saudi Arabia expects oil revenue to jump by 46 percent next year.

Norwegian Unions Call for Super Puma Ban to be Maintained
Thursday, December 22, 2016 Several Norwegian offshore unions are calling for a ban on Super Puma EC225LP and AS332L2 helicopters to be maintained, following a fatal crash in April which killed 13 people.

Libya Oil Production Boost At Risk From Political Splits
Thursday, December 22, 2016 The reopening of western Libya's main oil pipelines puts ambitious production targets within reach.

SNP Calls on North Sea Oil, Gas Sector to Improve Health, Safety Standards
Thursday, December 22, 2016 The Scottish National Party has called on the North Sea oil and gas sector to improve health and safety standards.

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