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Greece Approves Offshore Applications by Total-ExxonMobil, Energean
Friday, June 23, 2017 Greece approved applications submitted by a consortium of Total, ExxonMobil and Hellenic Petroleum, its energy ministry said.

French Energy Minister Confirms No New Permits for Exploration
Friday, June 23, 2017 The French energy minister Nicolas Hulot confirms that there will be no new permits for oil and gas exploration in the country.

Brexit Pledge 'Positive' for UK Oil, Gas Industry
Friday, June 23, 2017 The UK Prime Minister Theresa May's pledge that EU citizens currently living in the UK will be given the right to remain in the country after Brexit is positive news.

Dakota Access Builder Now Bungling $4.2 Billion Pipeline in Ohio
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Energy Transfer Partners LP is making a mess of its biggest project since the Dakota Access pipeline.

Russia's Gazprom Sees Turkish Stream Pipeline Cost At $6B
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Gazprom estimates the cost of building two lines of the Turkish Stream gas pipeline at $6 billion.

IEA: Rapid Nuclear Decommissioning Threats Climate Targets
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Decommissioning nuclear plants in Europe and North America from 2020 threatens global plans to cut carbon emissions unless governments build new nuclear plants or expand the use of renewables.

Norway Offers Record Number Of Blocks For Arctic Oil Exploration
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Norway offers a record number of blocks for oil and gas exploration in the Arctic Barents Sea.

NNPC: Indonesian Firm Interested In Building Crude Oil Refinery In Nigeria
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 PT Intim Perkasa has expressed an interest in building a refinery in Nigeria, the West African country's state oil company says.

Democratic Lawmakers Raise Pressure On EPA Over Icahn's Biofuels Role
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 US Democratic lawmakers asked EPA head Scott Pruitt to disclose procedures to prevent billionaire Carl Icahn from influencing US biofuels policy.

Putin Asks Rosneft To Consider Paying 50% Of Net Profit In Dividend
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin has asked Igor Sechin, the head of Rosneft, to consider the possibility of paying 50% of net income in dividends.

Venezuela Looks Abroad for Fuel as Domestic Production Wanes
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Venezuela, home to the largest oil reserves in the world, is seeking to import 13 million barrels of fuel this year.

IEA: Carbon Capture Needed In Climate Change Fight
Monday, June 19, 2017 Carbon capture and storage is gradually gaining government attention after being overtaken by investment in wind and solar energy, with the IEA saying the technology will be crucial.

OGA Announces Measures to Stimulate UKCS Interest
Monday, June 19, 2017 The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) announces a number of measures designed to make data openly available and stimulate interest in the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS).

Greece, Israel, Cyprus To Speed Up Mediterranean Pipeline Efforts
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Greece, Israel and Cyprus say they would speed up plans for the development of a pipeline channeling gas to Europe from newly discovered east Mediterranean reserves.

Germany, Austria Tell US Not to Interfere in EU Energy
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Germany and Austria condemn a proposed expansion of US sanctions on Russia.

WoodMac: Iraq's 2017 Target for Oil Expansion Within Reach
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Iraq's ambition to boost oil-output capacity to a record is "not unrealistic" as the country prepares for the end of OPEC-mandated supply limits, consultants Wood Mackenzie say.

Qatar Crisis Spills Into Libya, Entangling Glencore Over Oil
Thursday, June 15, 2017 The Qatar crisis is reverberating in Libya, inflaming political divisions in the war-torn oil exporter and dragging commodity-trading giant Glencore into a dispute over crude sales.

Sources: EPA Expected To Unveil Renewable Fuel Plan As Soon As This Week
Thursday, June 15, 2017 The US EPA is expected to propose renewable fuel use requirements for 2018 as soon as this week, sources say.

French Oil Services Firm CGG Files For Bankruptcy
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 CGG says it filed for bankruptcy in France and the United States as part of financial restructuring to reduce its debt burden.

Document: Trump Admin To Suspend Rule On Natural Gas Waste
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 The Trump administration will suspend compliance dates on a rule limiting methane emissions from oil and gas companies working on public lands as soon as Thursday.

Uganda To Finalize Oil Exploration Deal With Nigerian Firm
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Uganda is set to sign 2 oil production sharing agreements with a Nigerian firm, enabling the company to begin exploration work, the government says.

Battle at Gas Champion Exposes Struggle to Rebuild Ukraine
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Investors wanting to take the temperature of Ukraine's reform drive could do worse than look in on Naftogaz.

GE Wins US Antitrust Approval for Baker Hughes Tie-Up
Monday, June 12, 2017 GE wins approval from US antitrust officials to combine its oil and gas business with Baker Hughes.

Statoil Denies Patent Infringement, Keeps Drilling In The Barents Sea
Monday, June 12, 2017 Statoil says it will keep drilling exploration wells in the Barents Sea using what it called "regular equipment".

Challenges Facing UK Upstream Industry 'Remain Unchanged' After Election
Monday, June 12, 2017 The challenges facing the UK upstream oil and gas industry remain unchanged following the latest election in the region, a Wood Mackenzie spokesperson tells Rigzone.

Exxon Says NY Distorting Climate Record in Fraud Probe
Friday, June 09, 2017 ExxonMobil accuses New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman of wildly distorting in court how the company calculates the long-term financial impact of climate change on its assets.

UK Hung Parliament Can Only Lead to Potential For 'Further Uncertainty'
Friday, June 09, 2017 A hung parliament in the UK can only lead to the potential for further uncertainty for the region's oil and gas industry, Michael Burns, oil and gas partner at law firm Ashurst tells Rigzone.

Iraq Seeks to Triple Refining Capacity With Slew of Projects
Friday, June 09, 2017 Iraq plans to triple refining capacity by 2021 to shake off its reliance on refined-product imports.

Mexico Said to Take First Steps in Annual Oil Hedging Program
Friday, June 09, 2017 Mexico has taken the first step in its annual oil hedging program, asking Wall Street banks for price quotes on the put options it buys to lock in prices for the following year.

Egypt Reduces Arrears Owed To Foreign Oil Companies To $2.3 Billion
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Egypt reduces arrears owed to foreign oil companies to $2.3 billion, the Egyptian oil ministry says.

Oil Minister: Nigeria Plans To Raise $1.2B For Refineries
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Nigeria plans to raise $1.2 billion to upgrade its oil refineries, aiming to end a reliance on oil product imports by 2019.

Sinopec Says Did Not Receive Order To Relocate Yanshanoil Refinery
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Sinopec has not received a government order to relocate the Yanshan oil refinery, contradicting an earlier news report that the plant would be moved to develop the Xiongan New Area.

Qatar Gulf Row Roils LNG Market, Shell Tanker Diverted
Thursday, June 08, 2017 The escalating diplomatic conflict between Qatar and several of its Middle East neighbors has roiled the liquefied natural gas trade.

Australia Provincial Govt Approves Start Of $600 MM Gas Pipeline
Thursday, June 08, 2017 The government of Australia's Northern Territory gives the go-ahead to start building a $600 million gas pipeline that could help ease a shortage of the commodity in the country's east.

Philippines Eyes $2B Storage Facility For LNG Imports
Thursday, June 08, 2017 The Philippines aims to build a $2-billion receiving and distribution facility for imported LNG, as it seeks to replace depleting domestic gas reserves.

Trump Said to Mull Combining Agencies Split After Gulf Spill
Thursday, June 08, 2017 The Trump administration is considering putting back the two agencies together again: one that enforces regulations on offshore drilling safety and another in charge of leasing offshore tracts.

Total Looks At Downstream In Morocco, S. Africa To Spur Gas Demand
Thursday, June 08, 2017 Total is looking to invest in gas and power infrastructure projects in Morocco and South Africa as it seeks to open new markets, the company's head of gas says.

UAE Needs Qatari Natural Gas to Keep Dubai's Lights On
Thursday, June 08, 2017 When it comes to natural gas shipments, the United Arab Emirates needs Qatar more than Qatar needs the UAE.

Key Shale-Boom Booster Threatened by Trump's Spending-Cut Plans
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 An agency instrumental to America's surge in energy production would lose half its funding in President Donald Trump's proposed federal budget.

Sturgeon Backs Oil & Gas UK North Sea Blueprint
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, backs industry body Oil & Gas UK's blueprint for the next UK Government.

EIA: US Crude Stocks Bounce Unexpectedly
Wednesday, June 07, 2017 US stocks of crude oil and gasoline surprisingly rose last week as refinery runs declined and exports fell, the EIA says.

China 'Teapot' Oil Group Urges Compliance On Quotas, Tax
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 An alliance of more than 20 of China's independent oil refineries has urged its members to strictly adhere to government rules on oil quotas and taxes, according to a group statement.

IEA: World's Energy System Not On Track To Meet Climate Goals
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Barely one tenth of renewable energy technology is ready to meet long-term climate change targets as governments have failed to adequately support large-scale deployment.

Russian Court Rules To Raise Rosneft Claim Against Sistema
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 A Russian court rules to increase a damages claim filed by oil major Rosneft against business conglomerate Sistema.

Energy Minister: Greece To Launch New Tender For Gas Grid Sale In June
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Greece will launch a new tender competition for the privatisation of its natural gas grid operator DEFSA in June, Energy Minister George Stathakis says.

How Would Scottish Independence Affect the Region's Oil, Gas Industry?
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 Rigzone outlines how Indyref2 could shape the region's oil and gas sector.

UK Oil Industry Must Focus on Efficiency
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 The UK oil and gas industry's focus must remain on efficiency if is to maintain the competitive benefits it has worked so hard to deliver, says Deirdre Michie, industry body Oil & Gas UK CEO.

Green Groups Ask Court To Reverse EPA's Freeze Of Methane Rule
Monday, June 05, 2017 Green groups responded to the US EPA's attempt to freeze a rule requiring oil and gas companies to fix methane leaks in their equipment.

Australian State Looks To Ease Power Volatility With Gas
Monday, June 05, 2017 Queensland said it would restart a gas-fired energy plant next year to help cap soaring electricity prices and make the grid more stable.

HIE Appoints New Energy Director
Friday, June 02, 2017 Economic and community development agency, Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has appointed a new director of energy and low carbon.

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