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Trump's Keystone XL Approval Moves Pipeline Fight to Individual States
Friday, March 24, 2017 TransCanada gets its presidential permit to move forward with building its Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, but the battle to flow crude through several states isn't over, analysts say.

OGA Awards 25 Licences for 111 UKCS Blocks in 29th Offshore LA
Thursday, March 23, 2017 The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) awards 25 licenses for 111 blocks, or part blocks, to 17 companies in the 29th Offshore Licensing Award.

Politico: US State Dept To Approve Keystone Pipeline Permit
Thursday, March 23, 2017 The US State Department will approve by Monday the permit needed to proceed with construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, according to Politico.

NOC: Libyan Oil Output Rises To 700,000 Bpd After Port Fighting Ends
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Libya's oil production has reached 700,000 barrels per day, the National Oil Corporation (NOC) says.

India Eases Rules For Old Oil, Gas Blocks; To Unlock $21B Reserves
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 India approves a policy allowing extra time to contractors of old blocks to unlock oil and gas reserves of more than 426 million barrels.

Britain's Igas Wins Approval For Shale Gas Exploration
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Britain's IGas has won planning consent from Nottinghamshire County Council to develop a shale gas well site and drill an exploratory well at Tinker Lane.

Maersk Reaches Key North Sea Tax Deal With Denmark
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 A.P. Moller-Maersk reached an agreement with the Danish state that means it will pay less tax on its North Sea oil and gas activities through 2025.

New Zealand Opens Block Offer Tender for Exploration Permits
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 New Zealand Energy and Resources Minister Judith Collins opens the Block Offer 2017 tender for petroleum exploration permits.

Petrobras Raises Asset Sale Goal To $21B For 2017-2018 Period
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Petrobras raises a goal for asset divestitures and partnerships for 2017 and 2018 to $21 billion from $19.5 billion.

Offshore Industry To Play 'Vital Role' in Scottish Independence Campaign
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 The offshore industry will play a vital role in a second Scottish independence referendum campaign, Wood Mackenzie says.

Gulf Of Mexico Lease Sale Nets $315M in Bids, Feds Suggest Trump Bounce
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 Top bidders included Shell Offshore, Statoil, Chevron and Hess, each offering more than $44 million for access to offshore exploration and production, according to federal records.

MSP: Scotland Will Suffer If Supporting Action Is Not Taken Now
Friday, March 17, 2017 If action is not taken now by Westminster to support the North Sea oil and gas industry, the whole of Scotland will suffer, Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East says.

Nigerian Court Overturns Seizure Of Oilfield From Shell And Eni
Friday, March 17, 2017 A Nigerian court overturns a request by Nigeria's financial crimes agency to seize an oilfield from Royal Dutch Shell and Eni.

Petrobras Resorts To Top Court To Free Divestment Plan
Friday, March 17, 2017 Petrobras has asked the Supreme Court to lift an injunction obtained by an oil workers' union that froze sales of its assets.

Statoil CEO Warns of Globalization 'In Reverse' After DC Visit
Thursday, March 16, 2017 After the surprise election of Donald Trump, the head of Norway's biggest oil company headed to Washington DC this month looking for reassurance. He came away as worried as ever.

EPA Hit Hardest As Trump Budget Targets Regulation
Thursday, March 16, 2017 President Donald Trump's administration proposes a 31% cut to the Environmental Protection Agency's budget.

EU Lawmakers Reject Call For Ban On Arctic Oil Exploration
Thursday, March 16, 2017 The European Parliament rejected a call to ban Arctic oil and gas exploration.

Norway Government Cuts 2017 Oil Investment Forecast
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 Investments by Norway's oil industry will decline more than expected in 2017 and economic growth is now seen fractionally lower than forecast.

Trump Tax Cut May Save Oil Explorers $10 Billion, Boost Drilling
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 The Trump administration's plan to slash corporate tax rates could free up more than $10 billion a year for US oil explorers.

Russian Oil Major Says US Shale Growth Imperils OPEC Deal
Monday, March 13, 2017 A recovery in US oil output may deter OPEC and non-OPEC producers from extending production cuts beyond June and might lead to a new price war, Rosneft says.

Japan PM Abe Seeks Saudi Support For Aramco Listing In Tokyo
Monday, March 13, 2017 Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe asks Saudi Arabia's King Salman to support a listing of oil giant Aramco's shares in Tokyo.

Kremlin Says President Putin Met New Exxon CEO
Friday, March 10, 2017 Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells reporters that President Vladimir Putin has met new Exxon Mobil chief executive officer Darren Woods.

Trudeau: Majors Exiting Canada's Oil Sands Acting In Own Interest
Friday, March 10, 2017 Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dismissed a recent string of major oil companies selling their holdings in the heavy oil sands of Western Canada and moving investments to shale fields.

Canada Oil Dependence on US Loosens in Age of Donald Trump
Friday, March 10, 2017 The Canadian oil patch's half-century bond to the US market is loosening one tanker load at a time in Donald Trump's "America First" era.

BLOG: Industry 'Low Priority' in Brexit Talks, Says Leaked Govt Document
Friday, March 10, 2017 The UK government has branded the oil industry a "low priority" in Brexit talks, according to a "leaked list" obtained by The Times.

Foreign Buyers Eye US Pipeline Investments In Hunt For Steady Yields
Thursday, March 09, 2017 Foreign institutional investors, including sovereign wealth funds, are studying investments in the US interstate oil and gas pipeline network.

CERAWeek: Mexico Eyes US Market For Trion Project's Crude, Natural Gas
Thursday, March 09, 2017 A pipeline network with spare capacity could allow Mexico to export oil and gas from its flagship offshore Trion project to the United States, the head of Mexico's oil regulator says.

Trump Said to Pick an Attorney to Lead Federal Energy Agency
Thursday, March 09, 2017 President Donald Trump plans to nominate Jones Day attorney Kevin McIntyre as chairman of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Iraq Announces Increase In Kirkuk Oil Refinery Capacity
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Iraq adds a processing unit to the Kirkuk oil refinery, increasing the plant's capacity by 10,000 barrels per day.

China Says First Draft Of South China Sea Code Of Conduct Ready
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 A first draft of a code of conduct for behaviour in the disputed South China Sea has been completed, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says.

Brazil's Watchdog Asks Petrobras To Restate Financial Reports From 2013-15
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Brazil's stock market regulator CVM asks state controlled oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA to restate its annual financial statements for 2013, 2014 and 2015.

CFO: Brazil's Petrobras Confident Accounting Practices Correct
Wednesday, March 08, 2017 Petrobras is "confident" its financial reporting is in line with regulation, its chief financial officer says.

Russia's Putin, Turkey's Erdogan To Discuss Energy Issues In Moscow
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan will discuss the TurkStream gas pipeline and the Akkuyu nuclear plant when they meet in Moscow on Friday.

SNP Calls on McCaig to Safeguard Oil, Gas Sector Future in Spring Budget
Monday, March 06, 2017 Scottish National Party MP Callum McCaig calls on UK Chancellor Philip Hammond to bring forward measures to safeguard the future of the oil and gas sector when he delivers the last spring Budget.

New Interior Chief Vows Review Of Obama-Era Rules, 'Bold' Restructuring
Friday, March 03, 2017 New Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke plans to review Obama-era measures that limited energy development.

PSA Grants Repsol Consent to Drill Stordal Prospect
Friday, March 03, 2017 Petroleum Safety Authority Norway grants Repsol Norge AS consent to drill exploration well 6705/7-1 in a prospect named Stordal.

Canada Growth Beats US as Oil Nation Emerges From Slump
Thursday, March 02, 2017 The confirmation that Canada is emerging from the commodity slump should come as a relief to policy makers who struggled to cope with a near-stagnant economy.

US Senate Confirms Trump Pick Perry As Energy Secretary
Thursday, March 02, 2017 The US Senate votes to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to head the Department of Energy.

Maersk Agrees With Danish State On Tax Deal For North Sea Oil
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 A.P. Moller-Maersk agrees with the Danish state on terms for a new framework agreement regarding exploration and production of oil and gas in the North Sea, Berlingske daily reports.

BLOG: Oil, Gas Industry Affirms Trump Speech, Job Growth Agenda
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 Oil and gas advocates say President Donald Trump's Tuesday speech to Congress shows willingness to partner with industry to create jobs, support US economy.

NPD Grants Statoil Appraisal Well Drilling Permit
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 The Norwegian Petroleum Directorate grants Statoil Petroleum AS a drilling permit for appraisal well 6507/3-12 A, located in production license 159B.

Trump's Interior Dept. Pick Wins Senate Confirmation
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 The US Senate confirms President Donald Trump's pick to head the Interior Department.

Equatorial Guinea Extends EG Ronda Licensing Round
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 The Ministry of Mines and Hydrocarbons of Equatorial Guinea extends the official closing date of the EG Ronda Licensing Round to April 28, 2017.

TransCanada's $15B US Keystone XL NAFTA Suit Suspended
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 TransCanada suspends a $15 billion NAFTA suit filed against the United States over the Keystone XL pipeline.

Trump Orders Review Of Obama Waterway Regulation
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 US President Donald Trump signed an order directing regulators to review an Obama administration rule.

Nigerian Court to Rule on March 13 on Shell, ENI Dispute with Authorities
Monday, February 27, 2017 A Nigerian court will rule on March 13 on a request by Royal Dutch Shell and Italy's Eni to lift the temporary seizing of a long-disputed oilfield, a judge said.

BHP Is 'Very Anxious' U.S. Protectionism Could Blunt Growth
Monday, February 27, 2017 The head of the world's biggest mining company intensified his warnings that U.S. trade protectionism under President Donald Trump would threaten global growth and the fight against poverty.

Philippines Needs China Ties Clarity To Lift S China Sea Exploration Halt
Monday, February 27, 2017 The Philippines is waiting for clarity on its relations with China before lifting a suspension on exploration in disputed areas in the South China Sea.

HIRE Vets Act Would Incentivize Employers to Hire Veterans
Friday, February 24, 2017 If HR 244 becomes enacted, oil and gas companies may be rewarded for actively recruiting and hiring military veterans.

PSA: Norway's Petroleum Industry Must Get Safety Back on Track
Friday, February 24, 2017 Norway's petroleum industry needs to get safety developments back on track, according to Petroleum Safety Authority Norway's Director General Anne Myhrvold.

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