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Top Headlines: Oil Market Shows Extreme Sensitivity to OPEC+ Suggestions
Saturday, December 03, 2022Check out some of Rigzone's top stories during the last week.

China Is Snapping Up Russia Oil
Friday, December 02, 2022Oil refiners in China have started to snap up Russian crude cargoes.

OPEC Slashes Oil Output by Most Since 2020
Friday, December 02, 2022OPEC cut crude production by the most since 2020.

Analyst Looks at Latest Oil Price Moves
Friday, December 02, 2022One of Rigzone's regular market watchers looks at the latest oil price moves, Venezuelan crude flows, Chinese government actions and more.

Norway, Germany Propose NATO Subsea Asset Surveillance Center
Friday, December 02, 2022'Chancellor Scholz and I have taken an informal initiative today to improve the protection of subsea infrastructure'.

TotalEnergies Gets Support For Giant Mirny Wind Farm In Kazakhstan
Friday, December 02, 2022TotalEnergies has sold its Kazakhstan affiliate Total E&P Dunga and has received support for its Mirny wind farm project in the country.

DOE Launches $80MM Energy Upgrades Program In Public Schools
Friday, December 02, 2022The U.S. Department of Energy has called for applications for the Renew America's Schools grant program.

Xodus To Set Up New Green Hydrogen Facility In Western Australia
Friday, December 02, 2022Xodus is developing a new green hydrogen project in the Mid-West region of Western Australia.

Russian Upstream Investments Projected to Plunge
Friday, December 02, 2022'The financial impact of Western sanctions and the widescale exodus of foreign partners from the Russian oil and gas sector are beginning to materialize'.

Shipping Costs for Russian Oil Soar
Friday, December 02, 2022Shipping costs for Russian crude are skyrocketing.

Maduro Calls for More Sanctions Relief After Chevron License
Thursday, December 01, 2022Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro urged the U.S. to ease more sanctions on the country's beleaguered oil industry.

Gasoline Price Drops Below $3.50 for 1st Time Since February
Thursday, December 01, 2022The average price of gasoline dropped below $3.50 a gallon for the first time since February.

House Passes Legislation to Avert Rail Shutdown
Thursday, December 01, 2022The threat of the rail strike was identified as a short-term supply risk in Rystad Energy's latest North America gas and LNG market update.

Windcat Orders Hydrogen-Powered CSOVs From Damen
Thursday, December 01, 2022Windcat has ordered a series of hydrogen-powered commissioning service operation vessels from Damen Shipyards.

Valaris Extends Survival Equipment Maintenance Deal With Survitec
Thursday, December 01, 2022Valaris has renewed a service agreement with survival technology solutions provider Survitec championed for an additional three years.

Europe Winter Chill Will Challenge Energy Systems
Thursday, December 01, 2022Temperatures across Europe likely will plummet this month.

Will The INTOG Leasing Round Do What It Says On The Label?
Wednesday, November 30, 2022On November 18, the competitive leasing period for the INTOG offshore wind process came to a close and Westwood analyzed the risks involved.

EU Is Hooked on Russia LNG
Wednesday, November 30, 2022Liquefied natural gas imports from Russia are up about 40 percent in a year.

Analyst Flags Rail Strike Threat as Short Term Supply Risk
Wednesday, November 30, 2022The threat of a sweeping rail strike has been identified as a short-term supply risk.

Construction Of World's Largest Offshore CCS Project Underway
Wednesday, November 30, 2022Petronas Carigali has awarded a contract to undertake the EPCIC services for the world's largest offshore CCS project off the coast of Malaysia.

Norway Postpones 26th Licensing Round To 2025
Wednesday, November 30, 2022Norway has decided not to issue licenses for energy companies to explore oil and gas in frontier areas during the reign of the current parliament.

Chevron to Send First Venezuelan Crude Shipment to USA by Late Dec
Wednesday, November 30, 2022Washington on Saturday granted the San Ramon, California-based company a limited license to restart some work in Venezuela.

Oil Tanker Hijacked for 2nd Time in 12 Months
Wednesday, November 30, 2022The B OCEAN was subject to a second hijack and fuel theft this year.

What Will OPEC+ Do Next?
Tuesday, November 29, 2022The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and allies including Moscow meet this weekend to decide on output.

BOEM to Offer 958K Acres Off Alaska Coast in New Lease Sale
Tuesday, November 29, 2022The sale will offer for lease 193 blocks in the northern part of the Cook Inlet Planning Area in federal waters.

NSTA CEO Interrupted By Protesters At Conference In London
Tuesday, November 29, 2022The CEO of the NSTA has been shouted off stage by environmental activists during a speech at the World Energy Capital Assembly in London.

Russian Diesel Halt Still Looking Like Europe's Big Problem
Tuesday, November 29, 2022Europe continues to lean heavily on Russia as a source of diesel.

Timing of Sao Tome Coup Attempt Bad for Hydrocarbon Sector
Tuesday, November 29, 2022'The coup attempt is incredibly damaging for the country's political and ESG credentials, and will likely deter investors in the nascent oil and gas industry'.

Oil Markets May Be Misjudging News of China Lockdown
Tuesday, November 29, 2022'China's nationwide road traffic has so far been resilient despite the latest round of lockdowns'.

BSEE Extends Public Review Period For Oil And Gas Draft PEIS
Tuesday, November 29, 2022BSEE has extended the period for the public to submit their comments on the draft programmatic environmental impact statement for Oil and Gas decommissioning activities on Pacific OCS.

G7 Net Zero Pledges Could Hike Hydrogen Demand 7 Times
Tuesday, November 29, 2022G7 members can be the front runners in low carbon and green hydrogen deployment, a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency claimed.

OPEC+ Seen Considering Deeper Output Cuts
Tuesday, November 29, 2022OPEC and its allies are expected to consider deeper supply curbs.

Global Crude Oil Inventories Rising
Tuesday, November 29, 2022Global crude oil inventories have been rising prior to a European embargo on Russian crude imports.

Ghana in Talks With Dubai Oil Refiner to Barter Gold for Fuel
Monday, November 28, 2022'Starting next October, all our oil-product needs would be swapped for gold'.

Russia Drafts Decree Banning Oil Sales to Price Cap Participants
Monday, November 28, 2022The European Union has been struggling to agree on how strict a price cap should be.

Final Guidance Published for Tribes to Pick Up Orphaned Well Grant
Monday, November 28, 2022The final guidance provides instructions to Tribes on how to apply for orphaned well grants.

EU Diesel Market Caught Between Rock and a Hard Place
Monday, November 28, 2022The European Union is caught between a rock and a hard place.

Eni And BF To Develop Agro-Industrial Supply Chain For Energy Use
Monday, November 28, 2022Eni and BF have signed a collaboration agreement to evaluate the development of crops for energy use in Italy.

Wood Mackenzie: Five Key Takeaways From COP27
Monday, November 28, 2022With the COP27 now wrapped up, Wood Mackenzie's Energy Transition team shared their five key takeaways from the climate summit.

Chevron to Resume Venezuela Oil Output
Monday, November 28, 2022The Biden administration granted Chevron Corp. a license to resume oil production in Venezuela.

Oil Market Shows Extreme Sensitivity to OPEC+ Suggestions
Monday, November 28, 2022'The depth of the initial fall also demonstrates that some traders do not perhaps listen to some very specific statements carefully enough'.

Greta Thunberg Sues Her Country For Failing On Climate
Saturday, November 26, 2022A group of children and young adults including Greta Thunberg have filed a lawsuit against Sweden for failing to take adequate measures to stop climate change.

Top Headlines: Biden Requests $500MM for Strategic Petroleum Reserve
Saturday, November 26, 2022Check out some of Rigzone's top stories during the last week.

EU Set to Resume Talks on Price for Russian Oil Cap Tonight
Friday, November 25, 2022European Union diplomats are set to meet Friday evening to see if they can hammer out a final deal.

The USA Did Not Run Out of Diesel Last Monday
Friday, November 25, 2022The U.S. did not grind to a halt on 21 November.

Eni Looking To Create Energy Transition Hub In Rwanda
Friday, November 25, 2022Eni has signed four agreements with the Government of Rwanda to develop innovative joint initiatives in agriculture, protection of unique forest ecosystems, technology, and health.

Global Oil Market Flashes Warnings
Friday, November 25, 2022The global oil market keeps sending up flares on the outlook for weaker demand.

Ex-Chief of Norway Defense Recommended for Equinor Board Election
Friday, November 25, 2022Equinor's latest board recommendation comes after the Norwegian Government announced in September that it had decided to heighten emergency preparedness.

California Governor Accused of Playing Politics on Gasoline Prices
Thursday, November 24, 2022Refiner PBF Energy Inc. has rejected a request from California energy regulators to testify at a hearing next week on gasoline price spikes.

Gazprom May Cut Supplies Via Ukraine This Month
Thursday, November 24, 2022Supplies to Europe would be further reduced if flows via Ukraine are halted.