Saturday, January 19, 2019

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BP Nears FID at Platina Field Offshore Angola

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Angola’s Sonangol and British supermajor BP on Monday signed an agreement to progress to final investment decision (FID) for the development of the Platina field in the BP-operated deepwater Block 18, offshore Angola.Platina would be BP’s first new operated development in Angola since the PSVM project in Block 31 began production in 2013.

BP Targeted with First Shareholder Resolution on Climate Goals

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Pressure on oil companies to tackle climate change is growing after an activist group for the first time filed a shareholder resolution urging BP to set hard targets for reducing overall carbon emissions.Follow this, a Dutch organization that spearheaded a number of climate shareholder resolutions at Royal Dutch Shell's AGMs over the…

BP and Equinor Spending Steady

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The spending plans of oil majors BP and Equinor are unaffected by the more than 25 percent drop in oil prices since early October, their CEOs said on Wednesday.Oil and gas companies were boosted over the first nine months of the year by a recovery in crude prices as years of cost cuts started to kick in. But the drop in oil prices…

BP Profits Soar to Five-year High

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BP reported on Tuesday that profits had more than doubled in the third quarter, boosted by stronger oil prices that hit a four-year high in the period and as production rose thanks to new fields.BP reported third-quarter underlying replacement cost profit, the company's definition of net income, of $3.8 billion, far exceeding forecasts of $2.85 billion based on a company-provided survey of analysts.That compared

Eni to Acquire Half of BP's Libya Oil and Gas Assets

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Italy's Eni has agreed to buy half of BP's 85 percent stake in a Libyan oil and gas licence with the aim of resuming exploration next year, the companies said on Monday.Eni will acquire the 42.5 percent stake and become the operator of the exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) in Libya, in which the Libyan Investment Authority holds the remaining 15 percent…

Eni to Acquire Half of BP's Libya Oil and Gas Assets

Italy's ENI agreed to buy half of BP's 85 percent stake in a Libyan oil and gas licence with the aim of resuming exploration next year, the companies said on Monday.Eni will acquire the 42.5 percent stake from BP and become the operator of the exploration and production sharing agreement (EPSA) in Libya, in which the Libyan Investment Authority holds the remaining 15 percent, they said in a statement.The two com

BP Pays $10.5 bln for BHP Shale Assets

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BP Plc has agreed to buy U.S. shale oil and gas assets from global miner BHP Billiton for $10.5 billion, expanding the British oil major's footprint in some of the nation's most productive oil basins in its biggest deal in nearly 20 years.The acquisition of about 500,000 producing acres marks a turning point for BP since the Deepwater Horizon rig disaster in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010…

Shell CEO: "foolhardy" to Set Carbon Reduction Targets

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CEO says a target will expose Shell to lawsuits; BP has also taken cautious approach on targets. Royal Dutch Shell's boss said it would be "foolhardy" for the oil and gas producer to set hard targets to reduce carbon emissions as it risked exposing the energy giant to legal challenges. The energy industry has struggled in recent years…

No Signs of Oil Shortage After Drop in Spending -BP CFO

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BP does not yet foresee a shortfall in oil supplies in the coming years due to a fall in investments across the sector, the company's Chief Financial Officer Brian Gilvary said on Thursday.Although investment in new oil and gas projects more than halved following the collapse of oil prices in 2014, U.S. shale oil production has surged in recent years as drillers adapted.The U.S.

Pope Warns Energy Bosses of Global Destruction without Fuel Shift

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Pope Francis warned that climate change risked destroying humanity on Saturday and called on energy leaders to help the world to convert to clean fuels to avert catastrophe."Civilisation requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilisation," the pope told top oil company executives at the end of a two-day conference in the Vatican.Climate change was a challenge of "epochal proportions"…

​ Brent Tilts into the Red, but U.S.-China Trade Truce Limits Losses

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Brent crude oil declined on Monday, surrendering early gains, though the prospect of an easing in trade tensions between the United States and China helped to stem losses.Brent crude futures eased by 12 cents to $78.39 a barrel by 1352 GMT, having reached a session high of $79.19. U.S. crude futures were up 30 cents at $71.55."Oil prices are finely balanced in today’s trading session.

BP Shareholders Approve CEO's Pay

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BP shareholders on Monday approved Chief Executive Bob Dudley's 2017 remuneration package by a more than 96 percent majority.Dudley's remuneration rose by 13 percent to $13.4 million last year as the oil and gas giant's profit more than doubled and production soared.In 2016 Dudley's pay package was cut by 40 percent after a majority of shareholders opposed the company's pay policy.Reporting by Ron Bousso

BP Profit Surges 71 pct

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BP reported a 71 percent jump in profit in the first quarter on Tuesday, driven by higher oil and gas prices and increased production as it undergoes an era of rapid growth. London-based BP reported first-quarter underlying replacement cost profit, the company's definition of net income, of $2.6 billion, exceeding forecasts of $2.2 billion, according to a company-provided survey of analysts.

BP Names Former Statoil Boss Lund as Next Chairman

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BP named Helge Lund, a former head of Norway's Statoil, as its next chairman on Thursday, as the British oil major looks to extend a period of rapid growth after recovering from a deadly oil spill in 2010.Lund, who also led BG Group during its acquisition by rival Royal Dutch Shell, will replace Carl-Henric Svanberg, chairman of BP for almost nine years…

Changes in Statoil's Top Deck

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Statoil said on Friday it had expanded its leadership team and changed its corporate structure to reflect the company's increased focus on Brazil.Statoil's Brazilian operations will become a separate business unit headed by Margareth Oevrum, the company's current head of technology, project and drilling.Meanwhile, its separate U.S.

BP to Keep Carbon Footprint Flat into 2025

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BP to reduce CO2 emissions by 3.5 mln tonnes per year by 2025 even as it plans to sharply increase oil and gas output in coming years. BP said on Monday it will keep carbon emissions flat over the decade to 2025 even as its oil and gas ouput is set to grow, responding to rising investor pressure to help tackle climate change. The London…

Cushing's Market Clout Wanes Amid U.S. Crude Export Boom

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The volume of oil sitting in 300 steel tanks in a nine-square-mile radius in Cushing, Oklahoma has long been a key barometer for the health of U.S. crude supply and the nation's benchmark for daily trading of billions of dollars in the commodity. But those tanks could soon drain to levels near effectively empty, even as U.S. oil production soars past a new record of 10.4 million barrels per day.

BP's Dudley Sees Pay Rebound

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BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley's remuneration rose to $13.4 million in 2017, when the oil and gas giant's profits more than doubled and production soared. Dudley's salary was up 13 percent from 2016, when his pay package was cut by 40 percent after a majority of shareholders opposed the company's pay policy. Royal Dutch Shell Chief…

Dudley: BP to Greenlight New Projects in 2018

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BP plans to make final investment decisions on three major new oil and gas projects in 2018 and possibly more, Chief Executive Officer Bob Dudley told reporters at the IP Week conference. Dudley said that BP will stick to its annual spending budget of $15 to $17 billion into 2021 despite higher oil prices. "At BP we are going to keep within that capital discipline.

BP to Invest $1 Bln in Egypt This Year

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BP is looking to invest over $1 billion in Egypt this year, making the country once again a top destination for investment, its CEO said on Monday. Speaking at an industry event in Egypt, Bob Dudley said the company was no longer owed any money by the Egyptian government. "The government owes us no money," he said on the sidelines of the conference.