Sunday, June 16, 2019

Oil Producers News

Only 10% of Shale Firms Reports Positive Cash Flow

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Only four, out of the financial performance of 40 dedicated US shale oil firms under study, reported a positive cash flow balance in the first quarter of 2019, bringing down the share of companies with a positive cash flow balance from the recent…

Baker Hughes Profits from Foreign Focus

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Baker Hughes reported negative free cash flow for the first quarter at a time energy investors have been pushing companies to aggressively shore up capital for dividends and buybacks, sending its shares down as much as 8.5 percent.Oilfield service companies…

Anadarko Bidding War Heats Up

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American multinational energy corporation Chevron is working on integrating the hydrocarbon exploration company Anadarko Petroleum, even as it faces a higher rival takeover bid for the oil explorer from Occidental Petroleum Corp, said a report in Bloomberg.However…

Volatility Hits Tanker Market: Concordia

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The tanker shipping market continued to be volatile during the first quarter of 2019, but at a higher level than in the corresponding quarter the previous year, said Concordia Maritime.After the sharp rise at the end of 2018, some tanker market segments have now slowed down again…

Occidental Tops Chevron's Bid for Anadarko

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Occidental Petroleum Corp on Wednesday started the first takeover battle for a major oil company in years, offering $38 billion for Anadarko Petroleum Corp, a bid that topped a $33 billion offer by Chevron Corp.Both suitors are offering a premium…

Halliburton Reports Activity Uptick

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Halliburton Co said on Monday a pricing downturn that has plagued the oilfield services sector was bottoming out, as it reported modestly higher activity levels in North America in the first quarter from a year earlier.Oilfield services providers…

Schlumberger Quarterly Profit Slides

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Top oilfield services provider Schlumberger NV reported a 19.8 percent fall in quarterly profit on Thursday, hit by weak demand for its equipment and services from oil producers under pressure to rein in spending.Schlumberger said net income fell to $421 million, or 30 cents per share, in the three

EnQuest to Focus on Cutting Debt as Profits Jump

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North Sea focused oil producer EnQuest on Thursday committed to continue efforts to cut its $1.77 billion debt this year after reporting a jump in full-year profits on the back of increased production.Chief Executive Amjad Bseisu said, "We are committed to further reducing our debt…

DOE Chief Perry: OPEC Bill Could Spike Oil Prices

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The United States needs to be cautious about pending legislation that would allow the Justice Department to sue OPEC and other oil producers over supply cuts because it could result in higher prices in the long term, U.S. Energy Secretary Rick…

Partial Shutdown of Keystone Oil Pipeline

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A shutdown of a portion of TransCanada Corp's Keystone oil pipeline will last a further "days not weeks," following a leak in Missouri last week, crude producer Cenovus Energy said on Wednesday.Citing a conversation with TransCanada, Cenovus executive vice-president of downstream…

Apache Cuts 2019 Capital Spending

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U.S. oil and gas company Apache Corp said on Thursday it expects to spend much less on exploration and production this year than originally planned, becoming the latest shale producer to cut capital spending amid a fall in crude prices.Apache set a capital budget for oil production of $2.4 billion…

Anadarko Profit Misses as Costs Rise

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Oil and gas producer Anadarko Petroleum Corp on Tuesday reported a fourth-quarter profit that missed analysts' estimates by a wide margin, as it spent more on its projects in West Texas and northeast Colorado.Oil producers, betting on a recovery in oil prices since their slump in 2014…

US Shale Lifts Exxon, Chevron Profits

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Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp, two of the world's largest oil producers, on Friday posted improved quarterly earnings that benefited from double-digit percentage increases in production from the top U.S. shale field.Shares of both companies rose about 3 percent.The two U.S.

Oil Falls as U.S. Adds New Rigs, China Weakness

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Oil fell nearly 2 percent on Monday after U.S. companies added rigs for the first time this year, a signal that crude output may rise further, but the price is still on course for its strongest January gain for 14 years.Further weighing on oil markets…

Russia's 2018 Oil Output Tops Record

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Russian oil production rose to a post-Soviet record high of 11.16 million barrels per day (bpd) last year on an annual average basis, data from its energy ministry showed on Wednesday.The total surpassed the previous annual record average of…

Oil Prices Sink to Lowest in a Year as Stock Markets Fall

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Oil prices fell about 3 percent on Thursday, hitting their lowest in more than a year on worries about oversupply and the outlook for energy demand as a U.S. interest rate rise knocked stock markets.Brent crude futures fell $1.53 to $55.71 a barrel, a 2.7 percent loss, by 10:55 a.m. EST (1555 GMT).

Oil Dives on Fears of Glut, Global Economic Slowdown

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Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday after reports of swelling inventories and forecasts that record U.S. and Russian output will hit a market that may see weaker demand if global growth deteriorates as many expect.U.S. crude oil fell $2.78, or 5.5 percent to trade at $47.10 a barrel by 11:44 a.m.

Oil Rallies but Oversupply, Economic Growth Weigh

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Oil prices rose on Monday after a key Middle East oil minister suggested the market was rebalancing, but investor sentiment remained under pressure from oversupply and concern over the prospects for global economic growth and fuel demand.Brent…

Hunting Expects Oil Producers to Defer Projects

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British oilfield services company Hunting Plc expects oil and gas producers to defer some projects as a recent decline in crude prices could hit their short-term budgets, it said on Monday.Oilfield service companies, including U.S.-based Schlumberger…

Oil Slips 2 Percent

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Oil prices dropped about 2 percent on Friday, weighed down by a falling U.S. stock market, while weak economic data from China pointed to lower fuel demand in the world's biggest oil importer.Brent crude futures for February delivery fell $1.16 to $60.29 a barrel, a 1.9 percent loss, by 1:15 p.m.