Sinopec eyes hydrogen supply chain push

China’s Sinopec is said to be ready to push development and investments towards the hydrogen supply chain, seeking leadership in future energy sources, Kallanish Energy reports. The giant oil refiner reportedly said on Thursday, during its earnings call, that it would “reallocate some of our resources all along the hydrogen chain.” The strategy is “a

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China’s gas demand to grow 10% this winter

Chinese demand for natural gas is expected to grow by 10% year-on-year this winter, as a Covid-19 recovery spurs higher residential and industrial consumption, state oil companies said on Thursday. Presenting at a gas seminar in Beijing, the companies said demand during the 2020/21 peak winter season is estimated at 148 billion cubic meters (Bcm),

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Sinopec posts $3.64 billion net profit in Q3

China’s Sinopec reported a net profit attributable to shareholders of 24.45 billion yuan ($3.64 billion) during the third quarter, while boosting natural gas sales and maintaining production levels, Kallanish Energy reports. The company said in its financial statement net profit was down 44.7% compared to the 44.22 billion yuan ($6.6 billion) recorded a year ago,

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Novatek’s Q3 natgas production up 4.5%

Russia’s largest independent gas producer, Novatek, saw its production rise 4.5% year-on-year during the third quarter of 2020, despite a slight decline in total sales volumes, Kallanish Energy reports. The company said in its Q3 results that total gas production reached 19.13 billion cubic meters (Bcm) in the July-September quarter, up from 18.31 Bcm a

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Equinor posts $2.12B loss in Q3

Norway’s Equinor posted on Thursday a net loss of $2.12 billion in the third quarter of 2020, hit by weak hydrocarbon prices but, mostly, impairment charges due to reduced future price assumptions. The company’s net income was 92% lower than the same period last year at $1.11 billion, as it recorded impairment charges of $2.93

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Shell starts its new ‘era’ raising dividends

Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday it is starting a new era of dividend growth, as it announced a portfolio reshape to meet cleaner energy needs, Kallanish Energy reports. The supermajor decided to raise its dividend by 4% to 16.65 cents in the third quarter and annually thereafter. In April, it had slashed the payout by

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ConocoPhillips reports 3Q net loss of $450M

ConocoPhillips has reported a third quarter 2020 net loss of $450 million or 42 cents per share, Kallanish Energy reports. That compares to 3Q 2019 net earnings of $3.1 billion or $2.74 per share. Third quarter 2020 adjusted earnings were a loss of $300 million or 31 cents a share, compared with 3Q 2019 adjusted

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Six contractors hired to build Keystone XL in US

TC Energy on Thursday awarded more than $1.6 billion in contracts to six major American contractors to build more than 800 miles of the now-stalled Keystone XL Pipeline in three states in 2021, Kallanish Energy reports. The six companies will be responsible for hiring more than 7,000 union workers. The companies are Barnard Pipeline of

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Antero Resources reports 3Q net loss of $536M

Antero Resources reported a net loss of $536 million or $1.99 per diluted share in the third quarter 202, Kallanish Energy reports. That compares to a net loss of $879 million or $2.86 per share in the 3Q 2019. The loss was driven by a $749 million unrealized commodity hedge fair value loss as a

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Engie appoints Catherine MacGregor as new CEO

French energy company Engie appointed on Monday Catherine MacGregor as its new chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2021, Kallanish Energy reports. MacGregor’s “industrial and international track record” will contribute towards the achievement of its strategic objectives that were laid out in July this year, Engie said in a statement. This strategy included a refocus

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Eden Renewables secures new 1.35 GW Indian solar project

The renewables joint venture between EDF Energy and Total has secured a contract for the development of three solar firms in India, Kallanish Energy reports. Eden Renewables, jointly owned by EDF Renewables and Total Eren, announced last Thursday it had been selected for the three solar photovoltaic (PV) projects for a total of 1.35 gigawatts

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Petrobras may need new bidding for LNG terminal lease

Brazilian state-run oil company Petrobras may have to start a new bidding process for the lease of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal in Bahia, Kallanish Energy reports. The company said late last week it opened bids from three companies: bp, Compass Gas e Energia and Golar Power. Only one commercial proposal was received,

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Vietnam clears ExxonMobil’s $5B LNG-to-power project

Vietnam has given ExxonMobil the green lights to proceed with the massive LNG-to-power project, estimated to cost $5.09 billion, Kallanish Energy reports. The northern port city said last week authorities have approved the development, which includes power plants and an import terminal. The statement follows on a previous welcome statement by the Vietnamese government in

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Energy transition poses credit risks to NOCs: Moody’s

National oil companies (NOC) are less prepared for the energy transition than their counterparts in the private sector, which increases their credit risks, Moody’s said Monday. According to a new report by Moody’s Investors Services, the energy transition poses varying degrees of credit risk to the world’s largest NOCs. Those in oil importing countries, where

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XOM to reduce European workforce by 1,600

ExxonMobil said Monday it will cut up to 1,600 jobs in its European affiliates by the end of 2021, Kallanish Energy reports. The move is part of a global review aimed at improving efficiency and reducing costs, through reorganizations and work-processes changes. But reflects the increased “urgency” in ongoing efficiency work due to the demand

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