Citgo secures $1.2B in long-term financing

 U.S. refiner Citgo Petroleum said last week it received $1.2 billion in financing via a five-year Term Loan B, with participation from roughly 35 financial institutions. As part of the transaction, Citgo’s $320 million accounts receivable securitization facility and $900 million revolver, with maturities in May and July, 2019, respectively, were retired, Kallanish Energy reports. “The significant interest in

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Bankruptcy judge approves Dip loan for PG&E

Bankrupt California power provider PG&E Corp. won court approval last week for a $5.5 billion loan to help maintain electricity and natural gas delivery and for investments to reduce the risk of wildfires as it reorganizes. The financing will comprise a $3.5 billion revolving credit facility, a $1.5 billion term loan and a $500 million

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WTI, Brent crudes shrug off Trump’s Opec tweet

Oil prices settled roughly flat Thursday, recovering from the day’s worst losses that came shortly after President Trump called for Opec to boost crude production to lower prices. “Very important that OPEC increase the flow of Oil. World Markets are fragile, price of Oil getting too high. Thank you!” Trump tweeted. Futures hit a session low immediately

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TransAlta shareholder intends to offer dissident board candidates

Power giant TransAlta Corp. said this week it’s received notice investment firm Mangrove Partners intends to nominate five candidates for election to the company’s board. Election of directors will take place at TransAlta’s upcoming annual and special shareholders’ meeting on April 16, Kallanish Energy reports. Mangrove owns 7.1% of Calgary-based TransAlta, while its associated investor,

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Group takes oil refinery fight to North Dakota’s high court

An environmental group is taking its battle against an oil refinery being developed near Theodore Roosevelt National Park to the North Dakota Supreme Court. The National Parks Conservation Association (Npca) argued in its filing an air quality permit issued by the state Health Department for the $800 million Davis Refinery and upheld by a state

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Allete closes $270M sale of U.S. Water Services

Minnesota-based energy company Allete said Wednesday it’s closed the $270 million sale of U.S. Water Services to Kurita Water Industries Ltd., a Japan-based water-management company. U.S. Water is an integrated water-solutions company which serves roughly 5,000 customers by optimizing system performance, reducing water and energy use, and improving efficiency. It was acquired by Allete in 2015, Kallanish Energy

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Activity stops at Venezuela’s main oil port after blackout

Venezuela’s main oil port of Jose, operated by state-run oil giant Pdvsa, was virtually shut down following a massive power blackout Monday, two oil industry workers and a union leader close to the facility told Reuters. The most recent oil shipment for export, on very large crude carrier Dragon, chartered by Russia’s Rosneft, left the

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Crudes rise as supply cuts overcome economic worry

Crude oil rose sharply Tuesday as Opec+ supply cuts and expectations of lower U.S. inventories outweighed concern about weaker demand due to a potential worldwide economic slowdown. Brent crude was up 70 cents at $67.89 a barrel, not far from its 2019 high of $68.69/Bbl hit on March 21, Kallanish Energy reports. U.S. West Texas

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Tallgrass Energy promotes Moler to president

Midstreamer Tallgrass Energy this week announced the promotion of chief operating officer Bill Moler to president, effective immediately. The Kansas-based company said David G. Dehaemers Jr. remains CEO and Moler will retain his current COO title, Kallanish Energy reports. “I’m delighted to announce Bill’s ascent to President, a move that recognizes his increasingly vital role

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Crude oil prices mixed after hitting new 2019 highs

Crude oil prices were little changed Tuesday after hitting 2019 highs earlier in the day, maintaining strength on expectations Opec+ will continue its production cuts. U.S. oil prices have risen 9% in the last six weeks, as the Opec+ supply cuts are now expected to continue through the rest of 2019. Opec+ representatives this week

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Crude rises, supported by Opec supply cuts

Crude oil prices rose Monday, supported by the possibility of a longer-than-expected Opec+ crude supply cut and indications of inventory declines at Cushing, Oklahoma. Representatives of Opec+, the amalgamation of most Opec members along with a number of non-Opec producer-countries led by Russia, met in Azerbaijan to monitor their crude supply reduction deal. They said

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