Wood to sell nuclear business for $302M to cut debt

Wood Plc has agreed to sell its nuclear business for 250 million pounds ($302 million), as it cuts debt associated with the 2017 acquisition of Amec Foster Wheeler and a prolonged oil-price slump, Kallanish Energy reports. The Scottish engineering and services business will sell the unit to a subsidiary of Jacobs Engineering Group. The deal

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U.S. Breaks Records to Become Global Leader in Oil and Natural Gas Production

The U.S. energy revolution that’s taken place since 2000 catapulted the country to become the global leader in petroleum, including oil, and natural gas production in 2018, according to a recent report from the Energy Information Administration: “Last year’s increase in the United States was one of the largest absolute petroleum and natural gas production

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Annual US refinery runs projected to fall for 1st time in decade

U.S. gross inputs to refineries, aka, refinery runs, have increased each year since 2009, most recently reaching a record high of 17.3 million barrels per day (Mmbpd) in 2018, Kallanish Energy reports. However, based on its monthly refinery run data through May and forecast for the remainder of 2019, the U.S. Energy Information Administration expects

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Citgo selects Carlos E. Jorda as CEO

Citgo Petroleum’s board has selected Carlos E. Jorda as its chief executive, selecting a veteran refinery expert and native Venezuelan to run a company facing legal attacks and working under U.S. sanctions against its parent, Petroleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa). Citgo severed ties with Pdvsa earlier this year after President Trump levied sanctions on the state-run company and

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Tribal leaders request hearing concerning Dapl

South Dakota tribal leaders are requesting a public hearing in North Dakota about a proposed increase in crude oil carried by the Dakota Access Pipeline (Dapl), Kallanish Energy reports.  Energy Transfer Partners plans to expand the pipeline’s capacity from more than 500,000 barrels per day, to as much as 1.1 million barrels per day (Mmbpd)

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Oil plummets on fears of global slowdown

Crude oil prices fell more than 4.3% Wednesday, to a seven-month low, extending recent heavy losses following a surprise build in U.S. crude stockpiles and fears demand will shrink due to Washington’s growing trade war with Beijing. Brent crude futures dropped 4.4%, to $56.35 a barrel, a seven-month low. Prices have lost more than 20%

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Crude oil falls as US-China trade tensions impact

Crude oil prices fell slightly Tuesday, with Brent crude remaining near seven-month lows just below $60 a barrel due to growing trade tensions between China and the U.S., Kallanish Energy reports President Trump is vowing to impose new tariffs on Chinese imports, and China is retaliating by making further moves against U.S. agricultural purchases. The

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Caliber buys Bakken assets from American Midstream

Caliber Midstream Holdings said Tuesday it’s acquired Bakken assets in North Dakota from American Midstream Partners for an undisclosed price, Kallanish Energy reports. The purchase expands Caliber’s crude oil gathering and transportation service lines and widens Caliber’s area of operations within McKenzie County, North Dakota. The acquired assets include a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission-regulated crude

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EIA: Crude production inches up in US

In the Energy Information Administration’s newly released Drilling Productivity Report, it projects crude oil production in the U.S.’s most productive unconventional basins in the lower 48 states is projected to rise roughly 0.5% from July to August, according to Kallanish Energy. Overall production is expected to rise 49,000 barrels per day from 8.50 million barrels

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U.S. Crude Oil Production Reaches Another Milestone

On the heels of news in April that Texas and New Mexico’s Permian Basin is the highest producing oilfield in the word, we now know that the United States hit another record that same month, thanks in large part to production in that region. U.S. crude oil production reached 12.2 million barrels per day in

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Wti crude climbs $1/Bbl in 2020: Steo

West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices will average $62 a barrel in the second half of 2019, and $63/Bbl in 2020, the Energy Information Administration projects in the just-released Short-Term Energy Outlook (Steo), Kallanish Energy reports. EIA’s forecast WTI price of $63/Bbl for December 2019, should be considered in the context of Nymex WTI futures and options

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Working-rig total slips slightly

The number of rigs working onshore in the Lower 48 U.S. states dipped slightly last week, the fourth week in the last five where the working-rig total has fallen, data from Baker Hughes, a GE company, reveals. For the five-day period ended July 3 (two days shorter than normal due to the Fourth of July

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Working-rig count up by one: Baker Hughes

The number of rigs working in the Lower 48 U.S. states last week rose by a single rig following three consecutive weeks of falling numbers, data from Baker Hughes, a GE company reveals. For the week ended June 28, 931 rigs were working in the Lower 48, up a lone rig from one week earlier,

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Chisholm O&G, Gastar Exploration merging

A pair of independent producers, Chisholm Oil and Gas of Oklahoma, and Gastar Exploration of Houston, which exited Chapter 11 just five months ago, announced Wednesday they’re merging, Kallanish Energy reports. No pricetag was placed on the deal. The combined company, which will operate under the name Chisholm Oil and Gas and be headquartered in Oklahoma,

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Crude oil settles down as US Fed holds rates steady

Crude oil prices were little changed Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said the central bank will hold interest rates steady, Kallanish Energy reports. Brent crude futures were down 29 cents, or 0.47%, to $61.85 a barrel. U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude settled down 14 cents, or 0.3%, to $53.76/Bbl. Government data showed U.S. crude inventories fell

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