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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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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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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Suncor Energy to layoff up to 15% of workforce

Suncor Energy has announced plans to cut its workforce by up to 15% over the next 18 months, after crude oil demand has been reduced by the coronavirus pandemic, Kallanish Energy reports. The company, with headquarters in Calgary, Alberta, said 5% of the workers will be cut in six months and another 10% to 15%

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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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Chevron closes merger deal with Noble Energy

Chevron Corp. on Monday announced the closing of its acquisition of Noble Energy, Kallanish Energy reports. The closure came after Noble Energy shareholders had approved the $13 billion deal in a Friday vote. “We are pleased to welcome Noble Energy employees and shareholders to Chevron. Noble’s high-quality assets complement Chevron’s advantaged upstream portfolio and the

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Devon, BKV close on Barnett asset sale

Devon Energy has completed on its $830 million sale of its Barnett Shale assets in North Texas to a subsidiary of Banpu Kalnin Ventures, Kallanish Energy reports. The deal marks Devon Energy’s exit from the Barnett Shale. The deal was signed with BKV Barnett LLC. The transaction had been announced last December and was revised last

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Solar dominates Maine’s renewables procurement

Solar projects dominated Maine’s largest renewables procurement, Kallanish Energy reports. Solar will provide about 482 megawatts of the 546 megawatts of projects approved for long-term energy projects earlier this week by the Maine Public Utilities Commission. The commission approved 17 projects including solar, onshore wind, hydro and biomass. They were the first to win approval

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Palladium, Inverdale form new solar JV

Palladium Energy LLC and Inverdale Energy Partners have formed a joint venture to develop 500 megawatts of utility-scale solar and solar storage across the United States, Kallanish Energy reports. That is the initial development portfolio. The JV is known as Palladium Energy Development LLC. The companies did not detail plans for the initial solar development. “This

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Entergy sets net-zero carbon goal by 2050

Entergy Corp. has announced that is accelerating its climate action goals with a plan to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, Kallanish Energy reports. The Louisiana-based utility also reaffirmed its commitments to grid reliability and affordability for customers. That new goal is “another major step forward,” said Leo Denault, Entergy’s chairman of the board and

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Ohio AG files suit to block nuclear bailout payments

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is seeking to keep the owner of two nuclear power plants in Ohio from getting $1.3 billion in bailout money in what has become the largest bribery scandal in state history, Kallanish Energy reports. Yost on Wednesday filed a lawsuit in Franklin County Common Pleas Court to keep Energy Harbor

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Total to convert crude refinery to produce biofuels

French energy major Total announced on Thursday it will convert its Grandpuits crude oil refinery to produce renewable diesel and bioplastics, Kallanish Energy reports. Killing two birds with one stone, Total will shut down its crude refinery after a structural problem with a key pipeline reduced its operational rate to 70% of capacity. To resume

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