BP sells petchem unit to Ineos for $5B

British giants BP and Ineos announced on Monday a $5 billion global petrochemical deal, covering 14 manufacturing plants across Europe, Asia, and the U.S., Kallanish Energy reports. BP’s departing chief financial officer Brian Gilvary stroke the sale of BP’s petrochemical unit to Ineos – an achievement that concludes BP’s $15 billion divestment target a year

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CNOOC makes major discovery offshore China

China’s oil and gas company CNOOC announced on Monday a “significant” oil and gas condensate discovery off the South China Sea, Kallanish Energy reports. The discovery of Huizhou 26-6 in the eastern South China Sea is set to become the first mid-to-large sized field in the shallow waters of Pearl River Mouth Basin. The well-encountered

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US gas storage build exceed expectations

U.S. natural gas storage build surpassed expectations rising by 120 billion cubic feet (Bcf) in the week ending June 19, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The latest estimates, covering the week of 12-19 June, pointed to a storage level of 3,012 Bcf. The volume is 32.5% higher than the same

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Exmar readies to dispute YPF’s force majeure notice

Belgium shipping company Exmar is considering the best way to defend its interests in a dispute with Argentina’s YPF, Kallanish Energy reports. The company said last week it received notification of force majeure from YPF under the Charter Agreement and Services Agreement they hold for the Tango FLNG barge. Exmar said the move is “unlawful,” and

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Gazprom, CNPC discuss extra 6 Bcm/y gas supplies

Russian gas giant Gazprom is negotiating an additional 6 billion cubic meters per year (Bcm/y) of gas supply to China, Kallanish Energy reports. The company is in talks with its partners to increase gas deliveries via the Power of Siberia, CEO Alexey Miller said in an interview published on Gazprom’s website last Friday. If an

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Efficiencies boost natural gas production in US

Natural gas production continues to grow in the United States because production continues to get more efficient, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA report revealed newer wells are boosting production in shale formations across the U.S.  Furthermore, the average new well in the Haynesville, Permian, Eagle Ford, Niobrara and Bakken regions in

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Chesapeake Energy Corp. files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Low oil and gas prices amid the coronavirus pandemic proved to be the final blow for Chesapeake Energy Corp. as it filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy over the weekend, according to The Wall Street Journal. Although Chesapeake is the latest debt-laden oil and gas company to file for bankruptcy, it may not be the last.

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Trump administration allows LNG shipments by rail

The Trump administration has decided to allow rail shipments of liquified natural gas, as court and regulatory battles over pipeline projects have slowed the movement of natural gas to markets, according to the Star Tribune. The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration published the rule last week, permitting rail shipments of the flammable and

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TechnipFMC bags two new contracts from Equinor

UK’s oilfield services company, TechnipFMC, has bagged two new contracts from Norway energy major Equinor, Kallanish Energy reports. The deals are worth up to $189.7 billion and comprise pipelaying and subsea installation for projects in the Norwegian Continental Shelf, Equinor said on Tuesday. It covers the Breidablikk project and a gas import system for the

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BP invests in geospatial analytic firm to monitor methane emissions

BP said on Tuesday it has invested in a geospatial analytics software company, as part of its plan to monitor and reduce methane emissions, Kallanish Energy reports. Through subsidiary BP Ventures, the company injected $5 million in the cloud-based Geospatial Analytics. The investment will enable Geospatial to develop its technology further and scale its application

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Mozambique LNG secures $2.25B from host government

Total-led liquefied natural gas project, Mozambique LNG, has reportedly been offered a five-year, $2.25 billion funding guarantee from the Mozambican government. Partners at the $20 billion onshore project are said to have agreed to the guarantee in lieu of an immediate equity contribution from state-run National Hydrocarbon Company (ENH). The company owns a 15% stake

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US LNG exports to face 40-45 cargo cancellations in August

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters could see the cancellation of an estimated 40-45 cargos for August loading, similar to levels reported for July loadings, Kallanish Energy reports. Citing unnamed sources, Reuters reported earlier this week Cheniere is likely to see 30 cargos canceled, while up to 10 shipments could be canceled from the Freeport

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Snam, investment funds buy 49% stake in Adnoc gas pipeline assets

Italy’s energy infrastructure operator, Snam, has partnered with five international funds to invest in a 49% stake in Adnoc Gas Pipelines, in a deal valuing the Abu Dhabi company in $20.7 billion. The transaction, announced by Adnoc and the other companies on Tuesday, is expected to close in July. Once complete, the newly created subsidiary

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Ohio natural gas shale production drops in first quarter

Ohio’s Utica and Marcellus shale wells produced almost 5% less natural gas in the first quarter of 2020 than was produced during the same quarter a year earlier, according to the Canton Repository. Data from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources shows almost 582 billion cubic feet of natural gas was produced from the beginning

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Pa. Attorney general charges Cabot Oil & Gas for environmental crimes

Pennsylvania Attorney General Joshua David Shapiro is charging Cabot Oil & Gas Company for environmental crimes related to their drilling operations in the Marcellus Shale, according to the Andover Leader. Cabot’s wells in the region are suspected to be the source of migrating gas that has contaminated drinking water and groundwater. Additionally, the company will

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