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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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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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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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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Chesapeake, FERC in fight over pipeline contracts

Chesapeake Energy wants to terminate a $300 million pipeline contract in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, Kallanish Energy reports. That request has been opposed by pipeline giant Texas-based Energy Transfer. Now the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is supporting Energy Transfer and is getting involved in the ongoing legal fight, Reuters reported. FERC has argued in

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Pa. charges Cabot with 15 environmental violations

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Monday announced that a state grand jury has charged Cabot Oil & Gas in connection with 15 environmental crimes in northeast Pennsylvania, Kallanish Energy reports. The company was charged with seven counts of prohibition against discharge of industrial wastes, seven counts of prohibition against other pollutions, and one count

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US rig count drops an additional 17 rigs: BH

The number of drilling rigs in the United States continued to plummet, Kallanish Energy reports. The total dropped by 17 in the count released last Friday by Baker Hughes, the Texas-based well services company. There were 301 rigs at work in the U.S., down from 318 on May 22. A year ago, there were 984 rigs at work. That

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Appeals court blocks Keystone XL construction

A federal appeals court has refused to lift the ruling of a Montana federal judge that blocks construction on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That ruling could add a new delay for the $8 billion pipeline project from western Canada to the U.S. Midwest, Kallanish Energy reports. TC Energy, the Canadian company behind the pipeline,

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Williams to add solar to gas processing, pipelines

U.S. pipeline operator Williams plans to add solar power at natural gas-processing plants and natural gas pipeline facilities in nine states, Kallanish Energy reports. The move is made possible by generous federal and state tax credits, the Oklahoma-based company said. The company plans to add mini-solar farms ranging in size from 1 megawatt to 40

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FID postponed on $6B Ohio ethane cracker

A final investment decision on a proposed $6 billion ethane cracker complex in eastern Ohio has been postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, Kallanish Energy reports. That announcement came from PTT Global Chemical America in a May 20 report in The Nation, an English-language newspaper in Bangkok, Thailand. That report was tracked down

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BP America taps David Lawler as new chief

David C. Lawler is adding to his titles at BP America, Kallanish Energy reports He is currently the CEO of BPX Energy and will become chairman and president of BP America on July 1, succeeding retiring Susan Dio. He will remain as CEO of BPX Energy. “Beyond a track record of delivering strong safety, environmental

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North Dakota regulators approve DAPL expansion

The North Dakota Public Service Commission this week voted 3-0 to approve the proposed expansion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL), which involves building a pump station in Emmons County to help push up to twice as much crude oil through the line daily. Pipeline owner-developer Energy Transfer plans to begin construction on the facility this

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Woodside writing-down Western Canada investments

A partner in the proposed Kitimat LNG project on the British Columbia coast said it will record a $720 million after-tax writedown on its investments in Western Canada, Kallanish Energy learns. Australia-based Woodside Petroleum said the charge against 2019 earnings reflects uncertainty in timing of when it will be able to develop its natural gas fields

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Outside activists threatening energy industry: CEA

Well-funded, out-of-state activists are threatening Oklahoma’s oil and gas resources and pipeline network, a consumer energy group warned in a recent report, CNHI News Service reported. Consumer Energy Alliance officials said the Sierra Club, Earthjustice and Food & Water Watch have operations in Oklahoma or members who are working to halt production in the state.

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