User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Oil Exploration
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Chevron Ready to Resume Oil Output in Wafra if Saudis, Kuwaitis Agree 19.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Chevron stands ready to restart pumping oil in a field shared by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait once the countries settle a dispute over environmental licenses, the company said Friday.
Oil Prices Could Fall Further on Rising U.S. Oil Supplies, OPEC Says 19.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
Rising crude oil inventories and increased output in the U.S. could push oil prices down in the coming weeks, an internal OPEC report said Thursday.
Saudi Arabia: Five reasons why Gulf kingdom matters to the West 15.10.2018 BBC: World
As relations are tested after the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, what is at stake?
What is fracking and why is it controversial? 15.10.2018 BBC: Front Page
Companies say shale gas could be recoverable from underneath parts of the UK, but why is drilling for it controversial?
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Fracking to start in Lancashire as legal challenge fails 13.10.2018 BBC: Science
Fracking for shale gas can go ahead for first time in the UK since it was linked to earthquakes in 2011.
US shares suffer sharpest drop in months 11.10.2018 BBC News - US & Canada
The technology-based Nasdaq index falls 4% and S&P 500 marks biggest one-day fall since early February.
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The Hottest Oil Trade Is No Longer in Texas 9.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
The Bakken, which stretches from Montana to North Dakota, had long been considered by some in the energy industry to be played out. Now the region is experiencing a comeback, luring investors as crude prices have surged.
Italy's Eni to Take Control of BP's Libya Assets Despite Insecurity 9.10.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Eni has agreed to acquire a controlling stake in BP’s assets in Libya and plans to resume oil exploration there, the Italian energy giant said Monday.
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Gold, rabbits and crypto: Venezuela's strange economic plans 3.10.2018 BBC: Business
The government in Caracas has not been short of creative approaches to tackle the country's economic crisis.
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How BlackRock Rules the World 27.9.2018 American Prospect
(Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP) BlackRock CEO Larry Fink speaks during a panel session at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on January 25, 2018. A new pecking order has emerged on Wall Street. Big banks remain powerful and incredibly profitable—quarterly income has hit record levels throughout 2018, largely due to benefits from the tax cuts. But a decade of financial crisis, regulatory pressures, and (most important) new investing trends has transferred power to a few dominant asset management firms. As more Americans plow retirement savings into passive funds, the buy side has overtaken the sell side . Buoyed by an index fund collection called iShares that it purchased from Barclays, BlackRock is the world’s largest asset manager, with $6.3 trillion of other people’s money under its control. BlackRock’s Aladdin risk-management system , a software tool that can track and analyze trading, monitors a whopping $18 trillion in assets for 200 financial firms; even the Federal Reserve ...
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OPEC Sees Competition With U.S. Shale Oil Subsiding After 2023 23.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
U.S. shale oil production will peak by the late 2020s, triggering renewed demand for OPEC crude after an expected decline and stagnation, the oil cartel said.
Oil Giants Use Size to Overcome Fracking Challenges 20.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Shale drilling, once the province of small, scrappy operators, faces challenges including pipeline bottlenecks and rising costs. Now oil giants are using their size to tackle those problems.
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Tougher laws on pipeline protests face test in Louisiana 19.9.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: News
A number of states are making it harder to protest the construction of oil and gas pipelines. Recent felony arrests in Louisiana could be a test case for these tougher new laws.
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A Senate Barnburner in Farm Country 8.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
North Dakota’s tossup election may turn on trade, conservative values, and how much the state wants to embrace Donald Trump.
Flood of Sand Points to Shakeout for Shale Suppliers 4.9.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Two years ago, many investors had the same idea: Tapping the dunes of the West Texas desert to supply shale drillers with the sand they use in fracking. Now, around 20 sand mines are set to be active in the Permian Basin by year’s end, and some fear not all the startups can survive.
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Colorado Voters to Weigh Sharp Limits on Drilling 30.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Colorado voters in November will consider banning oil and gas drilling within 2,500 feet of homes, businesses and many green spaces, a move that would effectively prohibit it in most of the state.
In America's Hottest Drilling Spot, Vast Volumes of Gas Go Up in Smoke 29.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Roughly $1 million worth of natural gas extracted in the Permian Basin goes to waste each day, as shale drillers end up having to burn a byproduct that they don't have enough pipeline or storage capacity to take to market.
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Can Venezuela halt hyperinflation? 21.8.2018 BBC: Business
Experts doubt that lopping five zeroes off the currency will solve its economic woes anytime soon.
Trump administration says conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for U.S. 19.8.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
Conserving oil is no longer an economic imperative for the U.S., the Trump administration declares in a major new policy statement that threatens to undermine decades of government campaigns for gas-thrifty cars and other conservation programs.
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Revival of Sanctions Delay China, Russia Oil-Field Deals in Iran 8.8.2018 Wall St. Journal: World
China, Russia and India say they will continue to buy petroleum from Iran, despite U.S. sanctions that would prohibit those sales. But they’re having problems making investments in Iran’s oil fields.
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