Shell received a refund from the UK Government of around $100 million in 2020, according to new figures.
Oil fell after OPEC+ decided to increase output from next month and coronavirus cases in India surged, potentially sapping demand in the world’s third-biggest importer.
Oil surged above $71 a barrel in Asian trading after Saudi Arabia said the world’s largest crude terminal was attacked, although output appeared to be unaffected after the missiles and drones were intercepted.
From trading houses in Geneva to Wall Street banks, much of the oil world agrees that global markets could use some more barrels. The big question is whether OPEC+ will provide enough of them.
Police Scotland has been offered use of an idle oil rig in order to train against a recent wave of protests in the North Sea.
Brent oil resumed gains as the market assessed the fallout from the big freeze across Texas, with Goldman Sachs Group Inc. predicting prices will advance into the $70s in coming months.
Brent oil traded near $65 a barrel as a cold blast that’s taken out almost 40% of US crude production morphed into a global supply shock.
Brent oil edged higher in Asia after closing at the highest in almost 13 months as a deepening energy crisis in the US disrupted crude production and forced the shutdown of some of the nation’s biggest refineries.
Oil rose toward $60 a barrel on expectations OPEC+ is committed to restraining global supplies even as the demand outlook improves.
Shell snapped up the largest amount of North Sea oil in over a decade during the market’s main trading window for physical cargoes, underpinning signs of sharply tightening supplies.
Oil dropped the most in two weeks with OPEC+ yet to resolve an impasse on whether to keep raising production at a time when the pandemic threatens demand.
Oil climbed as the UK is poised to grant regulatory approval to another Covid-19 vaccine and as the US passed its stimulus bill into law.
A top petro-economist said today that the Covid-19 mutation had left an “open question” about the direction of Brent crude prices in the coming weeks.
Oil fell after posting a seventh weekly gain on concern a mutation of Covid-19 discovered in the U.K. could speed transmission of the virus and lead to more lockdowns.
North Sea operators would like “more evidence” that the $50 Brent oil price is here to stay before greenlighting long-term investments.
Oil in London climbed above $50 a barrel for the first time since the pandemic ground the global economy to a halt in a remarkable rally that few predicted would happen this soon.
Brent crude neared $50 per barrel this morning after the Opec cartel and its allies agreed to a more gradual easing of production cuts next month.
Frustrated UAE representatives are sending subtle but strong signals that they may be the first in the OPEC+ oil producers group to break free and go it alone.
Oil kept rising after closing at a eight-month high on increasing optimism that recent Covid-19 vaccine breakthroughs will lead to a swift recovery in global energy demand next year.
Key questions on oil decommissioning and its impact on the marine environment could take “years to answer” according to a leading researcher.
Oil extended gains after closing at the highest level since August on signs Covid-19 vaccines could be rolled out within weeks and as the start of the U.S. presidential transition process aided markets in general.
Oil extended its gain with investors weighing news of another Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough as OPEC+ moved closer to delaying a planned easing of output cuts.
Oil in London jumped by the most since June as Pfizer Inc. reported a potential Covid-19 vaccine breakthrough.
Gold fell with copper and oil pared gains as tight races in battleground states in the U.S. election shook traders’ initial faith in a decisive outcome, raising the prospect of a prolonged wait for the final result.
Oil kicked off what promises to be a turbulent week of trading by plunging to a five-month low as a continued increase in Libyan crude production coincided with a wave of new virus-lockdown measures in Europe.