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Oil & Gas

Oil giants win climate suit as judges push for political fix

New York City suffered another setback in its effort to make Exxon Mobil Corp., BP Plc and other energy companies help cover the public costs of dealing with climate change, as a federal appeals court ruled the global problem demands political rather than legal action.

Asia

Thailand’s PTTEP to outperform

Analysts at Macquarie bank believe Thai upstream player PTT Exploration & Production (PTTEP) is set to outperform as it is bolstered by strong crude prices and the mitigation of risk that output will disappoint at Erawan.

Asia

Philippine tycoons jostle for Shell’s Malampaya stake

Philippine business tycoons are eager to buy Shell’s stake in the deep-water Malampaya project. However, any potential suitors for the 45% interest, valued at between $250 million and $300 million by analysts at Rystad Energy, will need to bring strong technical skills to eek more gas out of the aging field.

Oil & Gas

Big oil incurred record loss in 2020 – Rystad

The downturn brought by the Covid-19 pandemic and the accelerating energy transition has created a new reality for the world’s oil and gas industry, whose production will peak lower and earlier than expected before the 2020 market crisis, a Rystad Energy analysis shows.