China’s worst Covid-19 outbreak since the inaugural flareup in Wuhan is blunting oil demand growth in the world’s largest crude importer, although most major population centers remain unaffected so far.
As the curtain falls on 2021, a year largely dominated by the three Cs – Covid, COP26 and Cambo – we’re seeing strong energy market fundamentals underpinned by high commodity prices which would usually signal greater optimism for the year ahead.
The rapid spread of omicron has yet to dampen road traffic across most of Asia even as it leads to restrictions in parts of Europe, suggesting energy demand in the region may be spared a significant hit.
Petrofac (LON: PFC) has warned that its financial results for 2021 will be impacted by Covid-19 as project schedules and costs take a hit.
Oil & gas and mining companies raised £1.1 billion in new equity in the openings months of 2021, new research has found.
Alex Sibbald of Aberdeen, a retired offshore installation manager, and accomplished sportsman, has died aged 58.
Equinor enjoyed a boost to profits in the third quarter driven by higher oil prices, while seasonally lower winds dented revenues from renewables.
A north-east transport firm is playing its part in the region’s recovery from the pandemic after announcing a £750,000 investment.
Findings from the ECITB’s new Workforce Census suggest the engineering construction industry headcount is on course to return to pre-Covid levels by 2023. But the scale of recovery may not be enough to deliver the volume of engineers needed for net zero and prevent future labour shortages.
Energy giant Shell is considering making vaccines mandatory for certain workers, including those working offshore, according to news reports.
Brunei Shell Petroleum has rolled out measures in an attempt to ward off disruptions to oil and gas production in Brunei following a significant number of Covid-19 infections detected at offshore platforms in the Champion field, the country’s biggest source of hydrocarbons.
From congested streets to deserted highways, traffic conditions across Asia are shedding light on each nation’s battle to contain Covid-19 and maintain economic activity, which in turn affects oil consumption.
Ithaca Energy’s oil find at Fotla has been described as a “ray of light” for UK exploration, in what has otherwise been a tough year.
The Scottish Government’s digital vaccine passport delay is jeopardising the livelihoods of oil and gas workers, a north-east MSP has said.
North Sea operator Perenco UK took losses of £101.7million as the impacts of Covid and the drop in oil and gas prices took effect.
Brunei Shell Petroleum has implemented a business continuity plan (BCP) to help limit the spread of Covid-19 in Brunei and maintain upstream production in the Southeast Asian nation.
Brunei’s oil and gas sector has been reporting an increasing number of Covid-19 cases following 22 new infections that were linked to the Shell-operated Champion 7 offshore oilfield cluster.
Oil slumped below $65 a barrel to the lowest level since May as the US Federal Reserve signalled it was set to start tapering asset purchases within months, hurting commodities and supporting the dollar.
Nearly 35,000 UK jobs supported by the oil and gas industry have been lost in the last year as Covid and volatile prices struck, according to a landmark new report.
Navigating Covid restrictions, dodging other energy calendar fixtures and even working around the Houston Texans football team has allowed OTC in Houston to finally get underway this month.
Centrica has removed 16 workers from its Rough platform in the North Sea following a positive Covid case.
Inpex will delay a final investment decision (FID) for its proposed Abadi liquefied natural gas (LNG) development in the Masela Block offshore Indonesia as survey work has been disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic and design adjustments may be needed due to climate change.
Oil steadied near a three-week low as the rapid global spread of the delta virus variant prompted a reassessment of the demand outlook.
International trade during the pandemic has been something of a double-edged sword for many oil and gas firms.
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