The steady flow of financing to fossil-fuel companies is posing increasing risks for banks around the world.
Climate change and energy transition, shifting from a linear to a circular economy, rising inequality, balancing economic needs with those of society – these are the unprecedented global challenges we all face. Investors, banks, regulators, as well as consumers and employees, are scrutinising businesses like never before and demanding that we address these challenges.
Investment group EIG is buying a 25% stake in Repsol’s upstream unit for $4.8 billion, with an eye on a potential US IPO in 2026.
Oil companies and environmentalist activists see the same world in wholly differing ways. Rarely is this divide as stark as in discussions around the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP).
Japanese corporates have signed around 90 agreements with African investors at the recently concluded 8th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD) in Tunisia.
An investor in Capricorn Energy has expressed its opposition to the company’s merger plan, describing it as one sided in favour of Tullow Oil.
Neptune Energy has been named in the top 5% of 95,000 companies globally for its ESG performance.
It is a strange time for the oil and gas sector. On the one hand, after years of price weakness, the money is rolling in again as the war in Ukraine and post-Covid disruptions keep prices high.
Indonesia’s Medco Energi (IDX:MEDC) is on the lookout for more merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities in Southeast Asia after successfully buying ConocoPhillips Indonesian assets in a $1.355 billion deal struck last year.
More merger and acquisition (M&A) opportunities are expected to hit the market in Asia Pacific, as international oil companies (IOCs) continue to rationalise their portfolios, and ESG concerns trigger further divestments. This will help to unlock the deal flow in APAC, but potential acquirers could struggle to secure necessary finance without a strong ESG narrative.
There are several hubs around the North Sea which will still be producing in a decade’s time – but 12 of these will be “key” thanks to their production upsides and emissions intensity, according to new research.
Ask an oil company what the problem with the industry is these days and high up on the list will be complaints about a shortage of financing. People point the finger of blame at a variety of related factors such as a new craze for ESG, environmentalists, the government and the left.
“What keeps you up at night?” is the question that North Sea veteran Ray Riddoch recalls being asked by industry regulators.
North Sea operator Neptune Energy has received recognition for its strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance and strategy.
High energy prices have revived interest in Africa’s oil and gas, but financing remains painfully hard to secure, amid ESG uncertainty.
Following a tumultuous two years since the first Covid-19 lockdown in the UK, the now much-changed energy sector remains an attractive proposition for both global investors and trade players. Many of these are looking to get ahead of the curve of the much publicised transition to sustainable energy sources.
The definitions of Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) have been challenged by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, nowhere more so than in the energy sector, where companies have been forced by events to exit Russia abruptly and energy prices have soared to record levels.
Total Eren and Chariot have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to provide solar power to the Tharisa mine.
A new report from law firm CMS finds that 75% of energy companies are considering an acquisition and/or divestment this year, as European energy M&A sees its strongest performance in 15 years.
For many, the Covid pandemic has been a catalyst to press re-set on everything from our social values to health, well-being and sustainability.
Every country is trying to figure out how to create a secure, clean and affordable energy system. So what’s the ideal low carbon energy mix for the UK?
The European Union is planning to allow some natural-gas and nuclear energy projects to be classified as sustainable investments in a proposal that sparked immediate criticism from the Greens.
So, unlike the majority of turkeys, you’ve survived another Christmas of excess; and thoughts are probably returning to those same old clichés and noble ideals.
Now more than ever – in terms of cost and the impact on the environment and ESG reporting – energy management is important to your organisation.
A blanket policy of renewables at the expense of hydrocarbons is “holding back Africa’s development potential”, a white paper from Frontier has warned.