Progress toward an Iranian nuclear deal has thrown the spotlight onto a sizeable cache of crude held by Tehran that could be swiftly dispatched to buyers in the event an agreement gets hammered out.
Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation is set to issue a notice that it will join the new operating company for the Sakhalin-2 LNG export complex in the Russian Far East, reported Nikkei Asia.
Aker Energy has six weeks to submit a plan of development for its Pecan project, offshore Ghana, while facing challenges over Russian Lukoil's involvement.
The US has imposed sanctions on three high ranking Liberian officials, including the managing director of the National Ports Authority (NPA).
Russia stepped up the use of energy as a weapon by further cutting natural gas shipments via its biggest pipeline to Europe, prompting Germany to accuse the Kremlin of trying to drive up prices.
Fitch Ratings has increased its oil and gas price forecast, indicating increased pressure on the European market driven by strong demand.
The US has no immediate way to slash the price Americans are paying for gasoline, and is considering other proposals such as trying to set a lower price for sale of Russian crude, President Joe Biden said.
European Union leaders agreed to pursue a partial ban on Russian oil, paving the way for a sixth package of sanctions to punish Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin, for the invasion of Ukraine.
China is seeking to replenish its strategic crude stockpiles with cheap Russian oil, a sign Beijing is strengthening its energy ties with Moscow just as Europe works toward banning imports due to the war in Ukraine.
Germany said Russia is using energy as a “weapon” after Moscow reduced natural gas supplies in retaliation for Europe’s penalties over the war in Ukraine.
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said it would take time to phase out imports of Russian oil, hours after he joined other Group of Seven leaders to impose a ban on crude over the Kremlin’s invasion of Ukraine.
India is trying to get deeper discounts on Russian oil to compensate for the risk of dealing with the OPEC+ producer as other buyers turn away, according to people with knowledge of the matter.
The UK Government has blocked access for Russia to Britain’s professional services exports.
The European Union plans to ban Russian crude oil over the next six months and refined fuels by the end of the year as part of a sixth round of sanctions to increase pressure on Vladimir Putin over his invasion of Ukraine.
Before any discussion of how the invasion of Ukraine by Russia is impacting our sector, we must first acknowledge the devastating effects on the people of Ukraine of the indiscriminate shelling of civilian targets, the war crimes being perpetrated by Russian troops and the massive displacement of the population both within and beyond Ukraine, which is something most of us have never seen in Europe in our lifetimes, as well as the enormous courage and resilience of the Ukrainian nation.
CNOOC has brushed aside recent media reports that the firm is considering withdrawing from oilfield investments in the UK North Sea, the US and Canada.
Italian energy giant Eni is preparing to open ruble accounts at Gazprombank JSC, allowing it to potentially comply with Russian demands that gas must be paid for in local currency, according to people familiar with the matter.
ExxonMobil said Wednesday that it has declared force majeure for its Sakhalin-1 operations in Far East Russia after it became too difficult to ship crude oil due to sanctions, reported Reuters.
TotalEnergies took a $4.1 billion write-down on its flagship Russian gas project and indicated that it may belatedly join its peers in pulling back from the country two months after the invasion of Ukraine.
Cnooc Ltd jumped as much as 44% in its first day of trading in Shanghai as mainland investors leaped at the chance for exposure to soaring oil and gas prices.
US president Joe Biden has told Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi that increasing oil imports from Russia is not in India’s interest.
China’s top liquefied natural gas (LNG) importers are cautiously looking to purchase additional Russian shipments that have been shunned by the market in a bid to take advantage of cheap prices.
About 650,000 barrels per day (b/d) of Russian crude oil are to be relocated from advanced economies, and the solution could be ‘crude swapping’, says Wood Mackenzie. Significantly, Russia’s key market China not shoring up large volumes yet.
The company behind the low-cost district heating scheme in Aberdeen is to terminate its contract with Russian state-owned Gazprom.
The UK has imposed sanctions on the chief executives of Russian energy giants Rosneft and Gazprom.