Almost a week after revealing plans to buy £8 billion worth of US shale assets, BP has yet to convince analysts that the deal with BHP Billiton represents value for money.
Algeria’s energy industry is open for business.
Carl Icahn’s takeover of SandRidge Energy Inc.’s board means the shale gas explorer’s days are likely numbered.
A new UK Government support package for fracking won't give the shale gas industry much momentum, analysts said today.
Shale explorer Cuadrilla has applied for an injunction forbidding trespassing at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire.
The UK Government today unveiled a new package of support measures for shale gas developments, including the creation of a £1.6million fund.
Call it Permian, version 3.0.
Chinese shale gas production will almost double between now and 2020, energy consultancy Wood Mackenzie (Woodmac) has predicted.
Argentina is readying a tender for a $500 million train line that could help unlock the potential of Vaca Muerta, one of the world’s biggest shale plays, Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich said in an interview.
OPEC for the first time is forecasting that new oil supplies from its rivals will exceed growth in demand this year as the U.S. industry thrives.
New conventional oil projects can compete with US shale on value after three years of cost cuts and efficiency drives, an analyst said today.
U.S. shale drillers have locked in higher prices for almost half of the oil they plan to pump this year, with oil hedges climbing above the historical average as producers take advantage of $60 a barrel oil.
As West Texas drillers pump more crude in coming years, they'll have to ship almost all of the increase in the Permian Basin's output to buyers overseas – and most of those exports will pour out of Corpus Christi in South Texas, analysts say.
Short-selling is creeping back into the oil market as fears increase that the U.S. will be awash with oil again.
Shell and private equity firm Blackstone have agreed to make a joint takeover bid for the US shale division of BHP, the world's biggest miner, a news report said.
Total SA’s chief executive officer may be one of the few major oil heads who isn’t salivating over the booming Permian Basin shale oil field.
Oklahoma is tightening its rules for fracking after studying a new cluster of earthquakes in one of the hottest U.S. regions for drilling.
The US will soon beat Russia to the title of "world's biggest oil producer", the International Energy Agency (IEA) said, according to a news report.
Shell said it’s potentially interested in BHP Billiton’s oil assets on sale in the Permian basin in the US as it seeks to boost its role in shale.
BHP Billiton is accelerating plans to exit its $10 billion U.S. shale unit, flagging that deals could be announced before the end of the year.
Surging output of U.S. shale oil won’t be a “huge distorter” of efforts by global crude producers to clear a glut, according to OPEC’s president.
While oil is rebounding from its biggest weekly decline in two years, a surge in U.S. shale still looms over the market.
Shale companies continue to drill at a frenzied pace, adding rigs and breaking U.S. oil production levels with each passing week. Yet, the oil production is becoming increasingly geographically concentrated. Not only is the Permian basin accounting for much of the new oil production in the U.S., but a relatively small number of counties within the Permian are home to most of that action.
Brent crude traded below $70 a barrel as the specter of expanding U.S. supply was weighed against Wall Street banks’ growing faith in a price rally.
Echoing the criticism of too much hype surrounding U.S. shale from the Saudi oil minister last week, a new report finds that shale drilling is still largely not profitable. Not only that, but costs are on the rise and drillers are pursuing "irrational production."