Spain

Oil & Gas

European gas demand under pressure

The impact of coronavirus has not been felt as strongly by the gas industry as oil, Rystad Energy’s CEO Jarand Rystad has said, although increasing LNG production seems set to keep prices under pressure this year.

Oil & Gas

Repsol said to consider options for its gas natural stake

Repsol SA, Spain’s biggest oil company, is exploring options including a sale of part or all of its stake in Gas Natural SDG SA to shore up its balance sheet amid low oil prices, according to people familiar with the matter. Repsol, whose 30 percent stake in the Spanish natural gas distributor is valued at about 5.2 billion euros ($5.9 billion), is discussing potential deal structures with advisers, the people said, asking not to be identified because the discussions are private. As well as a full or partial sale, which could come as soon as this year, options include selling shares in the market and finding partners to join Gas Natural’s shareholder structure, the people said.

Market info

Repsol buys Talisman Energy in $8.3billion takeover deal

Repsol has reached an agreement to buy Talisman Energy in a deal worth an estimated $8.3billion. The move comes after a week of speculation the two companies were in talks once again. Earlier this year Repsol had confirmed it was looking at a potential transaction with the Canadian energy firm. A spokesman said the deal received the unanimous approval of both boards.