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Oil & Gas

Global energy spending will hit record over $2 trillion in 2022, says Rystad

Surging oil, gas, and power prices, together with the European Union (EU)’s goals of becoming less dependent on Russian supplies, and post-Covid-19 pandemic inflation, will catapult global energy spending this year to a record $2.1 trillion. Significantly, similar levels of spending have not been seen since 2014, Rystad Energy research shows.

Asia

China oil giant plans record $31bn spend on energy security push

Sinopec will spend record amounts this year to increase oil and gas drilling as China aims to bolster its energy security and insulate itself from volatile global commodity markets. Significantly, the news comes as the Chinese giant pauses new investment in Russia projects over sanctions risk.

Other News

VW to cut investment plan by £701million

Volkswagen said it has cut £701million from its investment plan for the next year following on from the emissions scandal it has been embroiled in. The company said it would cap spending on property, plant and equipment at around $12.8billion, which is around 8% less than its previous estimate.

Europe

Lundin cuts 2015 spending

Lundin Petroleum has cut its expenditure for 2015 by 31% and said it would be focusing its sending on development projects. The company has set its development, appraisal and exploration budget would at $1.45billion. Development projects have been budgeted at $980million which represents a 30% decrease on forecast 2014 expenditure.