Shell plc’s energy transition strategy got a thumb’s up Tuesday from shareholders during an annual general meeting that was disrupted for hours by protestors. During a live feed of the proceedings in London, demonstrators shouted insults and sang protest songs, which led Chairman Andrew Mackenzie to formally delay the event. Before police arrived, some protestors…
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Natural Gas Drilling Picks Up in U.S. as Activity Climbs Onshore and in GOM
The U.S. natural gas rig count rose two units to 102 for the week ended Friday (Nov. 12) as gains both on land and offshore headlined continued gains in domestic drilling activity for the period, the latest Baker Hughes Co. (BKR) data show. Four oil-directed rigs were also added in the United States for the…
Rig Count Rises Once Again on Growth in Permian, Oil Patch
The U.S. rig count continued to nudge higher during the week ending Friday (Feb. 12), adding five units to end at 397 on growth in oil-directed drilling, according to the latest figures from Baker Hughes Co. (BKR). A seven-rig increase in oil-directed drilling offset a two-rig decline in natural gas-directed rigs, leaving the combined domestic…
Supermajor-Led Operators Looking to Squeeze More Carbon from Global Natural Gas, Oil Operations
The world’s leading natural gas and oil producers on Thursday set an even bigger target to reduce more carbon from their upstream operations over the next five years. The Oil and Gas Climate Initiative (OGCI), led by the CEOs of the largest producers in the world, said the higher targets to lower the carbon dioxide…
Latin American Oil, Natural Gas Companies Said Slashing Capex 30% in 2020
Latin America oil and natural gas companies will cut close to $8.3 billion in capital expenditures (capex) in 2020, or about 30% from original guidance for the year, according to Moody’s Investors Service. Brazilian national oil firm Petróleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, Colombian state firm Ecopetrol SA and Mexico’s national oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex)…
Mexico’s Energy Ministry Gives Talos, Pemex 120 Days to Hammer Out Details on Offshore Zama Field
Mexico’s Energy Ministry (Sener) has ordered the unification of the Zama discovery offshore Mexico and has given Houston-based exploration and production company Talos Energy Inc. and Mexican state company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) 120 days to come up with terms of how to carry out joint development of the field. In May, Mexico upstream regulator Comisión…
PG&E Fined Following Guilty Plea for Camp Fire Tragedy
After pleading guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and another count of starting a deadly fire in Paradise, CA in 2018, the sentencing of Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) on Thursday was anticlimactic, with the court only imposing a fine of about $3.4 million. A restitution hearing is scheduled for early next year.
Permian Natural Gas Closer to More Mexico Outlets as Mirage Secures Financing
Mirage Energy Corp. has signed a $4 billion debt facility with the family office of Bluebell International to develop a natural gas project that would add cross-border capacity into Mexico and connect to the planned Permian Basin-to-Gulf Coast Whistler pipeline.
Natural Gas Futures Break Even After In-Line Storage Injection
Natural gas futures traded in a narrow range of gains and losses Thursday and ultimately finished flat after traders absorbed a relatively bullish storage report that offset weather and demand uncertainty. The July Nymex contract settled at $1.638/MMBtu. August rose one-tenth of cent to $1.728.
The Offtake: LNG in Brief
A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight