Energy Woes Still Driving Up Speculative-Grade Default Rate, Moody’s Finds

Struggling energy companies continue to put upward pressure on U.S. and global speculative grade default rates, according to a recent report from Moody’s Investors Service.

November 17, 2015

Big Oil Profits to Contract Sharply, Dimming Long-Term Production Targets, Says Moody’s

ExxonMobil Corp., Chevron Corp., BP plc, Royal Dutch Shell plc and their integrated peers are facing a world of pain as this year’s earnings contract by 20%, with only a modest recovery expected in 2016, Moody’s Investors Service said Wednesday.

September 16, 2015

Moody’s Forecasts Cancellation of Many U.S. LNG Export Projects

Cheniere Energy Inc. has a first-mover advantage that some might not have anticipated at the time it got in front of the pack of would-be U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exporters: two of the company’s projects are advancing while dozens of projects by others could flounder in a market weakened by cheap oil and LNG oversupply.

April 7, 2015

Moody’s Considering Pemex Ratings Upgrade

A subsidiary of Moody’s Investors Service Inc. is considering upgrading the rating of Mexico’s state-owned petroleum company, Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), following the Mexican government’s decision to reform its energy policies.

February 7, 2014
Moody’s: Quality Reserve Base Earns Range Rating Upgrade

Moody’s: Quality Reserve Base Earns Range Rating Upgrade

Citing the quality of Range Resources Corp.’s reserve base, Moody’s Investors Service on Thursday upgraded the Houston-based company’s corporate family rating to “Ba1” from “Ba2” and its senior subordinate rating to “Ba2” from “Ba3.”

September 3, 2013

Shift to Oily Shale Plays Bolsters E&P Operations, Says Moody’s

The ongoing oversupply of natural gas hasn’t deterred most independent exploration and production (E&P) companies from maintaining a robust drilling pace in the shale plays because of the shift by many to crude and natural gas liquids (NGL) for margin relief, Moody’s Investors Service said in a report.

October 25, 2010
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