There is great potential for problems for major oil companies drilling in Iraq: Thus far Kurds have taken control of the Kirkuk oilfield where Exxon said earlier in the year it has two rigs operating, and pipelines carrying oil from the field appear to run through an area now under control of ISIS militants, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Disruption at oil facilities – those operated by Exxon as well as Shell’s Forcados terminal – caused a 9 percent drop in Nigerian oil revenue in April, according to figures from the country’s finance ministry, Platts reports.
The first Arctic well drilled jointly by Exxon and Rosneft is due to start this year, a sign that deepening cooperation between the two oil giants isn't being held back by continued bickering between the U.S. and Russian governments, according to Bloomberg.
NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil says the drive for higher living standards around the world will keep demand for electricity and transportation fuels growing even as economies get more efficient and governments put a price on pollution.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican senate committee on Saturday proposed the most dramatic oil reform in decades that would open the country's beleaguered, state-run sector to private companies and investment.
NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil reported its lowest quarterly profit in more than three years, as the oil and gas giant again struggled to boost production and results from its refining operations weakened.
A record of a Feb. 21 meeting revealed the White House Office of Management and Budget met with oil companies including Shell, Exxon and BP to discuss federal rules governing hydraulic fracturing, The Hill reports.
Liberal groups Oil Change International and The Other 98% have released an ad attacking Exxon, saying the company "hate[s] your children." The groups are pushing for an end to taxpayer support of fossil fuel companies, The Hill reports.
Short-covering and the expiration of the front month contract helped power oil prices to a huge gain Friday. West Texas Intermediate crude for January delivery shot up 5 percent, or $2.41, to settle at $56.52 a barrel on the Nymex, while in London February Brent finished $2.11 higher at $61.38, Reuters reports.
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes reported Friday that 1,875 rigs were drilling for oil and gas in the U.S. this week, a drop of 18 and the second week in a row that the number has fallen, FuelFix reports.
Comparing present-day statistics with numbers during the oil bust in the mid-1980s has led JP Morgan Chase economist Michael Feroli to warn that Texas could slip into a regional recession next year, FuelFix reports.
Job losses in the power generation sector over the past three years topped 5,800, according to data released by the Energy Information Administration Friday, which said all parts of the industry were affected other than renewable energy, The Hill reports.
Avenue Capital, the hedge fund run by Marc Lasry that specializes in buying distressed companies’ debt, is raising $750 million for a fund that will focus on the energy sector, according to the Pennsylvania Public School Employees’ Retirement Board, which confirms it has put in $200 million, the New York Post reports.
Tesla is testing the market for battery swaps: Near California supercharging stations where Model S owners can top up their batteries for free, the company is creating a facility where drivers can pay a cost equivalent to a tank of gasoline and get a fully-charged battery installed in three minutes, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The growth of global carbon emissions slowed in 2013 -– although the total of 35.3 billion tons did set a record -- and the rate of increase tailed off despite an uptick in economic activity, says a report from the European Commission’s Emissions Database for Global Atmospheric Research, or EDGAR, according to E&E.
INEOS hopes to get commercial shale gas production under way in Britain before the end of the decade, according to documents the government released Friday, which detailed the company’s presentation to the Department of Energy and Climate Change in February, Platts reports.