Iran discovers oil field containing 53 billion barrels of crude

Iran discovers oil field containing 53 billion barrels of crude

President Hassan Rouhani says Iran has discovered a new oil field containing 53 billion barrels of crude in southwestern Khuzestan Province.  Rouhani told a large crowd of people in the central city of Yazd on Sunday that the discovery was made despite US hostilities which...
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Why Saudi Aramco IPO is a trap and will not save the kingdom

Why Saudi Aramco IPO is a trap and will not save the kingdom

At a time when poorly informed investors are preparing for the IPO of Saudi Aramco, it is important to remember the fundamental fact that changes the game. Since the 1990s, scientists have been aware of the existence of a physical phenomenon...
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Exxon Mobil earnings drop 49% in the third quarter

Exxon Mobil earnings drop 49% in the third quarter

Exxon Mobil reported a 49% decline in third-quarter earnings on lower oil prices and higher costs. The company reported 75 cents in earnings and $65.05 billion in revenue, which did top analyst expectations. “We are making excellent progress on our...
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US Shale In A State Of Stall – CapEx Collapse Imminent

US Shale In A State Of Stall – CapEx Collapse Imminent

The financial stress sweeping over the U.S. shale sector has led to a sharp contraction in activity. Oil and gas activity in Texas and parts of New Mexico declined in the third quarter, with the Dallas Fed’s business activity index reporting...
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The $47 Trillion Slow Death Sentence For Oil & Gas

The $47 Trillion Slow Death Sentence For Oil & Gas

The future of hydrocarbons is becoming bleak if plans presented by international banks, representing around $47 trillion in value, will be fully implemented. So one assault will come by breakthrough new technologies and another by banks. Around 130 internati...
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Massive Fires And Explosions Erupt After Drone Strike Hits World’s Largest Oil Processing Facility In Saudi Arabia

Massive Fires And Explosions Erupt After Drone Strike Hits World’s Largest Oil Processing Facility In Saudi Arabia

What appears to be the most devastating Yemen Houthi rebel attack on Saudi Arabia to date, took place overnight on the world’s largest oil processing facility as stunning videos emerged of massive explosions rocking the major Aramco Buqyaq facility a...
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BNP Research: Tough Road Ahead for Oil

BNP Research: Tough Road Ahead for Oil

New research, led by Mark Lewis, Global Head of Sustainability Research at BNP Paribas Asset Management, shows that oil needs a long-term breakeven price of USD 10 – 20/barrel to remain competitive in mobility in his report Wells, Wires and...
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When a bully is too much bullying, others negotiate alliances

When a bully is too much bullying, others negotiate alliances

China and Iran have negotiated a strategic partnership. Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Zarif paid a visit to his Chinese counterpart Wang Li at the end of August to present a road map for the China-Iran comprehensive 25 years strategic partnership. T...
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France scraps plans for 4th-gen nuclear reactor

France scraps plans for 4th-gen nuclear reactor

After €730mn in investment, France scraps plans for 4th-gen nuclear reactor. The French nuclear agency says it axed plans to build a prototype fast-breeder nuclear reactor – at least for the foreseeable future – after spending over a decade and...
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Aramco second round: Select Lazard, Moelis for World’s Biggest IPO

Aramco second round: Select Lazard, Moelis for World’s Biggest IPO

Lazard just sent dealmakers from London, Paris, Houston to pitch. Saudi Aramco has picked Lazard Ltd. and Moelis & Co. to advise on the oil giant’s second attempt at the world’s largest initial public offering, people with knowledge of the matter...
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GE Posts Quarterly Loss

GE Posts Quarterly Loss

General Electric Co. reported a second-quarter loss and flat sales, but said it was making progress in restructuring its long-struggling and hopeless Power division and raised its full-year financial projections. GE also said its CFO Jamie Miller, will be leav...
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9 in 10 US shale oil companies are burning cash

9 in 10 US shale oil companies are burning cash

Recently released data, which confirmed dismal first quarter earnings, only served to cement negative market sentiment. While shale operators continue to focus on improving capital efficiency, investors are putting the industry under extreme pressure, leaving...
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Chesapeake Energy Misses Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Chesapeake Energy Misses Earnings and Revenue Estimates

Chesapeake Energy (symbol: CHK) came out with quarterly earnings of $0.14 per share, missing the consensus estimate of $0.15 per share. This compares to earnings of $0.34 per share a year ago. These figures are adjusted for non-recurring items. This...
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Halliburton Beat Analysts’ Expectations, Future Doomed Because New Tech

Halliburton Beat Analysts’ Expectations, Future Doomed Because New Tech

Halliburton Co. (ticker:  HAL) showed a year-on-year increase in net profit for the first quarter, but adjusted earnings fell as expected. Net income rose to $152 million, or 17 cents a share, from $46 million, or 5 cents a share,...
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EU Refiners Turn to Ural Crude as US Unleashed More Sanctions on Venezuela

EU Refiners Turn to Ural Crude as US Unleashed More Sanctions on Venezuela

European refiners switched to expensive Russian sour Urals crude after US sanctions hit Venezuela’s similar-grade exports. Experts said that even though US crude output is increasing and exports are due to soar later this year, it is not an alternative bec...
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