AAA-Rated Chinese State-Owned Coal Miner Defaulted

AAA-Rated Chinese State-Owned Coal Miner Defaulted

Sudden Default By AAA-Rated Chinese State-Owned Coal Miner Sends Shockwaves Across Markets,  Something unexpected happened in China last week and it triggered a shockwave across Chinese bond markets. The abrupt 1 billion yuan ($151 million) bond default on Friday of...
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ConocoPhillips to Buy Concho Resources for $9.7 Billion

ConocoPhillips to Buy Concho Resources for $9.7 Billion

As some act of insanity, ConocoPhillips will buy Permian-focused driller Concho Resources for $9.7 billion, the largest shale deal this year. The low-premium, all-stock deal comes as many U.S. shale companies have been mired in losses due to weak crude prices...
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Debt and Oil Economies

Debt and Oil Economies

Dubai. Abu Dhabi. Bahrain. And, of course, Saudi Arabia. The emirates this year issued debt for the first time in years. So did Bahrain. Saudi Arabia stepped up its debt issuance. The moves are typical for the oil-dependent Gulf economies. When...
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GE will stop building coal-fired power plants

GE will stop building coal-fired power plants

In a very slow reversal, one of the world’s biggest makers of coal-fired power plants is to exit the market and focus on greener alternatives. US industrial giant General Electric said it would shut or sell sites as it prioritised...
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Morgan Stanley: Oilfield Services Say Goodbye To $45 Billion In Assets

Morgan Stanley: Oilfield Services Say Goodbye To $45 Billion In Assets

The Big Three in the oilfield services industry wrote down $45 billion in assets over the past year as their clients tightened their belts, according to Morgan Stanley, cited by Bloomberg. The three largest oilfield services providers in the world are Schlum...
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The World Is Facing A Solar Panel Waste Problem

The World Is Facing A Solar Panel Waste Problem

Solar panel installations hit a total 629 GW last year–an increase of 12 percent from 2018. It was also a lot—really a lot—of panels. And in a few years, these panels could become a major waste management headache. Solar panels...
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U.S. Fracking Services Pioneer Files For Bankruptcy

U.S. Fracking Services Pioneer Files For Bankruptcy

Tomball-based BJ Services LLC has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, bringing hundreds of millions of dollars in debt to the court. BJ, an oil field services company partially owned by Houston-based Baker Hughes Co. (NYSE: BKR), is looking to...
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Chevron will buy Noble Energy for $5 billion, the biggest oil deal since the oil crash

Chevron will buy Noble Energy for $5 billion, the biggest oil deal since the oil crash

Chevron announced Monday it would acquire Noble Energy (NBL) for $5 billion. It’s the biggest energy deal since the pandemic decimated the oil industry. Noble shareholders will receive Chevron stock in this all-stock transaction. Chevron shares traded in...
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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys Dominion Energy gas lines in $9.7B deal

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway buys Dominion Energy gas lines in $9.7B deal

Extremely risky, even suicidal. The energy division of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway will acquire gas lines owned by the power company Dominion Energy in a nearly $10 billion deal, the two companies announced Sunday. Dominion has sought to expan...
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Shell Warns Of Massive $22 Billion Write Down

Shell Warns Of Massive $22 Billion Write Down

Royal Dutch Shell warned on Tuesday it could take as much as a $22-billion post-tax impairment charge for Q2, becoming the latest oil major warning of a massive write-down of its assets as it revised its price assumptions after the oil price...
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Chesapeake Energy Files For Bankruptcy, Wiping Out $7 Billion In Debt

Chesapeake Energy Files For Bankruptcy, Wiping Out $7 Billion In Debt

After years of melting, the Chesapeake icecube is finally history: at exactly 3:50pm on Sunday afternoon, the company that launched the US shale boom, finally gave up and filed for a pre-packaged bankruptcy in the Southern District of Texas. In...
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The Oil Countries And Their Breakevens

The Oil Countries And Their Breakevens

Here is a look at some of the other oil market players that are finding themselves on equally dangerous dire straits. Oman  Analysts may be overstating Oman’s role as a mediator in a volatile region, but make no mistake–Oman is...
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Chesapeake Energy preps bankruptcy plan

Chesapeake Energy preps bankruptcy plan

In 1994, the Italian scientist Francesco Piantelli discovered a new physical phenomenon – the production of energy in Ni / H reactions. These reactions were neither chemical nor nuclear. His work was followed by about 50 scientific teams, including such...
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OPEC+ May Extend Its Historic Production Cut Agreement

OPEC+ May Extend Its Historic Production Cut Agreement

OPEC+ is set to bring forward its meeting to Thursday, with a short extension of the current production cuts as the most likely outcome. Originally scheduled to take place on June 9, OPEC is now looking at moving it up to...
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Top 12 Oil Majors Book $20.6 Billion Loss In 1Q

Top 12 Oil Majors Book $20.6 Billion Loss In 1Q

The 12 largest listed oil companies in the world booked a combined net loss of US$20.6 billion for the first quarter this year, compared to a collective net income of US$23.4 billion for Q1 2019, according to estimates of Anadolu...
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