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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have seized two Greek oil tankers, after the Iranian government said it would take “punitive action” against Greece over its seizure of an Iranian oil cargo last month. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp (IRGC) said it had seized two Greek tankers sailing in international waters off the coast of Iran. The seizures [...]
Today’s high inflation is being compared to the 1970s. However, robust consumer spending, fuelled by pandemic savings, makes for a different set of circumstances. Memories of the 1970s were evoked as the price of Brent crude oil temporarily climbed above $139 a barrel in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. That was a period [...]
Shell is reportedly reconsidering its decision to pull out of the controversial Cambo oilfield amid skyrocketing energy prices.
BP and Eni told City A.M. in an email that they have signed an agreement to form a new 50/50 independent company, Azule Energy through the combination of the two companies’ Angolan businesses. The agreement follows a memorandum of understanding between the companies agreed in May 2021. Azule Energy will be a new international energy [...]
Total Energies and CNOC have brokered a deal with Uganda and Tanzania to invest more than $10bn in developing crude oil production in East Africa.
Based on current surging prices oil giants should think twice about investing in new oil projects or they could risk wasting billions, a new report has warned. The price of Brent crude oil has increased by nearly 40 dollars (£29) per barrel in the last year, and hit 90 dollars (£66) yesterday for the first [...]
With 1.2 million tonnes of disused oil and gas installations from the North Sea expected to be removed for reuse and recycling, UK oil and gas firms are being forecast to spend some £16.6bn on decommissioning work over the next decade. Industry body Oil and Gas UK (OGUK) said work in this area would be [...]
Companies have raised some $400bn in the first three weeks of 2021, marking the biggest haul of the past two decades for the comparable period. The buying frenzy is around $170bn above the average for this time of year, the Financial Times reported, citing Refinitiv data, and is a result of global government and central [...]
Stock markets had a relatively quiet session yesterday as there wasn’t any major news to influence sentiment in one way or another. European stocks lost ground as Covid-19 case numbers played on traders’ minds. Several governments have tight restrictions in place in a bid to get a handle on the virus – which is having [...]
Oil prices today hit their highest levels since the spring’s historic collapse as traders continued to celebrate news of yet another effective coronavirus vaccine. Brent crude jumped 3.9 per cent across the day to touch $48 – the highest the global standard has traded at since Opec initiated a price war with Russia at the [...]
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