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Why $75 is the right price for oil

Putin's Prayer A large number of oil pricing experts - taking this to mean the interaction of oil, finance and the global economy - would likely agree that $75 a barrel is a reasonable and sustainable price. One expert who might agree is Citigroup's E ...

Xcite Energy - Critical year ahead

2015 is a critical year for Xcite and its shareholders. Having seen its Bentley development delayed, the company is taking an innovative approach, engaging early with major service contractors to put in place a development group that would get it through FID a ...

Figuring out the proper time to sell a bear market

It is never too late to sell a bear market. Or at least so the saying goes. With the oil markets falling out of bed and the Thomson Reuters/CoreCommodity CRB Commodity Index down nearly 14% from the start of the year - and down nearly 25% from its mid-year hi ...

Sherritt announces the award of two new production-sharing contracts in its oil and gas business

Sherritt International Corporation (Sherritt) (TSX: S) announce that it has signed two new Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) with the Government of Cuba. The new blocks, 8A and 10, are located in Central and Northern Cuba and encompass areas of 967 square k ...


High North Resources announces new Director, President and Chief Executive Officer

High North Resources Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:HN) announces the resignation of Colin Soares as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company effective December 18, 2014, and the appointment of Paul Starnino as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a mem ...

Falling oil prices, new regulations spell trouble for Bakken

Amid falling oil prices, another factor has come into play that could start to curtail North Dakota's crude production. On December 9th, the state's three-person Industrial Commission approved an order requiring Bakken crude to be conditioned before it ...

Jacobs selected by BP as Strategic Supplier

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. (NYSE:JEC) announce that it has been selected by BP to continue its role as Strategic Supplier of mid-cap work on a global basis. Company officials did not disclose the contract value, but noted that it replaces Jacobs' previ ...

Cheniere and GE sign $1B service agreement for Sabine Pass LNG export terminal

GE (NYSE:GE) and Sabine Pass Liquefaction, a subsidiary of Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. ('Cheniere Partners') (NYSE MKT: CQP), announced today that they have entered into a $1 billion, 20+-year service contract under which GE will provide spare parts ...

Senex moves to protect oil revenues

Senex Energy Limited (Senex, ASX: SXY) has moved to protect the company's oil revenues by securing a floor price for oil sales from January to June 2015. The protection has been put in place through a combination of put options and zero cost collars. Thes ...

Cape announces the appointment of a new Non-Executive Director

Cape plc announces the appointment of Samantha Tough as a non-executive director with effect from 1 January 2015. Samantha is based in Western Australia and comes to Cape with extensive experience in a diverse mix of private and publicly listed oil and gas, e ...

Turbulent times call for insulated investments

Turbulence and volatility are in Steven Salz's forecast for the energy market. The special situations analyst at M Partners tells The Energy Report that falling oil prices are hurting oil field services companies in different measures depending on their sp ...

Fastnet Oil & Gas announces Interim Results for the six months ended 30 September 2014

Fastnet (AIM: FAST, ESM: FOI), the UK and Irish listed E&P company focussed on near-term exploration and appraisal acreage in Morocco and the Celtic Sea, announces its interim results for the six month period ended 30 September 2014. Operational Highlights F ...

Tower Resources reaches agreement Repsol

Tower Resources plc (TRP.L, TRP LN) announce that it has reached agreement with the Operator, Repsol Exploration (Namibia) (Pty) Limited ("Repsol"), relating to the disputed costs associated with the drilling of the Welwitschia prospect, offshore Nam ...

Mercom Oil Sands announces interim results for the six month period ended 30 September 2014

Mercom Oil Sands plc announces its interim results for the six month period ended 30 September 2014. Chairman's Statement I am pleased to present my Chairman's statement for Mercom Oil Sands plc ("the Company") for the six month period ende ...

Mexican energy sector is being reopened to the private sector

Northcote (AIM: NCT) notes the announcement by MX Oil (AIM: MXO) with whom it has entered into an Agreement conferring Northcote the right to participate, at a level of up to 20%, in potential business activities, alongside MX Oil, in the upstream oil and gas ...

Sterling Energy announcess Directorate and Management changes

Sterling Energy Plc (AIM: SEY) advises that Dr Phil Frank has notified the board of his intention to resign as Exploration Director and as a Director of the Company. Dr Phil Frank joined Sterling in 2011 and has guided the Company through its exploration acti ...

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Rosetta Resources announces 2015 capital budget and guidance

Rosetta Resources Inc. (Nasdaq:ROSE) announced its Board of Directors has approved a 2015 capital budget with the flexibility to spend up to $900 million. Considering the current commodity price environment, the Company anticipates total capital spending to be ...

Exclusive Exploitation Authorisation granted for Gazelle Field, Cote d'Ivoire

Azonto announce it has been advised by its affiliate Vioco Petroleum Limited ("Vioco", 35% Azonto, 65% Vitol) that the President of Cote d'Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara, has signed an Exclusive Exploitation Authorisation ("EEA") covering th ...

Atlantic Petroleum provides asset update and guidance for 2015

Atlantic Petroleum (NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen: ATLA DKK & Oslo Stock Exchange: ATLA NOK) provide the market with an asset update and guidance for 2015. Atlantic Petroleum expects a total production in 2015 of 560,000 boe (1,534 boe per day) from the UK continenta ...

Xplorer announces suspension of trading in the company's shares

The board of directors of Xplorer plc (LSE: XPL), the LSE Main Market listed investing company, can confirm that it is in discussions regarding a proposed acquisition of oil and gas assets in Africa (the "Proposed Acquisition"). The Proposed Acquisit ...
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