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Ex-Petrobras CEO Bendine Charged With Corruption In Brazil

Brazilian prosecutors charge Aldemir Bendine, the former chief executive of Petrobras with corruption.

Oil Prices Climb As Traders Eye Another US Crude Drawdown

Oil inched up, lifted by expectations of another crude stockpile drawdown in the US but price gains were limited amid the reopening of Libya's largest oil field.

Gadfly: Halliburton And Microsoft Do Not Compute For OPEC

Technology is rewriting the energy industry's dictionary.

Oil Search Profit Soars, Focus On Advancing PNG Gas Projects

Oil Search expects its partners to agree by year-end on how to coordinate development of their Papua New Guinea gas projects.

Bapco To Meet Technip-Led Consortium For Talks On Refinery Expansion

Bapco will meet a consortium led by Technip for further talks over the planned expansion of Bahrain's only oil refinery.

Fire Breaks Out At Exxon's Refinery In Rotterdam, Netherlands

ExxonMobil says a fire broke out at its refinery in Rotterdam but that there were no injuries.

Energy Transfer Sues Greenpeace Over Dakota Pipeline

Energy Transfer Partners LP sues Greenpeace and other environmental groups, accusing them of launching an 'eco-terrorism' campaign aimed at blocking the Dakota Access Pipeline.

ConocoPhillips Looks to Backfill for Darwin LNG

Chris Wilson, President Australia West, ConocoPhilips, says Darwin LNG has promising options for backfill and expansion opportunities.

A Second Wind for the North Slope?

Alaska works to open off-limit federal lands for exploration and development.

Chevron's Watson Said to Plan to Step Down, Journal Reports

John Watson, who has led Chevron since 2010, is planning to step down as the oil major seeks a new CEO, the Wall Street Journal says.

Petrobras Says Test Production In Libra Area To Start In Weeks

Oil production from the first rig to operate in Brazil's offshore Libra area should start in late September or October.

Field Workers: Libya's Sharara Oil Field Reopening After Latest Shutdown

Libya's Sharara oil field, the country's largest, was gradually restarting on Tuesday after repeated disruptions.

BHP To Quit US Shale Business As Annual Profit Surges

BHP Billiton reported a surge in underlying full-year profits and said it would exit its underperforming US shale oil and gas business.

Total Overtakes Shell In North Sea Where Appetite For Assets Remains High

Total has overtaken rival Shell to become the second-largest producer in the North Sea with its acquisition of Maersk's Norwegian and UK producing assets.

Oil Prices Fall 2% After End-Of-Week Rally

Oil prices fell nearly 2% ahead of monthly contract expiration, pulling back from last week's rally built on signs the global market is starting to rebalance from chronic oversupply.

Sinopec Engineering Arm Taps Asia Petrochemicals Growth

Sinopec Engineering won 17.8 billion yuan of new contracts in the first half.

Shengli Oilfield Cuts Internet For Some Offices After Cyber Attack

Sinopec's Shengli Oilfield says it will cut its Internet connection for some of its offices, the company says.

Sasol Tempers Return Expectations for $11 Billion Project

Sasol lowered estimated returns at its $11 billion Lake Charles chemicals project in the US and said it's disputing a revised tax bill in South Africa.

Meghan O'Sullivan: Renewables Won't End Geopolitics of Energy

In another sign that the age of fossil fuels is waning, the California State Senate has passed a bill to commit the state to use 100% renewable energy for power by 2045.

Trafigura's Puma Said in Talks to Buy Stake in Pakistan Retailer

Puma Energy BV is considering a plan to invest in Pakistan fuel retailer Admore Gas Pvt., a source says.

Rosneft Seals First Asian Refinery Deal With Essar Oil Purchase

Rosneft and partners close $12.9B-purchase of Essar Oil, giving them a foothold in one of the world's fastest growing oil users.

Lithuania Receives First LNG From The United States

Lithuania received its first spot shipment of LNG from the United States.

Ghana, Equatorial Guinea Presidents To Sign LNG Deal

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo plans to sign an agreement to import LNG from Equatorial Guinea during his three-day visit.

Libya Halts Biggest Oil Field Loadings in Latest Disruption

Libya halted loadings from its biggest oil field in the latest disruption to the OPEC nation's crude production and shipments.

Norway's Labour Calls For Debate On Oil Tax Regime

Norway should review its generous tax regime on oil drilling because of climate change, the opposition Labour party says.

Canadian Oil Sands Producers: Heady Days May Not Last Long

Most Canadian oil sands producers are expected to book losses or post sharp drops in profit in the coming quarters.

Ten Sailors Missing After US Warship, Tanker Collide Near Singapore

Ten US sailors were missing after a US warship collided with an oil tanker east of Singapore before dawn on Monday.

Maersk Stands to Get Another $7.5 Billion for Energy Divestments

Now that its oil and gas unit has been sold, Moller-Maersk A/S is planning separate divestments for the three remaining bits of what used to be a combined energy division.

How to Sell Yourself in the Job Search: Handling/Overcoming Objections

Objections won't necessarily sink your chances of getting the job.

Oil Jumps 3% As Dollar Falls, US Rig Count Drops

Oil prices rose sharply, as the dollar fell and US drillers cut rigs.

Dutch Oil Storage Firm Vopak Sees 2017 Profit Down On Lower Occupancy

Vopak says its core profit in 2017 would be lower than last year.

Norway's Record July Gas Sales Could Lift Statoil Earnings

Norwegian gas sales hit a record July high, which analysts said would deliver strong quarterly earnings for top producer Statoil.

TANEKO Head: Tatneft To Double TANEKO's Refining Capacity In 2017

Russian mid-sized oil producer Tatneft plans to double the capacity of its TANEKO oil refinery to 14 million tonnes this year, TANEKO says.

Vietnam Crude Oil Imports To Hit Record As Refinery Gets Ready To Start

Vietnam's crude oil imports will soar to record highs in August as the country ramps up fuel refining at a time when local crude output is dwindling.

Report: Petrobras, Brazil Dispute Transfer Of Rights Worth $30B

Brazil's government and Petrobras are locked in a dispute over the value of offshore oil blocks involving an estimated $30 billion.

Brazil Extends Customs Perks For Oil Industry Through 2040

Brazil extended through 2040 a preferential customs regime for the oil and gas industry called Repetro.

Venezuela's Oil Company Says 'Financial Blockade' Hurts Payments

A US-led 'financial blockade' has hurt PDVSA's capacity to collect payment for crude cargoes

Baker Hughes: US Drillers Cut Oil Rigs For Second Week In Three

US energy firms cut oil rigs for a second week in three, data shows, with drillers cutting spending plans in reaction to declining crude prices.

What Kind of Salary Can You Get as an Electrical Engineer in the US?

Rigzone explores potential salaries of electrical engineers in the United States.

Mexican Government Raises Pemex Deductions To Continue Oil Output

Mexico's finance ministry says Pemex will be allowed to deduct more costs for developing some projects so the firm can maintain production.

Some Gas With That Sandwich? Convenience Dominates Fuel Market

Now the two models are coming together, combining the strength of fuel brand recognition with new consumer preferences for a broader buying experience.

Local Media: Local Firm Wins Shale Gas Block Auction In China's Guizhou

A local firm on Friday won the right to explore and develop a shale gas block in the southwestern Chinese province.

Fracking Jobs Prove Elusive for Coal Miners Looking to Switch

Dennis is learning a hard lesson of fracking: While it has created a bonanza of jobs, displaced coal miners and their communities are sometimes left out of the boom.

Why Would Oil Demand Peak, Contrary to Peak Oil Supply?

People find it hard to believe that there is another side of the 'Peak Oil Supply' theory, which is 'Peak Oil Demand'.

Conoco To Start Dismantling Historical Norwegian Oil Platform

ConocoPhillips has won permission to prepare for the removal of the first permanent oil platform built off Norway more than 40 years ago, the country's industry regulator says.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Names New CEO, Echeverry Resigns

Ecopetrol says its current vice-president, Felipe Bayon, will take over as chief executive.

Mexico's Cotemar Sees $200MM Investment In Oil Projects By 2018

Cotemar plans to invest at least $200 million in two oil projects by the end of 2018.

Libya Gets Better at Keeping Oil Flowing as Industry Stabilizes

Libya's getting better at resolving stoppages in its oil industry, underpinning a growing perception that the OPEC member is closer to becoming a stable producer again.

Oil Closes Near $47 as Traders Assess US Stockpiles, Output

Oil in New York closed near $47 a barrel, a new 'battle line' for bullish and bearish traders.

Governor Urges Trump To Drop Virginia From Offshore Drilling Plan

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe urged the Trump administration to exclude his state from a federal offshore oil and gas drilling plan.