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July 22, 2024
U.S. oil and gas trade groups, including the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and the National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) released statements after Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee Chairman Joe Manchin (I-WV) and Ranking Member John Barrasso (R-WY) introduced the permitting reform package, the Energy Permitting Reform Act of 2024.
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July 22, 2024
SK E&S, a South Korean energy producer with operations in the U.S., has entered into a significant multimillion-dollar agreement to support energy research at the Hamm Institute for American Energy at Oklahoma State University.
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July 22, 2024
Woodside is targeting a final investment decision for the first phase of the Driftwood project from the first quarter of 2025. If all four phases are completed, the Louisiana facility would be able to export 27.6 million tons a year — almost triple Woodside’s current capacity and nearly 6% of the global total at the end of last year.
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July 21, 2024
Petroleum production in the waters between the UK and Norway peaked some 20 years ago. Yet the offshore industry still supports more than 200,000 jobs and adds billions of pounds to the nation’s GDP, giving it serious economic weight even in its twilight years.
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July 21, 2024
National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) President Erik Milito released a statement in response to President Joe Biden's announcement that he will not seek reelection and will instead endorse Vice President Kamala Harris.
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July 21, 2024
FTC investigators are looking for evidence of executives attempting to collude with OPEC officials on oil market dynamics, according to people familiar with the matter who asked not be named discussing non-public information. Such communications, particularly on pricing and output, could be illegal under U.S. antitrust laws.
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July 21, 2024
Colombian driller EcoPetrol could end up acquiring an even larger stake, up to 49%, in the assets Occidental agreed to buy from CrownRock LP for $12 billion in late 2023. This option expires in August, according to a filing.
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July 21, 2024
Major oil field service companies are pivoting to more work in international and offshore fields amid a slowdown in U.S. shale activity brought on by industry consolidation, low natural gas prices and pressure to keep spending muted and return profits to shareholders.
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July 18, 2024
The group led by Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed last month to begin gradually restoring roughly 2.2 MMbpd of halted crude oil production from October. When prices immediately slumped, officials stressed that a committee due to gather on Aug. 1 could postpone the hike if necessary. 
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July 17, 2024
With such an overwhelming response, the excitement for the awards ceremony is higher than ever. World Oil invites you to join us on October 9, 2024, at the luxurious Post Oak Hotel in Houston, Texas, for a night of celebration, networking, and recognition of industry excellence.
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July 16, 2024
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced it is seeking public opinion on whether or not to expand so-called “protected” areas in Alaska’s National Petroleum Reserve (NPR-A). If enacted, the measure would expand on the Biden administration’s recent ban on new oil and gas drilling projects in the region.
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July 15, 2024
ConocoPhillips received a second information request from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding its proposed acquisition of Marathon Oil. Both companies received the requests on July 11 and are collaborating with the FTC to review the merger.
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July 11, 2024
In June 2024, the U.S. oil field services sector experienced an increase in job gains, with a gain of 968 jobs. In total, the energy services sector currently supports 647,636 jobs across the United States. For the first time in 2024, employment growth outpaced 2023’s growth by almost 450 jobs.
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July 11, 2024
The case with Exxon, which claims to have a right of first refusal over Hess’s biggest asset offshore Guyana, will likely take at least until the fourth quarter, meaning the FTC’s review will extend several more months. The agency plans to announce its decision when the arbitration is finished, said the people, who asked not to be named discussing an internal agency matter.
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July 10, 2024
The data published by OPEC’s Vienna-based secretariat on Wednesday show that three of the coalition’s biggest members still haven’t conformed to their oil production targets, let alone begun additional compensatory cuts they promised to make up for earlier cheating.
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July 06, 2024
The lawsuit filed Friday takes aim at an Interior Department rule that explicitly bars oil leasing on 10.6 million acres (4.3 million hectares) of the 23-million-acre reserve, while restricting future oil development in 13 million acres designated as “special areas.”
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July 05, 2024
OEUK warned many of the industry’s skilled people and investors remain deeply concerned about Labour proposals for a further windfall tax on homegrown oil and gas production and to end new oil and gas licenses in UK waters. OEUK says such measures would not create the investment conditions the UK needs to deliver the homegrown energy transition needed to kickstart economic growth.
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July 04, 2024
U.S. LNG exports yield significant economic advantages by bolstering natural gas production, thereby enhancing labor income within the sector and driving down the costs of imported goods while bolstering the value of the dollar, consequently stimulating heightened economic activity, according to the Center for LNG.
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July 04, 2024
SLB announced that, as expected, it and ChampionX have each received a request for additional information (second request) from the United States Department of Justice (DoJ) in connection with the DoJ’s review of SLB’s planned acquisition of ChampionX.
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July 03, 2024
Enverus Intelligence Research (EIR), a subsidiary of Enverus, has released a report that assesses global energy transition strategies and examining how political and economic policies support advancements.
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June 2024
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