shale

  • ConocoPhillips in Negotiations to Make Bold Shale Move

    ConocoPhillips in Negotiations to Make Bold Shale Move

    Wednesday, 14th October 2020

    American supermajor ConocoPhillips is in talks to acquire rival shale company, Concho Resources, in what represents a bold bet during a time when the industry is in a historically low period.

  • US Shale to Decline by 68,000 bbl/d in October

    US Shale to Decline by 68,000 bbl/d in October

    Tuesday, 15th September 2020

    US oil output is predicted to fall in October by 68,000 barrels per day (bbl/d) after output is set to decrease from seven major shale formations.

  • Saudi Aramco’s Shale-Production Facilities Nearing Completion

    Saudi Aramco’s Shale-Production Facilities Nearing Completion

    Wednesday, 27th September 2017

    Saudi Aramco will soon finish the shale-production facilities it is building in northern Saudi Arabia.

  • OPEC Loses $76b for US Shale

    OPEC Loses $76b for US Shale

    Tuesday, 16th May 2017
    OPEC lost $76b in 2016 due to low oil prices caused by rising US oil production.
  • Oil Drops to $45 Despite OPEC Deal

    Oil Drops to $45 Despite OPEC Deal

    Monday, 8th May 2017
    Oil hovered around $46 per barrel in New York, back to levels last seen before the OPEC deal to cut production.
  • US Shale Oil Producers Restart Rigs

    US Shale Oil Producers Restart Rigs

    Tuesday, 7th June 2016
    Rigs targeting crude in the US rose by 9 to 325 in the last week of May and demand come closer into balance, Baker Hughes said adding that explorers have idled more than 1,000 oil rigs since the start of last year.
  • France Studying to Ban Imports of US Shale Gas

    France Studying to Ban Imports of US Shale Gas

    Wednesday, 11th May 2016
    French Energy Minister, Segolene Royal, said she is investigating legal means to ban the import of shale gas from the United States because France has banned shale gas exploration using hydraulic fracking for environmental reasons.
  • BP, CNPC Ink Shale Gas Exploration Contract in China

    BP, CNPC Ink Shale Gas Exploration Contract in China

    Monday, 4th April 2016
    The London-based explorer BP and China National Petroleum Corp. have signed a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for shale gas exploration, development and production in the Neijiang-Dazu block in the Sichuan Basin, China.
  • Omani First Crude Cargo May be Heading to US in 3 Years

    Omani First Crude Cargo May be Heading to US in 3 Years

    Tuesday, 26th January 2016
    The US could receive its first Oman crude cargo in three years as the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures rose above Omani oil futures, Dubai Mercantile Exchange (DME). The prices for Middle East futures have gone down in the wake of the removal of the sanctions on Iran.
  • Apache Narrowly Escapes Takeover Bid

    Apache Narrowly Escapes Takeover Bid

    Monday, 9th November 2015
    Oil and gas company Apache Corp has rejected a takeover approach from an unidentified party.