Aramco’s CEO Says Shareholders to Decide on Further Stock Sale

Shareholders in Saudi Aramco will decide whether the world’s largest oil firm will proceed with a new share offering this year, Aramco’s chief executive Amin Nasser said on Monday, as carried by Reuters. Currently, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia owns just over 98% of Aramco after selling 1.7% in the initial public offering (IPO) in December.

Brazil’s Gas Imports Fall to Lowest Level In 20 Years Thanks to Hydro Push

Brazil’s natural gas imports fell to a 20-year low last year, according to data from the National Agency for Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP). Brazil’s nat gas imports fell to 6.5 billion cubic meters, or 228 billion cubic feet, according to ANP, as the country boosts its hydroelectric capabilities as well as solar and.

Oil Prices Set for a Weekly Gain as Hope for Middle East Ceasefire Fizzles Out

After a weak start to the week, crude oil benchmarks appear set for a weekly gain after the news broke that Israel has rejected a ceasefire offer from Hamas. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said there was “no other solution than total victory,” which contributed to the bullish oil sentiment. According to Bloomberg, oil’s gains this week have.

Oil Market Needs $14 Trillion: OPEC Secretary General

The global oil market will require $14 trillion in investments over the next 20 years if oil-producing nations hope to be able to fulfill global energy demands through 2045, OPEC’s Secretary General Haitham al-Ghais said on Tuesday. According to the Secretary-General who spoke at India Energy Week in Goa, oil demand “will continue to rise.

Saudi Order to Halt Oil Capacity Expansion Won’t Stop Oilfield Services Growth

The Saudi government’s order for Aramco to suspend work on expanding its oil production capacity from 12 to 13 million bpd will not hit demand for oilfield services, according to analysts cited in The National. While analysts expect the suspension to affect expansion work at two offshore fields – Manifa and Safaniya – they remain upbeat.

Prediction of Oil Shortage by 2025

Warren Buffett-backed Occidental Petroleum is predicting an oil supply shortage by 2025 due to global failure to replace crude reserves at a fast enough pace. “We’re in a situation now where in a couple of years’ time we’re going to be very short on supply,” Occidental CEO Vicki Hollub told CNBC at the Smead Investor.

European Industry Hesitant to Boost Natural Gas Demand Amid Price Volatility

European industries continue to be hesitant about boosting natural gas consumption, although prices are now a fraction of the records seen in 2022 and Europe appears to have put the worst of the energy crisis behind. The still high volatility in gas futures prices, compared to historical averages, and uncertainties ranging from geopolitical flare-ups in.

U.S. Charges Iranian Oil Trafficking Network Over Sanctions Evasion

The United States announced terrorism and sanctions-evasion charges on Friday, including asset seizures, over a billion-dollar network linked to oil trafficking that the U.S. government says helped to finance Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and other groups, the Department of Justice said in a Friday press release. The U.S. Department of Justice said it seized over.

Saudi State Orders Aramco to Stop Oil Capacity Expansion

The Saudi state has ordered energy major Aramco to stop work on expanding its maximum sustainable capacity to 13 million barrels daily, instead keeping it at 12 million bpd. The company said in a statement today that its maximum sustainable capacity is determined by the state under a law from 2017. Aramco added that it would update.

OPEC Production Cuts Send Marathon Petroleum’s Profits Above Expectations

Ohio-based oil refiner Marathon Petroleum (MPC) saw its Q4 profits exceed analyst expectations, the company reported on Tuesday—thanks in part to OPEC’s production cuts. The U.S. refiner reported a net income of $3.84 per share—or $1.5 billion—for the last quarter of 2023, while analysts estimated a figure far lower, at just $2.20 per share. This.

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