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Baker Hughes: US Drillers Add The Most Oil Rigs Since July 2015

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

US energy companies this week added the most oil rigs since July 2015, extending the seven-month drilling recovery as crude prices rose to a near 17-month high.



Shale Revolution That Shocked US Markets Heads to Japan

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The US shale revolution that turned North American energy markets upside down is finally headed to the world's largest consumer of LNG: Japan.



Sources: Trump Expected To Pick Oil Drilling Advocate To Run Interior Dept.

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump is expected to pick US Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters.



Washington To Check If Russia-Qatar Oil Deal Violates Sanctions

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The U.S. government is to check if sanctions where violated when Russia struck a deal to sell a stake in oil producer Rosneft to a consortium of Qatar's sovereign fund and commodities trader Glencore.



Green Energy Firm Fights UK Fracking Plans

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Green energy firm Ecotricity is challenging the fracking industry by submitting applications for its new Green Gas Mills on sites already proposed for fracking.



Russia To Hold Additional Talks On Friday Ahead Of Vienna Dec. 10 Meeting

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Russia plans to hold additional talks on Friday with some OPEC and non-OPEC nations to discuss unresolved issues around a planned output cut ahead of a wider meeting on Saturday in Vienna.



Oil Above $50 On Hopes For Non-OPEC Output Cuts

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Oil rebounds from the week's lows to close above $50 a barrel.



Congress Punts Energy Reform to Trump Administration

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Senators say House of Representatives is trying to run out the clock on first major energy reform in almost a decade, but advocates suggest pushing bill to 2017 could lead to better energy policy.



Oil, Gas Supply Chain Leaders to Focus on De-Risking in 2017

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Oil and gas supply chain and procurement professionals recently discuss what priorities supply chain and procurement leaders should focus on in 2017.



Critics, Supporters React to Trump's Climate Change Skeptic Pick for EPA

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

US President-elect Donald Trump appoints Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead EPA - the federal agency he's suing as part of multi-state lawsuit challenging climate change regulations.



OPITO: UK Energy Sector Apprenticeships Could Suffer

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

OPITO has warned that apprenticeships in the energy sector could suffer after the Scottish Government announced it would not be ring-fencing funds allocated through a new UK-wide Apprenticeship Levy.



Trump To Pick Foe Of Obama Climate Agenda To Run EPA

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Donald Trump will name Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, an ardent opponent of President Barack Obama's measures to curb climate change, as head of the Environmental Protection Agency.



SapuraKencana: Short-Term Industry Outlook Uncertain

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The short-term industry outlook remains uncertain, although there are early indications that the oil price is heading towards a path of stability in the medium term, SapuraKencana says.



Oil Slips On Bearish US Inventory Report, Doubts Over OPEC Cut

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Oil prices slide on bearish US petroleum inventory data and doubts that production cuts promised by OPEC and Russia will be deep enough.



BLOG: US Government Claim on Cybersecurity Shortage Doesn't Hold Up

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

The US government's claim that no shortage of cybersecurity professionals exists doesn't hold water.



NNPC Head: Nigeria Oil Sales Should Be Centralized In Sector Overhaul

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Nigeria's oil sales should remain the sole responsibility of one company rather than be split between two agencies as a draft of the country's long-awaited petroleum bill proposes.



OPEC Production Cut to Drive OFS Spending in Shale

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Oilfield services spending for onshore shale will grow as a result of OPEC's production cut, but offshore suppliers will struggle in 2017.



Reports: Offshore Gas Worker Dies in North Sea Incident

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

An offshore gas worker has died after an incident in the North Sea, according to various media reports.



Top Soft Skills the Oil, Gas Industry Needs

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

While the industry works its way toward a recovery, Rigzone highlights specific soft skills that will be needed by oil and gas workers.



OPEC Deal Will Go Ahead Even If Only Russia Commits

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

OPEC's deal to cut oil production will go ahead even if Russia becomes the only non-OPEC country to commit to reduce output at a meeting this week, Nigeria says.