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President Trump confirmed he cancelled the strike on Iran because the potential Iranian deaths won't be 'proportionate' to the unmanned U.S. drone that Iran shot down earlier this week. Heritage Foundation Vice President James Carafano joins Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith along with Kramer Capital Research CIO Hilary Kramer.
Canada's Pieridae Energy will buy gas assets in Alberta from Royal Dutch Shell for C$190 million ($144.77 million), Pieridae said on Wednesday, securing supply for its planned liquefied natural gas plant in eastern Canada. The deal will consist of all of Shell's midstream and upstream assets in the southern Alberta Foothills area, which produce 29,000 barrels of natural gas, natural gas liquids and condensate.
LONDON , June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (the 'Company') (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) announces that on 26 June 2019 it purchased the following number of "A" Shares for cancellation. ...
LONDON , June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Dutch Shell plc (the "Company") (NYSE: RDS.A) (NYSE: RDS.B) has been notified that following the payment of the interim dividend on June 24, 2019 ...
(Bloomberg) -- Along the western edge of Argentina’s Patagonia, on an arid steppe nestled against the Andes mountains, lies a shale formation known as the Vaca Muerta. And ever since engineers confirmed what an American geologist suspected a century ago -- that the Vaca Muerta, or dead cow, contains massive amounts of oil and gas -- the rush to replicate the U.S. fracking boom was on.First came YPF SA, the local oil giant, and Chevron Corp. Then the likes of Total SA and Royal Dutch Shell Plc. Between them, they poured some $13 billion into exploration over the past eight years. None of them ever had much to show for it, though. Obstacles kept popping up, and production was marginal.Until now. In the last few weeks, two companies have exported two small cargoes from the formation, one of light oil, the other of liquefied natural gas, foreshadowing what industry officials say will be a steady flow of shipments by the end of the year. It’s way too early to declare victory -- any number of logistical and economic hurdles remain. But it’s the first sign that all the money and time invested might actually pay off, and turn Argentina back into the global energy provider it used to be well over a decade ago.“The system is going to change from one of importing oil and products to one of exporting,” said Sean Rooney, Shell’s chief in Argentina. “And that’s going to grow over time. It’s going to be some hundreds of thousands of barrels a day.”Shell announced in December a scale-up of operations and, in a seal of approval for the first intensive shale drilling outside North America, Exxon Mobil Corp. this month made a similar commitment. Argentina’s light oil shipments are now forecast to reach 70,000 barrels a day next year.What Bloomberg Intelligence Says"Further growth in Argentina’s oil and gas production and, just as importantly, export capability have the potential to markedly constrain trade deficits."\--Jaimin Patel, senior credit analystClick here to read the researchThere’s a long way to go to match -- or even come close to matching -- the benchmark of shale production, the Permian Basin in Texas and New Mexico, where output is driving Gulf Coast shipments to about 2.5 million barrels a day. Infrastructure developments, including roads and gathering pipelines, lag drilling progress. Producers also want the government, which has been shifting Argentina away from protectionism, to finally let exports off the leash. That means ending a right of first refusal for domestic refiners and coming good on a promise to ditch export taxes at the end of 2020.“If industry players and the government embrace this and support energy policies to facilitate exports, we have an exciting opportunity ahead,” said Miguel Galuccio, who led YPF’s first incursions into the dead cow and now runs Vista Oil & Gas, which sent the recent light oil cargo.Drillers must also take into account politics. Most would like to see market-oriented President Mauricio Macri win re-election in October, especially since he faces an opposition ticket featuring former leader Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, whose capital controls spooked foreign investors.LNG CargoIn addition to the Vista shipment, YPF recently exported Argentina’s first liquefied natural gas from a barge it has anchored off the Atlantic coast. Next quarter, it’s planning more shipments from the barge, which can liquefy as many as eight cargoes a year. There’s also room to grow sales by pipeline to neighbors Chile, Brazil and Uruguay.These gas exports are short-term solutions. With consumption in Argentina tailing off severely in warmer months, domestic drillers need access to much bigger markets to make shale gas investments worthwhile. That’s why they’re already mulling construction of an LNG terminal that could cost $5 billion, either on Chile’s Pacific coast or at an Argentine Atlantic port.“The key to tapping our potential is the LNG terminal,” Marcos Bulgheroni, chief executive officer of Pan American Energy, said at a shale conference in oil city Neuquen this month.Ideally, Bulgheroni said, the dead cow needs both coastal outlets. (No one, it should be noted, really knows why it’s called the dead cow. The most commonly told story in industry circles is that it’s because the formation looks like a cow lying down when viewed from the sky.)If export plans move ahead swiftly, LNG production will soar and by 2024 Argentina could steal market share in Asia from the U.S., especially because tankers sailing from its shores can avoid congestion in the Panama Canal, according to a report by energy research firm Wood Mackenzie.But if Argentina fails to gain a slice of the global LNG market in the next few years, producers would likely pull back drilling plans. To be sure, the nation is still an importer of the fuel.When it comes to supplying energy, time really is of the essence. At the conference in Neuquen, Macri warned a room of oil executives that the world’s slow move away from fossil fuels imperils Argentina’s shale prize.“Oil folks are laid back about the fact there’s still time,” he said. “But you never know where ingenuity will take us. So we need to make the most of the moment.”To contact the reporter on this story: Jonathan Gilbert in Buenos Aires at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: James Attwood at firstname.lastname@example.org, David Papadopoulos, Simon CaseyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
BP’s (BP) has the highest percentage of debt in its capital structure. In the first quarter, BP’s total debt-to-capital ratio stood at 43%, the highest among its peers. ExxonMobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) had lower ratios of 17% and 18%, respectively.
(Bloomberg) -- Fossil fuel industry giants such as ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell are maintaining an outsized presence at global climate discussions, working to undermine scientific consensus and slow policy progress, according to findings released Wednesday by an environmental monitoring organization.The Climate Investigations Center (CIC) report claims that fossil fuel trade associations have sent more than 6,400 delegates to climate talks since 1995, including delegates from Shell, BP and ExxonMobil.ExxonMobil declined to comment. Royal Dutch Shell and BP did not respond to requests for comment.The CIC’s findings add to an April report that accused the Global Climate Coalition, a fossil fuel-funded industry group, of working to discredit the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and derail the Kyoto Protocol. Though the GCC disbanded in 2001, its members have continued to attend events representing different organizations, CIC data showed. Former GCC members have attended events representing organizations that include the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA) and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Wbscd). Since 2002, the two groups alone have combined to send 2,673 delegates, according to CIC data. ExxonMobil, Shell and BP all belong to at least one of the groups, according to the trade groups’ websites. The companies have collectively contributed 5.2% of global industrial greenhouse gasses from 1988-2015, according to the CDP’s Carbon Majors Database.“While the GCC is gone, its influence may not be,” said Jesse Bragg, media director at Corporate Accountability, a global activist organization. The new report “connects the dots and bolsters the case for why governments need to actually take a look at the influence of fossil fuel trade associations at the international level,” he said.The presence of the fossil fuel industry is, of course, required at such gatherings. Without their cooperation, it would be impossible to implement the large-scale changes needed to combat climate change. But there is a fine line between participation and obstruction. Activists say getting global organizations such as the UN to reconsider how fossil fuel representatives are allowed to participate in the process has been difficult. “They not only do not want a policy, they don’t even want a record of them talking about it,” Bragg said. “That’s been one of the primary obstacles to getting this addressed in the first place.”IETA Chief Executive Officer Dirk Forrister said the trade association does not do any negotiating. "We abide by a Code of Conduct that supports the UNFCCC’s goals and respects the different points of view of the many stakeholders,” Forrister told Bloomberg in an e-mail.The Wbcsd did not respond to a request for comment.“The legacy of fossil fuel corporate impact on the Unfccc process and the IPCC is both invisible and impossible to forget,” said CIC Director Kert Davies in a statement. “Fossil fuel interests have tried from the very beginning to undermine and infiltrate this difficult global agreement to make sure that it failed or faltered at each step. As they win, the planet loses.”To contact the author of this story: Luke McGrath in New York at email@example.comTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Joshua Petri at firstname.lastname@example.orgFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
There isn't a lot of gas production capacity on the East Coast, so the refinery explosion in Philadelphia could push up gas prices.
As the fate of crude exploration and production companies is positively correlated with the commodity price, the recent oil rally therefore perks up the crude weighted-stocks.
Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) has the third-highest debt percentage in its capital structure after BP (BP) and Total (TOT). In the first quarter, Shell’s total debt-to-capital ratio stood at 32%, whereas BP's and Total’s ratios stood at 43% and 33%, respectively.
ExxonMobil (XOM) has the lowest percentage of debt in its capital structure compared to its peers. In the first quarter, ExxonMobil’s total debt-to-capital ratio stood at 17%.
Let's evaluate six global integrated energy companies based on their debt and cash flow positions. We'll start by ranking them on their total debt-to-total capital ratios in the first quarter of 2019.
Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund maintained that the decision was prompted by financial considerations and is not an ethical drive.
Italian prosecutors have complained to Switzerland about lengthy delays in obtaining evidence they have requested in an international corruption case involving oil firms Shell and Eni, a source familiar with the matter said. Milan prosecutors wrote in April to the Geneva prosecutors' office in a previously undisclosed letter, describing their three-year wait for documents to be handed over by Swiss authorities as "unprecedented", the source said. Swiss police found the documents in a briefcase they seized in April 2016 in an inquiry unrelated to the corruption case, and the source said Milan prosecutors believed the documents could be vital to their prosecution of Eni and Shell.