IOC-Chennai Petro JV for new refinery skips need for Iranian invest

NEW DELHI – The decision to build Chennai Petroleum Corp Ltd’s new refinery through a joint-venture with parent Indian Oil Corp Ltd will allow the project to go ahead without any need for fresh equity from National Iranian Oil Co, which is part of the former’s promoter group, sources in the know told Cogencis. National…

Crude oil futures gain 1.7%, Brent inches closer to $44 a barrel

Crude oil futures rose to Rs 3,106 per barrel on June 23 due to build-up of long positions. The black gold continued its uptrend with prices hitting its highest levels in three months.The commodity is likely to take further cues from the American Petroleum Institute’s (API) weekly inventory report scheduled to be released later in…

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Forms $20.7B Gas Venture in Region

The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company said it attracted significant capital from Global Infrastructure Partners, Brookfield Asset Management, GIC, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan Board, NH Investment & Securities and Snam. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) said on Tuesday it went into a $20.7 billion partnership with a group of six global investors in order…

Kazakhstan to Сompensate for Oil Oversupply

Kazakh Energy Minister Nurlan Nogayev participated in the 19th Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee (JMMC) meeting which was held via videoconference, during which the world’s oil producers agreed to extend production cuts through July, based on their original agreement in April. On June 23, the Kazakh government adopted a decree…

US Shale Industry at The Brink of Bankruptcies, Consolidation

Even though 10 percent of global oil comes from the U.S. shale market, U.S. shale makes up 40 percent of global oil extraction activity and 100 percent of the growth in U.S. midstream and petrochemical sectors over the past 10 years, the report said. The U.S. shale industry, hammered by low demand, international competition and…

India ONGC’s halts offshore rigs on Covid-19

India’s biggest upstream producer state-controlled ONGC has stopped operating two offshore drilling rigs at its major Mumbai High and Bassein areas after several employees tested positive for Covid-19. The company is operating the remaining 34 rigs in the areas and the temporary closure has not affected production. The fields off India’s west coast are ONGC’s…

Petrol, diesel price gap narrows to just 36 paise; consumption picks up

Fuel prices continued to pinch pockets of the common man for the 17th consecutive day on Tuesday, with the price difference between petrol and diesel narrowing down to a mere 36 paise. Though oil marketing companies (OMC) raised prices, they are seeing a demand recovery for petrol and diesel in June at 85 per cent…