Oman Oil not to raise stake in BPCL’s Bina refinery

MUMBAI: Oman Oil Company will not increase its stake in the Bharat Oman Refineries Ltd (BORL), a joint venture between state-run Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (BPCL) and the Oman company, according to two officials from BORL. “Oman has not shown interest and thus we converted our warrants into shares. This has increased our stake in…

Mediterranean Oil Tensions Are Boiling Over

Under pressure in Libya–where it’s gone head-to-head with General Haftar in an ongoing battle to decide who gets to ultimately control the country’s oil revenues–and floundering in Syria, Turkey is once again upping the ante in the Mediterranean, this time preparing to issue new oil and gas exploration licenses in direct confrontation with the European…

OPEC, Russia meet to extend record oil cuts, push for compliance

OPEC, Russia and their allies hold talks on Saturday on extending record oil production cuts that have doubled oil prices since April and will push countries such as Iraq and Nigeria to deliver better compliance with the curbs. Nigeria’s oil minister said he expected an extension deal, which already has the backing of Russia and…

Production at Libya’s Sharara oilfield restarts, engineers say

BENGHAZI, Libya, Production at Libya’s giant Sharara oilfield was gradually restarting on Saturday after a blockade closed the 300,000 barrels-per-day field for more than four months, two engineers from the field said. The restart at the field in southwest Libya followed a rapid military retreat by forces loyal to eastern-based commander Khalifa Haftar, whose allies…

Liberia auctions oil blocks online due to Coronavirus outbreak

The Liberian Government is seeking interest from companies on participating in the offshore license round, which was open since April 10, 2020. But, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Government has decided to move the bidding rounds online in order to restrict coronavirus transmission. Early this year, President Dr. George M. Weah announced the opening…

IOC says Unlock 1.0 to revive fuel sales soon

New Delhi, Weeks after the coronavirus lockdown led to fuel sales nosediving to record lows, Indian Oil Corp (IOC), the nation”s largest oil firm, sees demand returning with the resumption of economic activities. The company said though it is on track to spend the approved capital expenditure for 2020-21, it has “critically examined all capex…