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Transocean reaches $1.1 billion dividend accord with Icahn

Oil driller Transocean has agreed to a deal with billionaire investor Carl Icahn after a months-long proxy fight.  More »

Sheikh’s debt deal for Exxon LNG stake may prompt offers

A convertible debt deal struck during the 2008 financial crisis led by billionaire Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi is set to trigger a contest for a slice of a $19 billion natural gas project.  More »

U.S. oil and gas rigs rise to five-week high, Baker Hughes says

The U.S. total count has declined by nine this year even as production climbed as producers used new drilling technologies to shorten the time it takes to bore wells and boost productivity in shale formations.  More »

Talisman sells assets to Petronas for $1.4 billion

Talisman Energy, the Canadian oil and natural gas producer being targeted by investor Carl Icahn, agreed to sell part of its Montney acreage to Malaysia’s Petroliam Nasional for C$1.5 billion ($1.4 billion).  More »

Repsol plans to invest $4 billion in Venezuela through 2022

Repsol SA, Spain’s largest oil producer, plans to invest $4 billion in Venezuela through 2022 on existing projects and discoveries to more than double oil output.  More »

Shell to drill first wells in $10 billion Ukrainian project

The country could hold as much as 42 trillion cubic feet (1.2 trillion cubic meters) of shale gas, the third largest reserve in Europe, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimate from 2011  More »

Exxon, BP among those urged to disclose more fracturing data

The report was released by Boston Common Asset Management LLC, Green Century Capital Management Inc., Investor Environmental Health Network and As You Sow.  More »

Crude traders sticking with Brent amid manipulation claims

Four energy traders claim in a lawsuit that some of the world’s biggest oil companies conspired with Morgan Stanley and energy traders such as Vitol Group to fix spot prices for Brent for more than a decade.  More »

Congress seen debating oil exports while wary of gasoline costs

Senator Lisa Murkowski, the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, believes the debate on oil exports will happen “sooner rather than later,” according to Robert Dillon, a spokesman for the Alaska lawmaker.  More »

BHP Billiton’s former oil chief Yeager expects more U.S. M&A

Yeager, who led BHP’s $20 billion move into the U.S. shale gas industry before leaving the Melbourne-based company earlier this year, is focusing on oil in his new role at Maverick, an explorer developing fields south of Houston.  More »

Texas farmer wins entry of default in Keystone pipeline case

He is one of the last Texas landowners still battling Calgary-based TransCanada over the company’s use of eminent domain laws.  More »

EOG profit up as crude prices, output increase

EOG has been remaking itself to focus on oil production.  More »
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