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Shell to sell shares in US pipeline unit amid energy boom

Royal Dutch Shell Plc will sell shares in a U.S. pipeline business in the second half of this year as Europe’s largest oil company takes advantage of investor appetite for North America’s energy infrastructure.  More »

Oil price creeps toward danger point for global economy

A spike in the price of crude historically has foreshadowed economic slumps and economists are worrying anew after the price touched its highest in nine months, above $113 a barrel, amid fresh violence in Iraq,  More »

Insurgents capture largest Iraq oil refinery

Abhishek Deshpande, oil markets analyst at Natixis, discusses the capture of Iraq’s largest oil refinery by ISIL insurgents and how it impacts oil production in Iraq and the global oil market.  More »

Gasoline at US pumps set to hit six-year seasonal high

Gasoline in the U.S. climbed this week, boosted by a surge in oil, and is expected to reach the highest level for this time of year since 2008.  More »

Russia needs US tech to unlock $8.2 trillion oil trove

Russia will require Western companies to provide the modern drilling and production gear — and techniques such as hydraulic fracturing — that are essential to unlocking its $8.2 trillion worth of barrels still underground.  More »

Shell to sell stake in Australia’s Woodside for $5 billion

Shell flagged last year that it would eventually sell its 23 percent holding in Australia’s second-largest oil and gas producer because it was no longer strategic.  More »

Coal’s share of world energy demand at highest since 1970

Coal dominated world energy markets last year by supplying the biggest share of demand since 1970, making it the fastest growing fossil fuel, according to an annual review by BP Plc.  More »

Norwegian oil industry faces mediation to avoid strike, output halt

Norwegian oil workers and employers will start mediation talks tomorrow to bridge differences and avoid a strike that threatens to halt about 115,000 barrels of oil a day  More »

Williams buying rest of Access Midstream Partners for $6 billion

The purchase from Global Infrastructure Partners II will increase William’s ownership to 100 percent of the general partnership and 50 percent of the limited partnership, Williams said in a statement.  More »

Siemens said to be preparing bid to buy Alstom’s gas turbine unit

Siemens AG is preparing a bid for Alstom SA’s energy unit that would leave it with the French company’s gas turbines while allowing partners Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Hitachi Ltd. to expand their steam turbines and hydro businesses, people familiar with the matter said.  More »

Date set for BP investors’ trial over spill losses

BP Plc investors claiming as much as $2.5 billion in market losses caused by company misrepresentations about the severity of the 2010 oil spill will make their case to a jury next May 18, a judge ruled today.  More »

Norway oil spending expected to plunge on costs, political meddling

Oil and gas companies operating in Norway, western Europe’s biggest producer, predict investments will plunge 21 percent next year amid rising costs and increased political interference over offshore developments.  More »