Tag: Saudi Arabia

Shale shifting flows at America’s biggest oil port

With domestic production at a 28-year high, LOOP’s managers are thinking the previously unthinkable: They want to reverse the flows and send North American oil out as well as take foreign oil in.  More »

Hacker group claims launch of cyberattacks on global energy companies

A network of hackers called AnonGhost says it has launched a barrage of cyberattacks on international energy companies Friday, in a political strike against the widespread use of U.S. currency in oil trades, especially in Middle Eastern states.  More »

Report: Iraqi strife could bring back 2008 oil prices

If the conflict in Iraq forced a third of the country’s oil production offline, it could thrust crude prices up $40 per barrel, a group of former military leaders and energy experts warned Tuesday.  More »

Saudi oil minister’s good times will last as lost output lifts prices

Saudi Arabia is showing satisfaction with oil prices at a time when OPEC’s collective influence seems diminished.  More »

Posing a question: How do yoga revenues compare with Eagle Ford costs?

Oil companies will spend about $27 billion drilling wells in the Eagle Ford Shale this year, according to Houston energy research firm Wood Mackenzie.  More »

Energy supply requires $40 trillion investment to 2035, IEA Says

More than half of that amount will be needed to compensate for declining output at mature oil and gas fields, and the remainder on finding new supplies to meet rising demand, the Paris-based agency said in a report Monday  More »

Saudi gas reserves up as Aramco taps new shale deposits

Saudi Arabia’s natural gas reserves rose last year as it explored for the fuel in the Red Sea and tapped shale gas to free more crude oil for export, according to the kingdom’s state-run oil company.  More »

Chevron banks on Mideast oil for Calif. refinery

Chevron Corp. plans to run higher- sulfur Alaskan and Middle Eastern crudes when it completes work at Northern California’s largest refinery in 2016, not the Bakken oil helping spur the U.S. path to energy independence.  More »

BP selling stakes in Alaska’s North Slope to Houston company

BP is selling off stakes in four Alaskan oil fields near the gigantic Prudhoe Bay, a move that would cut about 15 percent of its crude production in the state, the company said late Tuesday.  More »

US commerce secretary in Gulf ahead of Obama visit

Penny Pritzker’s visit comes just weeks before President Barack Obama is scheduled to fly to Saudi Arabia to meet King Abdullah in an effort to patch over strained relations due to U.S. policy on Iran and Syria. It will be Obama’s first visit to Saudi Arabia since 2009.  More »

Energy projects struggling to find investors as costs rise

Soaring costs across the oil and gas industry are threatening to price out emerging markets competing to attract capital, the head of the International Finance Corp. warned Tuesday.  More »

Saudis tap US solar company for massive panel factory

Saudi officials signed an agreement Tuesday with Belmont, Calif.-based SunEdison Inc. to explore building a solar panel factory in the kingdom.  More »
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