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UK’s BG Group’s CEO quits, firm warns on production

Reuters – BG Group’s chief executive resigned on Monday as the British oil and gas major said production would be at the lower end of its target range this year due to problems in Egypt. The board said it accepted the resignation for personal reasons of Chris Finlayson after just 16 months in the job. …

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Egypt to pay some $1bn owed oil firms within two months: Minister

Reuters – Egypt will pay about $1bn of the money it owes to foreign oil companies within the next two months, the state’s MENA news agency said, quoting Oil Minister Sherif Ismail. Egypt says it owes some $6.3bn to those companies. It last year said it paid $1.5bn of the money it owes the international firms as part of …

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Kuwait signs oil and diesel supply deals with Egypt

Reuters – Kuwait’s national oil group will provide Egypt with 85,000 barrels of crude oil per day under a new contract which boosts supply from the Gulf Arab state by 31%, state news agency KUNA reported on Tuesday. Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC) will also increase its supply of diesel and jet fuel to 1.5m tonnes …

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Russia’s Lukoil begins output from giant Iraq oilfield

Reuters – Russia’s Lukoil began commercial production from one of the world’s largest untapped oilfields in Iraq on Saturday, as the country raises output to record levels. Production from the giant West Qurna-2 is eventually expected to reach 1.2m barrels per day (bpd), from an initial 120,000 bpd. The field is one of several that …

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EMEA Oil & Gas winners and losers in Ukraine crisis: Fitch

Reuters – Fitch Ratings says BG Energy Holdings Ltd, BP plc, Royal Dutch Shell plc and Total SA are among the rated oil and gas companies in EMEA that stand to gain from a potential shift in EU countries’ energy links with Russia over time, while OAO Gazprom and NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine, are most …

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BG Group buys Nigerian LNG to replace lost Egyptian output

Reuters –  BG Group has bought six liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes from Italian utility Enel as it seeks to replace lost supplies from its Egyptian operations. The British firm will take delivery of the cargoes from October, 2014 at Nigeria’s Bonny Island liquefaction plant, where Enel owns export capacity, according to trade sources. Oil and …

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Iran to unveil revised oil, gas contract model soon

Reuters – Iran said on Friday it would soon unveil a more attractive model of contract aimed at persuading international energy companies to invest in its huge though underdeveloped, oil and gas reserves. Ali Majedi, deputy oil minister in charge of international affairs, told his ministry’s Shana news agency that the government would soon complete …

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Iran eyes revival of key gas sector

Iran struggled to fill the vacuum after the departure of France’s Total, Spain’s Repson and the Royal Dutch Shell, and efforts to continue development through state-owned and quasi-private companies had mixed success.

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