Oil

Harvard scientists took Exxon’s challenge; found it using the tobacco playbook

A new study finds a stark contrast between Exxon’s research and what the company told the public<p><i>Read all of these documents and make up your own mind.</i><p>That was the challenge ExxonMobil issued when investigative journalism by Inside Climate News revealed that while it was at the forefront of climate …

Climate

The World's 8 Largest Liquefied Natural Gas Exporters (No. 2 Is a Shocker) -- The Motley Fool

Natural gas is a major source of global energy, and shipping it long distances often requires liquefying it. These eight countries dominate LNG …

Investing

Sanford's Beveridge Asks If We're Stuck at $50 Oil

Sanford C. Bernstein Senior Oil and Gas Analyst Neil Beveridge previews PetroChina and CNOOC earnings, and talks about the oil industry. He speaks on …

Business

Why the world’s largest IPO will likely fail

Saudi Arabia wants to diversify away from oil, funding the shift with a massive oil company IPO. But oil prices have already cratered—and it may be too late<p>Less than 50 years ago, Saudi Arabia was a still a poor desert country. It changed virtually overnight in 1973, when the Saudis led the oil …

Shale Oil

Coming Soon: The Year Of Big Oil

Are you ready for the year of big oil?<p><b>Barclays’ Lydia Rainforth</b> and her team are. They write that the next 12 months are a critical period for the …

Oil & Gas Industry

This could be the perfect time to buy shares of Exxon Mobil and Chevron

If you think oil prices can remain at around $50 a barrel, or even rise, then shares of Exxon Mobil and Chevron look ripe for purchase, especially if you’re seeking dividend income.<p>Shares of both companies have fallen this year, pushing their dividend yields above 4% as some investors have been …

Business

Harvey Could Become First Hurricane to Strike Texas Since 2008

Harvey, which could strengthen into the first hurricane to strike Texas since 2008 this week, has already spurred one refiner to start shutting down …

Weather

Denning: Chevron in relatively strong shape as Watson prepares to leave

Chevron (CVX +0.4%) has come through the worst of its trials and looks like a solid investment relative to other oil majors, especially Exxon Mobil …

Exxon Mobil

Scotland's vast deficit remains an obstacle to independence

Though the country's financial position has improved, independence would still risk severe austerity.<p>For the SNP, the annual Scottish public spending …

Scotland

US becoming a 'swing producer' after oil crash woke 'sleeping giant,' says Pioneer CEO

Wall Street traders are all to familiar with oil's recent trajectory — trading in a tight range and struggling to break out above $50 a barrel.<p>But if …

Mad Money

Chevron CEO switch marks the end of an expensive era

Chevron is coming to the end of an era. In the next week or two, Wheatstone, its giant liquefied gas project on the north-west coast of Australia, is …

Chevron

One Denver Suburb Aims To Be A Trailblazer For Drilling Oil In Suburbia

As oil wells and new housing fight for the same space, one Denver suburb aims to be a model for co-existence. It's proposing quieter rigs, sound walls, and lots of landscaping.

News (U.S.)

Top 5 Dividend Stocks in the FTSE for 2017 | Investopedia

The FTSE 100 is an index that includes the top 100 companies from the London Stock Exchange. They are ranked by their market capitalization. However, …

Royal Dutch Shell

Three trends could trip up oil and gas pipeline companies. Here's how to trade them

Pipeline and energy infrastructure companies face operational challenges in the coming years even as U.S. crude oil drilling recovers and a natural …

Oil and Gas

Enquest hit by delays at North Sea oil project

North Sea oil company Enquest has taken a 10pc blow to its market value after telling investors that delays to a cornerstone project have cut into to its production for this year.<p>The heavily indebted independent was relying on oil flows from the Kraken project to bring in a $700m (£546m) a year …

North Sea oil

Soyabean oil rises on US ruling over foreign biodiesel subsidies

The price of soyabean oil jumped on the US government’s preliminary ruling that Argentina and Indonesia were allegedly subsidising their biodiesel …

Energy

Santos halves half-year loss to $640m

Oil and gas producer Santos has narrowed its half-year loss to $US506 million ($640 million) from $US1.1 billion a year earlier, as a hefty …

Australian News

Antarctic ice reveals that fossil fuel extraction leaks more methane than thought

The fossil fuel industry is a larger contributor to atmospheric methane levels than previously thought, according to our research which shows that …

Oil and Gas

Weekly Oil Storage Report - It's Now Time To Eliminate The 2015 Glut

U.S. crude storage continues to draw and is now eating into the 2015 glut.<p>The crude storage draw YTD is the largest since 2011.<p>A negative adjustment …

Business

Oil prices slide as confusion over Libyan production reigns

Oil prices dropped on Wednesday, as investors assessed mixed messages about Libya’s oil supply and waited for weekly data on U.S. oil production.<p>On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate oil for October CLV7, -0.25% lost 13 cents, or 0.3%, to $47.71 a barrel. Brent crude, the …

S&P Global

The Battle Over Oil And Gas Development In Colorado

A deadly home explosion in Colorado is renewing fights over how close oil and gas development should be to expanding suburbs. One town is trying to figure out for itself how close is too close.

Oil and Gas

Scotland Has A Deficit Of £13 Billion, According To New Figures

The country raises around 8% of UK revenue but receives 9.2% of UK public expenditure, according to recently-published data.<p>The gap between Scotland's public spending and the amount of tax it raises has fallen to just over £13 billion, new figures have shown.<p>The Scottish government's latest …

North Sea oil

Exxon duped public over climate concerns, Harvard research says

Exxon Mobil spent the last 40 years undermining public concern over climate change, even as its own scientists determined man-made global warming was …

Exxon Mobil

Court Awards Russian State Oil Company $2.3 Billion

MOSCOW — A court ordered Russia’s largest privately owned business conglomerate on Wednesday to pay $2.3 billion to the country’s state oil company in a case closely watched by investors worried about the unraveling of private property rights.<p>The conglomerate, Sistema, called the ruling troubling …

Business

US oil prices give up earlier gains on latest crude stockpile draw

US crude stockpiles notched their eighth straight weekly decline, albeit smaller than last week’s draw, largely erasing gains in the US oil price.<p>US …

West Texas Intermediate

Venezuela's IOUs Pile Up, Keeping U.S. Oil Servicers in Tow

For Schlumberger Ltd. and Halliburton Co. the road to payment for services in Venezuela is increasingly long and winding.<p>The latest twist is …

Business

Oil Prices Rise as U.S. Stockpiles Fall, Again

Crude oil prices got a lift as the U.S. Energy Information Administrationreported Wednesday that domestic crude inventory declined for the week ended …

S&P Global

Why I Love Suncor Energy Inc. -- The Motley Fool

The Canadian oil sands giant has all of the things I love to see in an oil stock.<p><b>Suncor Energy</b> (NYSE:SU) has treated its investors well over the …

Stocks

Shell starts gas production at Niger Delta project

Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) says it has started gas production from the second phase of development of the Gbaran-Ubie project in Nigeria's …

Royal Dutch Shell

The 10-Point.

A personal, guided tour to the best scoops and stories every day in The Wall Street Journal, from Editor in Chief Gerard Baker.<p>Good morning,<p>Big Oil, Big Change<p>A dramatic shift is under way at big oil companies as they adapt to a prolonged period of lower prices brought about by the U.S. shale boom. …