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US oil giants majorly hit by slump in oil prices

Earnings of US petroleum giants ExxonMobil and Chevron were knocked down yesterday (July 31) by lower oil prices, said a report. ExxonMobil’s second-quarter profits fell by 52.3 per cent year-over-year to $4.2 billion as it

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US oil giants majorly hit by slump in oil prices

Earnings of US petroleum giants ExxonMobil and Chevron were knocked down yesterday (July 31) by lower oil prices, said a report. ExxonMobil’s second-quarter profits fell by 52.3 per cent year-over-year to $4.2 billion as it

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US oil storage becomes big business

Commercial crude stocks across the United States rose by 105 million barrels early this year to peak at 490 million barrels, the highest level in eight decades. Despite some draw downs in recent weeks, which have reduced inventori

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Oil prices fall on Opec’s ‘no production cut’ comment

Oil prices fell in Asian trade on Friday as concern over global oversupply intensified after the head of oil producers' cartel Opec indicated there would be no cut-back in production, although a fall in the US dollar put a floor under prices

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Shell to cut 6,500 jobs, investments to reduce to $30bn

Royal Dutch Shell on Thursday reported a 37 per cent drop in second quarter profits and said it would cut 6,500 jobs this year and reduce spending further to deal with an extended period of lower oil prices. The Anglo-Dutch oil and gas

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Dubai's Enoc plans regional expansion

Dubai's Emirates National Oil Company (Enoc) plans to expand in the region after the UAE deregulated fuel prices, lifting financial pressure on the company, it said on Wednesday. The firm has struggled in recent years, losing

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Oil industry to discuss skilled workforce demand challenges

Despite the low oil price - on the rigs, construction sites and refineries the demand for a highly skilled technical workforce remains, alongside the rigorous training that ensures competency, safety and project efficiency. In the

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Oil prices slide on China stocks rout

Oil prices fell to near four-month lows on Monday after a steep drop in Chinese stock markets and on more evidence of a global oil supply glut that has halved prices over the past year. Chinese stocks tumbled more than 8 per cent

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BG Egypt appoints oil veteran as new president

BG Egypt, a subsidiary of BG Group and one of Egypt's largest natural gas producers, has appointed Khaled Kacem as its president, the company said in a statement on Sunday. The firm said Kacem had spent 23 years in the upstrea

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Sabic Q2 net profit falls; but beats forecasts

Saudi Basic Industries Corp (Sabic), one of the world's largest petrochemicals groups, reported a 4.5 per cent drop in second-quarter net profit on Sunday, a much smaller decline than analysts had forecast. Sabic made a net pr

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