With the oil market entering a new normal of lower prices, the price per barrel is projected to settle in the range of $53 to $60 by 2020, when supply and demand are expected to be in balance.
Российский Министр отметил, что Турция заинтересована в том, чтобы газ поступал напрямую, минуя другие транзитные страны. «Для этого в «Турецком потоке» предусмотрена одна нитка мощностью 15,75 млрд кубических метров газа. Мы ведем сейчас речь о строительстве двух ниток, вторая из которых будет предназначена для европейских потребителей и может быть проложена по дну Черного моря и через территорию Турции», - пояснил Александр Новак.
International Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were trading at $42.51 at 0617 GMT, down 19 cents, or 0.4 percent, from their previous close, the lowest since April. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude CLc1 fell 26 cents, or 0.6 percent, to $40.88 a barrel, slipping below $41 for the first time since April.
Brent crude oil prices averaged at the lowest level since 2004, significantly reducing profits and cash flow for energy companies.
Directors welcomed the ambitious reform goals announced by the authorities in Vision 2030 and the National Transformation Program, and underscored the importance of clear prioritization and sequencing of the planned reforms to reduce implementation risks and give the economy time to adjust. They supported the authorities’ plan to increase the role of the private sector in the economy by focusing on privatization and public-private partnerships, improve the business environment, develop local capital markets, encourage FDI, and support small and medium enterprises. Directors noted that continued labor market and education reforms are needed to encourage private sector employment of Saudi nationals and increase labor force participation of women.
Nearly 400,000 UK households left British Gas in the first six months of this year, as the company found its market share being taken by independent energy suppliers.
Statoil ASA (OSE:STL, NYSE:STO) and Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras (“Petrobras”) (BVMF: PETR4, NYSE:PBR) have agreed that Statoil will acquire Petrobras’ 66% operated interest of the BM-S-8 offshore licence in Brazil’s highly prolific Santos basin. The acquisition includes a substantial part of the Carcará oil discovery, one of the largest discoveries in the world in recent years.
Claudio Descalzi, Eni’s Chief Executive Officer,commented: "Eni has achieved significant results in the first half of 2016,despite the weak but slowly improving market environment. Hydrocarbon production beat expectations, offsetting the suspension of activity in Val d’Agri and the disruptions in Nigeria. Our main developments are proceeding on time and on budget,allowing us to confirm our expected production growth of more than 5% in 2017."
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) reported a second-quarter 2016net loss of $1.1 billion,or ($0.86) per share, compared with a second-quarter 2015 net loss of $179 million, or ($0.15) per share. Excluding special items, second-quarter 2016 adjusted earnings were anet loss of $985 million, or ($0.79) per share, compared with second-quarter 2015 adjusted earnings of $81 million, or $0.07 per share. Special items for the current quarter were related to non-cashimpairments in the Lower 48, primarily in the Gulf of Mexico; pension settlement expense; deferred tax adjustments; and a gain onan asset sale.
"Total captured the benefit of this rebound, and adjusted net income rose to $2.2 billion in the second quarter 2016 (versus the first quarter), an increase of 33 percent compared to the first quarter,"