PLATTS - China ended the first quarter of 2018 with robust apparent oil demand growth of 6.8% year on year, as stronger-than-expected GDP growth boosted consumption from the industrial and construction sectors and outweighed concerns over rising oil prices
REPSOL - Repsol posted net income of 610 million euros in the first quarter of 2018. Adjusted net profit, which specifically measures the performance of the company’s business units, increased to 616 million euros.
BP - “We have delivered another strong set of results. Our safe and reliable operations and strong financial delivery have continued into 2018. Underlying profit was up 23% on the previous quarter and was our best quarterly result in three years. With rising output from our new major projects and excellent reliability, Upstream production was 9% higher than a year earlier.
МИНЭНЕРГО РОССИИ - В заключение заседания Александр Новак подчеркнул приверженность сконцентрированной работе, направленной на реализацию достигнутых договоренностей по совместным проектам сотрудничества. «Минэнерго России продолжит и дальше оказывать максимальное содействие проектам российско-японского энергетического сотрудничества. Главное – последовательно наращивать усилия наших министерств, сообща помогать бизнесу в осуществлении коммерческих инициатив», - резюмировал Министр.
EXXONMOBIL - Exxon Mobil Corporation announced estimated first quarter 2018 earnings of $4.7 billion, or $1.09 per share assuming dilution, compared with $4 billion a year earlier. Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $10 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $1.4 billion. During the quarter, the corporation distributed $3.3 billion in dividends to shareholders. Capital and exploration expenditures were $4.9 billion, up 17 percent from the prior year.
CHEVRON - Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) reported earnings of $3.6 billion ($1.90 per share – diluted) for first quarter 2018, compared with $2.7 billion ($1.41 per share – diluted) in the first quarter of 2017. Foreign currency effects increased earnings in the 2018 first quarter by $129 million, compared with a decrease of $241 million a year earlier. Sales and other operating revenues in first quarter 2018 were $36 billion, compared to $32 billion in the year-ago period.
TOTAL - Oil prices continued to rebound in the first quarter 2018. Brent rose to an average of $67 per barrel, supported by strong demand, OPEC-non-OPEC compliance and geopolitical tensions. Conversely, as a result of this increase, refining margins were weaker (-34%). In this context, the Group's adjusted net income and DACF continued to increase, achieving growth of 13% and 16%, respectively, compared to a year ago, in line with announced sensitivities. Cash flow after organic investments increased to $2.8 billion, up by more than 50% from a year ago, thanks to good operational performance and continued spending discipline. Return on equity was 10%.
STATOIL - Statoil reports adjusted earnings of USD 4.4 billion and USD 1.5 billion after tax in the first quarter of 2018. IFRS net operating income was USD 5.0 billion and the IFRS net income was USD 1.3 billion.
ENI - In the first quarter of 2018, Eni's consolidated adjusted operating profit of €2,380 million increased by 30% from the first quarter of 2017. The improvement was driven by a robust performance in the E&P segment (up by €0.67 billion or 47%) due to an ongoing recovery in crude oil prices, partly offset by a weaker dollar (the Brent benchmark in euro terms was up by 8%), as well as production growth. The G&P segment reported an adjusted operating profit of €0.3 billion, unchanged from the first quarter of 2017.
TRANSCANADA - TransCanada Corporation (TSX, NYSE: TRP) (TransCanada or the Company) announced net income attributable to common shares for first quarter 2018 of $734 million or $0.83 per share compared to net income of $643 million or $0.74 per share for the same period in 2017. Comparable earnings for first quarter 2018 were $870 million or $0.98 per share compared to $698 million or $0.81 per share for the same period in 2017. TransCanada's Board of Directors also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.69 per common share for the quarter ending June 30, 2018, equivalent to $2.76 per common share on an annualized basis