Nigeria's government has approved the payment of 413 billion naira ($2.1 billion) to oil marketers as outstanding payment for fuel subsidy claims, the state-run Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said.
"Energy resources are plentiful. Concerns over running out of oil and gas have disappeared," Eyton said at the launch of BP's inaugural Technology Outlook.
По итогам 2014 г. объем национальной добычи нефтяного сырья увеличился по сравнению с 2013 г. на 3,3 млн т (+0,6%) и составил в абсолютном выражении 526,7 млн т, установив новый максимальный уровень после распада СССР.
Internal OPEC squabbles are on the rise as members argue about the need to support a fair oil price and boost revenues just as they feel more pain from low crude prices.
U.S. Rig Count is down 12 rigs from last week to 775, with oil rigs down 16 to 578, and gas rigs up 4 to 197. U.S. Rig Count is down 1,154 rigs from last year at 1,929, with oil rigs down 1,004, and gas rigs down 149. The U.S. Offshore rig count is 33, down 2 rigs from last week, and down 20 rigs year over year.
During the 3-month period ending Sept. 30, an overall total of 51 oil and gas deals took place, accounting for $91.2 billion, which was higher than the 47 deals worth $38.8 billion that occurred in the previous quarter, but still down from the 83 deals worth $125.7 billion that occurred in third-quarter 2014.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) was the world's sixth-largest oil producer in 2014, and the second-largest producer of petroleum and other liquids in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), behind only Saudi Arabia. Because the prospects for further oil discoveries in the UAE are low, the UAE is relying on the application of enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques in mature oil fields to increase production.
Countries should not bank on oil prices remaining low when formulating their energy policies, as supplies could tighten from mid-2016 due to a drop in investment and falling U.S. output, a senior industry official said on Monday.
U.S. imports of foreign oil are rising again after a long decline, as the oil bust forces domestic producers to scale back.
With oil prices stuck at $50 per barrel, the Saudi Arabia’s annual export income will be around $130 billion lower this year in comparison to last year, Jason Tuvey, Middle East Economist at British economic research and consulting company Capital Economics said in a report obtained by Trend.