PLATTS - Saudi Arabia expects to cut its oil exports next month but emerging signs of a crude glut in the US are not an indication that the global oil market is currently oversupplied, the kingdom's energy minister Khalid al-Falih said Sunday, attributing a two-week slide in oil prices to trader overreaction.
PLATTS - Abu Dhabi's state-owned oil company, ADNOC, said Sunday it signed a deal with Total, granting the French major a 40% stake in the Ruwais Diyab unconventional gas concession.
THE LOCAL FRANCE - Angola and French oil giant Total formally launched a major new offshore oil project Saturday to aid the country's economy that plunged into crisis following oil price dips in 2014.
WNN - China's State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC) says it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for "global cooperation" in nuclear energy with Westinghouse Electric Company of the USA.
ГАЗПРОМ - Германия, крупнейший импортер российского газа в мире, четвертый год подряд (с 2015 года) стабильно увеличивает объемы его закупки. Так, с 1 января по 6 ноября 2018 года «Газпром», по предварительным данным, поставил на немецкий рынок 48,6 млрд куб. м газа. Это на 4,9 млрд куб. м больше, чем за аналогичный период прошлого года, который стал для Германии рекордным по объему импорта российского газа (53,4 млрд куб. м).
BLOOMBERG - Gazprom PJSC, the Russian company that’s the dominant exporter of natural gas into Europe, is exploring ways to produce emissions-free hydrogen from its fuel and create a 153 billion-euro ($175 billion) a year market by 2050
WNN - Toshiba Corp is withdrawing from its nuclear new-build project in the UK and plans to wind up NuGeneration (NuGen), its board of directors decided at a meeting today.
ROSNEFT - 3Q 2018 EBITDA growth by 13.8% QoQ up to RUB 643 bln, 9M 2018 EBITDA growth by 1.6 times YoY up to RUB 1,593 bln with margins improvement 9M 2018 Net Income jumped by 3.4 times YoY up to RUB 451 bln Free Cash Flow improvement in 3Q 2018 by more than 2 times QoQ up to RUB 509 bln and over 4 times YoY up to RUB 872 bln
ROSNEFT - Q3 2018 AVERAGE DAILY HYDROCARBON PRODUCTION REACHED 5.83 MMBOE, DEMONSTRATING A 2.1% GROWTH VS. Q2 2018 LEVEL
GAZPROM - In the course of the meeting, the parties signed an Amendment to the contract on gas supplies to Austria. According to the document, gas deliveries to Austria will be increased by 1 billion cubic meters per year beyond the contractual amount for the entire contract period.
PLATTS - Gazprom Export sold the highest volume of gas on its Electronic Sales Platform (ESP) on Friday for almost a month, with 62 million cu m of gas sold for December delivery to four points in central and eastern Europe.
INTERFAX-UKRAINE - The final price of gas for households (taking into account transportation, distribution costs and VAT) will be UAH 8,548.92 per 1,000 cubic meters (a rise of 22.9% on the price that is in effect since April 1, 2017), and for municipal heat supply enterprises – UAH 8,361.85 per 1,000 cubic meters (a rise of 22.8%).
PETROBRAS - Net income attributable to the shareholders of Petrobras was US$ 6,622 million in 9M-2018, a 315% increase compared to US$ 1,596 million in 9M-2017. The result improved mainly due to increase in domestic oil products and oil exports margins and to the drop in net finance expenses.
CHEVRON - Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) reported earnings of $4.0 billion ($2.11 per share – diluted) for third quarter 2018, compared with $2.0 billion ($1.03 per share – diluted) in the third quarter of 2017.
NOV VARCO - National Oilwell Varco, Inc. (NYSE: NOV) announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program to purchase up to $500 million of the Company's outstanding common stock.