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2015-01-03 21:50:00

2014: U.S. UGLY YEAR

2014:  U.S. UGLY YEAR

Last year was an ugly one for the U.S. energy sector, and while the first trading day of 2015 pointed to continued weakness in oil, investors are starting to look to when the sector might start to recover.

Crude oil prices fell 42 percent in the fourth quarter. The fallout on corporate bottom lines isn't yet known, but forecasts suggest it will be severe. Energy sector earnings are seen down 19.6 percent in the fourth quarter, according to Thomson Reuters data; on Oct. 1, the consensus estimate was for growth of 6.4 percent.

While the flip in expectations is bearish, analysts say the dramatic decline in the…

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Tags: U.S., OIL, PRICES
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2014:  U.S. UGLY YEAR
2019, July, 12, 07:50:00
SAUDI ARAMCO, MCDERMOTT CONTRACT $4.5 BLN
McDermott has won two engineering, procurement, construction and installation (EPCI) contracts from Saudi Aramco worth more than $4.5bn for the Marjan Increment Programme.
2014:  U.S. UGLY YEAR
2019, July, 12, 07:45:00
SAUDI ARAMCO, SAIPEM CONTRACT $3.5 BLN
As part of its larger increment programmes for Marjan and Berri, Saudi Aramco has awarded Saipem two EPCI contracts worth more than $3.5bn.
2014:  U.S. UGLY YEAR
2019, July, 12, 07:40:00
LNG PRICE: NEAR $4.5
Spot prices for August delivery to Northeast Asia are estimated to be about $4.40 per million British thermal units (mmBtu), up 10 cents from last week, trade sources said.
2014:  U.S. UGLY YEAR
2019, July, 10, 12:55:00
OIL PRICE: NEAR $65 AGAIN
WTI had climbed 93 cents, or 1.6%, to $58.76, having earlier risen to $58.84. Brent was up 70 cents, or 1.1%, at $64.86, after earlier touching $64.95.
2014:  U.S. UGLY YEAR
2019, July, 10, 12:50:00
OIL PRICES 2019-20: $67 ANEW
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts Brent spot prices will average $67/b in the second half of 2019 and remain at that level in 2020. EIA expects West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil prices will average $62/b in the second half of 2019 and $63/b in 2020.
2014:  U.S. UGLY YEAR
2019, July, 10, 12:45:00
IRREVERSIBLE CLIMATE CHANGE
“The clock is ticking on irreversible climate change,” Adam Matthews, co-chair of the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) and the director of ethics and engagement at the Church of England Pensions Board, said in a statement.
2014:  U.S. UGLY YEAR
2019, July, 10, 12:40:00
CHEVRON, QATAR DEAL $8 BLN
Chevron Phillips Chemical, a joint venture of Chevron and Phillips 66, will be the majority owner with a 51 percent share, with Qatar Petroleum owning 49 percent of the project. The companies expect a final investment decision no later than 2021 for the project, which has a target of starting in 2024.
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