FRB - Information received since the Federal Open Market Committee met in September indicates that the labor market has continued to strengthen and that economic activity has been rising at a solid rate despite hurricane-related disruptions. Although the hurricanes caused a drop in payroll employment in September, the unemployment rate declined further. Household spending has been expanding at a moderate rate, and growth in business fixed investment has picked up in recent quarters. Gasoline prices rose in the aftermath of the hurricanes, boosting overall inflation in September; however, inflation for…
Rosneft, which produces around five percent of the world’s oil, is now taking care of shipping and marketing operations for the bulk of Venezuelan oil exports, ensuring that PDVSA can continue to supply buyers.
Rosneft Oil Company and the National Petroleum Institute (Instituto Nacional de Petróleo, INP) have signed a Cooperation Agreement. The document was signed by Chief Executive Officer of Rosneft Oil Company Igor Sechin and Chairman of INP Carlos Zacarias. In addition, Rosneft has signed a Memorandum on Expansion of cooperation in Mozambique with the National Hydrocarbon Company (Empresa Nacional de Hidrocarbonetos, ENH).
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) announced, today, the award of multi-billion-dollar contracts for the procurement of casing and tubing as it drives value through its smart approach to procurement. The combined scope of the three contracts awarded is one of the world’s largest in this category, maximizing value for ADNOC across its drilling value chain and underpinning its strategy to deliver a more profitable upstream business.
Woodfibre LNG, a subsidiary of Singapore-based Pacific Oil and Gas Ltd., is finalizing its engineering, procurement and construction contract, which company president David Keane expects to sign “at the end of the summer or shortly thereafter” before construction begins on the LNG export facility in Squamish, British Columbia.
U.S. energy firms had interests in the South China Sea and Washington was “committed to bolstering the energy security of our partners and allies in the Indo-Pacific region and in ensuring uninterrupted regional oil and gas production for the global market.”U.S. warships have conducted periodic “freedom of navigation” operations in the South China Sea to challenge China’s claim to nearly all of the strategic waterway.