REUTERS - Benchmark Brent crude oil LCOc1 was up 80 cents at $76.71 a barrel by 0840 GMT. The contract fell 1.8 percent on Tuesday, at one point touching its lowest since Aug. 24 at $75.09. U.S. light crude CLc1 was up 60 cents at $66.78. It hit a two-month low of $65.33 a barrel on Tuesday.
PLATTS - Consolidation through the oil and gas sector is heating up, spurred in many cases by too many small companies, lack of operator scale, profits and in the oilfield services segment, an inability to raise prices after the recent downturn, industry executives said
PLATTS - China's Sinopec is in discussions with government authorities and suppliers regarding its Iranian crude imports and is trying to make special arrangements on the flow in the coming weeks, an executive said during the company's third quarter results briefing call
WNN - Where a modern new nuclear project will typically have a rated capacity of between 1000 and 1600 megawatts electric, an SMR will have a capacity of around 300 MWe or less. Modular means that the major components of the SMR will be built in a factory and assembled on-site. By being small and modular, SMRs have many advantages when compared to traditional large reactors.
БАНК РОССИИ - Совет директоров Банка России 26 октября 2018 года принял решение сохранить ключевую ставку на уровне 7,50% годовых.
BP - For the third quarter, underlying RC profit was $3,838 million, compared with $1,865 million in 2017. Underlying RC profit is after adjusting RC profit for a net charge for non-operating items of $649 million and net adverse fair value accounting effects of $98 million (both on a post-tax basis). RC profit was $3,091 million for the third quarter, compared with $1,379 million in 2017.
ANADARKO - Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: APC) announced 2018 third‑quarter results, reporting net income attributable to common stockholders of $363 million, or $0.72 per share (diluted).
FT - Kazakhstan’s state-run oil and gas company KazMunaiGas is finalising plans for an initial public offering that could raise as much as $6.5bn, in what could be central Asia’s largest ever stock market listing.
BHGE - Orders of $5.7 billion for the quarter, down 5% sequentially and flat year-over-year. Revenue of $5.7 billion for the quarter, up 2% sequentially and up 7% year-over-year. GAAP operating income of $282 million for the quarter, increased $204 million sequentially and increased $475 million year-over-year.
REUTERS - Front-month Brent crude oil futures LCOc1 were trading down 46 cents, or 0.6 percent, at $77.16 a barrel at 0745 GMT. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures CLc1 were at $67.19 a barrel, down 40 cents, or 0.6 percent.