With the lifting of international sanctions from Tehran, India would be able to recommence its unobstructed oil import from the Persian Gulf country. Iran is anticipated to boost its oil export of 1.1 million barrels per day by 500,000, according to the Indian Oil Cooperation.
UK-based Oil giant BP Plc plans to trim 4,000 jobs in its crude-oil production unit as crude oil price slump.
The last time gas price in Michigan was at 47 cents was in 1973. As gas price continues its plunge, gas station in Michigan sold oil as low as that of 43 years ago on Sunday.
Canadian stocks market dropped as continuing plunge of oil price brings down the energy companies stocks. Meanwhile, two Calgary-based oil companies are merged under Suncor Energy Inc.
China is predicted to be the world's largest crude importer, replacing the U.S. This is also as a result the new policy made by the government in allowing smaller refineries import and process their own crude.
21MW Solar Power Station will be built in Saga Prefecture by two leading Japanese company. Solar power becoming an important national project since the country’s shift in policies after Fukushima in 2011 to solar energy
Nevada governor Brian Sandoval get pressured after a group of 18 venture capital investors reverse new fees on solar homes that state utility regulator made effective on Jan 1. The regulation will give direct impact to development of solar energy and threaten future investment, the investor, and also the job cuts in the state.
As oil price continues to plunge, two Japan airlines:Air Nippon Airways (ANA) and Japan Airlines (JAL) decided to eliminate fuel surcharge. This will trim the airline tickets price substantially. Both airlines are also actively searching for alternative fuel.
Michigan appears to be the first US state to enjoy gas at $0.77 a gallon. The states closer to the refineries or containing those, enjoy gas at a relatively cheaper price. In the blink of further oil price fall, the US states, who are badly hit due to falling oil price, are considering to increase gas tax. These states aim to continue development works in communication sector, which they are unable to allocate with the problem riddled economies.
Russia’s Rosneft OJSC is suffering more due to the below $30 crude oil prices than its privately owned counterpart Lukoil PJSC, which seems to be showing more resilience.
Brent oil prices fell on Wednesday, dropping below $30 a barrel to touch $29.96 for the first time since April 2, 2004.
The lower oil prices are forcing rig operators to reduce their activity in North Dakota. The number oil rigs operational fell to 49 indicating the lowest since August 2009. The number of oil rigs is expected to further drop to 30 this year. There're concerns over possible bankruptcies following the decline in oil drilling North Dakota.
American Energy Partners and Argentina state-run energy company YPF have signed a partnership deal on developing the shale resources in the South American country. Argentina government is providing subsidies to attract investments in the energy sector and to enhance business climate in the country.
Oil price continue to crash the lowest level. The price was closed at the lowest in 12 years to nearly $30 and is expected to continue dropping.
State-owned Saudi Arabian Oil Co. (ARAMCO) is possibly going for an IPO aiming to raise funds for $1 trillion to $10 trillion. Some shares of the IPO may be awarded among the local banks and investors following ARAMCO’s action plan. However, experience in banking operations in the kingdom is believed to play the key role for selection which put HSBC and JPMorgan well ahead in the IPO grabbing race.