Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Energy has posted losses over $14 billion for 2015 and a net loss of $2.23 billion or $3.36 a share for the fourth quarter. The major reason for deep loss was writing down value of oil and gas fields in the wake of prolonged lower oil prices. However, the loss was better than the market forecast.
Transocean's fourth quarter earnings exceeded the analysts' earnings estimate amid the ongoing fall in the oil market. The company managed to post a quarterly profit of $617 million by reducing its operating costs.
Spruce Finance is securing a multimillion deal in financing by hiring Investec Plc in effort of supporting the development of around 80 megawatts of US rooftop solar assets.
Africa's largest trading block is attracting attention of global investors and businessmen. The recent 'Africa 2016' investment forum held in Egypt had participation of over 1,500 businessmen and government representatives. Foreign investors have called for more reforms and policy changes among African nations.
Williams Cos has decided to offload its Canadian operations for $1 billion. It is hoping to put it on the block in next week. In fact, it has already appointed two investment banks to oversee the sale process.
Asian shares fell back from a seven-week high on Tuesday as oil prices fell more than 2 percent. The sudden drop happened after the Asia-Pacific indices rose to its highest level since the beginning of the year, after seeing the rise in oil prices before reversing back.
Industrial overcapacity in China may have adverse impact on the domestic market and global economy. A number of new units came up owing to easily available loans and government subsidies in the world's second largest economy. A latest report calls for more radical measures including greater privatization to streamline the Chinese domestic industry.
Mexico is currently aiming to increase its fuel imports in order to attract investment as well as to bring down the fuel prices for buyers. This energy reform activity will boost the competition among private oil firms in Mexico.
Investment inflows into oil and gas projects are dropping significantly. The investments in oil projects in 2016 is forecast to fall below £1 billion from the five-year annual average of £8 billion.
Japan's retail electricity market is about to be liberalized, which has the top power companies as well new entrants vying for a share. The companies have come up with their mascots to lure the customers, from a suited gorilla to a cuddly bear, in a land where such characters are loved by children and adults alike.
Russia's leading oil producer, Rosneft has proposed investing another $500 million in Venezuela's state-owned Petroleos de Venezuela SA, to increase their stake from the original 16.7%. The proposition has come at a time when the country has declared an economic emergency after oil prices dropped to an alarming $24 a barrel.
Standard & Poor's (S&P) has cut rating on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) as it's suffering from lower oil prices. The long -term foreign and local currency sovereign credit has been lowered to 'A minus/ A-2' from 'A plus / A-1.'
UAE Minister of State Sultan Al Jaber has assumed the charge as Director General at Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc). Al Jaber has to overcome turbulent conditions in the oil industry as the lower oil prices, oversupply and consumption are the major challenges ahead of him.
Joi Scientific has claimed for discovering technology to produce hydrogen from water on Tuesday. At the same time, the research firm discloses for raising $5.5 million fund for its Series A round. If Joi’s claims come true, the research firm will be able to redraw the global energy map.
David Tepper, the pioneer in distressed debt, buys millions of shares in Energy Transfer Partners and Kinder Morgan in the face of plaguing oil slump and toxic energy market. He has tapped these pipeline companies after strengthening his US equity holdings by 56% last quarter.
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