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Loyz Energy signs two MOUs with Sun Petrochemicals
31 March 2015 Singapore-based oil an dgas firm Loyz Energy has signed two binding memorandum of understanding (MOUs) with Indian petroleum products maker Sun...

Total sells stake in Nigerian onshore OML 29 for $569m
31 March 2015 French energy firm Total has sold its interest in Nigerian onshore Oil Mining Lease (OML) 29 to Aiteo Eastern E&P for...

Chevron to sell 50% stake in Caltex Australia
30 March 2015 Energy firm Chevron has agreed to sell its 50% stake in oil refining and marketing firm Caltex...

Egdon flows more gas from Wressle-1 well in UK
30 March 2015 Egdon Resources has flowed more oil from its Wressle-1 oil and gas discovery, onshore England,...

Motiva plans to integrate Norco and Convent refineries in Louisiana
27 March 2015 Motiva Enterprises is planning to integrate its Norco and Convent refineries to create the Louisiana Refining...

BlackRock, First Reserve to buy stakes in two Mexican pipelines
27 March 2015 BlackRock and First Reserve have agreed to acquire about 45% stake in two Mexican natural gas pipelines, owned by state-owned oil company Petroleos Mexicanos...

Shell sell OML 29 in Nigera for $1.7bn
26 March 2015 Royal Dutch Shell has sold its stake in Nigeria's oil mining lease (OML) 29 to Aiteo Eastern E&P Company for...

Dominion starts construction on Cove Point LNG liquefaction project
26 March 2015 US energy firm Dominion has started construction on the Cove Point LNG Liquefaction project, which is expected to cost between $3.4bn and...

Gazprom Neft to carry out seismic survey in Halabja block, Iraq
25 March 2015 Gazprom Neft Middle East will carry out a 2D seismic survey on the south-eastern section of the Halabja block in Iraqi...

Sempra Energy seeks US FERC pre-filing review for Port Arthur LNG project
25 March 2015 Sempra Energy’s subsidiary Port Arthur LNG has asked the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to start the pre-filing review for its proposed Port Arthur LNG natural gas liquefaction...

Milbank advises lenders on $5.2bn expansion of Saudi Arabia petrochemical plant
24 March 2015 Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has advised lenders on the $5.2bn expansion financing for the PetroRabigh refining and petrochemicals project in Saudi...

Delek Logistics Partners unveils new joint venture pipeline projects
24 March 2015 Delek Logistics Partners is partnering with two companies to build new pipeline projects in Texas,...

Shell sells 30% stake in Nigeria’s OML 18 for $737m
23 March 2015 Royal Dutch Shell has sold its 30% interest in the oil mining lease (OML) 18 in Nigeria to Eroton Exploration & Production Company for...

US DOI introduces new hydraulic fracturing rules
23 March 2015 The US Department of the Interior (DOI) has introduced new regulations to support safe hydraulic fracturing activities on public and tribal...

Korea National Oil Corporation contracts KS Drilling subsidiary for drilling services in Kurdistan
20 March 2015 Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC) has awarded a contract to Atlantic Onshore Services, a subsidiary of KS Drilling, to carry out drilling services in Kurdistan,...

Statoil plans to drill four oil wells in Russia
20 March 2015 Norwegian oil and gas firm Statoil intends to drill four oil wells in Russia in co-ordination with state oil company OAO...

Gulf Keystone restarts production at Shaikan oilfield in Iraq
19 March 2015 Gulf Keystone Petroleum has restarted production and truck loading operations at its Shaikan oilfield in the Kurdistan region of...

Fluor to provide project management services for OGPC project in Azerbaijan
19 March 2015 Engineering and construction firm Fluor has won a contract to provide project management contractor services for an oil-gas processing and petrochemical complex (OGPC) in...

Sound Oil wins environmental approval for Badile exploration well in Italy
18 March 2015 Sound Oil has secured regional environmental approval for the Badile exploration well in...

Shareholder agreement signed for Trans Anatolian natural gas pipeline project
18 March 2015 A shareholder agreement was signed in Ankara for the $11.7bn Trans Anatolian natural gas pipeline project (TANAP) linking Turkey and...

Bear Head LNG secures permit to build 8 mtpa LNG project
17 March 2015 Bear Head LNG has secured a permit from the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) to construct its proposed 8 million tonne per annum (mtpa) LNG...