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Joao Peixe

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Joao Peixe

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  • Russian Lukoil Considers Re-Entry into Iranian Oil

    Published 15 February 2014 | viewed 9,165 times

    Russian Lukoil has announced its preparedness to return to Iran's Anaran oil project once the US-led sanctions against the Islamic Republic's energy sector are lifted.Lukoil…

  • Wave of Coal Retirements Coming by 2016

    Published 14 February 2014 | viewed 8,008 times

    There will be many more closures of coal-fired power plants around the country over the next two years than has been announced thus far, according…

  • Chevron Pennsylvania Well Still Burning After Explosion

    Published 13 February 2014 | viewed 15,305 times

    A well in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale operated by Chevron is still burning two days after an explosion that left one worker injured another reported missing.…

  • A Week of Safety Mishaps from the Energy Industry

    Published 13 February 2014 | viewed 8,840 times

    The second week of February has not been a great one for the energy industry. Several industrial accidents occurred at different sites in and around…

  • French ‘Warned’ As Total Eyes Iranian Oil Deals

    Published 12 February 2014 | viewed 12,426 times

    French oil giant Total SA continues to prop up Iranian oil and gas prospects, promising that Tehran will unveil a new contracting regime that will…

  • WTI Passes $100 Per Barrel on Bullish News

    Published 12 February 2014 | viewed 5,617 times

    The West Texas Intermediate (WTI) benchmark surpassed $100 per barrel in intraday trading for the first time since October of last year on a wave…

  • Game Heats Up for Israeli Gas Exports

    Published 11 February 2014 | viewed 5,691 times

    As Israel debates whether to eventually export its newfound gas largesse via pipeline or in the form of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Australian LNG experts…

  • Kuwait Approves $12 Billion in Oil Infrastructure Investment

    Published 11 February 2014 | viewed 5,103 times

    In effort to improve and enhance its refining capacity, Kuwait approved $12 billion in investment to upgrade two oil refineries. Pumping billions into Kuwait’s largest…

  • SEC Lashes Out at Wolves of Wall Street

    Published 10 February 2014 | viewed 6,654 times

    The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has suspended 255 shell companies from trading from 3 February through 14 February to prevent “pump and dump”…

  • Propane Shortages Leave Many Without Heat

    Published 10 February 2014 | viewed 8,668 times

    Shortages of propane around the country have left many with sky-high energy bills, or worse, without heat at all. Propane prices have jumped from a…

  • Brazil May Turn to Gas as Drought Cuts Off Power

    Published 08 February 2014 | viewed 4,428 times

    Brazil has arguably the greenest and cleanest economy in the world, as it gets 80% of its electricity from hydropower and only a small share…

  • Russian Lukoil to Double Overseas Output with Iraq

    Published 08 February 2014 | viewed 4,398 times

    Russia’s Lukoil says it should reach production of 400,000 barrels per day at its West Qurna-2 field in Iraq by the fall—figures that will more…

  • Consumers Paying More as Nat Gas Cash Prices Spike

    Published 06 February 2014 | viewed 8,498 times

    As natural gas prices climb, reaching over $5/mcf again on 4 February, and with an unseasonably cold winter, local utilities say that natural gas customers’…

  • Texas Regulator Sends Warning to Drillers About Gas Flaring

    Published 06 February 2014 | viewed 12,859 times

    Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick sent letters to oil and gas drillers to warn them about running afoul of the state’s rules on flaring natural…

  • Former Chesapeake CEO McClendon Stages Comeback

    Published 05 February 2014 | viewed 5,385 times

    Former Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon has reportedly raised as much as $500 million for his new venture, American Energy Partners LP, and is…

  • International Shipping Turning to LNG

    Published 05 February 2014 | viewed 6,016 times

    Fuel for ferries and large cargo ships may increasingly come from liquefied natural gas (LNG), as companies move to both lower fuel costs and comply…

  • Nigerian Company to Sue Total, Samsung

    Published 04 February 2014 | viewed 19,289 times

    An indigenous Nigerian oil company is suing major foreign players for allegedly plotting to exclude the local company from a $3.8 billion floating production vessel…

  • Shell Starts Production from Offshore Platform in Gulf of Mexico

    Published 04 February 2014 | viewed 12,843 times

    Royal Dutch Shell announced on Feb. 4 that it started oil production from its “Olympus” platform in the Gulf of Mexico. The company is using…

  • Shell to Sell Brazilian Oil Field to Qatar for $1bn

    Published 01 February 2014 | viewed 5,325 times

    Energy giant Royal Dutch Shell has announced a deal with Qatar Petroleum to sell 23% of its take in a Brazilian oil field for $1…

  • US Restaurants Join Anti-Ethanol Mandate Rally

    Published 01 February 2014 | viewed 12,635 times

    The ethanol industry, already reeling from a draft plan for cuts in the ethanol mandate for this year, will now face more pressure as everyone…

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