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BP Reshapes Its Leadership Team as Some Executives Leave

New CEO Auchincloss seeks to simplify BP’s corporate structure Retiring gas and power chief Dotzenrath is replace by Lin BP Plc restructured its top management as the departure of some executives allowed new Chief Executive Officer Murray Auchincloss to put his mark on the oil and gas giant. The executive leadership team will be reduced to 10 members …

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Abu Dhabi’s TAQA Confirms Naturgy Shareholder Talks as it Eyes Full Takeover

(Reuters) – Abu Dhabi’s TAQA  is in discussions with the three largest shareholders of Spanish energy firm Naturgy, it said on Wednesday, with a view to a possible full takeover bid for the company. Criteria, the main shareholder in lender Caixabank owns a 26.7% stake in Naturgy, which has a current overall market value of 22 billion …

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U.S. Says it Will Not Renew Easing of Venezuela Oil Sanctions Unless Progress Made on Elections

The U.S. will not renew a temporary license set to expire on Thursday that widely eased sanctions on Venezuela’s oil and gas sector, a State Department spokesperson said, unless progress is made by President Nicolas Maduro on commitments for free and fair elections this year. The U.S. has been concerned about Venezuela’s electoral process and …

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Oil and Gas Activity in U.S. Midwest, Rockies Fell in Q1, Kansas Fed Says

Oil and gas energy activity in Oklahoma, Colorado and the northern part of New Mexico fell in the first quarter of 2024, the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City said on Friday in its quarterly survey of energy activity. Drilling and business activity contracted for a fifth straight quarter and will likely continue to fall …

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U.S. Finalizes Big Reforms to Federal Oil and Gas Drilling

(Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s administration on Friday finalized a range of reforms designed to boost returns and address environmental harms from oil and gas drilling on public lands. The new rules follow years of criticism from green and taxpayer groups that federal oil and gas development was not benefiting the public. Many of the …

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Exxon Mobil Raised Package of CEO Woods to $36.9 Mln in 2023

(Reuters) – Exxon Mobil  Chief Executive Darren Woods received $36.9 million in total compensation for 2023, up nearly 3% from a year earlier, the oil major said in a regulatory filing on Thursday. And in proxy filing ahead of its May 29 annual meeting of shareholders, Exxon recommended its investors vote against all proposals submitted by …

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Diamondback Sells $5.5 Billion of Bonds for Endeavor Deal

The five-part offering includes a $1 billion, 40-year tranche M&A-related financing is helping fuel record high-grade sales Diamondback Energy Inc. borrowed $5.5 billion in the US investment-grade market to partly help fund its $26 billion takeover of Endeavor Energy Resources LP, joining other blue-chip companies capitalizing on robust investor demand to bring acquisition-related debt deals. Diamondback sold the bonds …

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Shell at Disadvantage to U.S.-Listed Rivals, says Former CEO

Shell’s former CEO, Ben van Beurden, said on Tuesday that European oil and gas companies will find it increasingly difficult to compete with U.S.-listed rivals. There are “a deeper pool of investors and capital in New York and the attitude is more positive towards oil and gas companies,” van Beurden, who stepped down in 2021, …

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BP Expects Rise in First-Quarter Upstream Energy Output

(Reuters) – BP  said on Tuesday it expects first-quarter upstream production of both oil and gas as well as low-carbon energy to be higher than the previous three months. The London-listed oil major also expects strong results in oil and gas trading, along with a $100 million-$200 million boost from improved oil refining margins. Lower …

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