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EIA forecasts continued rise in US oil production from gulf

Mar 3, 2015

Crude oil production from the Gulf of Mexico will reach 1.52 million b/d in 2015 and 1.61 million b/d in 2016—or respectively 16% and 17% of total US crude production during each year—according to projections from the US Energy Information Administration.

Pennsylvania governor proposes natural gas severance tax

Mar 3, 2015

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf proposed a $29.9 billion budget on Mar. 3 that includes $2.5 billion of net tax increases for fiscal 2016, including a 5% severance tax on natural gas.

Shell moves to business-as-usual plan for strike-impacted refineries

Mar 3, 2015

As the United Steelworkers union (USW) strike enters its fifth week, Royal Dutch Shell PLC, which serves as lead company for National Oil Bargaining (NOB) negotiations, is implementing a plan to return its strike-impacted sites to normal, full-rotation operations without the use of union workers.

BOEM proposes lease sale for western Gulf of Mexico

Mar 3, 2015

The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) will offer more than 21 million acres offshore Texas for oil and gas exploration and development, including all available unleased areas in the western Gulf of Mexico planning area, in Lease Sale 246, scheduled for August in New Orleans.

Shell Canada withdraws application for Pierre River heavy oil project

Mar 3, 2015

Shell Canada Ltd. has withdrawn its regulatory application for the proposed Pierre River heavy oil mine north of Fort McMurray.

Anadarko cuts spending, stalls well completions

Mar 3, 2015

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. on Mar. 3 said it will cut spending 33% during 2015 compared with 2014 and will reduce drilling and defer 125 onshore well completions in response to low oil prices.

Petrobras to divest $13.7 billion in 2015-16

Mar 3, 2015

Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) plans to divest $13.7 billion in 2015-16, up from the previously reported $5-11 billion in the company’s business and management plan for 2014-18.

Report notes strong Saudi fiscal ‘buffers’

Mar 3, 2015

Saudi Arabia has fiscal buffers enabling it to cover projected deficits while oil prices are low for at least 4 years and perhaps more than 8 years, according to an analyst at Arab Petroleum Investments Corp., Dammam.

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