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Iraq Wants 30% Capex Cut from Foreign Oil Firms

Iraq, one of the oil producers worst hit by the oil price crash, is proposing that all foreign oil firms operating in OPEC’s second-largest producer cut their budgets by 30 percent on the condition that crude production levels do not suffer, Reuters reported on Friday, quoting local officials and industry …

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Prepare For a Massive Oil Demand Shock

Global oil demand could plummet by 18.7 million bpd in April, deepening an expected demand plunge of 10.5 million bpd for March, Goldman Sachs said, while the coronavirus pandemic continues to claim thousands of lives and forces a growing number of major economies into lockdown. “A demand shock of this …

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Shell Lowers 2020 Capex

British oil major Shell joined other companies in the sector in lowering capital expenditure for the current year by about $5 billion and suspended the next tranche of its share buyback plan to weather a hit from the recent oil price crash. The company said it would reduce 2020 cash …

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Total will Cut Spending Due to Low Oil Prices

French oil major Total will freeze recruitment, boost costs savings and halt its share buyback programme due to tumbling oil prices, chief executive Patrick Pouyanne told staff in a video message on Thursday, according to a union official. The group is the latest oil and gas producer to slash investment …

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Oil Demand to Fall more than 10%

Global oil demand could fall by more than 10 percent due to lockdowns spreading across Europe to fight the coronavirus outbreak as well as measures in the US, Vitol, the world’s largest oil trader, said on Friday. But the drop would be much higher if the virus prompts widespread lockdowns …

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