Economics

Chevron annual profit doubles to record $36.5 B, but misses estimates

Chevron Corp. on Friday posted a record $36.5 B profit for 2022 that was more than double year-earlier earnings but fell shy of Wall Street estimates, undercut by an asset writedowns and a retreat in oil and gas prices.

Russian gasoline to be sent to Pakistan as EU import ban looms

Independent Russian oil refiner Forteinvest has clinched a deal that will see Russian gasoline sent to Pakistan by land for the first time, two industry sources said on Friday.

Chevron's 5th and 6th cargoes of Venezuelan oil soon to depart

Two tankers chartered by Chevron Corp are loading Venezuelan heavy crude at the South American country and should depart in coming days for the United States, according to shipping documents and sources.

Aviation leaders hail green fuel as carbon savior, but wonder who will pay

Greener fuel is the only way airlines will meet strict global carbon emission targets, executives meeting in Dublin this week agreed, but there's little consensus on who should foot the hefty bill to ramp up production.

TotalEnergies CEO says refineries won't be disrupted by Thursday strike day

The chief executive of oil major TotalEnergies said this week that strikes against France's planned pension reform on Thursday should not disrupt operations at refineries, adding that petrol stations were also prepared for the strike action.

Saudi Arabia stays top crude supplier to China in 2022, Russian barrels surge

Russia remained China's second-largest source of crude oil in 2022, following repeat top supplier Saudi Arabia, as Chinese refiners snapped up low-cost Russian barrels while Western countries shunned them after the Ukraine crisis.

Germany's Schwedt refinery to get non-Russian oil via Gdansk in January

Germany has received confirmation that commercial crude oil deliveries for the PCK Schwedt refinery are expected in the Polish port of Gdansk in January, the economy ministry told Reuters.

Europe boosts Russian diesel buying ahead of ban set to rock market

European traders are rushing to fill tanks with Russian diesel as the clock runs down on a Feb. 5 European ban expected to tighten supplies, re-draw global shipping routes and increase price volatility.

ExxonMobil sells interest in Esso Thailand

ExxonMobil has reached an agreement with Bangchak Corporation to sell its interest in Esso Thailand that includes the Sriracha Refinery, select distribution terminals, and a network of Esso-branded retail stations.

Crude oil prices forecast to decline beginning in the second half of 2023

In the EIA's January 2023 Short-Term Energy Outlook, it was forecast the Brent crude oil price (the global benchmark) will rise from an average $81 per barrel (b) in December 2022 to average $83/b in the first quarter of 2023.