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A Spinoff of BP’s Pipeline Business Is a Smart Move, But…

10h investorplace
The good news is energy giant BP plc (ADR) (NYSE:BP) will soon be joining the likes of Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE:VLO), Royal Dutch Shell plc (ADR) (NYSE:RDS.A), Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC) and others, raising money by spinning off pieces of itself. The bad news is, it may not matter all that much… at least not yet. (58-0)

UBS, Caisse des Depots Sell Stake In Norway's Gas Pipeline Network

10h rigzone
OSLO, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Bank UBS and France's Caisse des Depots have sold their stake in Norway's offshore gas pipeline system after years of litigation with the government over tariffs, according to the firm they sold, Njord Gas Infrastructure. (21-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Wells Fargo, Bank of America, U.S. Bancorp, PNC Financial Services Group and BB&T.

17h zacks
Chicago, IL – October 23, 2017 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Wells Fargo & Company, Bank of America Corp, U.S. Bancorp, PNC Financial Services Group and BB&T Corporation. (128-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: UnitedHealth, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Texas Instruments and Discover Financial.

17h zacks
Chicago, IL – October 23, 2017 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog includeUnitedHealth, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Texas Instruments and Discover Financial. (106-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Alliance Resource Partners, Bellway, Beijing Enterprises Holdings, Signet Jewelers and Santander Consumer USA Holdings

18h zacks
Chicago, IL – October 23, 2017 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Alliance Resource Partners, L.P., Bellway plc, Beijing Enterprises Holdings Ltd., Signet Jewelers Limited andSantander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (104-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Janus Small Cap Growth Alpha ETF, PowerShares KBW Regional Bank Portfolio and PowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio

18h zacks
Chicago, IL – October 23, 2017 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog includeJanus Small Cap Growth Alpha ETF, PowerShares KBW Regional Bank Portfolio andPowerShares Buyback Achievers Portfolio. (94-0)

[Opinion] U.S Crude Puts Squeeze on Nigerian Exports

20h oilvoice
Just as it was all looking on the up for Nigerian oil exports, it looks now as though India, one of the country's biggest export partners, has fallen out of love with West African crude. According to a report on Platts, India's leading oil company, Indian Oil Corporation, has issued a tender for a whopping Suezmax (the largest ship measurements capable of transiting the Suez Canal in a laden condition) of US crude along with the same quantity of Nigerian crude. (25-0)

[Opinion] Australian Domestic Natural Gas Prices Increase as LNG Exports Rise

20h oilvoice
Australia became the world's second-largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2015 and is likely to overtake Qatar as the world's largest LNG exporter by 2019. As Australia's LNG exports have increased, primarily from LNG projects in eastern Australia, the country has had natural gas supply shortages in eastern and southeastern Australia and an increase in domestic natural gas prices. (22-0)

The Nest Egg Portfolio: Considering BP As A Dividend Powerhouse

2017-10-22 seekingalpha
BP's dividend is NOT covered by its free cash flow (but will be covered from next year on. (42-0)

Iraq may offer Total, Chevron terms different from Shell for Majnoon field development

2017-10-21 reuters
BAGHDAD, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Iraq may offer Chevron and Total terms to develop the Majnoon oilfield different from those it had given to Royal Dutch Shell, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Saturday. (21-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Royal Dutch Shell, Chevron, Cheniere Energy Partners, Petrobras and Tullow Oil

2017-10-20 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 20, 2017 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE:(RDS.A - Free Report)  – Free Report), Chevron Corporation (NYSE:(CVX - Free Report)  – Free Report), Cheniere Energy Partners, L. (112-0)

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Blue Apron, Amazon and Kroger

2017-10-20 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 20, 2017 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Blue Apron (NYSE:(APRN - Free Report)  – Free Report), Amazon (Nasdaq:(AMZN - Free Report)  – Free Report) and Kroger (NYSE:(KR - Free Report)  – Free Report). (104-0)

Zacks Value Investor Highlights: Chipotle, Ulta, Under Armour, General Electric and Disney

2017-10-20 zacks
Chicago, IL – October 20, 2017 – Zacks Value Investor is a podcast hosted weekly by Zacks Stock Strategist Tracey Ryniec. Every week, Tracey will be joined by guests to discuss the hottest investing topics in stocks, bonds and ETFs and how it impacts your life. To listen to the podcast, click here: (https://www.zacks.com/stock/news/279271/is-2017-a-replay-of-the-1960s-nifty-fifty) (100-0)

U.K. Inflation on the Rise: ETFs in Focus

2017-10-20 zacks
U.K. consumer price index increased 3.0% year over year in September compared with 2.9% in August, per data released by the Office for National Statistics. Data released for September matched the increase in April 2012. (83-0)

Oil Drops More Than 1% On Profit Taking After 4 Days Of Gains

2017-10-20 rigzone
HOUSTON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Oil prices fell more than 1 percent on Thursday, breaking four days of gains, pressured by larger-than-expected product inventories in the United States and profit-taking after a recent run-up in markets. (21-0)

Statement: Indonesia To Extend Inpex's Masela LNG Contract By 27 Years

2017-10-20 rigzone
JAKARTA, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Indonesia has agreed with Japan's Inpex to extend the company's contract to operate the Masela natural gas field in the country's east by up to 27 years once it expires in 2028, the energy ministry said in a statement on Thursday. (21-0)

How Will Chevron’s Segments Perform in 3Q17?

2017-10-19 marketrealist
Before we proceed with Chevron’s (CVX) 3Q17 segmental outlook, let’s look at the company’s 2Q17 segmental performance. CVX’s earnings rose in 2Q17 compared to 2Q16. Chevron’s upstream segment, which posted a loss in 2Q16, saw its earnings grow to $853 million in 2Q17. The upstream earnings rose due to a rise in international earnings. Also, the loss in domestic earnings was minimized. (21-0)

Can Australia Surpass Qatar to Become the Top LNG Exporter?

2017-10-19 zacks
Qatar is presently the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas ("LNG") in the world. The country is alone responsible for 32% of global LNG exports. It also has the third largest proven reserves of natural gas of 24.5 trillion cubic meters. Moreover, cost of production of LNG in Qatar is the lowest in the world. However, there is a new contender for the top spot now, Australia.  (30-0)

Companies Leave Bean Counting to the Robots - WSJ

2017-10-19 wsj
One of Statoil AS STO -1.13% A’s newest employees, Roberta, spends her days in the energy firm’s treasury department searching for missing payment information and sending out reminders. (30-0)

What Analysts Expect from Chevron’s 3Q17 Results

2017-10-19 marketrealist
Chevron (CVX) is expected to post its 3Q17 results on October 27, 2017. Before we proceed with its 3Q17 estimates, let’s recap Chevron’s 2Q17 performance versus the estimates. (24-0)

Oil & Gas Stock Roundup: RDS.A Buys EV Charging Network, CVX Cancels Australia Drilling Plan

2017-10-19 zacks
On the news front, global energy provider Royal Dutch Shell plc (RDS.A - Free Report) agreed to buy electric car charging network owner NewMotion, while American supermajor Chevron Corporation (CVX - Free Report) dumped plans to drill in the Great Australian Bight. (65-0)

Shale And Molten Salt: Energy Space Gets Wider, More Nuanced

2017-10-19 seekingalpha
U.S. shale, increasing renewables penetration and electrification, and technological advances offer a broader mix for energy investors. (69-0)

South African court revokes shale gas regulations -AgriSA

2017-10-19 reuters
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa’s High Court has quashed regulations governing proposed shale gas fracking, farmers lobby AgriSA said on Thursday after taking the government to court to stop fracking in Eastern Cape province. (21-0)

RPT-CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Woodside 3rd-qtr revenue slips 7 pct, cuts annual output forecast

2017-10-19 reuters
Oct 19 (Reuters) - Woodside Petroleum, Australia’s largest independent oil and gas producer, reported a 7 percent dip in third-quarter revenue as output from the North West Shelf in Western Australia declined, and slashed its full-year output guidance range. (23-0)

UPDATE 1-Woodside 3rd-qtr revenue slips 7 pct, cuts annual output forecast

2017-10-19 reuters
Oct 19 (Reuters) - Woodside Petroleum, Australia’s largest independent oil and gas producer, reported a 7 percent dip in third-quarter revenue as output from the North West Shelf in Western Australia declined, and slashed its full-year output guidance range. (23-0)