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KBR Announces Two New Strategic Business Agreements With Bernhard Capital Partners

SOURCE: KBR | 06 July 2015

KBR announced today that it has agreed to enter into two new partnerships with Bernhard Capital Partners (BCP). The first agreement will establish a new, equally owned and managed company, Brown & Root Industrial Services.

Wood Group Acquisition Of BETA Machinery Analysis Strengthens Integrity Management Capabilities

SOURCE: John Wood Group | 30 June 2015

Wood Group has acquired BETA Machinery Analysis (BETA), a Calgary-based engineering consultancy specializing in advanced vibration analysis in a deal valued at US$14.3 million.

Germany: Total Sells Its Interest In The Schwedt Refinery To Rosneft

SOURCE: Total | 20 June 2015

Total has signed an agreement to sell its 16.67% interest in the Schwedt refinery in northeastern Germany (Brandenburg) to Rosneft, which already holds indirectly an 18.75% stake in the facility. The transaction is valued at $300 million excluding working capital and remains subject to customary approvals.

Rosneft And PDVSA Signed A Memorandum On Development Of Priority Projects

SOURCE: Rosneft | 20 June 2015

Rosneft and PDVSA signed at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum a Memorandum regarding joint projects of the two companies in Venezuela, The document was signed by Chairman of Rosneft Management Board Igor Sechin and PDVSA President Eulogio Del Pino.

Cheniere Announces New LNG Project Developments

SOURCE: Cheniere | 11 June 2015

Cheniere Energy, Inc. ("Cheniere") (NYSE MKT: LNG) today announced two significant liquefied natural gas ("LNG") project developments that, if completed, are projected to add up to approximately 19 million tonnes per annum ("mtpa") of incremental LNG production capacity and would bring Cheniere's aggregate nominal LNG production capacity to approximately 60 mtpa by 2025.

Alaska LNG Project LLC Receives Conditional Authorization To Export LNG To Non-Free Trade Agreement Countries

SOURCE: ExxonMobil | 02 June 2015

The Alaska LNG project marks another significant milestone with today’s announcement by the United States Department of Energy that it has conditionally authorized the Alaska LNG Project LLC to export liquefied natural gas to non-Free Trade Agreement countries.

Oil And Gas Majors Call For Carbon Pricing

SOURCE: BP | 01 June 2015

Major oil and gas companies, BG Group plc, BP plc, Eni S.p.A., Royal Dutch Shell plc, Statoil ASA and Total SA, today announced their call to governments around the world and to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to introduce carbon pricing systems and create clear, stable, ambitious policy frameworks that could eventually connect national systems.

Wintershall Ceases Activities In Qatar

SOURCE: Wintershall | 20 May 2015

Wintershall is ceasing its activities in Qatar and is returning Block 4 North near the North Field off the Qatari coast on 25 May 2015. Wintershall’s office in Doha will be closed. In 2013, Wintershall made the “Al Radeef” gas discovery off the cost of Qatar.

Oyu Tolgoi Shareholders Sign Agreement To Progress The Development Of Underground Mine

SOURCE: Rio Tinto | 19 May 2015

The development of the underground mine at Oyu Tolgoi in Mongolia has taken a significant step forward today with the signing of the Oyu Tolgoi Underground Mine Development and Financing Plan (the Plan) by the Government of Mongolia, Turquoise Hill Resources and Rio Tinto. The Plan addresses the key outstanding shareholder issues and sets out an agreed basis for the funding of the project.

Brazil To Resume Building 4 New Nuclear Plants

SOURCE: U308 | 14 May 2015

In April 2015, Brazil's Mining and Energy Minister announced plans to resume the building of four new nuclear reactors, which had been temporarily shelved following the 2011 Fukushima accident. Two nuclear plants currently provide 3% of Brazil's electricity.