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15 сентября, 17:56

Oil Breaks $50 Barrier for Best Finish in More Than 6 Weeks

U.S. crude broke through $50 a barrel in trading yesterday, boosted by stronger demand outlook amid falling supply.

13 сентября, 17:33

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Cenovus Energy, Canadian Natural Resources and Patterson-UTI Energy

The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: BP, Royal Dutch Shell, Cenovus Energy, Canadian Natural Resources and Patterson-UTI Energy

13 сентября, 14:22

ConocoPhillips (COP) Restores Texas Production Post Harvey

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ConocoPhillips' (COP) third quarter and full-year 2017 production guidance remains unaltered post Harvey. The company has restored production in its Eagle Ford field to pre-Harvey level.

30 июня, 16:26

ConocoPhillips to Divest Barnett Shale Stake: Here's Why

ConocoPhillips (COP) has decided to divest its stake in the Barnett Shale for a consideration of roughly $305 million plus net customary adjustments.

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29 июня, 23:40

ConocoPhillips to exit Barnett shale

ConocoPhillips has agreed to sell its interests in the Barnett shale of North Texas to an affiliate of Miller Thomson & Partners LLC, Lafayette, La., for $305 million plus net customary adjustments.

29 июня, 15:37

SeaDrill Extends Credit Facility for North Atlantic Drilling

SeaDrill Limited (SDRL) recently extended the revolving credit facility granted to its subsidiary North Atlantic Drilling Ltd by adding $100 million to the short-term loan under the facility.

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26 июня, 16:20

Lonestar's 30-Day Production Rate at Wildcat B 1H Impressive

Lonestar Resources US Inc. (LONE) recently announced encouraging results from its Wildcat B 1H well exceeding its test run.

23 июня, 16:01

Bear Market Grips Crude Stocks as U.S. Production Grows

Oil prices fell to 10-month lows after government figures showed an increase in U.S. production to highest levels since Aug 2015.

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21 июня, 19:15

FAR, Woodside Senegal dispute taken to arbitration

Perth company FAR Ltd. has moved to arbitration to resolve the current joint operating agreement dispute regarding the company’s right to pre-empt the sale of ConocoPhillips’ interest in three blocks, including one containing the recent SNE oil discovery offshore Senegal.

21 июня, 16:29

Cenovus Hit by CEO Retirement, ConocoPhillips Deal Plans

Shares Cenovus Energy Inc (CVE) fell 8.6% to eventually close at $7.12 on Jun 20 amid the announcement of the retirement of the company's CEO along with the much criticized deal with ConocoPhillips.

21 июня, 08:23

No Energy to Follow Through

No Energy to Follow Through

20 июня, 22:34

A Big Oil-Backed GOP Proposal For A Carbon Tax Is Just As Suspect As It Sounds

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); In February, a cadre of Republican elder statesmen unveiled their plan to put a tax on carbon emissions, arguing that “mounting evidence of climate change is growing too strong to ignore.” That plan got the backing of Big Oil on Tuesday, as Exxon Mobil Corp., BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Total announced a new campaign to push Congress to consider passing a carbon tax. Those companies are getting a lot of credit for supporting a carbon tax. But they also have a record of doing so when it seems highly unlikely that such a policy would pass Congress and get a presidential signature. And the industry has a history of working to undermine plans to price carbon when they do stand a chance of becoming a reality. The Republican-backed carbon tax already has the support of former Treasury Secretary James Baker and former Secretary of Labor George Shultz, who have aligned with business and environmental leaders under the banner of the Climate Leadership Council. Industrial heavyweights, including Johnson & Johnson and General Motors, also have backed the plan. It calls for a $40 per ton tax on emissions, and would phase out much of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory authority over planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. Revenue from the tax would be returned to taxpayers in the form of quarterly dividends administered through the Social Security Administration. “We have been encouraged by the proposal put forth by the Climate Leadership Council as it aligns closely with our longstanding principles,” Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods said in a statement on Tuesday. “We are pleased to support the Council as a Founding Member and work constructively to support their policy development process.” On the face of it, support from a group that includes Exxon Mobil may seem like a coup for those seeking to avert catastrophic climate change. After all, the company spent decades funding a disinformation campaign to discredit climate science, and remains so politically influential its last chief executive, Rex Tillerson, became the secretary of state without any diplomatic experience. Climate change has become impossible to deny outright, and an overwhelming majority of Americans on both ends of the political spectrum want lawmakers to do something about it. At this point, regulations to limit emissions from burning fossil fuels, industrial farming and deforestation seem inevitable. Big polluters are likely to face fewer restrictions and have a bigger say under a plan sanctioned by business-friendly Republicans.  “What seems interesting about today’s announcement is Exxon Mobil,” Joseph Majkut, director of climate policy at the libertarian think tank Niskanen Center, told HuffPost by phone. “As far as I can tell, this is the first time they’ve been publicly attached to such a specific set of policy ideas.”   “We’ve known for a while that Exxon is supportive of carbon pricing as a mechanism,” he added. “They add a weight that, along with all these other large business leaders, could provide political cover for Republicans to embrace carbon pricing.” But the oil industry has publicly supported curbing planet-warming emissions for over a decade while quietly working to sabotage any such legislation ― both by funding the campaigns of climate change deniers and torpedoing aggressive policy proposals. In June 2009, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill to create a cap-and-trade system, which would allow companies to buy and sell credits to pollute. Much of the oil industry came out hard against the legislation: The American Petroleum Institute launched a PR campaign insisting a cap-and-trade market would put regular Americans out of work en masse, a compelling message at any time, but particularly in the midst of the Great Recession. Exxon Mobil, a member of API, ramped up its own lobbying, spending a total that year of $27.4 million ― more than the entire environmental lobby combined, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Other oil giants, such as BP and ConocoPhillips, initially supported cap-and-trade talks, though their influence seems to have largely kneecapped the legislation as they pushed aggressively for compromises on transportation fuel. A year in, they abandoned negotiations.   Tillerson, meanwhile, made a splash in 2009 during deliberations over the cap-and-trade bill by declaring that Exxon Mobil supported a tax on carbon instead ― a first for a company whose public messaging previously dismissed the science behind global warming as nonsense. Some environmental leaders said discussing a carbon tax at that point was “a distraction” from the urgent need to put a cap on carbon emissions. Sure enough, the cap-and-trade bill failed to gain traction in the Senate. In 2015, a number of oil companies advocated for the Paris climate agreement. Exxon Mobil and Shell also prominently urged President Donald Trump not to withdraw the U.S. from the nonbinding deal to cut emissions two years later. But public statements aside, big corporations, including Exxon Mobil, continued funding the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other powerful trade associations that lobbied for the new administration to leave the accord and pull back on climate action. A carbon tax has an uphill climb to gain support among the most hard-line fossil fuel allies in Congress. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), a vehement climate change denier, leads the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and is up for re-election next year. Trump, who dismissed climate change as a hoax during his campaign, has aggressively rolled back environmental regulations and moved to bolster fossil fuel use and production. He has indicated he wouldn’t push for a carbon tax. Myron Ebell, a once-fringe climate change denier who oversaw Trump’s EPA transition team, said the proposal is, for now, “dead on arrival.” He rejected the tax plan as tilted in favor of urban dwellers who he said require less energy than rural folks.  At least for now it's dead on arrival. Myron Ebell, former Trump adviser “One of the things that is particularly objectionable about the Shultz-Baker carbon tax dividend is it rewards people in highly urban areas who have very non-energy-intensive lives and jobs,” Ebell, who leads climate policy at the Washington, D.C.-based conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, told HuffPost by phone. “So say you’re somebody who commutes to work on the Washington Metro, as I do. I would get a check equal to somebody who has to drive a long way to work every day, who required a four-wheel-drive vehicle because he lives in an area with lots of snow and may have a job that includes heavy hauling, like a plumbing business.” “We should introduce a bill to allow any company that wants to put a carbon tax on itself to do so and send the money to the U.S. Treasury every year,” he added. “Consumers would then have the opportunity to go to an Exxon station and pay more for their gasoline because that would be great, because those consumers who agree there should be a tax would be able to put it on themselves.” Oil prices remain another significant factor in the tax proposal’s viability. A glut, fed in part by the boom in U.S. shale production, has kept prices per barrel below $100 since mid-2014. Prices hovered around $44 per barrel on Tuesday. That’s bad for oil producers, who historically needed prices at $80 to $85 per barrel to break even. Some producers are now breaking even at $50 to $60 prices today, according to data from the firm Rystad Energy cited by The Wall Street Journal. Some companies are even making money on $40 per barrel. Multinational energy giants such as Exxon Mobil and Total can hedge their business enough to remain profitable under a carbon tax, but smaller producers may not be as receptive. Those low prices, however, may mean this is the best time to get voters behind the proposal. “From a political point of view, on any big moves toward carbon pricing ― which will have visible price effects for consumers, drivers and industries that use energy ― the low-price future that we apparently have in front of us might ease the pain of standing up a carbon price,” Majkut said. “It’s easier to do at $2 a gallon than it is at $4.” type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=589b18a3e4b09bd304bef21b,585d6ca1e4b0eb5864863a13,58dc412ae4b05eae031d0199,5922e848e4b094cdba55ba51,5820e0d6e4b0e80b02cbdad0 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

20 июня, 22:34

A Big Oil-Backed GOP Proposal For A Carbon Tax Is Just As Suspect As It Sounds

function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); In February, a cadre of Republican elder statesmen unveiled their plan to put a tax on carbon emissions, arguing that “mounting evidence of climate change is growing too strong to ignore.” That plan got the backing of Big Oil on Tuesday, as Exxon Mobil Corp., BP, Royal Dutch Shell and Total announced a new campaign to push Congress to consider passing a carbon tax. Those companies are getting a lot of credit for supporting a carbon tax. But they also have a record of doing so when it seems highly unlikely that such a policy would pass Congress and get a presidential signature. And the industry has a history of working to undermine plans to price carbon when they do stand a chance of becoming a reality. The Republican-backed carbon tax already has the support of former Treasury Secretary James Baker and former Secretary of Labor George Shultz, who have aligned with business and environmental leaders under the banner of the Climate Leadership Council. Industrial heavyweights, including Johnson & Johnson and General Motors, also have backed the plan. It calls for a $40 per ton tax on emissions, and would phase out much of the Environmental Protection Agency’s regulatory authority over planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions. Revenue from the tax would be returned to taxpayers in the form of quarterly dividends administered through the Social Security Administration. “We have been encouraged by the proposal put forth by the Climate Leadership Council as it aligns closely with our longstanding principles,” Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods said in a statement on Tuesday. “We are pleased to support the Council as a Founding Member and work constructively to support their policy development process.” On the face of it, support from a group that includes Exxon Mobil may seem like a coup for those seeking to avert catastrophic climate change. After all, the company spent decades funding a disinformation campaign to discredit climate science, and remains so politically influential its last chief executive, Rex Tillerson, became the secretary of state without any diplomatic experience. Climate change has become impossible to deny outright, and an overwhelming majority of Americans on both ends of the political spectrum want lawmakers to do something about it. At this point, regulations to limit emissions from burning fossil fuels, industrial farming and deforestation seem inevitable. Big polluters are likely to face fewer restrictions and have a bigger say under a plan sanctioned by business-friendly Republicans.  “What seems interesting about today’s announcement is Exxon Mobil,” Joseph Majkut, director of climate policy at the libertarian think tank Niskanen Center, told HuffPost by phone. “As far as I can tell, this is the first time they’ve been publicly attached to such a specific set of policy ideas.”   “We’ve known for a while that Exxon is supportive of carbon pricing as a mechanism,” he added. “They add a weight that, along with all these other large business leaders, could provide political cover for Republicans to embrace carbon pricing.” But the oil industry has publicly supported curbing planet-warming emissions for over a decade while quietly working to sabotage any such legislation ― both by funding the campaigns of climate change deniers and torpedoing aggressive policy proposals. In June 2009, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed a bill to create a cap-and-trade system, which would allow companies to buy and sell credits to pollute. Much of the oil industry came out hard against the legislation: The American Petroleum Institute launched a PR campaign insisting a cap-and-trade market would put regular Americans out of work en masse, a compelling message at any time, but particularly in the midst of the Great Recession. Exxon Mobil, a member of API, ramped up its own lobbying, spending a total that year of $27.4 million ― more than the entire environmental lobby combined, according to the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics. Other oil giants, such as BP and ConocoPhillips, initially supported cap-and-trade talks, though their influence seems to have largely kneecapped the legislation as they pushed aggressively for compromises on transportation fuel. A year in, they abandoned negotiations.   Tillerson, meanwhile, made a splash in 2009 during deliberations over the cap-and-trade bill by declaring that Exxon Mobil supported a tax on carbon instead ― a first for a company whose public messaging previously dismissed the science behind global warming as nonsense. Some environmental leaders said discussing a carbon tax at that point was “a distraction” from the urgent need to put a cap on carbon emissions. Sure enough, the cap-and-trade bill failed to gain traction in the Senate. In 2015, a number of oil companies advocated for the Paris climate agreement. Exxon Mobil and Shell also prominently urged President Donald Trump not to withdraw the U.S. from the nonbinding deal to cut emissions two years later. But public statements aside, big corporations, including Exxon Mobil, continued funding the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other powerful trade associations that lobbied for the new administration to leave the accord and pull back on climate action. A carbon tax has an uphill climb to gain support among the most hard-line fossil fuel allies in Congress. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), a vehement climate change denier, leads the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology and is up for re-election next year. Trump, who dismissed climate change as a hoax during his campaign, has aggressively rolled back environmental regulations and moved to bolster fossil fuel use and production. He has indicated he wouldn’t push for a carbon tax. Myron Ebell, a once-fringe climate change denier who oversaw Trump’s EPA transition team, said the proposal is, for now, “dead on arrival.” He rejected the tax plan as tilted in favor of urban dwellers who he said require less energy than rural folks.  At least for now it's dead on arrival. Myron Ebell, former Trump adviser “One of the things that is particularly objectionable about the Shultz-Baker carbon tax dividend is it rewards people in highly urban areas who have very non-energy-intensive lives and jobs,” Ebell, who leads climate policy at the Washington, D.C.-based conservative Competitive Enterprise Institute, told HuffPost by phone. “So say you’re somebody who commutes to work on the Washington Metro, as I do. I would get a check equal to somebody who has to drive a long way to work every day, who required a four-wheel-drive vehicle because he lives in an area with lots of snow and may have a job that includes heavy hauling, like a plumbing business.” “We should introduce a bill to allow any company that wants to put a carbon tax on itself to do so and send the money to the U.S. Treasury every year,” he added. “Consumers would then have the opportunity to go to an Exxon station and pay more for their gasoline because that would be great, because those consumers who agree there should be a tax would be able to put it on themselves.” Oil prices remain another significant factor in the tax proposal’s viability. A glut, fed in part by the boom in U.S. shale production, has kept prices per barrel below $100 since mid-2014. Prices hovered around $44 per barrel on Tuesday. That’s bad for oil producers, who historically needed prices at $80 to $85 per barrel to break even. Some producers are now breaking even at $50 to $60 prices today, according to data from the firm Rystad Energy cited by The Wall Street Journal. Some companies are even making money on $40 per barrel. Multinational energy giants such as Exxon Mobil and Total can hedge their business enough to remain profitable under a carbon tax, but smaller producers may not be as receptive. Those low prices, however, may mean this is the best time to get voters behind the proposal. “From a political point of view, on any big moves toward carbon pricing ― which will have visible price effects for consumers, drivers and industries that use energy ― the low-price future that we apparently have in front of us might ease the pain of standing up a carbon price,” Majkut said. “It’s easier to do at $2 a gallon than it is at $4.” type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=589b18a3e4b09bd304bef21b,585d6ca1e4b0eb5864863a13,58dc412ae4b05eae031d0199,5922e848e4b094cdba55ba51,5820e0d6e4b0e80b02cbdad0 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

19 июня, 14:23

«Роснефть» и ЛУКОЙЛ примут участие в тендере на разработку участков в Мексике

«Роснефть» и ЛУКОЙЛ поборются за право разработки нефтяных месторождений на мелководье Мексиканского залива

19 июня, 09:56

Россия вступила в борьбу за мексиканскую нефть

Российские компании «Роснефть» и «Лукойл» 19 июня поучаствуют в конкурсном отборе операторов, которые будут осваивать полтора десятка нефтяных блоков в Мексиканском заливе.

19 июня, 06:28

Лукойл и «Роснефть» участвуют в крупном тендере в Мексике

Сегодня в Мексике состоится первый тендер второго раунда продажи прав на разработку нефтяных месторождений. Участие в нем примут ЛУКОЙЛ и «Роснефть», сообщает «РИА Новости» со ссылкой на национальную комиссию по углеводородам. Российские компании поборются в составе 26 претендентов из 15 стран за право разработки 15 нефтяных блоков на мелководье Мексиканского залива, расположенных в нефтяных провинциях Тампико-Мисантла, Веракрус и Куэнкас-дел-Сурэсте.Среди других участников — Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Pemex, Repsol, Shell, Total. По оценке мексиканской стороны, блоки имеют предварительную оценку перспективных запасов почти в 1,6 млрд баррелей нефтяного эквивалента.Ранее компании LLC RN-Shelf South и LUKOIL International Upstream Holding прошли предварительную квалификацию.Подробнее о тендере читайте в материале «Ъ» «"Роснефть" поставила перед собой новую мель».

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15 июня, 20:46

Factors That Will Drive ConocoPhillips' Stock

ConocoPhillips, one of the largest independent oil and gas companies, showed a remarkable improvement in its March quarter performance, driven by the recovery in commodity prices and the company’s efforts to bring down its break-even price.

14 июня, 08:12

Wreck Cleared; New Highs Resume

Wreck Cleared; New Highs Resume

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15 ноября 2013, 09:50

США: компания Berkshire Hathaway приобрела 40,1 млн акций Exxon Mobil

Согласно данным регулятивных органов США на 30 сентября текущего года, американская инвестиционная компания Berkshire Hathaway приобрела 40,1 млн акций Exxon Mobil на общую сумму $3,7 млрд. Стоит отметить, что компания Уоррена Баффета также сократила долю в ConocoPhillips на 44% до 13,5 млн акций.

03 февраля 2013, 08:25

ConocoPhillips: результаты 2012 года

Чистая прибыль американской нефтегазовой корпорации ConocoPhillips в 2012г. уменьшилась на 32,2% - до 8,43 млрд долл. против прибыли в 12,44 млрд долл., полученной за 2011г. Прибыль в расчете на одну акцию составила 6,72 долл. в 2012г. против 8,97 долл. на акцию в 2011г. Такие данные содержатся в опубликованном сегодня отчете компании.В IV квартале 2012г. ConocoPhillips получила чистую прибыль в размере 1,4 млрд долл., что на 59% ниже квартального показателя годовой давности (3,39 млрд долл.). Скорректированная прибыль ConocoPhillips за IV квартал 2012г. составила 1,7 млрд долл., или 1,16 долл. в расчете на одну акцию. В IV квартале 2011г. этот показатель составлял 2,1 млрд долл. (2,56 долл. на акцию).Американская ConocoPhillips является третьей по величине нефтегазовой компанией в США (после ExxonMobil и Chevron Corp.). Компания ведет деятельность в 30 странах, общая численность персонала составляет 16,7 тыс. человек.http://www.rbc.ru/rbcfreenews/20130131045645.shtml2013 News Releases01-30-2013 ConocoPhillips Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 ResultsHighlightsFull-year 2012 earnings were $8.4 billion, or $6.72 per share, compared with full-year 2011 earnings of $12.4 billion, or $8.97 per share.• Fourth-quarter total production of 1,607 MBOED; full-year total production of 1,578 MBOED.• Year-end proved reserves of 8.6 billion BOE; annual organic reserve replacement of 156 percent.• Eagle Ford and Bakken continued to set new production and efficiency records.• Oil sands production exceeded 100 MBOED average for the quarter.• FCCL expansion progressed with sanction of Christina Lake Phase F and Narrows Lake Phase A.• First oil achieved from the Gumusut Field in Malaysia.• Continued drilling and testing of unconventional shale plays; increased Niobrara acreage position to approximately 130,000 acres.• Increased deepwater Gulf of Mexico position to 1.9 million acres; continued exploration and appraisal drilling.• Announced agreements to sell Kashagan, Algeria, Nigeria and Cedar Creek Anticline, which are expected to generate approximately $9.6 billion in proceeds.2000-2010http://iv-g.livejournal.com/563365.htmlГодовой отчет 2011http://www.conocophillips.com/EN/investor/financial_reports/Pages/index.aspx- - - - - -Eagle Ford and Bakken, Oil sands отрицательно сказываются на прибыли.Падение добычи ConocoPhillips семь лет подряд (2006-2012), несмотря на разработку нетрадиционных запасов УВ.

09 ноября 2012, 01:47

Успехи Польши в добыче сланцевого газа

На карте изображены площади, разрабатываемые компанией 3Legs Resources(07/11/2012 - Польша - naturalgaseurope.com)Компания 3Legs Resources объявила, что скважина Lebien LE-2Н показала результат в 780000 куб. футов в день. В 2011 году при первых тестированиях на ней добывалось от 450 до 520 куб. футов, при том, что для повышения добычи использовался азот."Мы очень рады, что скважина демонстрирует значительное улучшение производительности по сравнению с 2011 годом, и что теперь добыча проходит без помощи азота",- говорится в заявлении главного исполнительного директора Камлеша Пармара."Мы будем продолжать следить за поступающими данными с испытаний и сообщим о новостях в установленном порядке."Компания 3Legs Resources получила шесть лицензий на разведку 1084000 акров прибрежных сланцевых залежей Балтийского моря на севере Польши. 70 процентами трех из шести лицензий владеет американская нефтяная ConocoPhillips.3Legs Resources также имеет право на проведение разведывательных работ на месторождениях недалеко от Кракова на юге Польши и в области Баден-Вюртемберг на юго-западе Германии.

08 октября 2012, 19:40

Проект Аляска-Азия по экспорту СПГ в $65 млрд

Консорциум, состоящий из ряда крупных нефтяных компаний, продолжает активно разрабатывать грандиозные планы по созданию инфраструктуры для транспортировки сжиженного природного газа из Аляски в Азию. В марте этого года консорциум Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips и BP PLC в сотрудничестве с TransCanada уже объявлял о начале разработке проекта экспорту СПГ из Аляски в Азию. Тогда компании оценили его в $40 млрд. Теперь аппетиты компаний существенно выросли, и речь идет уже о проекте, чья стоимость может составить от $45 млрд до $65 млрд. В данный проект будет входить строительство газопровода длиной почти в 1300 км от газовых месторождений, расположенных на северном склоне Аляски до побережья с пропускной способностью в 3-3,5 млрд куб. м в день. На побережье будет построен завод по сжижению природного газа, а также терминалы по хранению и отгрузке газа для его последующей транспортировки на азиатские рынки. Согласно заявлениям участвующих сторон проект окажет серьезное влияние не только на экономику самой Аляски, но также и на строительный сектор США. По прогнозам компаний, в целом потребуется 1,7 млн метрических тонн стали, а также 15 тыс. рабочих в пик строительства. В целом проект Аляска-Азия по экспорту сжиженного природного газа может стать одним из самых дорогостоящих проектов в отрасли во всем мире. Он обойдется в 7-10 раз дороже, чем аналогичный проект на побережье Мексиканского залива, предложенный компанией Cheniere Energy. Кроме того, скорее всего, он будет стоить дороже, чем проект по сжижению и транспортировке природного газа из месторождения Gorgon на шельфе Австралии, в 160 км к северо-западу от континента. Стоимость этого проекта изначально оценивалась в $37 млрд, но затем выросла до $43 млрд, вынудив Chevron начать пересмотр запланированных затрат. Запуск проекта Gorgon планируется в 2014 г. Проект Аляска-Азия нуждается в одобрении как местных, так и федеральных властей. Причем одобрение должно быть получено не только на строительство, но и на экспорт газа в другие страны. Президент Обама уже заявил, что не станет одобрять новые проекты по экспорту природного газа, пока Министерство энергетики не представит доклад, который бы обосновывал их экономическую эффективность. Министерство уже неоднократно откладывало выпуск данного доклада. В случае если проект будет одобрен, на его строительство, по ряду оценок, может уйти более 10 лет. Что интересно, эта идея отнюдь не нова: она появилась еще в начале 1980-х гг. Компания Yukon Pacific в 1982 г. также предложила проект с очень схожими условиями. Его первоначальная стоимость тогда разнилась от $14 млрд до $18 млрд. Однако ему так и не суждено было реализоваться по ряду причин, в основном экономического характера.