Church of England Threatens to Withdraw Investment from Oil and Gas

The Church of England has voted in favour of withdrawing investment from companies that aren’t doing enough to tackle climate change. The General Synod, the decision-making body for the Church, said it broadly supported its ongoing strategy of engaging with companies “rather than prematurely disinvesting for them”. However, it added …

Changes to National Monuments Could Benefit the Fossil Fuel Industry

On December 4, President Donald Trump announced plans to drastically reduce the size of two national monuments in Utah. “Some people think the natural resources of Utah should be controlled by a small handful of very distant bureaucrats located in Washington,” Trump said during the announcement, according to the New …

Republican Tax Bill Presents Grave Threat to Alaska’s Tribal Groups

For tribal people in northern Alaska, a Republican tax overhaul that was hastily cobbled together in congressional backrooms 3,000 miles away has raised fears that their entire way of life could be erased from this frigid corner of the US. The Senate’s tax bill may land a decisive blow in …

MEXICO: Discovered Richest Oil Field in 15 Years

Mexico’s Pemex Company reported that the new oil field is of great economic importance due to its location next to existing oil production infrastructure. Mexico’s President said that the oil will be produced at a low cost due to the convenient location of the oil field. Mexican President Enrique Pena …

Traders Bet their Oil Storage Assets that OPEC Cuts Will Work

The jury is still out on whether OPEC can rein in a global oil glut but top commodity traders are betting it can by selling stakes in storage tank businesses that profited from oversupply. Since January, Glencore, Vitol and Gunvor have completed or have been seeking to sell parts of …

OPEC Secretary General speaks at IP Week conference in London

OPEC Secretary General, HE Mohammad Sanusi Barkindo, two days ago delivered a keynote address at the International Petroleum (IP) Week conference in London.  The session was moderated by Manus Cranny, Markets Editor/Anchor, Bloomberg TV, who followed the Secretary General’s speech with a number of questions, including some from the audience. …