Royal Dutch Shell Plc will be able to support oil output from the 2020s after winning an auction with its partners for the Libra field, Brazil’s biggest crude discovery, according to Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
BP Plc, seeking to reduce potential water-pollution fines of as much as $18 billion, is trying to convince a judge that less oil spilled in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico disaster than the U.S. claims and that it capped the deep-sea gusher as quickly as possible.
BP Plc, with billions of dollars at stake, seeks to lower payments from its partial Gulf of Mexico oil spill settlement by persuading a federal appeals court to order stricter standards for evaluating claims.
OAO Rosneft, Russia’s state oil company, is the leading contender to buy BP Plc’s 50 percent stake in TNK-BP as the U.K. explorer looks to exit the venture that’s provided $19 billion in dividends since 2003.
Eni SpA, the Italian oil company that reported a slump in quarterly profit today, rose the most in seven months in Milan trading after forecasting a “significant improvement” in its second-half results.
U.S. prosecutors are preparing what would be the first criminal charges against BP Plc staff after the worst U.S. oil spill last year, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unidentified people familiar with the matter.