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Norway’s Oil Workers Fear for Future as Rigs Go Remote

OSLO — A shift to operating oil rigs remotely from land, which has been accelerated by lower crude prices, has rekindled concerns among Norwegian unions over the impact on the safety of offshore workers and the loss of well-paid jobs. …

Energy Companies Restore U.S. Gulf Production After Hurricane

HOUSTON — Energy companies forged ahead restoring oil and natural gas production in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf of Mexico on Monday, three days after Hurricane Delta made landfall, said the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). Shut offshore …

Hurricane Delta Halting Oil Production From Platforms, Refineries

HOUSTON — Hurricane Delta raked across the Gulf of Mexico, halting most of the region’s offshore oil output on Thursday after energy companies shut-in wells, pulled staff from offshore platforms and began securing coastal processing plants. The storm was about …

Shell, Murphy Evacuating Non-Essential Workers From U.S. Gulf Due to Storm

Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Murphy Oil Corp began evacuating non-essential workers from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico on Thursday because of the threat from Tropical Storm Cristobal. Shell said its production and drilling operations in the U.S.-regulated northern Gulf …

Ransomware Attack At Mexico’s Pemex Halts Work, Threatens To Cripple Computers

MEXICO CITY — A ransomware attack hit computer servers and halted administrative work on Monday at Mexican state oil firm Pemex, according to employees and internal emails, in hackers’ latest bid to wring ransom from a major company. Hackers have …

Oil Trims Losses on Conflicting Signals About Saudi Recovery

Oil pared an earlier decline on contradicting reports about when Saudi Arabia will restore production lost in unprecedented attacks. A Financial Times report citing unidentified Saudi sources contradicted an earlier article from Reuters that the kingdom is close to restoring …

Oil in Alberta Jumps Most This Year as Fires Shut Output

Canadian heavy oil in Alberta surged the most since December after wildfires forced a second producer in the region to shut in some operations. On Thursday, Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. removed all 240 people working at its Pelican Lake and …

Kansas Earthquake, Oil Production Might Be Related

The Kansas Geological Society is investigating whether a recent earthquake in southern Kansas might have been caused by oil production in the area. But KGS interim director Rex Buchanan says it might be hard to ever determine if the 3.8 …