|Bid||553.60 x N/A|
|Ask||553.90 x N/A|
|Day's range||551.10 - 554.40|
|52-week range||481.35 - 603.20|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||1.56|
|PE ratio (TTM)||11.35|
|Earnings date||30 Jul 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.32 (5.86%)|
|1y target est||7.99|
The brother of Senegal's President Macky Sall has resigned from his government post after allegations of fraud relating to natural gas contracts, he said on Monday. An investigation by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) this month alleged that a company run by Aliou Sall received a secret payment of $250,000 in 2014 from Frank Timis, a businessman whose company, Timis Corporation, that year secured licences to two major offshore gas blocks. The affair has dominated the airwaves in Senegal, overshadowing the beginning of President Sall's second term.
BP’s (BP) has the highest percentage of debt in its capital structure. In the first quarter, BP’s total debt-to-capital ratio stood at 43%, the highest among its peers. ExxonMobil (XOM) and Chevron (CVX) had lower ratios of 17% and 18%, respectively.
Exxon Mobil is considering selling all of the stakes it holds in oil and gas fields off the Norwegian coast, a spokeswoman said. Two years ago the U.S. major - the world's largest oil company - sold its operated assets in the area. "Following interest expressed by several parties, Exxon Mobil has decided to open a data room to test the market interest for the upstream portfolio in Norway," Anne Fougner said, adding that no decision to sell had yet been made.
ExxonMobil (XOM) has the lowest percentage of debt in its capital structure compared to its peers. In the first quarter, ExxonMobil’s total debt-to-capital ratio stood at 17%.
Let's evaluate six global integrated energy companies based on their debt and cash flow positions. We'll start by ranking them on their total debt-to-total capital ratios in the first quarter of 2019.
The FTSE 100 edged 0.2% lower, with losses spread across most sectors, and the FTSE 250 midcap index was down 0.4%. The oil and gas sector was a bright spot, with heavyweights Shell and BP gaining on the back of a jump in crude prices after a report that U.S. President Donald Trump had approved military strikes against Iran then pulled them back. After a solid run during a week in which the U.S. Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank signalled more stimulus if the economy weakens, there seemed to be some profit taking in markets, CMC Markets analyst David Madden said.
London's FTSE 100 rebounded on growing hopes of more central bank stimulus after the Bank of England cut its growth forecast and the U.S. Federal Reserve flagged interest rate cuts, though cruise operator Carnival slid after lowering its profit target. The FTSE 100 index rose 0.3% with BP and Shell both up more than 1% as Middle East tensions drove oil prices higher.
A BP drilling rig reached its destination in the North Sea on Wednesday after 11 days of delays due to Greenpeace protests over climate change, the activist group said. The 40,000 tonne Paul Loyd JNR left Cromarty Firth, north of Inverness, Scotland last Friday, after being held for six days by activists who had climbed and camped out on one of its legs. Once at sea, the rig and its support vessels were forced to turn away three times after Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship prevented it from reaching the Vorlich oilfield to start its drilling campaign.
Norwegian oil firm Okea predicts all oil majors, except Norway's Equinor, will leave the Norwegian continental shelf in 10 years, opening up opportunities for smaller, independent firms, its chief executive said on Tuesday. The British and Norwegian sections of the North Sea, where production started in the 1960s and 1970s, have seen an exodus of oil majors as some fields mature or dry up and as they focus on larger offshore developments elsewhere.
After years of largely banking on low-cost Russia for growth, OMV is shifting attention towards the Middle East as its chemist chief executive chases his vision of making the Austrian oil and gas group a major supplier of plastics. OMV boss Rainer Seele has spent more than 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion) - 40% of the group's M&A budget until 2025 - for oil and gas concessions in the region, a 15% stake in Abu Dhabi National Oil Co's (ADNOC) refining business and a to-be-formed trading joint venture with ADNOC and Italy's Eni.
BP (BP) stock has fallen 0.7% in the past month since May 13. Total (TOT) and Suncor Energy (SU) stock have fallen by 0.8% and 2.9%, respectively.
A BP drilling rig heading to an oilfield in the British North Sea has been forced to turn away twice over the past two days as a Greenpeace vessel protesting climate change tries to hamper its progress. The high-sea chase is the latest step in Greenpeace's nine-day effort to stop the 40,000 tonne Paul Loyd JNR rig from reaching the Vorlich oilfield to start its drilling campaign. The Paul Loyd JNR is currently heading west towards Peterhead and away from the Vorlich field, according to Greenpeace and www.marinetraffic.com ship tracking website.
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Senegalese riot police fired tear gas and detained more than 20 people on Friday at an unsanctioned protest in Dakar over a BBC report of allegations the president's brother was involved in fraud related to two offshore gas blocks developed by BP PLC. Prosecutors have said they will open an investigation following the publication of the BBC report earlier in June. The report has caused public outcry and cast a shadow over Senegal's energy plans years before the first oil and gas starts flowing.
Pope Francis said on Friday that carbon pricing is "essential" to stem global warming - his clearest statement yet in support of penalising polluters - and appealed to climate change deniers to listen to science. In an address to energy executives at the end of a two-day meeting, he also called for "open, transparent, science-based and standardised" reporting of climate risk and a "radical energy transition" away from carbon to save the planet. Carbon pricing, via taxes or emissions trading schemes, is used by many governments to make energy consumers pay for the costs of using the fossil fuels that contribute to global warming, and to spur investment in low-carbon technology.