Repsol SA (REP.MC)
RIO DE JANEIRO Norway's Equinor ASA led oil majors grabbing pre-salt blocks in Brazil on Thursday, snapping up stakes in some of the world's most alluring offshore geology despite fresh concerns about political meddling in the country's energy sector.
RIO DE JANEIRO, June 7 Executives from oil majors were set to gather in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday to compete for stakes in Brazil's pre-salt oil play, home to some of the world's most alluring offshore geology, as rising oil prices boost appetite for expensive offshore projects.
MADRID Spain's Repsol plans to increase investment and production and lift its dividend by 2020 after years of cost cuts, the oil and gas company said on Wednesday, as a rebound in global oil prices boosted its profits.
* Crude oil to stay above $50 per barrel - CEO (Writes through with details, comments from Chief Executive)
LONDON European refiners are winding down oil purchases from Iran, closing the door on a fifth of the OPEC member's crude exports after the United States imposed sanctions on Tehran, company and trading sources said.
* Refiners include Total, Eni, Saras, Repsol, Cepsa, Hellenic
NEW DELHI/ANKARA Iran has awarded its first cargo of West Karoun oil to Spain's Repsol, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, indicating that Tehran is keen to boost its oil exports despite the looming threat of sanctions.
MOSCOW Russian oil producer Gazprom Neft said it has been talks with Spanish oil major Repsol about joint projects controlled by Repsol in Iraq's Kurdistan, Interfax news agency reported on Friday.
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MADRID Spanish oil major Repsol is in talks with Vietnam's state oil company and national authorities over compensation for the suspension of an oil drilling project in the South China Sea, its chief financial officer said on Friday.