The American oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil had one of the worst years in its history. Exxon shares have fallen by 45.36% since the beginning of 2020. The company has lost money for three quarters in a row, and in August they were excluded from the benchmark index of “blue chips” Dow Jones Industrial Average. Soon they were replaced by shares of technology company Salesforce.com.
In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented crisis in the energy sector, and governments in many major countries are relying on environmental energy and renewables.
Experts predict that the demand for travel and flights will remain subdued for a long time, which creates high uncertainty in the oil and gas industry. The current crisis is very different from all previous ones, which were usually caused by oversupply or reduced demand.
US giant oil and gas producer Exxon Mobil has reported the largest depreciation of its gas assets of $ 17 billion – $ 20 billion amid falling energy prices this year. Previously, the largest write-off of Exxon’s assets was about $ 3.4 billion in 2016.
The assets of the American shale company XTO Energy, which Exxon bought in 2010 for $ 35 billion, were depreciated. At the time, the decision and the amount of the deal seemed rational, as Exxon received “ready assets” instead of spending years starting its own shale business. At the time, gas price prospects in North America were optimistic as demand grew faster than supply. However, natural gas prices in 2020 fell the biggest obstacles in the last decade.
Shares of Pfizer and BioNTech fell 1.74% and 2% (respectively) on Thursday amid news that companies will deliver half of their planned number of vaccines against COVID-19 in 2020. On November 20, Pfizer and its German partner BioNTech applied to the FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) for permission to use their vaccine in an […]
World debt will reach $ 200 trillion, which is 265% of world product, but the debt crisis is not yet expected. This was reported by Reuters, citing the forecast of analysts of the international rating agency S&P Global. It is claimed that this year the debt-to-world debt ratio has risen by 14% as a result […]
Johnson & Johnson plans to complete the third phase of trials of its single-dose vaccine against COVID-19 in mid-January 2021. Paul Stoffels, vice chairman of the executive committee, senior scientific expert at Johnson & Johnson said they plan to deliver to market 1 billion doses. “We are in the middle of the third phase of […]
The American company Pfizer and the German BioNTech have applied to the European Medicines Agency for registration of their coronavirus vaccine. The announcement was published on the BioNTech website. “On Monday, November 30, Pfizer and BioNTech filed a formal application with the European Medicines Agency for a conditional authorization to use their COVID-19 candidate vaccine […]
The National Bank did not go out this week with interventions on the interbank market, according to the press service of the regulator on Friday, November 27. The Central Bank has been refusing to buy or sell currency for three weeks in a row. At the same time, since the beginning of the year, the […]
Last week, from November 16 to 22, more than 4 million people in the world became infected with the new type of coronavirus, which is a record number since the beginning of the pandemic. This was announced on Tuesday, November 24, the press service of the World Health Organization. According to the WHO, in these […]
With the appearance of an effective vaccine against coronavirus and the subsequent recovery of the world economy, the US dollar may fall by 20%. This was reported by the Financial Times. It is noted that banks, which already had negative forecasts for the dollar next year, deteriorated expectations against the background of the emergence of […]
Allseeds Group of companies, contests in court decisions of the Odessa Regional State Administration and the Vizirskyi village council (Odessa region) about the allocation of lands for berths of “Energy Products Co., Ltd.” (Odessa) in the”South” Port, – it is reported by “Interfax-Ukraine”. “We were asking the Odessa regional administration and local authorities to allow […]Next
Lauffer Group will invest 14 million UAH in the expansion and reconstruction program of its own trading network. Lauffer Group continues to implement a program of expansion and renovation of its own sales network in Odessa, Kharkiv and Dnipropetrivsk regions, according to ProAgro. In 2015, Lauffer Group invested about 4.25 million UAH in the opening […]Next
The Government of Ukraine has authorized the Chairman of the Board of NJSC Naftogaz of Ukraine to appoint and dismiss employees of the company without the consent of the Supervisory Board. The text of the relevant order was published on the Cabinet’s website on Thursday, September 30. “Appointment and dismissal of employees of NJSC Naftogaz […]Next
The United States plans to announce the readiness of the American vaccine against the coronavirus infection COVID-19 in the near future. The promise was made on Thursday by US President Donald Trump during the final round of election debates with the Democratic candidate Joe Biden at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. This was reported by […]Next
The German publishing holding Axel Springer will purchase the Politico policy site. This was reported by the press service of Axel Springer. The holding has signed an agreement with the founder and publisher of Politico, Robert Allbritton, to acquire the American company Politico and the news website Protocol, which specializes in the technology sector. The […]Next
The Uber company, specializing in the online service personal drivers, announced that on June 30 presents will launch of its project in Kiev. According to the company’s press service, the visit the Ukrainian capital of European leadership, however, the details of the visit aren’t informed. The mass-media reported that Uber can expand its service to […]Next
There are no grounds for devaluation of the hryvnia to UAH 30 / $. This was stated by Finance Minister, Serhiy Marchenko in an interview with Focus. “I do not see the preconditions for the course to reach such a value. And I do not see any tools with which anyone can influence the course […]Next
Half of the 2 billion doses of coronavirus vaccine that the American company Novavax intends to develop, will be manufactured at its Czech plant Praha Vaccines, said on Tuesday at a press conference the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrej Babiš, who visited this enterprise near Prague. “Novavax wants to produce 2 billion coronavirus […]Next
The Digital Future Investment company became a co-investor in the startup YouAppi round “B”. According to the CEO of the Digital Future, Alexei Vitchenko, this is the first transaction of the Ukrainian investment company in the “B” round level. The deposit amount is not disclosed. American-Israel YouAppi service was founded in 2011. YouAppi technology is […]Next
Egypt is losing about $ 14 million a day due to the blockade of the Suez Canal by the giant container ship Ever Given. The head of the Suez Canal Osama Rabi in an interview with eXtra News stated this. It is difficult to calculate the exact amount of losses, as the fees that Egypt […]Next
On June 4, Smile-Expo will hold annual AI Conference Kyiv in the capital of Ukraine. This year, the conference is focused on business automation using artificial intelligence. Speakers include leading experts from Microsoft, Vodafone, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, METRO Cash & Carry, and other well-known companies. Keynote Speakers of AI Conference Kyiv The conference primarily aims […]Next
Citizens who have debts to the Ukrainian Platinum Bank, should be warned of financial scams that require them to repay the loans by some extraneous financial enterprise. About this fact notify the authorized financial institution faces in PJSC Platinum Bank official website. Offenders are spreading among the borrowers of the Platinum Bank messages with a […]Next
A major manufacturer of products, Unilever Company intends to launch a tea factory in the Kiev region in the second half of 2016. The company has already invested in the project € 8.3 million. “Unilever will launch its own tea factory in Gostomel. Unilever works on the project from the middle of 2015, and at […]Next
Completion of the construction of the Russian Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline is scheduled for September 12. Bloomberg reported this on August 23, citing the maritime authorities of Germany. Laying of pipes in the waters of Germany is carried out by the Russian ship-pipelayer Fortuna. According to a message for seafarers sent by the German Department […]Next
An emergency situation due to the coronavirus has been declared in Ukraine. Probably a lot of people still do not have a full understanding of what it is and what restrictions have been imposed for the society and business. We asked S&P Investment Risk Management Agency to explain everything in detail. All the details are […]Next
The World Bank will provide Ukraine with a second tranche of $ 350 million, but subject to certain conditions. WB Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Anna Bjerde told Interfax-Ukraine what exactly is expected from Kyiv. “The prospects for the second tranche of the Economic Recovery Development Policy Loan depend on maintaining an adequate […]Next