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 […]
Moody’s improved the forecast for Ukraine’s banking system to stable from negative, according to the website of the credit Agency. Today, analysts’ opinions have changed. Experts believe that the work of Ukraine’s recovery after a deep recession in recent times has yielded results and stabilized the situation in the country. This conclusion is made in […]Next
The Homsters Company, which was founded by Ukrainian and Polish, and is better known in our country as Prof.Estate, raised $ 600,000 from private investors for the launch of the company in Vientam under the brand TimHome.vn. Homsters unites three projects: two marketplaces on real estate (Homsters.kz Timhome.vn in Kazakhstan and TimHome.vn. in Vietnam) and […]Next
Personal position, incredible belief in yourself and in what you do, the constant acquisition of new skills and flexibility, having learned which, in the future you will be able to beat usefully any idea. These are the most important principles by which develops business, said business manager Yuliia Zoteeva. During her training Yuliia substantiate her […]Next
Airbus has published detailed information of three conceptual of the passenger`s plane called ZEROe with hydrogen fuel, stating that it can be put into operation by 2035. The three aircraft differ in size and design, one will have a range of more than 2,000 nautical miles and the ability to carry from 120 to 200 […]Next
Recently, the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine allowed the company NAP II Holdings B.V. (Netherlands), controlled by the NCH Capital (USA) to acquire more than 50% of the shares of two agricultural enterprises in the Khmelnitskyi region. This is stated on the AMCU website. The permission granted for the purchase of the shares of the companies […]Next
The vaccine, developed by biotechnology company Moderna, is effective in 94.5% of cases. This result was shown by the intermediate results of the third phase of clinical trials, the company said. On this news, Moderna shares went up. In the pre-market, the company’s quoting rose by more than 18%, rising above $ 105 per share. […]Next
Federal Court of the United States filed a criminal charge to a large bank Wilmington Trust Corp. Four former heads of Wilmington Trust Corp. – David Gibson, Robert VA Harrah, William North and Kevin Rakowski are accused of fraud. Professor of the Delaware University – Charles Elson said that it would be unusual criminal proceeding […]Next
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 […]Next
Agro-industrial holding Astarta-Kyiv, the ultimate beneficiary of which is Viktor Ivanchyk and company Borsch Ventures headed by Yevgeny Utkin formed a common company under the name of Agro CORE , the main activity of which will be projects in the field of development of innovative systems which manage agricultural business. This information became known from […]Next
Gerard Adams, who is also called Mentor of Millenials is an American entrepreneur, an expert in the field of branding, philanthropist. He came to millionaire status in the age of 24 years. Edition Entrepreneur published Gerard reflections that represent the social significance and the role it plays in building a business for him. Knowing your […]Next
A serious scandal, which erupted in the Ternopil region, and subsequently has covered the whole territory of Ukraine, continues to grow. In the night of 2 to 3 July 2016, on the motor company which is owned LLC GLOBAL FID, attacked by a group of armed young people, in an amount of about 50 people, […]Next
In Ukraine, will disappear one more channel: it is talking about the information media resource UBR (UKRAINIAN BROADCASTING RESOURCE), a member of the Ukrainian Media Invest Group. According to the statement issued by Sergii Shynkar editor, which he did on his page on the social network Facebook, this decision is forced by the lack of […]Next
In the case of vaccination of 10 million people at risk, Ukraine can receive a loan of $ 30 million from the World Bank, and the total assistance will be $ 90 million, according to the Ministry of Finance. This financial assistance can be provided under the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Vaccination in Ukraine project […]Next
In December, Volkswagen expects more changes. December 7, 2015 the company went to Qatar, where they had meeting with one of its main investors, Qatar Investment Authority. Volkswagen representative Eric Felber pointed out that the visit is devoted to restructuring and improving the management and the most important shareholders should express their opinion on this […]Next
The Antimonopoly Committee drew the line under the proceedings between the Ukrainian “daughter” of the German firm Rehau and its namesake – the Kyiv production company Rehau. Both work in the window market under the Rehau brand. By the decision of the AMCU the Rehau production company is obliged within a month to abandon from […]Next
The net loss of the American oil service company Halliburton Inc., attributable to the main company, in January-September amounted to 2.71 billion dollars against the profit of 522 million a year earlier, according to the company reports. Halliburton’s diluted loss per share in the reporting period was $ 3.08 against earnings of $ 0.6 a […]Next