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 […]
Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted in the first reading a bill needed to start privatization. It is envisaged that buyers cannot be legal entities, and related to them persons who registered in countries recognized by the Verkhovna Rada as aggressors. It is not allowed to participate in the privatization the representatives of countries with sanctions. […]Next
Special isothermal containers have been developed for the transportation and storage of the new coronavirus vaccine by the pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and BioNTech. This was announced by Pfizer CEO Albert Burla in an interview with The New York Times on Tuesday, November 17. “These containers are equipped with GPS sensors and thermometers inside so that […]Next
Authorities in the United States and the European Union have agreed to end a long-running trade dispute over the aerospace concerns Boeing and Airbus, which has resulted in mutual tariffs of more than $ 10 billion, said Catherine Ty, the US representative at the trade talks. “The US-EU agreement marks significant progress in reaching a […]Next
Ukrainian farmers may lose up to 118 billion hryvnias this year due to drought and frost. This was reported by the press service of the Agrarian Union of Ukraine. “This year, even the critically affected regions (Odessa, Mykolaiv, Kherson, Zaporizhia regions), despite the promises of the state, did not receive a single penny of assistance,” […]Next
The Deposit Guarantee Fund of individuals is starting the procedure of withdrawal from the market of Arcade Bank, the press service of the FDG reported. The Fund offered several options for removing the bank from the market: liquidation of the bank of exclusion in the elimination of all or part of its assets and liabilities […]Next
Economic Court of Odessa region has introduced the procedure of readjustment PJSC “Odessa Oil and Fat Plant”, 29 July 2016. This is stated in the relevant court judgment in the case №916/4932/15. The case of bankruptcy of PJSC “Odessa Oil and Fat Plant” Court of Odessa region was initiated December 28, 2015. Manager of readjustment has […]Next
The Stockholm arbitration prohibited the “Odessa Portside Plant”, PJSC to alienate non-current assets, according to the press-service of Group DF. “March 31, 2016 the Stockholm arbitration satisfied the request of the Ostchem Holding Ltd (included in Group DF) and ordered the OPP till August 31, 2016 to refrain from alienation or encumbrance in any way […]Next
The territory of the People’s Republic of China occupies the third place by area (after Russia and Canada, then the USA follows the PRC). However, it is in the first place in terms of population of more than 1.404 billion, leaving behind India (more than 1.377 billion) and the USA (more than 331 million). There […]Next
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
Failure by banks of their obligations under the agreement is a part of the reason for the lawsuits, the amount of which is sometimes measured in billions of dollars, it depends on the losses. One of the largest financial institutions in Germany Commerzbank, requires four US banks for damages in the amount of $ 2 […]Next
In Ukraine it is observed the decline in the production of sauces , namely the manufacture of ketchup, sauces based on mayonnaise and mustard. But, nevertheless, the export of these products was reduced insignificantly by manufacturers and domestic demand continues to be satisfactory. According to the State Statistics Service of Ukraine, figure of ketchup manufacturing […]Next
In the second quarter of 2020, the Anglo-Dutch oil and gas corporation Royal Dutch Shell will write down assets worth up to $22 billion on new oil and gas price forecasts. This was reported in the press release of the company. Shell revised its medium- and long-term price forecasts, reflecting the expected effects of the […]Next
Structure of BMW in the USA is accused by regulatory authorities in violation of Federal safety regulations, and the late withdrawal that do not comply with statutory safety systems. Mini Cooper cars, which are produced by BMW, failed the crash test; the cars were not relevant minimum safety standards. The company had to warn its […]Next
The international business publication The Financial Times published the news that the public company Alibaba Group of China, experienced e-commerce giant, plans to become the owner of an investment holding company Intime Retail, bought its controlling stake at a price of more than two and a half billion dollars. Intime Retail owns 29 shops and […]Next
The computer system of the American medical company Universal Health Services, which has a membership of over 400 medical institutions, has become the object of attack by hackers that demand the ransom. This was reported by CNBC, citing sources from the company’s employees. According to the TV channel, computers in the various institutions of the […]Next
The economy will begin to recover in the aftermath of the coronavirus pandemic crisis, but some will lag behind the “leaders of the post-pandemic world” – the United States and China, writes Bloomberg Economics on April 4. The recovery of the global economy is projected to be at a record pace and will grow by […]Next