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Industry Trend Analysis - Quick View: Canadian Crude Exports Do Not Hinge On KXL - JAN 2018

Americas November 2017 / United States / Industry

On November 20, Nebraska's Public Service Commission approved an amended route for TransCanada's Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline. The permit was the final regulatory hurdle for the 830,000b/d project that has been plagued by federal and state-level setbacks since 2010.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Quick View: Total Consolidates As Portfolio Player - JAN 2018

Asia November 2017 / Global / Industry

Total has signed an agreement to acquire the entire upstream LNG portfolio of Engie. The deal brings to Total an extensive portfolio of long-term LNG purchase and supply contracts, as well as access to additional regasification capacity in Europe and a fleet of LNG carriers.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Greenfield Project Delays On OPEC Extension - JAN 2018

Emerging Europe November 2017 / Russia / Industry

Russia will need to delay start up at one or more greenfield projects if the OPEC/non-OPEC agreement is extended to the end of 2018. Rosneft will see the biggest impact from this decision.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Kenya, Uganda Set For Major Production Growth - JAN 2018

Middle East & Africa November 2017 / Africa / Industry

We are positive on future oil production in East Africa and expect output from both Uganda and Kenya to ramp up into the mid 2020s. The necessary construction of several export pipelines will raise the risk of delays to first oil currently expected from 2021.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Decom And Late-Life Opportunities To Grow - JAN 2018

Western Europe November 2017 / Norway / Industry

Declining production from the Norwegian Continental Shelf offers an attractive business opportunity for late-life asset management and decommissioning-focused companies. We expect that higher oil prices will push IOCs to either invest in late-life projects, divest mature assets or decommission projects.

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