Industry officials had privately expressed concerns that the terms were too generous to Pemex, prompting the company to request changes that the national oil regulator approved on the evening of Sept. 27.

Brazil's Senate is expected to pass the country's lower legislative chamber sometime after two rounds of municipal elections slated to end on Oct. 30, Reuters reported.

"Weatherford's designed tax structure was far more successful than reality," the SEC said in a statement, Reuters reported. 

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said: “It is not the time for decision-making.” Referring to the next formal OPEC meeting in Vienna on Nov. 30, he added: “We will try to reach agreement for November.”

RPSEA is also pursuing new project opportunities with individual energy companies, joint industry projects, foundations and nonprofits.

The industry has the full backing of Conservative Prime Minister Theresa May, who in August said some tax proceeds from shale gas developments could be given directly to residents, Reuters reported.

While two contentious nominees vie for the presidency, and even afterward, energy will continue to make the world go ’round.

Ineos has access to more than 1 million acres of land across England and Scotland containing shale gas deposits, but has yet to apply for a planning permit, Reuters reported.

Indonesia holds proven oil reserves of 3.7 Bbbl and is ranked in the top 20 oil producers globally, Reuters reported. 

Embracing manufacturing standardization would lead to better productivity, increased reliability and lower costs.

Production at Groningen, Europe's largest gas field, has been cut in half over the past two years due to public safety concerns, Reuters reported.

The Falklands are inhabited by about 3,000 people, the overwhelming majority of whom say they wish the islands to remain a British overseas territory, Reuters reported.