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US Interior Sec. Ryan Zinke issued two secretarial orders on Mar. 29 that implement reviews of Department of the Interior agency actions and restore the federal coal leasing program in response to the Mar. 28 Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth that President Donald J. Trump signed a day earlier.

Cenovus Energy Inc., Calgary, has agreed to acquire ConocoPhillips’ 50% interest in the companies’ jointly owned Foster Creek Christina Lake (FCCL) oil sands partnership as well as the majority of the Houston independent’s Deep basin conventional assets in Alberta and British Columbia for $13.3 billion, including $10.6 billion in cash and 208 million Cenovus common shares valued at $2.7 billion.

While global crude oil markets’ underlying influences may have shifted greatly in the last 10 years, pricing fundamentals have not changed in the last 6 months, speakers agreed during a Mar. 30 discussion at the Center for Strategic & International Studies.

US onshore oil and gas leasing activity fell markedly on federally administered lands during US President Barack Obama’s presidency in several key respects, US Bureau of Land Management statistics indicate.

Light, sweet crude oil for April delivery edged down on the New York market Mar. 16 to settle below $49/bbl while Brent crude oil for May delivery also dropped slightly to settle below $52/bbl on the London market.

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