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Dragon Oil, Dubai, has agreed to buy BP PLC’s producing and exploration concessions in Egypt, including the British company’s interest in Gulf of Suez Petroleum Co. The move is part of BP’s plan to divest more than $10 billion of assets globally over the next 2 years but does not indicate an exit from Egypt.

Canadian oil sands production growth is slowing, yet total production is expected to reach nearly 4 million b/d by 2030—nearly 1 million b/d more than current levels—according to a 10-year production forecast by IHS Markit. The business information provider expects average year-on-year supply additions will be less than 100,000 b/d in the coming decade. By contrast, growth over the current decade averaged additions of more than 150,000 b/d.

US crude oil inventories for the week ended May 31, excluding the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, increased by 6.8 million bbl from the previous week, according to data from the US Energy Information Administration. Separately, the American Petroleum Institute said its own estimates showed US crude inventories increased by 3.6 million bbl for the week.

The Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers seeks federal support for a doubling over the next 4 years of now-slumping investment in Canada’s oil and gas industry. The group made conditions supporting such a recovery part of wish list for the next Canadian government. Elections are scheduled Oct. 21.

Angola’s new licensing agency will offer 10 oil and gas blocks in the first of several auctions it plans in a 6-year strategy. Paulino Jeronimo, chief executive officer of the National Agency of Petroleum, Gas, and Biofuels (ANPG) said at a conference in Luanda that tendering will begin in October.


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