Umar Ali

Umar Ali is Verdict's specialist writer covering the offshore oil and gas industry.

All articles by Umar Ali

  1. Committee on Climate Change: UK can cut emissions to ‘net-zero’ by 2050

    The UK’s Committee on Climate Change (CCC) published a report claiming that the UK can end its contributions to global…
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    2 May
  2. Top ten countries by oil production

    Offshore oil and gas is a multi-billion dollar industry, with countries all over the world developing their energy infrastructures. But…
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    2 May
  3. BP reports drop in profits for Q1 2019

    BP has announced its results for the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, reporting decreased profits caused by weaker prices and…
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    30 Apr
  4. Greenpeace activists climb aboard oil rig to protest Arctic drilling

    Four Greenpeace activists have climbed the West Hercules oil rig located offshore Norway, to protest drilling in the Arctic. The…
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    29 Apr
  5. Aker BP reports fall in Q1 2019 profits

    Norwegian oil exploration and development company Aker BP has announced its results for the first quarter (Q1) of 2019, reporting decreased…
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    26 Apr
  6. ExxonMobil increases its acreage offshore Namibia

    US oil and gas multinational ExxonMobil has acquired approximately seven million net acres offshore Namibia through an agreement with the…
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    25 Apr
  7. Equinor submits environment plan for Great Australian Bight operations

    Norwegian energy company Equinor has submitted an environment plan (EP) for its proposed drilling activity in the Great Australian Bight…
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    24 Apr
  8. Equinor pledges to tackle climate change

    Norwegian energy company Equinor has committed to support the goals of the 2016 Paris Agreement and demonstrate “further industry leadership”…
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    24 Apr
  9. ExxonMobil and Zhejiang Energy enter 20-year LNG sales deal

    US oil and gas multinational ExxonMobil has signed a sales and purchase agreement with Chinese state-owned Zhejiang Energy for the…
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    23 Apr
  10. Global Witness: oil and gas investments incompatible with Paris Agreement

    International non-profit organisation Global Witness has published a report, stating that the $4.9 trillion invested in oil and gas exploration…
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    23 Apr
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