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Category: Africa

Dearth of oil finds threatens long-term supplies, price

August 28, 2014 Posted by Chris Wysong

In parts of Europe and West Africa, oil discoveries hit new lows in 2013 and 2014. This has caused oil firms to cut spending, including exploration, which could hit oil price with a lag. Dearth of oil finds threatens long-term supplies, price By: Balazs Koranyi and Joachim Dagenborg STAVANGER, Norway, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The rate of oil discoveries continues to disappoint after a record low last year and firms could even cut their exploration budgets to save on costs, a risk to long-term supplies and prices, industry executives said. Explorers are finding so little oil, many are retreating from high-risk frontier areas to safer bets like North American shale, executives at a major Norway oil conference said. This will likely force them to buy expensive discoveries once investor sentiment shifts focus to reserves from cash flow. If you look back on 2013, it was a record low year in terms of discovering new resources, Helge Lund, the CEO of Norways Statoil, said. And year to date

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