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Column: U.S. power producers are consuming near-record volumes of gas

Column: U.S. power producers are consuming near-record volumes of gas

LONDON, Aug 2 (Reuters) – Record U.S. electricity consumption is driving near-record combustion of gas by power generators, ensuring gas inventories remain under pressure and prices remain high. In common with other parts of the U.S. economy, growth in gas production and the electricity supply has not kept pace with growth in demand after the …

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U.S. majors Exxon, Chevron post blowout earnings, ramp up buybacks

U.S. majors Exxon, Chevron post blowout earnings, ramp up buybacks

High prices, margins lift majors to best quarters in history Exxon earnings surpass previous record set in 2012 July 29 (Reuters) – The two largest U.S. oil companies, Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) and Chevron Corp (CVX.N), posted record revenue on Friday, bolstered by surging crude oil and natural gas prices and following similar results for …

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