Singapore-listed commodities trading firm Noble Group Limited has reportedly sold its global oil business Noble America Corp (NAC) to Vitol for $400 million, $175 million lower than earlier estimates of $575 million.
“The decrease in estimated Consideration is primarily due to operating losses of NAC from 1 October 2017 to the Closing,” it said.
“These operating losses were driven by reduced trading operations, as the business was prepared for sale, which prevented NAC from covering it fixed expenses.”
The sale of NAC, which include the company’s London and Singapore desks, marks an effective exit of Noble from the oil trading business.
Publication date: 16 January, 2018
Discussions around the need to develop methanol bunkering operations are taking place at numerous ports ahead of estimated demand of above 7M mtpa by 2030, says Chris Chatterton of Methanol Institute.
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Integr8 Fuel injunction varied by Singapore Court to allow former employees to start work at Hartree Group in December 2022 following failure to produce evidence on biofuels development plans.
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