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Bristow Helicopters Sacks 100 Pilots, Engineers

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Bristow Helicopters has sacked 100 pilots and engineers following negative impact of Coronavirus on its business and the nation’s economy.

The company, in a statement on Tuesday said the spread of the COVID-19 virus had severely impacted all sectors in the aviation industry, including its market, which primarily served the Nigerian oil and gas sector.

It said in addition, the ongoing downturn in the global oil and gas market continued to influence and determine the demand for our services and that the combined effects of these ‘arisings’ had resulted in very significant reductions to its business, particularly a reduction in the number of contracted aircraft in Nigeria.

“As a result, the company must now restructure all aspects of its business model (both Rotary & Fixed Wing), including an extensive review of its operations and we continue to drive efficiencies, but with zero compromise to safety and our core values.

“One of these measures includes the right sizing of the business to ensure that the company has the optimal level of personnel to continue the safe delivery of its services to its clients, whilst allowing the appropriate capacity for future growth.

“Accordingly, and with much regret, the company has taken the very difficult decision to release over 100 pilots and engineers (both National and Expatriates) over the next couple of weeks,” it said.

The statement added that in compliance with the relevant labour and local content laws and also best practices; the company had engaged the leadership of the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers (NAAPE) to negotiate a fair and equitable redundancy compensation for the affected individuals.

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Oil prices drop as gasoline demand from U.S refineries remain poor

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Oil costs endured huge misfortunes at the mid-week exchanging meeting London. Oil brokers are basically going short on macros uncovering a sudden form in U.S. unrefined inventories.

The flood in U.S oil inventories was owing to the phenomenal frosty spell that hit a key energy center on the planet’s biggest economy during the earlier week accordingly stopping fuel interest from treatment facilities that had to shut down.

At the hour of composing this report, Brent unrefined was down 0.60% floating around the $64 per barrel.

In any case, both significant oil benchmarks stayed over the $60 value levels.

The latest information from the American Petroleum Institute uncovered a flood of 1.026 million barrels for the week finishing Febuary.19. Oil specialists had before foreseen a 5.372-million-barrel drop.

Stephen Innes, Chief Global Market Strategist at Axi in a note to Nairametrics talked on winning economic situations burdening the dark hydrocarbon

“With unnecessarily extended situating and profoundly vulnerable to any negative news, WTI dropped towards the $61 level after the API stores hopped +1.026 million barrels versus the past draw of 5.8 million barrels during the time frame finished on February 19.

“Albeit the product costs dropped following the bearish reserve information, bulls likely will not charge back to the pen en masses as the seething ashes around the Middle East liability take steps to touch off indeed as the US-Iran struggle keeps on stewing however at a higher warmth level today.”

What’s in store: Still, Oil savants expect greater perceivability on oil merchants move toward the finish of one week from now with the following round of month to month OPEC+ gatherings. Outside of an ascent in international danger, potential gain energy could be restricted in the coming days as oil brokers grapple with OPEC+ next move.

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Jeff Bezos is world’s richest man, as Elon Musk loses $15 billion in a day

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The race for the world’s most extravagant individual on earth has clearly gotten unpredictable, especially in the long stretch of February.

Jeff Bezos, the originator of Amazon the world’s greatest online retail organization, has by and by become the world’s most extravagant individual twice this month, subsequent to outperforming Elon Musk a few hours prior, as per the ongoing information recovered from the Bloomberg Billionaire list.

Bezos’ present abundance valuation of $186 billion has seen his own riches, which for the most part comes from Amazon stocks, invulnerable against record sell-offs as found in Tesla stock cost in the previous few days.

Elon Musk has tumbled to second situation, as he is presently worth $184 billion, contemplating his total assets plunged by $15.2 billion on Tuesday, as Tesla shares lost about 8.55% in worth.

The drop in Elon Musk’s abundance after Tesla quit taking new requests for the most reduced valued form of its Model Y.

Nonetheless, stock specialists have not governed the vehicle organization out, on the record, it acquired 743% a year ago.

That being said, Amazon had kept on remaining more steady like an esteemed stock combined with the appropriately overseen group made by Jeff Bezos while he ruled at Amazon as its CEO.

Under Jeff Bezos’ residency as the CEO of the web based business goliath, really positioned second among all S&P stocks since the IPO in May 1997.

Amazon is the world’s greatest online retailer organization. The American-based organization sells books, family merchandise, and other retail items through its leader stage.

The organization likewise controls the Whole Foods staple chain and offers video web-based features. It stays the greatest distributed computing supplier around the world.

The 57-year-old very rich person’s current abundance valuation would by and by purchase 102 million official ounces of gold or 2.79 Billion barrels of raw petroleum.

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World’s largest oil producer loses four million barrels per day

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Oil costs were totally started up at the main exchanging meeting of the week.

The irregular winter storm playing in key zones of the world’s biggest maker of oil saw an expected 4,000,000 barrels each day of oil yield shut down in Texas and different states, close by 21 billion cubic feet of petroleum gas yield.

Oil dealers are going bullish on the dark fluid hydrocarbon, over the phenomenal frosty spell in driving American energy center, Texas. Additionally giving raw petroleum bulls sufficient gas to remain at any rate over the $60 value level is the new advancement against the COVID-19 pandemic, thusly, raising expectations for energy request recuperation.

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Latest information recovered from the Energy Information Administration uncover the United States is right now the world’s biggest maker of oil, creating about 19.45 million barrels each day or 19% of the world’s complete raw petroleum creation in 2019.

At press time, Brent unrefined prospects mobilized by 1.13% to $62.84 a barrel with the Brent rough agreement turning over in February 21 to the May 21 agreement.

Stephen Innes, Chief Global Market Strategist at Axi, in a note to Nairametrics, gave key experiences on different macros burdening oil costs in any event for the close to term in the midst of high energy winning in worldwide monetary business sectors

“What started as a force issue for a modest bunch of US states immediately transformed into a worldwide stock stun for the oil markets. All things considered, the re-beginning of shut-in US creation and news that the Biden organization is investigating strategic re-commitment with Iran have added to a cooling of oil costs, in spite of the bullish stock information.

“In any case, “the following day”, see oil costs prodding higher in the midst of progressing proof of recuperation in worldwide interest, for the most part uplifting news on the Covid-19 patterns and expectation of an almost 2 trillion US boost intended to get individuals working again rapidly.”

What’s in store

The sharp flood in unrefined petroleum costs before OPEC+’s immensely significant gathering one month from now implies the analytics for the OPEC+ collusion turns out to be more muddled.

In any case, as oil yield stays obliged, unrefined petroleum stores are dropping and with COVID-19 immunizations promising a return towards regularity by the day’s end, assumptions keep on running high for oil markets.

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