The contract awarded to Equinor to provide generation capacity to New York with renewable power is set to position the Empire State as an offshore wind industry hub.
The Trump administration had added China's oil giant CNOOC to a blacklist of alleged Chinese military companies in early December.
The bankruptcy plan will allow Chesapeake Energy to emerge "a stronger and more competitive enterprise," spokesman Gordon Pennoyer said.
Equinor's spokesman told Reuters the Norwegian oil and gas company was reviewing its whole portfolio, including its assets in the U.S., following its CEO change last year.
CEO Mike Wirth also said on Jan. 12 that Chevron expected to find "common ground" with the Biden administration on the economy and jobs, and expected the world to transition to a "lower-carbon energy system over time."
The all-stock acquisition of Parsley Energy valued at over $7 billion gives Pioneer Natural Resources combined control of nearly 1 million acres across the Permian Basin with positions in both the Delaware and Midland sub-basins.
Shareholder approval for the transaction with Chrysaor has now been received, says Premier, which will be renamed Harbour Energy but maintain its London listing.
The addition of Brent Smolik, formerly president and COO of Noble Energy, increases the size of the Marathon Oil board of directors to nine, according to a company filing.
Chesapeake Energy's value has soared since its June bankruptcy filing, the U.S. judge overseeing the natural gas producer's trial indicated, and is worth $5.13 billion, far above the shale gas pioneer's estimate.
The age of the driller is over, industry expert Chuck Yates says, and the oil and gas companies that outperform going forward will be valued on different metrics.