Entries for the ‘Oil journal’ Category

Wrong reasons steer Obama to wrong path on oil import cuts

April 18,2011 --The goal reasserted by US President Barack Obama last month to cut US imports of oil by one-third can be good or bad, depending on the

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Shale gas resource estimates

April 18,2011 --The recent estimates from the US Energy Information Administration on world shale gas show that these sediments contain considerable

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Senate casts tie vote on EPA GHG amendment

April 18,2011 --Both sides claimed victory after the US Senate cast a 50-to-50 vote on Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Environment and Pu

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The perils of caution

April 18,2011 --The making of US energy policy suffers from automatic resistance to any initiative that promises to boost supply of fossil energy. ..

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House passes Upton’s bill to halt EPA’s GHG regulations

April 18,2011 --The US House approved Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton's (R-Mich.) bill aimed at halting the US Environmental Protec

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Strong state programs key to safe shale gas activity, senators told

April 18,2011 --Strong state enforcement programs are essential to ensure that drinking water supplies are protected as more natural gas is produced

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Brent replacing WTI as benchmark crude?

April 18,2011 --The Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index said Apr. 7 North Sea Brent crude oil "will be specifically considered for the index" beginning in

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Training gets real

January 31,2011 --Training in the oil and gas industry can consist of several types: hands-on, lectures, and even multimedia. .... More: continue

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The spill report—3

January 31,2011 --A core message of the report to US President Barack Obama on the Macondo tragedy of 2010 is the need for the oil and gas producing

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Brent oil price smashes through $100 a barrel, PM trading

Brent oil prices have traded through $100 a barrel this afternoon, the first time oil prices have been in triple digits since August of 2008, with con

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The spill report—2

January 24,2011 --Two important facts will shape offshore safety regulation after the Macondo tragedy of April 2010: US regulation will change, and o

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Pipeliners, wave the flag!

January 24,2011 --The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Jan. 3 issued seven safety recommendations, six of them classified as urgent, based

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Brent nears $100/bbl

January 24,2011 --On Jan. 12, the benchmark February crude contract increased 0.8% to a 2-year high of $91.86/bbl on the New York Mercantile Exchange

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BP and Russia’s Rosneft sign landmark Arctic shelf oil deal

Oil giant BP and Rosneft, Russia’s leading energy company have signed a joint venture to exploit potentially huge deposits of oil and gas in Rus

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BLM lifts suspensions of 45 Montana oil, gas leases

January 10,2011 --The US Bureau of Land Management has lifted suspensions on 45 Montana oil and gas leases it issued in 2008, its Montana state offic

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2011 to be ‘Year of the USA’

January 3,2011 --Jim O'Neill, chairman of asset management at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., predicted the Standard & Poor's 500 index will continue i

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Price scenarios may alter gas-to-oil strategy for US unconventionals

January 3,2011 --Two plausible scenarios for gas price recovery may alter the current shift of North American unconventional gas companies, diverting

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CSB chief to Bromwich: Macondo well blowout preventer examination compromised

January 3,2011 --The US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board can't meaningfully examine the Macondo well's blowout preventer as long as the

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2011: E&P spending on the rise

January 3,2011 --With worldwide capital spending budgets of exploration and production companies expected to rise 11% in 2011 to $490 billion from $4

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An unchanged agenda

January 3,2011 --US President Barack Obama feinted toward the political center as 2010 ended, but no one in the oil and gas industry should be fooled

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Chevron suspends pipeline use in Nigeria as ExxonMobil, Shell resume operations

December 27,2010 --Chevron suspended operations of the Dibi-Abiteye oil pipeline in Nigeria's Niger Delta in an effort to minimize potential environm

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Flow rate tops 10,000 b/d at Llanos discovery

December 27,2010 --A discovery well on the Corcel block in Colombia's Llanos basin has tested light oil at the rate of more than 10,000 b/d, said Pet

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Pipeline diplomacy in Asia

December 27,2010 --The international oil and gas industry understands the need for diplomacy, a skill that is coming to dominate the matter of constr

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Exploration/Development Briefs

December 27,2010 More: continued here

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Advertiser’s Index

December 27,2010 More: continued here

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