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General Interest 2000 P13

  • 04/29/2000 -- BP Amoco awards Crazy Horse, Holstein contracts
    BP Amoco PLC has awarded a $12 million offshore design engineering contract to Mustang Engineering Inc., Houston, for work on the Crazy Horse and Holstein oil and gas developments in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Mustang will provide preliminary topsides design and project services for the deepwater project. The discoveries were announced by BP Amoco in July 1999 (OGJ, July 19, 1999, Newsletter).
  • 04/29/2000 -- Shell, Petronas sign PSA for Sarawak block
    SINGAPORE�Malaysian state oil firm Petronas signed a production-sharing contract with Sarawak Shell Bhd. (SSB) and Petronas Carigali for Block SK312 off Sarawak. SSB and Petronas Carigali, a unit of Petronas, will have 70-30 equity participation in the block, which will be operated by SSB.
  • 04/29/2000 -- Azerbaijan ratifies Zafar-Mashal PSA
    Azerbaijan's Parliament has ratified the exploration, development, and production-sharing agreement for the Zafar-Mashal exploration block in the Azeri sector of the Caspian Sea, says ExxonMobil Corp.
  • 01/31/2000 -- pennNET ACQUIRES MAJORITY STAKE IN EBCO
    SAN MATEO, California -- February 2, 2000 -- pennNET (www.pennNET.com), the leader in creating secure, reliable e-marketplaces for business professionals in critical global markets, today announced that it has acquired majority interest in EBCO for the purpose of creating an online auction for oil and gas producing properties.
  • 01/21/2000 -- OPEC playing high-stakes poker as oil prices flirt with $30/bbl
    OPEC has been playing what looks like a high-stakes poker game lately. So the prospect of both the organization and the markets upping the ante this week has pushed Nymex crude to almost $30/bbl.
  • 01/07/2000 -- Decontrol in Eastern Europe
    Former Communist nations in Eastern Europe continue to make progress toward privatized energy industries and free markets.
  • 01/07/2000 -- THE GLOBAL WARMING DEBATE GETS RELIGION
    There is nothing wrong with disagreement among titans of the oil and gas industry. In fact, honest disagreement on important questions affecting the industry is healthy and good.
  • 01/14/2000 -- A REFRESHING BREEZE IN THE POLITICS OF AIR QUALITY
    The biggest issue facing the oil industry is the combination of effects that the use of its products has on human health.
  • 02/04/2000 -- Handwriting on the wall for a 'soft landing' for oil prices?
    Consuming nations have fired the first warning shot across OPEC?s bow, and the handwriting seems to be on the wall for the speculated ?soft landing? for oil prices in the second half.
  • 02/04/2000 -- THE POLITICAL SIDE OF OIL COMPANY MERGERS
    The US Federal Trade Co move to block BP Amoco PLC's takeover of Atlantic Richfield Co. should surprise no one in the oil and gas industry.
  • 02/11/2000 -- MTBE debate
    An uncommon but politically persuasive coalition is asking the US Congress to reduce the use of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) as an oxygenate in reformulated gasoline (RFG).
  • 02/18/2000 -- Italian gas decontrol
    The Italian government has proposed to end ENI SPA's near-monopoly on natural gas distribution but let it keep most of its assets and contracts.
  • 02/25/2000 -- Pieces of OPEC's 'soft landing' puzzle in place now
    All of OPEC's puzzle pieces seem to be in place for that ?soft landing? in oil prices that the market is hoping for.
  • 02/25/2000 -- Heat on Richardson
    US Energy Sec. Bill Richardson's diplomatic skills came to the forefront in the recent home heating oil price crisis.
  • 03/10/2000 -- Wild oil price volatility underscores gravity of OPEC's challenge
    Unprecedented oil price volatility this week underscores OPEC's challenge in Vienna Mar. 27.
  • 03/10/2000 -- WHY THE UK LEADS THE WAY TO KYOTO TARGETS
    It's easy to be in the lead when fate gives you a head start.
  • 03/17/2000 -- Energy buzz
    Congress has done a pretty good job of ignoring oil and gas issues the past decade.
  • 03/31/2000 -- Oil prices may settle at $24-25/bbl, depending on US gasoline outlook
    Oil prices may settle at $24-25/bbl for the rest of the year, depending on the US gasoline supply outlook.
  • 04/07/2000 -- A GLOBAL WARMING FORUM YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE SEEN ON TV NEWS
    Did anyone see coverage in the general media of the Capitol Hill symposium by the Frontiers of Freedom Institute entitled Global Warming: Science & Public Policy?
  • 04/20/2000 -- Caspian deadlines
    A major Caspian region oil export pipeline must be approved soon to keep exploration active, witnesses have told a US Senate foreign relations subcommittee.

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