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General Interest 2000 P

  • 10/11/2000 -- Exploration/Development news briefs, Oct. 11
    Harken Energy � Startech Energy � Cypress Energy � CMS Oil & Gas � Clayton Williams Energy � Parallel Petroleum � Allegro Investments � Phillips Oil Co. Australia � Norwest Energy � West Oil � Trans-Orient Petroleum � Comstock Resources
  • 10/04/2000 -- Exploration/Development news briefs, Oct. 4
    Triton Energy � Devon Energy � Gemini Energy � Anschutz Exploration � Ultra Petroleum � Lance Oil & Gas � Ness Energy International � Israel Oil � Lapidoth Israel Oil Prospectors � Westfort Energy � Patterson Drilling
  • 10/30/2000 -- IPAA members seek public focus on gas development issues
    Growing US demand for natural gas will cause supply shortages and high prices, but it may finally focus public and political attention on producers' problems in finding and developing those resources, industry leaders said at the annual meeting of the Independent Petroleum Association of America. Convergence of natural gas and electric power technology will drive the US gross national product much more than any single other element over the next 5 years, said Dynegy Chairman Chuck Watson.
  • 10/25/2000 -- Electric Power news briefs, October 25
    Cloverland Electric Cooperative ... Hydro-Qu�c ... Neiman Marcus Group ... Silicon Energy Corp. ... RTO West ... Hawaiian Electric Industries ... Florida Progress Corp. ... PPL Corp. ... Scana Corp. ... Conectiv ... FirstEnergy Corp. ... Southern Union Co. ... Consumers Energy Co. ... MDU Resources Group ... MDU Resources Group ... Westinghouse Electric ... STP Nuclear Operating Co. ... PECO Energy ... Energy Ventures Inc. ... Alberta Research Council ... NRG Energy ... El Paso Energy
  • 10/18/2000 -- Analyst: Short power supply represents investment opportunity
    After years in the doldrums, energy is turning the corner as a growth business, says Daniel Ford, managing director and head of US utilities research for ABN AMRO. Independent power producers, upstream gas producers, and gas storage companies are 'incredibly attractive' investment possibilities right now, Ford said Wednesday at PowerMart in Houston.
  • 10/17/2000 -- Dynegy's third quarter earnings up 83%
    Dynegy Inc. said Tuesday recurring third-quarter net income was up 83% to $176.5 million, or 55�/share, reflecting the performance of its wholesale energy marketing and trading operations which profited from volatile US natural gas and power markets. Senior executives forecast fourth-quarter earnings of 22�-25�/share, meeting or just below current Wall Street estimates during a conference call.
  • 10/12/2000 -- Electric Power news briefs, October 12
    Rayburn Country Electric Cooperative ... Reliant Energy Inc. ... BayCorp Holdings Ltd. ... Northeast Utilities ... Piedmont Natural Gas Co. ... Atmos Energy Corp. ... Alabama Power Co. ... Eni SPA ... Delta Power Co. ... John Hancock Life Insurance Co. ... Austin Energy ... Comverge Technologies ... Sempra Energy International ... Sodigas Pampeana ... Sodigas Sur ... PJM Interconnection LLC ... ATCO Gas ... Enbridge Gas New Brunswick ... WPS Energy Services Inc. ... Algonquin Gas Transmission
  • 10/10/2000 -- Electric Power news briefs, October 10
    Detroit Edison ... Alysis Technologies Inc. ... SGI International ... AEI Resources ... Avista Corp. ... Mariah Energy Corp. ... Capstone Turbine Corp. ... Conectiv ... Gaz M�opolitain & Co. LP ... USEC Inc. ... SeaWest WindPower Inc. ... Cinergy Global Power Ltd.
  • 10/02/2000 -- Electric Power news briefs, October 2
    UGI Corp. ... Enporion Inc. ... Constellation Power Source ... Enron North America ... FuelCell Energy Inc. ... Consolidated Edison Co. of New York Inc. ... Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. ... Bay State Gas. ... Itron Inc. ... Peoples Gas ... Oneok Inc. ... SolArc Inc. ... Kinder Morgan Inc. ... HoustonStreet Exchange Inc. ... Equiva Trading Co. ... Dominion Resources Inc. ... Avista Labs ... Houston Advanced Research Center
  • 10/20/2000 -- Drilling/Production news briefs, Oct. 20
    Petrobras � OSCA � Parker Drilling � Tengizchevroil � Offshore Kazakhstan International Operating Co. � Petrolex Energy � International Technical Solutions � Statoil � Norsk Hydro � GE Aeroderivative & Package Services � ABS Group
  • 10/12/2000 -- Norsk Hydro awards drilling module contract to Aker Maritime
    Norsk Hydro AS awarded a $109 million (US) contract Wednesday to Norway's Aker Maritime AS to build the drilling module for the Grane oil field platform in the North Sea.
  • 10/10/2000 -- ExxonMobil: Sable project could increase production to meet winter demand
    ExxonMobil Corp. says it could increase production from the Sable region natural gas fields off Nova Scotia to meet winter demand for the fuel. ExxonMobil is lead partner in the Sable Offshore Energy Inc. group, which is currently producing and shipping gas to Atlantic Canada and the New England US states.
  • 09/27/2000 -- AEC eager to get started on Ecuador pipeline
    If Alberta Energy Co. Ltd. (AEC), Calgary, and its partners receive approval to build an $850 million (US) crude oil pipeline in Ecuador, AEC says, they could begin the project within several months.
  • 09/15/2000 -- Companies say Alaskan gas pipeline feasible
    Pipeline firms told the US Senate Energy Committee Thursday that a pipeline to move gas from the Alaskan North Slope to the Lower 48 states is feasible. "With prices hovering around $5/Mcf, the economics have never looked better for Alaskan gas to be delivered to an eager market in the Lower 48," said Sen. Frank Murkowski (R-Alas.), committee chairman.
  • 09/05/2000 -- France reduces fuel taxes; asks oil industry to take up slack
    Suffering from strikes by truckers and farmers hit by high diesel oil prices, not to mention general consumer discontent, the government is asking the oil industry to contribute to the 2001 national budget in order to make up for a 30% tax cut it has decided to grant on domestic fuel oil. The government's offer of a tax cut, plus other measures, has been rejected by truckers and farmers as insufficient, however.
  • 09/05/2000 -- Executive Q&A: Apache Chairman Raymond Plank
    OGJ Online Senior Oil & Gas Writer Sam Fletcher interviewed Raymond Plank, chairman, chief executive, and founder of Apache Corp., at the company's Houston headquarters on Aug. 17, when the company closed its latest acquisition�32 fields in the Gulf of Mexico bought from Occidental Petroleum Corp. for $385 million.
  • 09/24/2000 -- North West Shelf LNG project signs sales letter of intent, considers train expansion
    Partners in the Australian North West Shelf Venture's liquefied natural gas project signed letters of intent for the sale of 1 million tonnes/year of LNG to Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd. and Toho Gas Co. Ltd., Woodside Energy Ltd. announced Friday. The agreements provide significant encouragement to expand the joint venture�s Karratha-based production facilities in Western Australia by about 50%, said John Akehurst, the managing director of Woodside Energy, operator of the venture.
  • 09/18/2000 -- States join opposition to Unocal patent
    California Atty. Gen. Bill Lockyer has told the US Supreme Court that Unocal Corp. should not be allowed to "hijack and distort" the state regulatory process by claiming a patent on reformulated gasoline formulas developed in cooperation with the government.
  • 09/13/2000 -- Philippine refiners seek deferment of Clean Air Act
    Refining companies in the Philippines have asked the government to defer the second phase of the Clean Air Act, slate to take effect in 2003. The firms, many of which have suffered deficits due to higher crude prices and lower margins in petroleum products markets, say they cannot afford to invest in new equipment to reduce the aromatics and benzene content in motor fuels, as mandated under the act.
  • 09/29/2000 -- Canadian Occidental to become Nexen
    Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd., Calgary, says it will change its name to Nexen Inc., subject to shareholder approval, Nov. 2. The company, known as CanOxy in the Canadian oil patch, chose the name after an extensive testing process.

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