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  • 10/09/2000 -- Calif regulators recommend $1400 distributed generation fee
    Fees for evaluating the feasibility of connecting a distributed generation project to the California grid should not exceed $1,400, the siting committee for the California Energy Commission says in a new set of recommendations on interconnection rules. Distributed generation supporters say the fees are often set too high by utilities that want to discourage interconnection.
  • 10/11/2000 -- Market watch, Oct. 11
    Energy futures prices jumped again Tuesday and are likely to continue climbing Wednesday with reports of inventory declines in the face of early cold weather, analysts said.
  • 10/11/2000 -- Pakistan to sell 10% of its holding in Sui Southern Gas
    The government of Pakistan has decided to sell 10% of its 70.43% share of Sui Southern Gas Co., Karachi, on the Karachi stock exchange. SSGC supplies gas to Sindh and Baluchistan provinces. The sale should occur by December.
  • 10/12/2000 -- API: Jet fuel production at record-setting levels
    The chief economist of the American Petroleum Institute told members of a US House of Representatives subcommittee on aviation Wednesday that US refinery utilization rate of 94% is pushing jet fuel production to a 'record-setting pace.'
  • 10/12/2000 -- Phillips sells coal assets, raises cash
    Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, Okla., said Thursday it has sold its coal interests in three separate transactions for $191 million, representing a $48 million after-tax gain. Portions of these transactions are expected to add about $18 million in net income to Phillips's third quarter earnings, and an estimated $30 million in the fourth quarter, the company said.
  • 10/16/2000 -- Techint consortium registers for $1 billion Camisea tender
    Peru�s energy and mines ministry announced that a consortium led by Techint, Argentina, has registered to participate in the tender scheduled for Oct. 20 for a 40-year concession to build and operate the installations for the transport and distribution of Camisea natural gas and liquids from the gas fields 500 km east of Lima to the coast.
  • 10/16/2000 -- Empire to launch an extended production test on Rough Range field
    Perth-based junior Empire Oil & Gas NL has been granted permission by the Western Australian Department of Minerals and Energy to commence an extended production test of the Rough Range 1B well for an initial period of 6 months. Rough Range field, in Carnarvon Basin near the town of Exmouth, was first discovered by West Australian Petroleum Pty. Ltd. in 1953 and is widely credited with beginning the post-World War II oil search in Australia.
  • 10/16/2000 -- Electric Power news briefs, October 16
    MidAmerican Energy Co. ... Bonneville Power Administration ... Los Angeles Department of Water & Power ... Cinergy Corp. ... Schlumberger Ltd. ... Convergent Group Corp. ... KeySpan Corp. ... Gulf Canada Resources Ltd. ... TriGas Exploration Inc. ... and Calpine Corp. ... Oneok Inc. ... Williams ... Allegheny Energy Inc. ... Genosys Technology Management Inc. ... ABB Water Meters Inc. ... Itron Inc. ... Energy Information Administration
  • 10/17/2000 -- Enerchem awards Technip LLDP plant contract
    Enerchem, on behalf of Iran's Amir Kabir Petrochemical Co., has awarded Technip SA a 100 million euro contract for a new linear low-density polyethylene plant to be built at Bandar Imam in the Iranian free zone on the coast of the Persian Gulf.
  • 10/18/2000 -- BPCL, ONGC in long-term crude purchase pact
    Two Indian government-owned companies, Bharat Petroleum Corp. Ltd. and Oil & Natural Gas Corp. plan to sign a long-term crude procurement agreement to meet some of the former�s requirements after the full deregulation of the oil sector in 2002.
  • 10/19/2000 -- Report: Six electric generators will control 85% of US capacity
    In a decade, six electric generating companies will control 85% of the US electricity capacity. Distribution will be handled by 10 major players, and retailing of electricity will come from many companies of all stripes from the familiar incumbent to specialty retailers hawking baskets of energy services to specific consumers, according to the findings of a new report.
  • 10/19/2000 -- UAE refining company aims to increase production
    The Abu Dhabi Refining Co. (Takreer) is aiming to increase its refining capacity to 500,000 b/d, it was reported by a Dubai daily. The move is part of the company's plan to satisfy increasing local and international demand for oil products.
  • 10/19/2000 -- TotalFinaElf awards Iranian company Balal subcontract
    TotalFinaElf SA has awarded Iranian firm Iranian Offshore Engineering & Construction and its Singapore partner, Sembawang�a unit of Sembcorp Industries Ltd.�a subcontract to work on the Balal oil field project off Iran, reported the Middle East Economic Digest.
  • 10/19/2000 -- Scientist questions MTBE water and health risk
    The contamination of methyl tertiary butyl ether in California's drinking water supplies might not be as widespread as originally thought, said a scientist speaking at the DeWitt & Co. MTBE, Oxygenates & Methanol conference Wednesday in Houston.
  • 10/20/2000 -- US refineries set distillate production record
    US oil refineries produced record volumes of distillate fuel for the second month running, with output averaging 3.76 million b/d, up 8% on September 1999, the American Petroleum Institute stated today in its monthly statistical report.
  • 10/24/2000 -- Electric Power news briefs, October 24
    PG&E Corp. ... Energy East Corp. ... Nicor Inc. ... American Electric Power Co. Inc. ... Duke Energy Gas Transmission ... TelePlace Inc. ... TXU Energy Services ... Matsushita Electric Works ... Ballard Power Systems Inc. ... Active Power Inc. ... PowerTrust.com ... KeySpan Corp. ... North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency ... Pennsylvania Electric Association ... Pennsylvania Gas Association ... Capstone Turbine Corp.
  • 10/25/2000 -- Digital Gas, Dong Sheng form upstream, downstream partnership
    Digital Gas Inc., New York, signed a partnership agreement with Dong Sheng Corp., Dongying, Shandong Province, China, that covers all of Dong Sheng's upstream and downstream activity. Digital Gas said the agreement will make it an integrated operator in China.
  • 10/26/2000 -- Duke's California power project wins approval
    Duke Energy Corp. received the go ahead to build the controversial 1,060 Mw Moss Landing power plant from the California Energy Commission Wednesday, the sixth new plant approved since the state's electricity market was restructured in March 1998. Tom Williams, a Duke spokesman, said beginning construction Monday is contingent on receiving a water permit Friday.
  • 10/27/2000 -- Refining business undergoing structural shift to good times
    The refining business is soaring today, and the current fundamentals of the business suggest that this is not a short-term phenomenon.
  • 10/27/2000 -- Petrobras to open refining investment to private sector
    Brazil is expected to attract new refineries through foreign investment by 2005, said David Zylberstajn, executive director of the National Petroleum Agency (ANP). The director said that this will happen after Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) produces more than 2 million b/d of crude oil.
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