-- IEA chief says energy security favors unconventional resources Because of oil price fluctuations and terrorist threats, the issue of energy security is back on the public agenda with renewed focus on unconventional sources, said Robert Priddle, executive director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), Monday.
-- Market watch: Crude oil and refined products drop Crude oil and refined products futures prices fell on the New York Mercantile Exchange Monday, with a steep dive in gasoline prices taking down the rest of the energy complex. Traders said the market lacked any bullish news.
-- NW Natural's Reiten elected AGA chairman Richard G. Reiten, chairman and CEO of Portland, Ore.-based Northwest Natural Gas Co. (NW Natural) has been elected chairman of the American Gas Association for 2003.
-- MarkWest names new chief financial officer Donald C. Heppermann has been named senior vice-president and chief financial officer of MarkWest Hydrocarbon Inc. and MarkWest Energy GP LLC, the general partner of MarkWest Energy Partners LP.
-- Bangladesh committee opposes gas exports Bangladesh has insufficient gas reserves to serve domestic and foreign markets, and the government should not authorize exports, the Nagorik committee recommended in mid-November.