-- OTC brokers form Energy Broker Association Seven over-the-counter energy brokers formed the Washington, DC-based Energy Brokers Association to help the energy merchant industry navigate the "uncharted waters" that it finds itself in right now.
-- Iran considers participating in the Energy Charter Iran is considering possible participation in the Energy Charter, an inter-governmental organization devoted to promoting East-West energy cooperation among its 51 European and Asian member states.
-- Step change still looming for gas markets While the near-term outlook for natural gas prices remains volatile, there continues to be healthy case-building for a step change in gas pricing fundamentals in the coming years.
-- No simple answers As Congress prepares for more debate over a new Department of Homeland Security, two foreign policy think tanks warn that the public and private sectors still talk past each other in the war on terrorism.
-- PDVSA planning natural gas exports in 2005 Petroleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA) expects to have enough natural gas production to begin exporting it in 2005, Fernando Puig, PDVSA gas president, told OPEC News Agency earlier this week.