-- ConocoPhillips's Dunham named to NIAC Archie W. Dunham, chairman of ConocoPhillips, has been named to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Established by President George W. Bush in 2001.
-- IEA sees oil stocks trending lower Amid sluggish demand growth, poor refining margins, decreased compliance with output quotas by members of OPEC, and the risk of a double-dip recession, the price of oil has hovered around $30/bbl.
-- Berry Petroleum names new drilling manager Jack J. Cook has been hired as drilling manger for Berry Petroleum Co. effective Sept. 1. In his new position, Cook will supervise all US drilling and workover operations.
-- OIG names president for its US oil and gas unit Paul A. Doyle has been named vice-president of privately held Offshore International Group Inc. and president of the firm's US oil and gas unit Fairways Offshore Exploration Inc., Houston.
-- EC energy security proposals meet skepticism There is little enthusiasm within Europe for two new proposed directives advanced by the European Commission that aim to apply coordinated measures to bolster the security of European Union members' oil and gas supplies.