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General Interest 2003 P8

  • Tue Oct 28 16:10:00 CST 2003 -- Khodorkovsky arrest clouds outlook for Yukos, foreign investment in Russian oil sector
    Russian financial markets appear to be stabilizing, after the initial shock over the arrest at gunpoint of OAO Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky by Russian police over the weekend. But the arrest is prompting concerns over Yukos's planned aggressive expansion plans, and even over the future of foreign investment in Russian energy markets.
  • Mon Oct 13 12:10:00 CDT 2003 -- MARKET WATCH
    Speculation on a cold winter pushes up energy prices

    Energy futures continued to soar Friday in an on-going scramble by large commodity-fund speculators to reverse earlier bets that prices for crude and heating oil would fall this winter.
  • Wed Oct 08 10:10:00 CDT 2003 -- ExxonMobil has inside track for YukosSibneft takeover, analysts say
    As rumors continue to circulate concerning a possible takeover of Russia's YukosSibneft, analysts say ExxonMobil Corp. is better positioned than ChevronTexaco Corp. to consummate such a massive financial transaction.
  • Tue Oct 07 17:10:00 CDT 2003 -- SPE: Technology expanding CBNG recovery to new areas
    Technological advances for recovering natural gas from coalbeds continue to expand the role this gas plays in meeting the US energy balance, as well as make it more likely that other countries will develop their coalbed gas resources.
  • Mon Oct 06 11:10:00 CDT 2003 -- MARKET WATCH
    Energy futures prices soar because of storm, other factors

    Energy futures prices jumped Friday with the closure of some Mexican ports on the Gulf of Mexico ahead of Tropical Storm Larry, temporarily curtailing exports of Mexican oil to the US.
  • Thu Oct 30 15:10:00 CST 2003 -- MarkWest Hydrocarbon names Frank M. Semple new president
    The Denver-based MarkWest Hydrocarbon Inc. and its general partner, MarkWest Energy Partners LP, said Frank M. Semple became president Nov. 1, succeeding the retiring John M. Fox.
  • Fri Oct 10 15:10:00 CDT 2003 -- INGAA elects Harold N. Kvisle as chairman
    The Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA) board has TransCanada Corp. Pres. and CEO Harold N. Kvisle as INGAA's 2004 chairman.
  • Fri Oct 24 12:10:00 CDT 2003 -- ConocoPhillips' Circle K sale to rationalize downstream portfolio, reduce debt
    ConocoPhillips plans to close in the fourth quarter its sale of Circle K Corp. capital stock to Canadian convenience store retailer Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc.
  • Mon Oct 27 10:10:00 CST 2003 -- TransCanada acquiring more interest in Portland Natural Gas Transmission System
    TransCanada Corp., Calgary, has agreed to acquire Houston-based El Paso Corp.'s 29.64% interest in Portland Natural Gas Transmission System (PNGTS) for $137.2 million, including assumed debt of $80.7 million.
  • Wed Oct 22 13:10:00 CDT 2003 -- Kinder Morgan Energy Partners acquiring five products terminals
    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP signed an agreement with Shell Oil Products US to purchase five refined petroleum products terminals in the western US for $20 million.
  • Tue Oct 14 16:10:00 CDT 2003 -- Usan field partners report deepwater oil discovery off Nigeria
    Partners in Usan field off Nigeria reported the drilling of an appraisal well that showed a "significant" extension of the field, which lies in oil prospecting license 222 off southeastern Nigeria.
  • Wed Oct 29 12:10:00 CST 2003 -- Mexican-Argentine consortium submits proposal to Pemex for Mision block
    Pemex, Mexico's national oil and gas company, Wednesday reported that a Mexican-Argentine consortium has submitted a technical proposal for the Misión block in the Burgos Basin of northern Mexico.
  • Fri Oct 10 15:10:00 CDT 2003 -- Devon, Kerr-McGee abandon Yorktown well in Gulf of Mexico
    US independents Kerr-McGee Corp. and Devon Energy Corp. Thursday reported that drilling operations at their Yorktown prospect on Mississippi Canyon Block 886 in the Gulf of Mexico are being temporarily abandoned.
  • Tue Oct 21 19:10:00 CDT 2003 -- Statoil fined for fatal accident
    Statoil SA has been fined 1 million kroner by the public prosecutor for Rogaland (county), Norway, as a result of a fatal accident on the semisubmersible Byford Dolphin drilling rig Apr. 17, 2002.
  • Fri Oct 10 13:10:00 CDT 2003 -- Transparency test
    The World Bank hopes that by tying transparency guidelines into its financing of the $3.7 billon Chad-Cameroon oil pipeline project it will mean other resource-rich developing nations will follow Chad's example and accept public accountability standards.
  • Tue Nov 04 09:11:00 CST 2003 -- Iraqi oil exports face further delays following pipeline sabotage
    Even as Iraq announced the signing of a contract with a South African security firm for the protection of its oil infrastructure, petroleum officials reported a further delay in exports from the Turkish port of Ceyhan due to sabotage along the northern pipeline system.
  • Thu Nov 13 18:11:00 CST 2003 -- BG, Petroplus plan LNG import facility in Wales
    BG Group PLC subsidiary BG Energy Holdings Ltd. and Amsterdam-based Petroplus International NV have agreed to create Dragon LNG Ltd. as a 50:50 joint venture to own and operate an LNG import and regasification facility at Milford Haven, Wales.
  • Wed Nov 12 15:11:00 CST 2003 -- Indonesia tries to dispel LNG buyers' concerns after contracted supply cuts
    The Indonesian government, reversing earlier optimistic statements, is seeking to allay concerns of Japanese and South Korean LNG buyers after announcing a decrease in contracted supplies for December from ExxonMobil Corp.'s Arun natural gas facilities in the worn-torn province of Aceh.
  • Fri Nov 21 16:11:00 CST 2003 -- Deloitte: ExxonMobil executive calls CO2 emissions a 'huge' issue
    Worldwide carbon dioxide emissions is a "huge" issue for the energy industry as it works to fulfill a global energy demand that is expected to rise 40% by 2020, an ExxonMobil Corp. executive said.
  • Tue Nov 18 12:11:00 CST 2003 -- Iraq oil minister projects production growth despite sabotage
    Even as Iraq's oil minister touted his country's sales targets to Middle Eastern neighbors Monday, saboteurs still appeared to hold sway over US-led efforts to restore the country's export potential to anything like its pre-war capacity of an estimated 2.2 million b/d.
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