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General Interest 2004 P10

  • 12/23/2004 -- Rosneft buys purchaser of core Yukos unit
    OAO Rosneft said it is buying 100% of Baikal Finance Group, giving Rosneft control of OAO Yukos unit Yuganskneftegas. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
  • 12/23/2004 -- MARKET WATCH
    Inventory build pushes down energy prices

    Energy prices fell in light trading Dec. 22 as traders reacted to a surprisingly bearish report on US petroleum inventories during the last full session before the extended Christmas holiday weekend on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
  • 12/22/2004 -- MARKET WATCH
    Energy prices are mixed

    Energy commodities prices were mixed Dec. 21, with natural gas futures falling for the second consecutive session because of revised forecasts for milder winter weather.
  • 12/22/2004 -- Alliance Pipeline announces leadership transition
    Calgary-based Alliance Pipeline Ltd. announced that Murray Birch has joined as interim president.
  • 12/21/2004 -- MARKET WATCH
    Reversed weather predictions lower energy prices

    Energy prices fell Dec. 20 after meteorologists over the weekend reversed their previous predictions of extended frigid weather for the Mid-Continental and Northeastern US.
  • 12/21/2004 -- Ivanhoe to buy Ensyn, heavy oil technology
    Ivanhoe Energy Inc., Vancouver, plans to acquire Ensyn Group Inc., Boston, and its subsidiary, Ensyn Petroleum International Ltd., which has a technology to upgrade heavy oil.
  • 12/21/2004 -- IEA sees potential in hydrogen and fuel cells
    Although commercial maturity and significant market penetration remain decades away, hydrogen and fuel-cell technologies represent high-potential options for a secure energy future with diminished emissions of carbon dioxide.
  • 12/20/2004 -- Baikal Finance Group buys Yukos unit
    A surprise bidder calling itself Baikal Finance Group bought 77% of the Yuganskneftegas unit of OAO Yukos for $9.37 billion at an auction Dec. 19, prompting some analysts to suggest Baikal is linked to state-owned Gazprom.
  • 12/20/2004 -- MARKET WATCH
    Cold weather and terrorism lift energy prices

    Energy prices continued to escalate Dec. 17 as cold weather threatened the northern US and al-Qaeda head Osama bin Laden called for terrorist attacks on Middle Eastern oil infrastructure.
  • 12/17/2004 -- US court grants Yukos a temporary injunction
    A US bankruptcy judge in Houston granted OAO Yukos's request for a temporary injunction against the Dec. 19 auction of 77% of Yukos's largest unit, Yuganskneftegas (OGJ Online, Dec. 15, 2004).
  • 12/17/2004 -- MARKET WATCH
    Energy prices dip in market adjustment

    Energy prices fell slightly Thursday in a general adjustment of the market but held on to most of the large gains from the previous session when prices spiked on a bullish report of US inventories.
  • 12/16/2004 -- ESAI: IEA's Russian oil production forecast 'optimistic'
    A recent International Energy Agency forecast of Russia's crude oil production is "unjustifiably optimistic," argued a report from Energy Security Analysis Inc. (ESAI), Boston.
  • 12/16/2004 -- MARKET WATCH
    Oil prices soar on US inventory drop

    Crude oil futures prices soared in trading on New York and London markets Dec. 15, triggered by the weekly inventory report from the US Energy Information Administration.
  • 12/15/2004 -- Yukos files for bankruptcy in US court
    OAO Yukos has fulfilled its warning that the Russian government's plan to auction a seized oil producing subsidiary would force it into bankruptcy.
  • 12/15/2004 -- MARKET WATCH
    Colder weather drives up energy prices

    The first cold weather of this winter blew into the Northeast US, pushing up prices for heating oil Tuesday in the world's biggest market for that commodity and pulling up other energy prices along with it.
  • 12/14/2004 -- US lawmaker backs effort to limit FERC's LNG authority
    US Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., is coordinating an effort with congressional delegates from coastal areas to support state governments arguing that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission lacks final jurisdiction on LNG terminal siting permits.
  • 12/14/2004 -- MARKET WATCH
    Cold US weather triggers heating oil, natural gas price rally

    The arrival of colder weather in the US, particularly in the Midwest and Northeast, triggered a price rally Dec. 13 for heating oil and natural gas, with the rest of the energy complex following close in tow.
  • 12/13/2004 -- CO2, test equipment clog apparent Uganda gas discovery
    Heritage Oil Corp., Calgary, is planning its next exploration well on Uganda's remote Albert graben after encountering imprecisely gauged volumes of carbon dioxide and hydrocarbon gas at its latest penetration.
  • 12/13/2004 -- MARKET WATCH
    Energy futures prices lose ground in trading on NYMEX

    Energy futures prices lost ground in trading Dec. 10 on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Prices fell despite a Dec. 10 announcement that members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries would try to lower oil production by 1 million b/d.
  • 12/10/2004 -- Repsol YPF buying Shell's LPG business in Portugal
    Repsol YPF SA agreed to buy Royal Dutch/Shell Group's LPG business in Portugal. Shell will continue to operate in Portugal through Madeira Praia Formosa SA, a lubricants business and distribution terminal.
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