-- Terasen reports new appointments Terasen Inc. has appointed Stephen Swaffield senior vice-president, corporate development. Swaffield previously worked for Toronto-based corporate and investment bank RBC Capital Markets.
-- SEPAC names new chairman The Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (SEPAC) elected Dave Peterson, president and CEO of Grandir Resources Ltd., Calgary, as its 2004 chairman.
-- EPA enforcement head to leave agency The US Environmental Protection Agency's top enforcement official John Peter Suarez Monday said he planned to resign his post as assistant administrator for the Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance effective Jan. 30.
-- Sapet buys into Pluspetrol oil reserves China National Petroleum Corp. subsidiary Sapet Development Corp. agreed to buy 45% of Argentine's Pluspetrol SA's oil reserves and production in Blocks 1AB and 8 in Peru's northern jungle for $200 million.
-- DOE asked to drop Kyoto credits from GHG reporting program Competitive Enterprise Institute and ten other public policy groups Monday urged the US Department of Energy not to establish a system of emissions credits as part of its greenhouse gases reporting program and to resist further lobbying pressures to include said credits.