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General Interest 2005 P20

  • 08/03/2005 -- Targa Resources to buy Dynegy midstream gas assets
    Dynegy Inc., Houston, signed a definitive agreement to sell its midstream natural gas business for nearly $2.5 billion cash to Targa Resources Inc., a Houston midstream company affiliated with private equity investor Warburg Pincus LLC.
  • 08/03/2005 -- Chinese ministry cites crude import needs
    China's demand for crude oil will outstrip domestic supply by some 130 million tonnes in 2005. Imports will have to fill demand not met by domestic production.
  • 08/03/2005 -- CBO estimates energy bill's spending, revenue effects
    Congressional analysts estimate that the 2005 energy bill will increase direct spending by $2.2 billion from fiscal 2006 through 2010 and reduce federal revenue by a projected $7.9 billion from fiscal 2005 through 2010.
  • 08/03/2005 -- MARKET WATCH
    Crude futures price climbs to new high on NYMEX

    Energy prices continued to climb Aug. 2 among ongoing concerns about future supplies and expectations that the Energy Information Administration would report this week another drop in US crude inventories.
  • 08/02/2005 -- Purcell reorganizes, sells in Alberta, Saskatchewan
    Purcell Energy Ltd., Calgary, reorganized into an exploration-focused gas production company named Tenakaco and a gas production company named Purcell.
  • 08/02/2005 -- Pakistan plans three thermal power stations
    The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority of Pakistan has received 35 bids from 7 local and 13 international companies to build three electric power stations fueled by natural gas, oil, or both in Lahore, Uch, and Faisalabad, Pakistan. The stations would generate about 1,300 Mw of electricity at an estimated investment of $1 billion. Bidders are from the US, UK, China, Japan, Malaysia, UAE, Turkey, and Pakistan.
  • 08/02/2005 -- Beach boosts stake in project off Victoria
    Beach Petroleum Ltd. of Adelaide has exercised its preemptive right to acquire an additional 12.5% interest in Basker-Manta-Gummy (BMG) oil and gas field development off Victoria from Anzon Australia Ltd., Sydney.
  • 08/02/2005 -- MARKET WATCH
    Crude futures prices hit record highs

    The Aug. 1 death of Saudi Arabia's King Fahd bin Abdul Aziz drove crude futures prices to record highs, despite the smooth succession of his half-brother, former Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud, to the throne.
  • 07/29/2005 -- Both houses of Congress pass energy bill
    Both houses of Congress have approved the omnibus energy bill reported July 26 by a House-Senate conference (OGJ Online, July 27, 2005).
  • 07/29/2005 -- BLM, Forest Service propose permit-process changes
    Two agencies regulating onshore oil and gas activities on federal land proposed changes that they said would improve drilling-permit application processing while protecting private surface owners and public lands.
  • 07/28/2005 -- US, Asia-Pacific group seeks clean energy
    The US and five countries from the Asia-Pacific region have formed what US President George W. Bush described as "a partnership on clean development, energy security, and climate change."
  • 07/28/2005 -- MARKET WATCH
    Markets mixed as US crude stocks fall

    Energy markets were mixed on July 27, with crude futures prices dipping despite an expected continued decline in US crude inventories.
  • 07/27/2005 -- Canada extends NGV fleet pilot program
    The Canadian government has extended a program that promotes the use of natural gas in vehicles to increase benefits to commercial fleet owners.
  • 07/27/2005 -- MARKET WATCH
    Crude futures prices continue to strengthen

    Crude prices continued to climb July 26 in anticipation of a drop in US oil inventories for the fourth consecutive week.
  • 07/27/2005 -- FACTS: Taiwan's power industry looking toward LNG
    Taiwan's gas demand is growing as power generators turn away from nuclear sources in favor of LNG, said Fesharaki Associates Consulting & Technical Services Inc.
  • 07/26/2005 -- Southern Star gas pipeline to change hands
    GE Commercial Finance Energy Financial Services, Stamford, Conn., and Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec of Montreal, Canada's largest institutional investor, agreed to buy the Southern Star gas pipeline system from AIG Highstar Capital for $362 million.
  • 07/26/2005 -- Agencies act on permit fees, stripper wells, floating platforms
    As a House and Senate energy conference tried to resolve differences and produce a final energy bill, the Interior Department and its two main divisions that regulate oil and gas exploration and production took two actions and proposed a third.
  • 07/26/2005 -- MARKET WATCH
    Crude futures prices continue rally

    Crude futures prices continued to climb July 25 in anticipation of a decline in US oil inventories after recent hurricanes disrupted production in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • 07/26/2005 -- Group urges dissolution of disputed South Sudan license
    An international rights watchdog group has called for the dissolution of an oil exploration contract between White Nile Ltd. of the UK and the Sudan People's Liberation Movement.
  • 07/25/2005 -- Petrobras, China sign oil export contract
    State-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has signed a contract to sell 12 million bbl of oil to China's Sinochem International Oil Co. Estimated value of the deal is $600 million.
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