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General Interest 2006 P

  • 01/18/2006 -- Survey: US, China to lead Canadian investment
    Canadian oil executives and investment bankers expect the US and China to be the most active sources of foreign investment this year in Canadian oil and gas assets, particularly oil sands, according to a survey released by Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP.
  • 01/18/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Crude futures price jumps above $66/bbl

    Crude futures prices jumped above $66/bbl on Jan. 17 for the first time since September in the New York market.
  • 01/18/2006 -- Issues cited in Alberta's oil sands growth
    Alberta oil sands developments are accelerating in response to high crude oil prices and raising issues for producers, points out Purvin & Gertz Inc. in a report entitled Global Markets for Canadian Oil Sands Crudes.
  • 01/19/2006 -- API: Higher prices in US reduced oil demand in 2005
    A climb in crude oil prices that was already significant when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita hit the Gulf Coast reduced US oil product demand in 2005, the American Petroleum Institute reported on Jan 19.
  • 01/23/2006 -- Cal Dive to buy Remington Oil & Gas
    Cal Dive International Inc., a Houston marine contractor with interests in oil and gas production, agreed to buy Remington Oil & Gas Corp. for $1.4 billion in cash and stock. Closing, expected during the second quarter, remains subject to approval by regulators and Remington shareholders.
  • 01/23/2006 -- DNO raises exploration budget for 2006
    DNO ASA reported a 650 million kroner ($100 million) pretax exploration budget estimate for 2006. The Oslo-based firm plans this year to participate in 22 exploration wells (15 as operator).
  • 01/23/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Geopolitical worries pump up energy prices

    Energy prices escalated Jan. 20, with the front-month crude futures contract hitting a 4-month high on the New York market.
  • 01/23/2006 -- Cold weather cutting Russian gas exports
    A further drop in Russian exports of natural gas to Europe is expected due to severely cold weather, according to a Jan. 20 statement from East European Gas Analysis, Malvern, Pa.
  • 01/23/2006 -- Bolivian president softens nationalization talk
    Evo Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, spoke when he took office Jan. 22 of nationalizing natural gas reserves but not international oil companies' installations and of welcoming foreign investors as long as the country receives a "fair price" for gas.
  • 01/24/2006 -- Wentworth acquires stake in Permian basin leases
    Wentworth Energy Inc. has acquired a 63.75% working interest in producing oil and natural gas leases in the West Texas Permian basin.
  • 01/24/2006 -- Saudis, Chinese agree to landmark energy accord
    Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al-Saud and Chinese President Hu Jintao, following a recent summit meeting in Beijing, have agreed to a landmark accord on oil, natural gas, and minerals as part of five main areas of cooperation between their two countries.
  • 01/24/2006 -- West Siberian Resources to acquire ZAO Saneco
    West Siberian Resources Ltd., Stockholm, is to pay $140 million to acquire a company that produces oil in Russia's Volga-Ural region.
  • 01/24/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Energy prices fall in profit-taking

    Crude futures topped $69/bbl in intraday trading Jan. 23 on the New York market before declining in profit-taking from last week's rally.
  • 01/25/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Crude prices continue to tumble

    Crude prices continued to decline Jan. 24 despite a shootout at another oil company facility in Nigeria that left nine people dead.
  • 01/25/2006 -- Bolivia names energy minister
    Bolivian President Evo Morales named Andris Soliz Rada energy minister, replacing Mauricio Medinacelli. Soliz is an attorney who has written numerous books and articles about oil and natural gas.
  • 01/25/2006 -- Eni evacuates staff after attack in Nigeria
    Eni SPA said it has temporarily evacuated staff and contractors from its Port Harcourt base in the Niger Delta after an attack Jan. 24 by an armed gang that killed as many as nine people.
  • 01/25/2006 -- Lukoil unit buys share of Primorieneftegaz
    Russia's OAO Lukoil subsidiary OOO Lukoil-Nizhnevolzhskneft has acquired 51% minus 1 share of OAO Primorieneftegaz for $261 million.
  • 01/25/2006 -- CNOOC budgets $3 billion to raise production
    China National Offshore Oil Co. plans spend up to $3.06 billion this year to increase oil and natural gas output by 9%. That level of spending would be a 35% increase over 2005.
  • 01/25/2006 -- Senators seek review of federal royalty collections
    Twenty-two US senators have asked the Government Accountability Office to investigate whether the US Minerals Management Service is fully collecting federal oil and gas royalties from leases on public and Indian lands.
  • 01/26/2006 -- EU, France seek integrated energy policy
    The European Union is seeking an integrated, efficient energy policy that would improve its ability to manage growing dependence on non-EU energy supplies.

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