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General Interest 2006 P

  • 02/02/2006 -- Survey: UK producers worried by proposed tax changes
    Short-term prospects for the UK oil and gas industry remain strong, but proposed changes to the country's tax policy have heightened industry concerns about the durability of these trends, according to a report by the Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce.
  • 02/02/2006 -- Austral Pacific appoints Webber chief executive
    Rick Webber has been named president and chief executive of Austral Pacific Energy Ltd., effective Feb. 7.
  • 02/02/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Energy prices down in volatile trading

    Energy futures prices fell in late trading Feb. 1 on the New York market—but not before both crude and natural gas peaked at their highest price levels in recent weeks.
  • 02/02/2006 -- IPAA, NPRA chiefs respond to Bush energy proposals
    The US should not overlook its oil and gas resources as it tries to develop energy alternatives, two trade association executives said in response to the energy research initiative President George W. Bush announced in his Jan. 31 state of the union address.
  • 02/03/2006 -- IFP chief highlights energy geopolitics
    The role of geopolitics has "made a significant comeback on the oil and gas scene," said Institut Français du Pétrole Pres. Olivier Appert at a press conference in Paris before IFP's annual Panorama.
  • 02/06/2006 -- Russia nixes East Siberia pipeline route
    Russia's environmental safety supervisory body has rejected proposals for the designated route of an oil pipeline from eastern Siberia to the Pacific Ocean.
  • 02/06/2006 -- Cedigaz officials warns of price effects on gas demand
    The "destructive impact" of up-spiraling prices could slow world demand for natural gas, especially LNG, cautioned Marie-Françoise Chabrelie, Secretary General of Paris-based Cedigaz, in her presentation at the Institut Français du Pétrole's annual Panorama in Paris Feb. 2.
  • 02/06/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Oil prices rose Feb. 3 on Iranian questions

    Oil prices rose Feb. 3 on the expectation, fulfilled a day later, that the International Atomic Energy Agency would refer the matter of Iran's nuclear program to the United Nations Security Council.
  • 02/07/2006 -- Total Petrochemicals names DeKunder product manager
    Total Petrochemicals USA Inc., Houston, has appointed Greg DeKunder product manager, polyethylene.
  • 02/07/2006 -- Petrohawk selling, buying producing assets
    Petrohawk Energy Corp. has agreed to sell nearly all its Gulf of Mexico properties to a private company for $52.5 million. It also closed a purchase of producing properties in North Louisiana.
  • 02/07/2006 -- Total summoned to trial for Erika spill
    Total SA has been summoned to a French court of summary jurisdiction to be tried for "marine pollution" and "complicity in endangering the life of others" in connection with the Dec. 12, 1999, shipwreck of the Erika tanker and heavy fuel oil spill off the Brittany coast.
  • 02/07/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Oil futures prices drop in New York and Europe

    Energy markets generally shrugged off international tension over Venezuela and Iran Feb. 6 as futures prices for crude oil fell in New York and Europe.
  • 02/07/2006 -- Accenture: NOCs transforming energy relationships
    Models of cooperation between national oil companies (NOCs) and international oil companies (IOCs) are changing, according to an Accenture report.
  • 02/07/2006 -- Gazprom unit, Pakistani firm to align work
    Zarubezhneftegaz, a subsidiary of Russia's OAO Gazprom, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Shahzad International, Islamabad, to cooperate on energy projects in Pakistan and other countries.
  • 02/08/2006 -- Law to aid Exxel Energy on Washington play
    Exxel Energy Corp., Vancouver, BC, named Ben E. Law to its advisory board to assist the company with operations in the Columbia River basin in Washington.
  • 02/08/2006 -- CERA: SEC should use SPE reserves definitions
    Cambridge Energy Research Associates recommends that the US Securities and Exchange Commission rely on Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) methods for oil and gas reserves definitions.
  • 02/08/2006 -- Europe depicted as still a gas market 'patchwork'
    Despite gas-market deregulation, Europe remains "a patchwork of markets, each retaining its own gas-use specificities," a Cedigaz official told Institut Français du Pétrole's annual Panorama conference in Paris.
  • 02/08/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Lower demand undermines energy prices

    The front-month oil futures price fell by more than $2/bbl Feb. 7 on the New York market as the US Energy Information Administration reduced its forecast of global oil demand.
  • 02/08/2006 -- CNOOC chairman sees steady Chinese oil demand
    China's oil demand will remain fairly stable because of energy efficiency technology and growing LNG imports, according to China National Offshore Oil Corp. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Fu Chengyu.
  • 02/08/2006 -- Senators promise eastern Gulf of Mexico leasing bill
    Senate energy leaders said they will introduce a bill to finally open Outer Continental Shelf Lease Sale 181 acreage in the eastern Gulf of Mexico to oil and gas development—with military and distance exemptions.

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