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  • 02/17/2006 -- Repsol YPF due 10% of West Siberian Resources
    Repsol YPF SA has agreed to purchase 10% interest in West Siberian Resources (WSR; formerly Vostok Oil Ltd.), a Swedish oil and gas firm active in Russia.
  • 02/17/2006 -- TransCanada to operate NBPL in 2007
    TransCanada Corp. plans to sell its 17.5% general partner interest in Northern Border Partners LP to a Oneok Inc. subsidiary for $30 million and become operator of Northern Border Pipeline in early 2007.
  • 02/17/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Crude futures price rebounds above $58/bbl

    Energy futures rebounded Feb. 16 amid speculation that the drop in energy prices in recent weeks may encourage members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to reduce crude production.
  • 02/20/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Energy prices climb for second straight session

    Energy prices continued to climb Feb. 17 as Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez again threatened to cut off crude supplies if the US government were to "cross the line" in its relations with Venezuela.
  • 02/20/2006 -- Militants hold hostages in Nigeria, claim new attack
    Militants holding nine foreign hostages in southern Nigeria claimed Feb. 20 that they attacked another oil facility and blew up a military vessel in continued violence that has further cut the country's production of crude oil.
  • 02/20/2006 -- Barton disputes report on royalty relief cost
    Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.), House Energy and Commerce Committee chair, has disputed a media report that federal royalty relief in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico will cost the US government billions of dollars.
  • 02/20/2006 -- Senate's Sale 181 bill ignites wider OCS leasing debate
    Advocates and opponents of federal oil and gas leasing in the Outer Continental Shelf Sale 181 area of the eastern Gulf of Mexico squared off Feb. 16 before the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee.
  • 02/21/2006 -- Pan-Ocean sets budget to double production
    Pan-Ocean Energy Corp. Ltd., St. Helier, Jersey, UK, has approved a $164 million exploration and development program for 2006 designed to double its 2005 production, which totaled 3.43 million bbl of oil. The company's operations are in Gabon.
  • 02/21/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Crude prices jump with unrest in Nigeria

    The New York Mercantile Exchange was closed Feb. 20 for the US Presidents Day holiday, but Bloomberg.Com reported Feb. 21 the biggest crude price jump since Jan. 20.
  • 02/21/2006 -- Officials give warnings on EU energy liberalization
    Early findings of "serious problems" in a European Union inquiry of gas and electricity market liberalization have evoked warnings from Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes and Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs.
  • 02/22/2006 -- House leaders query Citgo on oil discounts for needy
    Two US House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders have requested information from Citgo Petroleum Corp. about the Petroleos de Venezuela SA subsidiary's program to provide heating oil at a discount to needy US families.
  • 02/22/2006 -- Memo signed for Turkmen gas sales to Pakistan
    Turkmenistan has agreed to supply 3.2 bcfd of natural gas to Pakistan over 30 years via the proposed $3.3 billion Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan (TAP) pipeline (OGJ Online, Apr. 18, 2005).
  • 02/22/2006 -- Talisman negotiating for Fulmar, Auk interests
    A Talisman Energy Inc. subsidiary entered exclusive negotiations with Shell UK Ltd. and Esso Exploration & Production UK Ltd. to acquire the companies' interests in Fulmar oil field and 100% interest in Auk oil field, both in the central North Sea.
  • 02/22/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Crude futures prices continue to rise

    Energy prices continued to escalate Feb. 21 in the wake of rebel attacks on oil facilities in Nigeria, Africa's biggest producer.
  • 02/23/2006 -- Taiwan's CPC to invest in Indian refiner
    Indian refiner Nagarjuna Oil Corp. Ltd. (NOCL), a subsidiary of Nagarjuna Fertilizers & Chemicals, has offered to sell a 26% equity stake to Taiwan's state-owned Chinese Petroleum Corp. (CPC). It would be CPC's first investment in an overseas refiner.
  • 02/23/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Inventory expectations undermine energy prices

    Even as Nigerian officials tried to negotiate the release of nine foreign oil workers held by rebels, energy prices fell Feb. 22 in expectation of another build in US inventories.
  • 02/23/2006 -- Sunwing gets 100% stake in Chinese project
    Sunwing Energy Ltd. has acquired in exchange for stock in parent Ivanhoe Energy Inc. a 40% interest in the Kongnan development project in China's Dagang oil field from CITIC Resources, a subsidiary of CITIC Group (formerly China International Trust & Investment Corp.).
  • 02/24/2006 -- Total sets 2006 capital budget at $13.5 billion
    Total SA has set a capital spending budget of $13.5 billion, about $10 billion of it for upstream projects.
  • 02/24/2006 -- Terrorists thwarted at Saudi production center
    Saudi officials confirmed a terrorist attack failed to disrupt operation of Saudi Arabia's Abqaiq crude oil processing facility, which handles as much as two thirds of the country's production and most of its exports from the Persian Gulf.
  • 02/24/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Energy prices mixed as US inventories rise

    Energy prices were mixed Feb. 23 following a report of continued increases in US inventories of crude and gasoline.

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