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General Interest 2006 P

  • 03/30/2006 -- Harrison heads Kansas Geological Survey
    William E. Harrison, interim state geologist and interim director of the Kansas Geological Survey at the University of Kansas at Lawrence, was named to those positions on a permanent basis.
  • 03/31/2006 -- Manufacturers group chief urges action on gas supply
    Congress should move quickly to open what amounts to a strategic reserve of natural gas off US coasts, National Association of Manufacturers Pres. John Engler urged.
  • 03/31/2006 -- Japan crude imports up again in February
    Japan's crude oil imports rose to 133.85 million bbl in February, an 11.2% increase over the same time last year, the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry said Mar. 31.
  • 03/31/2006 -- Petronas reports 5-year spending plans
    Malaysia's state-run Petronas reported plans to invest 43.8 billion ringgit ($11.9 billion) during the country's ninth 5-year plan, which will run 2006-10.
  • 03/31/2006 -- Petrobras to cooperate with Indian, UK firms
    Bharat Petroleum Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding with Brazil's state-owned Petroleo Brasileiro SA and Foresight Oil Ltd. of the UK to cooperate in upstream, midstream, and downstream activities in India, Brazil, and elsewhere.
  • 03/31/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Gas prices higher after storage withdrawal

    Natural gas futures prices ended slightly higher Mar. 30 on the New York Mercantile Exchange following a larger-than-expected storage withdraw reported by the US Energy Information Administration.
  • 03/31/2006 -- Citgo makes several management appointments
    Citgo Petroleum Corp., Houston, appointed Frank Gygax chief operating officer, effective Apr. 1. Gygax succeeds 35-year Citgo veteran Jerry Thompson, who will retire. Gyrax's appointment is one of several promotions following Thompson's departure.
  • 04/03/2006 -- PetroWorld, NuCoastal to merge Thai assets
    PetroWorld Corp. and NuCoastal (Thailand) Ltd. have signed a letter of intent to merge their assets in Thailand.
  • 04/03/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Oil prices drop as supply fears ease

    Crude oil prices fell in New York and London Mar. 31 as supply concerns eased after Iran said it would not use oil as an economic weapon.
  • 04/03/2006 -- AGA: US gas reserves highest since 1984
    US natural gas reserves at the end of 2005 were at their highest level since 1984, the American Gas Association reported said Mar. 31.
  • 04/03/2006 -- Northern Border to own 100% of Guardian
    Northern Border Partners LP, Omaha, plans to buy an additional 66.6% of Guardian Pipeline LLC from two Wisconsin companies for $77 million total, giving it 100% of the system.
  • 04/03/2006 -- Gran Tierra to acquire Argosy Energy
    Gran Tierra Energy Inc., Calgary, reached agreement to purchase Argosy Energy International in Gran Tierra's first foray into Colombia.
  • 04/03/2006 -- Sibneft names vice-president of refining, marketing
    Sibneft appointed Anatoly Cherner vice-president of refining and marketing.
  • 04/03/2006 -- CNOOC unit farms in to Browse basin permits
    China's CNOOC Ltd. has signed a farmin agreement with BHP Billiton Ltd. and Kerr-McGee Australia Exploration & Production Pty. Ltd. giving subsidiary CNOOC Australia E&P Pty. Ltd. a 25% interest in four deepwater exploration permits in the Outer Browse basin 300 km off Western Australia.
  • 04/04/2006 -- Gasoline prices climb with MTBE phaseout
    Congress is growing restless because gasoline prices are climbing weeks before summer driving season arrives as refiners replace methyl tertiary butyl ether with ethanol as a gasoline additive.
  • 04/04/2006 -- Harvest Natural unit, CVP form mixed company
    Harvest Vinccler, a unit of Harvest Natural Resources Inc. (HNR), signed a memorandum of understanding with Corporacion Venezolana del Petroleo SA (CVP) to form a mixed company.
  • 04/05/2006 -- INGAA: Critical-infrastructure bill would harm pipelines
    A US House bill that would set limits on ownership, operation, and management of assets deemed part of the critical US infrastructure would create difficulties for domestic pipelines, the Interstate Natural Gas Association said Apr. 5.
  • 04/05/2006 -- Bolivia wants higher price for gas exported to Brazil
    Bolivia will substantially increase prices of natural gas it exports to Brazil, Bolivian President Evo Morales told Sérgio Gabrielli, president of Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) in a new wrinkle in the countries' already tense commercial relations.
  • 04/05/2006 -- MARKET WATCH
    Crude price drops before inventory reports

    Crude oil futures prices in New York dropped Apr. 4 on expectations that US Energy Information Administration weekly inventory reports would show an increase in crude oil supplies.
  • 04/05/2006 -- Energy market citations hit 18 EU states
    Following a Feb. 21 warning, the European Commission issued formal notices Apr. 4 citing 18 European Union member states for failure to officially and effectively implement its directives on opening gas and electricity markets or, in the case of Spain, failure to apply them properly.

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