-- Indonesia's domestic gas needs remain top priority Indonesian Vice-President Jusuf Kalla said his country will remain "consistent" in honoring current natural gas supply contracts with Japan, but that its top priority will be to meet domestic needs.
-- Russia gains control of Bashkortostan firms The Moscow Arbitration Court Aug. 15 ruled that control of six energy companies in the oil-rich province of Bashkortostan must be handed over to the Russian government.
-- MMS, Burlington settle gas royalty dispute Burlington Resources has agreed to pay the federal government over $97.5 million, plus interest, to settle several natural gas royalty issues on federal and American Indian lands, MMS said.
-- Philippines to vary energy sources, use more gas Philippines' Energy Sec. Angelo T. Reyes has promised to make more use of gas to vary the country's energy sources and lessen its dependence on imported oil, estimated at some 325,000 b/d during 2006.
-- Reincarnated Antero Resources gets funds A reborn Antero Resources has secured a $1 billion line-of-equity funding program it plans to use to develop nonconventional resource plays in the US Midcontinent and Rocky Mountains.