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General Interest 2009 P12

  • Tue Nov 24 16:50:40 CST 2009 -- Gran Tierra Energy appoints president
    Gran Tierra Energy Inc. appointed Julian Garcia as president of Gran Tierra Energy, Colombia.
  • Tue Nov 24 12:55:20 CST 2009 -- MARKET WATCH: Gas price rises as crude closes flat
    Natural gas prices for December delivery gained in trading Nov. 23 as crude oil closed “flattish after failing to surpass $80[/bbl] resistance as a bullish October home sales report was tempered by a weak dollar,” said analysts at Raymond James & Associates Inc.
  • Tue Nov 24 12:26:00 CST 2009 -- Eni buys Uganda interests from Heritage Oil
    Heritage Oil PLC has agreed to sell its Ugandan interests—a 50% working stake in Blocks 1 and 3A, which cover the northern and southern end of Lake Albert—to Italy's Eni SPA for as much as $1.5 billion.
  • Tue Nov 24 12:05:50 CST 2009 -- Statoil compliance ends US bribery charges
    The US Department of Justice dismissed bribery charges against Statoil ASA after the company satisfied conditions under a deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) for 3 years.
  • Tue Nov 24 10:40:20 CST 2009 -- Utility groups urge derivatives-reform caution
    Three trade associations representing natural gas and electric utilities urged leaders of two US Senate committees considering over-the-counter derivatives reform to not unwittingly cut utilities off from critical financial markets.
  • Tue Nov 24 08:40:50 CST 2009 -- Israel
    Bontan Corp. Inc., Toronto, acquired through a subsidiary an indirect 71.63% working interest in two drilling licenses and one exploration permit in the Levantine basin in the eastern Mediterranean 40 km off Israel.
  • Mon Nov 23 12:50:40 CST 2009 -- MARKET WATCH: Crude prices slide; gas prices inch up
    The front-month crude oil contract in the New York market fell Nov. 20, while the front-month gas contract made slight gains.
  • Mon Nov 23 10:45:30 CST 2009 -- Brazil's Wahoo North presalt find extended
    A group led by Anadarko Petroleum Corp. found more than 90 ft of net oil pay at the Wahoo-2 (Wahoo North) appraisal-exploration well in the northern Campos basin in the same presalt interval as the Wahoo discovery.
  • Mon Nov 23 10:15:20 CST 2009 -- Niko hikes Indonesia stake with Black Gold buy
    Niko Resources Ltd., Calgary, said it will hold an interest in 12.1 million net exploration acres in Indonesia and become one of the country’s larger holders of deepwater exploration acreage with acquisition of Black Gold Energy LLC, Sugar Land, Tex.
  • Fri Nov 20 17:00:40 CST 2009 -- CNPC signs new agreements with Sudan
    China National Petroleum Corp., apparently shrugging off environmentalists’ concerns, has signed three oil and gas cooperation agreements with the government of Sudan.
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