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General Interest 2011 P12

  • Tue Nov 08 12:25:00 CST 2011 -- Australia's upper house passes carbon tax bills
    The 18 so-called clean energy bills making up the Australian Labor Government’s controversial carbon tax scheme have been passed in the Australian Parliament’s upper house with a vote of 36 to 32.
  • Tue Nov 08 08:31:00 CST 2011 -- Colorado: Mesa County Dakota oil development eyed
    The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on a plan by Fram Operating LLC to develop oil in the Cretaceous Dakota formation at 4,500-5,000 ft in Mesa County near Whitewater, Colo., about 15 miles east of Grand Junction.
  • Mon Nov 07 16:26:00 CST 2011 -- Industry officials attack latest call to raise oil, gas taxes
    Oil and gas industry association officials blasted a proposal sent by several congressional Democrats to the deficit reduction super committee on Nov. 2 to raise revenue by eliminating key provisions benefiting the industry.
  • Mon Nov 07 13:10:00 CST 2011 -- MARKET WATCH: Energy prices up slightly on flat jobs report
    Energy commodities mostly registered small to moderate price increases Nov. 4 after the US Department of Labor reported little change in the number of unemployed US job seekers (13.2 million) and the unemployment rate (9%).
  • Mon Nov 07 11:58:00 CST 2011 -- Automotive consultancy sees oil demand peak by 2020
    “Peak oil” will be a demand rather than supply phenomenon, says a UK engineering, management, and automotive consultancy.
  • Mon Nov 07 11:11:00 CST 2011 -- Bridas cancels deal to buy BP's stake in Pan American Energy
    BP PLC said Bridas Corp. has terminated its plans to buy BP’s 60% interest in Pan American Energy LLC (PAE) for $7 billion because Bridas had not obtained Argentine antitrust approvals and Chinese regulatory approvals for the Argentina-based exploration company (OGJ Online, Nov. 29, 2010).
  • Fri Nov 04 16:33:00 CDT 2011 -- Rapidan Group sees oil price up by $175/bbl if Iran attacked
    Oil prices could spike by as much as $175/bbl according to a new analysis of the impact on oil markets of an Israeli attack on Iran and subsequent closure of the Strait of Hormuz.
  • Fri Nov 04 16:09:00 CDT 2011 -- Setting clocks back recalls series of US energy mistakes
    As the US switches off Daylight Saving Time, Americans should wonder why Congress in 2005 didn’t just fiddle with clocks and call it a day.
  • Fri Nov 04 14:59:00 CDT 2011 -- Witnesses discuss US ability to respond to oil spill offshore Cuba
    The US is working with adjacent countries to develop effective responses to offshore crude oil spills that could threaten US coasts, a US Department of the Interior official told a US House subcommittee.
  • Fri Nov 04 14:28:00 CDT 2011 -- European Union seeks unified policy for offshore drilling
    European Union officials, eyeing the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico last year, have proposed new rules aimed at bringing offshore oil and gas drilling under a common policy.
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