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General Interest 2012 P3

  • 12/14/2012 -- Lucas Energy appoints CEO, director
    Houston independent Lucas Energy Inc. has appointed Anthony C. Schnur as chief executive officer.
  • 12/14/2012 -- EPA updates air-quality standards for annual fine PM
    The US Environmental Protection Agency finalized an update to its national air-quality standards for particulate matter 2.5, setting the annual health standard at 12 µg/cu m.
  • 12/14/2012 -- Tesoro buys Chevron's Northwest Products System
    Tesoro Corp. affiliate Tesoro Logistics LP (TLLP) bought Chevron Pipe Line Co.’s Northwest Products System.
  • 12/14/2012 -- MARKET WATCH: Crude ends brief rally as energy prices decline
    Energy prices fell Dec. 13, ending a 2-day rally, with front-month crude and natural gas down 1% each in the New York market despite—or perhaps because of—a “frank discussion” between President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner of the budget deadlock. No resolution has yet been reached.
  • 12/14/2012 -- EU sanctions on Iranian gas crimping LPG exports
    European Union sanctions on natural gas exports from Iran may be having unintended consequences for the country’s exports of LPG, according to analysis by Facts Global Energy, Honolulu.
  • 12/14/2012 -- ERCB: Alberta frac job leak caused by insufficient spacing
    Insufficient distance between wellbores caused a vertical oil well to leak fluids after hydraulic fracturing of a nearby horizontal well last January in Red Deer County, Alta., an investigation by the Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board has determined.
  • 12/13/2012 -- Goffart named Total E&P Canada president, CEO
    Andre Goffart has been named president and chief executive officer of Total E&P Canada, succeeding Jean-Michel Gires.
  • 12/13/2012 -- MARKET WATCH: Oil prices rise in volatile markets
    Oil prices fluctuated through “a rollercoaster ride” Dec. 12 before posting gains at closing as benchmark crudes registered “the best performance in weeks” in London and New York markets, with North Sea Brent faring better than West Texas Intermediate.
  • 12/13/2012 -- Phillips 66 plans to form MLP
    Phillips 66 plans to form a master limited partnership with some of its transportation assets although the company said it’s still evaluating which assets will go into the MLP.
  • 12/12/2012 -- API official urges rejection of EPA's new particulate matter limits
    The US Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed new particulate matter limits, which the White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing, should be rejected, an American Petroleum Institute official urged.
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