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General Interest 2012 P5

  • 12/10/2012 -- MARKET WATCH: Pessimistic indicators undercut energy prices
    Energy commodity prices were still falling Dec. 7 with front-month crude down 3.4% for the week and natural gas essentially flat in the New York market as political stalemate over the fiscal federal budget continued.
  • 12/10/2012 -- Canada approves CNOOC, Petronas acquisitions
    The Canadian government approved two acquisitions by international state-owned energy companies for Canadian oil sands and shale gas assets but indicated that approval for future transactions by other state-owned enterprises for petroleum assets would be approved only under exceptional circumstances.
  • 12/07/2012 -- Comment sought on 8,950-well, 12-tcf Wyoming gas project
    The US Bureau of Land Management’s Rawlins, Wyo., field office is seeking public comment on its environmental analysis of a proposed major natural gas development expansion on 1.1 million acres under mixed management in Carbon and Sweetwater counties, Wyo.
  • 12/07/2012 -- Salazar issues New Mexico oil, gas, potash co-development order
    US Sec. of the Interior Ken Salazar issued a secretarial order on Dec. 3 to facilitate co-development of oil, gas, and potash within a 500,000-acre designated potash area (DPA) in southeastern New Mexico.
  • 12/07/2012 -- Total appoints GM for Port Arthur refinery
    Total Petrochemicals & Refining USA Inc. has appointed Nigel Tranter as general manager of the Port Arthur, Tex., refinery.
  • 12/07/2012 -- Dow Chemical slaps DOE LNG-export report
    A major user of natural gas for chemical production has added to criticism of the Department of Energy’s report on the economic benefits of US LNG exports, saying it gives insufficient attention to the benefits of gas use in domestic manufacturing (OGJ Online, Dec. 6, 2012).
  • 12/07/2012 -- Repsol backs vehicle-recharging terminals
    Repsol will participate in the installation of 300 recharging terminals for electric vehicles in Spain.
  • 12/06/2012 -- MARKET WATCH: US budget malaise drags down oil prices
    Oil prices continued to slip Dec. 5 with the front-month crude contract down 0.5% in New York as Congress continued to run out the clock with no budget agreement.
  • 12/06/2012 -- WoodMac: Eagle Ford 2013 spending to reach $28 billion
    Wood Mackenzie Ltd. calculates oil and gas companies will spend $28 billion in the South Texas Eagle Ford play during 2013.
  • 12/05/2012 -- EIA: AEO 2013 reference case projects faster US production growth
    Advanced technologies will increase US oil production more quickly than previously forecast, the US Energy Information Administration said as it released its 2013 Annual Energy Outlook reference case.
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