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General Interest 2013 P2

  • 04/30/2013 -- Hayes resigns as Deputy US Interior Secretary
    US Deputy Interior Secretary David J. Hayes announced he will leave his post June 30 to become a senior fellow at the Hewlett Foundation and teach at Stanford University’s law school.
  • 04/30/2013 -- MARKET WATCH: Crude price increases in mixed market
    The front-month crude price was up 1.4% Apr. 29 on the New York futures market, pulled along by an equity market that anticipated the European Central Bank will reduce interest rates at its May 2 meeting while the Federal Reserve Bank won’t raise its rates.
  • 04/30/2013 -- Alberta Energy Regulator leaders picked
    Alberta Energy has selected leaders of the Alberta Energy Regulator, a new independent agency consolidating activities of the Energy Resources and Conservation Board with the ministerial department Environment and Sustainable Resource Development.
  • 04/30/2013 -- Range Resources makes offer for International merger
    Range Resources Ltd. has made an off-market share takeover offer for International Petroleum Ltd. Both companies are based in Perth.
  • 04/29/2013 -- Norway orders BP to review its safety management system for spill from Ula oil field
    The Petroleum Safety Authority Norway (PSA) has order BP PLC  to review its managements systems, and PSA gave BP until September for the review regarding a September 2012 leak at Ula oil field off Norway  in the North Sea.
  • 04/29/2013 -- Rep. Rigell introduces latest Virginia offshore leasing bill
    US Rep. E. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) introduced legislation on Apr. 26 that would make the US Department of the Interior hold an oil and gas lease sale off Virginia’s coast as soon as it was practicable.
  • 04/26/2013 -- EIA: Sanctions reduced Iran's oil exports and revenues in 2012
    Iran’s crude oil and lease condensate exports last year fell to their lowest level since 1986 as the US and the European Union tightened sanctions targeting Iran’s oil sector, the US Energy Information Administration said.
  • 04/26/2013 -- Gazprom to buy 92.25% of Kamchatgazprom
    Directors of Gazprom have approved the acquisition of a 92.25% interest in Kamchatgazprom from Rosneftegaz in a deal that will give the company control over gas production, transmission, and distribution in Kamchatka Territory in far eastern Russia.
  • 04/25/2013 -- House panel begins US-Mexico trans-boundary treaty discussions
    Congressional approval of the 2012 US-Mexico Trans-Boundary Hydrocarbons Treaty would produce significant benefits for both countries, witnesses told a US House Natural Resources subcommittee.
  • 04/24/2013 -- MARKET WATCH: Crude flat; gas down in sluggish markets
    Crude contracts for the next several months were essentially flat in a mixed New York futures market Apr. 23 while natural gas pulled back 0.7%.
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