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General Interest 2013 P8

  • 03/19/2013 -- Job shuffle changes PetroChina leadership
    Zhou Jiping, vice-chairman of PetroChina Co. Ltd., will serve as chairman until the election of a successor to Jiang Jiemin as chairman and director of the state-owned company.
  • 03/19/2013 -- MARKET WATCH: Energy prices mixed in nervous markets
    The front-month crude contract recovered from earlier intraday losses to finish up 0.3% in the New York futures market in the trading turmoil following the Cypriot government’s decision to seize 10% of depositors’ bank savings in a bailout of its sovereign debt.
  • 03/19/2013 -- BLM seeks comments on EOG's proposed Natural Buttes liquids system
    The US Bureau of Land Management is seeking public comments on an environmental assessment of EOG Resources Inc.’s proposed liquids gathering system at the independent producer’s Natural Buttes natural gas leases in eastern Utah.
  • 03/18/2013 -- USCG: LPG being flared from pipeline south of New Orleans
    Crude oil has been removed from a barge that was under tow when it collided Mar. 12 with a liquefied petroleum gas pipeline near Bayou Perot 30 miles south of New Orleans, the US Coast Guard said.
  • 03/18/2013 -- Mitsui to buy quarter stake in Italy's Tempa Rossa field
    Mitsui & Co. Ltd., Tokyo, will acquire Total SA’s Italian subsidiary that holds a 25% participating interest in supergiant Tempa Rossa oil field in southern Italy, the largest proved undeveloped onshore oil field in Western Europe, from which production is projected to start in 2016.
  • 03/17/2013 -- XTO to buy BNK's Oklahoma Woodford shale gas assets
    ExxonMobil Corp.’s XTO Energy Inc. subsidiary will buy Woodford shale gas assets in Tishomingo field in south-central Oklahoma from BNK Petroleum Inc., Camarillo, Calif., for $147.5 million.
  • 03/15/2013 -- Senate follows House with Keystone XL jump-start bill
    US Sens. John Hoeven (R-ND) and Max Baucus (D-Mont.) said they will introduce legislation to bypass the White House and federally approve the proposed Keystone crude oil pipeline’s cross-border permit. Their Mar. 14 announcement came a week after House Energy and Commerce Committee members released a similar proposal (OGJ Online Mar. 11, 2013).
  • 03/15/2013 -- DOI: Shell must meet more standards before Arctic drilling resumes
    Shell Offshore Co. will have to develop a comprehensive operations management program—including closer oversight of its contractors—before it can resume Alaskan Arctic offshore exploration activities, US Sec. of the Interior Ken Salazar said.
  • 03/15/2013 -- Eni sees 4%/year output rise through 2016
    Eni SPA plans to increase production of crude oil and natural gas by more than 4%/year through 2016 and 3%/year during 2016-22.
  • 03/14/2013 -- House panel asks Obama to take energy steps with Mexico, Canada
    Implementing the Trans-Border Hydrocarbons Agreement (TBHA) with Mexico should be as high a priority for the administration of US President Barack Obama as issuing a final decision on a cross-border permit for the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline from Canada, members of a US House Foreign Affairs Committee subcommittee asserted.
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