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General Interest 2014 P1

  • Wed Apr 02 09:33:00 CDT 2014 -- Senate Republicans introduce energy amendment to jobs bill
    Three Republican members of the US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee introduced legislation that would approve the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline and expedite applications to export US LNG as an amendment to the Unemployment Insurance Extension Bill.
  • Tue Apr 01 16:12:00 CDT 2014 -- Ultra Petroleum selects senior vice-president
    Ultra Petroleum Corp., Houston, has appointed Brad Johnson to succeed William Picquet, who will retire from the company at the end of the month, as senior vice-president, operations.
  • Tue Apr 01 12:52:00 CDT 2014 -- Columbia Pipeline names chief executive officer
    Columbia Pipeline Group (CPG), a unit of NiSource Inc., has named Glen L. Kettering as its executive vice-president and group chief executive officer.
  • Tue Apr 01 12:16:00 CDT 2014 -- East Timor not entitled to Bayu-Undan gas pipeline tax, Australia warns
    The Australian government has written to East Timor to warn that the East Timorese are not entitled to tax the natural gas pipeline from the Bayu-Undan gas-condensate fields in the Timor Sea to the Darwin LNG plant operated by ConocoPhillips.
  • Tue Apr 01 11:02:00 CDT 2014 -- New Gulf Resources appoints chief executive officer
    New Gulf Resources LLC, Tulsa, has appointed Ralph A. Hill as chief executive officer and chairman of its board. He previously served as chief executive officer and president of WPX Energy Inc.
  • Tue Apr 01 10:56:00 CDT 2014 -- MARKET WATCH: Oil, gas prices end March on strong note
    Crude oil futures on the New York and London markets were down slightly Mar. 31 after weekend talks between US Sec. of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov seemingly yielded little progress toward resolving the Ukraine conflict.
  • Mon Mar 31 12:39:00 CDT 2014 -- Apache to sell more Western Canada assets
    Houston independent Apache Corp. has agreed to sell its producing oil and gas assets in the Deep basin area of western Alberta and British Columbia for $374 million. The transaction is expected to close on or about Apr. 30.
  • Mon Mar 31 12:04:00 CDT 2014 -- MARKET WATCH: Crude oil futures end week above $100/bbl mark
    The New York Mercantile Exchange May crude oil contract was up 39¢ on Mar. 28, closing at $101.67/bbl. The June contract increased 36¢ to settle at $100.89/bbl.
  • Mon Mar 31 11:28:00 CDT 2014 -- Workshops planned on offshore voluntary near-miss reporting system
    Workshops will be held Apr. 22 in Los Angeles and Apr. 24 in Houston to discuss the federal government’s new voluntary near-miss reporting system for oil and gas producers, the US Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement announced in a Mar. 31 Federal Register notice.
  • Mon Mar 31 11:22:00 CDT 2014 -- API report unveils economic gains from US crude exports
    A recent study details significant US jobs gains, reduced consumer fuel costs, and robust economic growth associated with future crude oil exports, according to Kyle Isakower, vice-president for regulatory and economic policy for the American Petroleum Institute. The new study, by ICF International and EnSys Energy, was released Mar. 31 during an API conference call.

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