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Oil & Gas Journal

09/17/2012
Volume 110, Issue 9b
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  • Regular Features

    • OGJ Newsletter

      International news for oil and gas professionals

    • Journally Speaking

      • Energy doesn't win votes

        Outside the oil patch, energy doesn't seem to be a factor in the US presidential election. When the issue is raised, it's usually the Joe Six-Pack complaint, "Gasoline prices are too damn high!"

    • Editorial

      • India's tough choice

        An important center of oil-demand growth has turned wobbly, largely but not wholly because of structural flaws in its market for petroleum.

    • EQUIPMENT | SOFTWARE | LITERATURE
  • General Interest

    • Producers post stunted second-quarter results

      Oil producers' earnings during the second quarter benefited from strong prices and healthy production volumes, although oil price realizations were down from a year earlier.

    • Plains E&P to buy gulf assets from BP, Shell

      Plains Exploration & Production Co. agreed to buy a number of deepwater Gulf of Mexico assets from BP PLC for $5.55 billion as part of BP's previously announced plan to divest the assets and focus its gulf operations on producing more high-margin barrels from fewer, larger assets.

    • Chesapeake Energy to divest $6.9 billion in assets

      Chesapeake Energy Corp. announced multiple agreements to sell most of its Permian properties, substantially all of its midstream assets, and certain noncore leasehold for total net proceeds of $6.9 billion.

    • BP provides post-Isaac update for Gulf Coast operations

      Hurricane Isaac uncovered limited amounts of residual oil associated with the 2010 Macondo deepwater Gulf of Mexico oil spill, BP PLC said Sept. 11, adding that the Macondo oil had been buried in isolated stretches of shoreline where BP had been cleaning before Isaac made landfall.

    • South Africa lifts fracturing moratorium; no permits imminent

      The South African government lifted a moratorium on shale gas exploration in Karoo basin although the Petroleum Agency of South Africa indicated that regulatory details continue to be finalized, so it's too soon to say when exploration permits might be granted.

    • Watching Government: Conflicts of interest

      An American Petroleum Institute official asked the US Environmental Protection Agency's Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to quit excluding oil and gas industry experts from studies because of alleged possible conflicts of interest.

    • Obama sees clear choices in energy for the next 4 years

      US voters will be able to choose between energy policies that embrace future technologies and responsibly develop more conventional resources, or a strategy that would reverse progress over the last 4 years, US President Barack Obama said as he formally accepted his party's nomination for a second term.

    • TransCanada files new Keystone XL route with Nebraska DEQ

      TransCanada Corp. filed a supplemental environmental report (SER) with Nebraska's Department of Environmental Quality that contains a preferred alternative route for the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline across the state.

    • Winstar sees gas potential in Tunisian hot shale

      Winstar Resources Ltd., Calgary, said an external study indicates vast gas potential in the Silurian Tannezuft hot shale in the Ghadames basin in southern Tunisia as the company engaged a consultant to evaluate potential strategic alternatives to enhance shareholder value.

    • Exploration/Development Briefs
    • The Editor's Perspective

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