Alaska still focus of US energy policy debate when Congress returns from spring recess
The US energy policy spotlight will be on petroleum-rich federal lands in Alaska this spring, after Congress returns from its recess.
A list of other possible Senate energy bill amendments
A host of other amendments are in prospect for grafting onto the ballooning Senate energy bill (S. 1766 ). This list, provided by the Democratic Party's Policy Committee, excludes nonenergy-related amendments.
Gulf of Mexico deepwater oil production hits record level
US Gulf of Mexico deepwater production again hit record levels last year, with an estimated 335 million bbl of oil and 1.18 tcf of gas, said officials of the US Minerals Management Service.
Watching Government:Matters of trust
A huge challenge for multinational oil companies is the widespread perception that they cannot be trusted.
US senator to hold hearings on committee's gasoline price investigation
Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, said he will hold a series of hearings this month to update the public on his subcommittee's 10-month investigation into gasoline price increases.
Nine firms buy Norwegian government's offshore stake
Norway's Ministry of Petroleum and Energy has sold a 6.5% stake in the country's offshore oil and gas reserves to nine companies.
Peru postpones Camisea gas distribution contract
Peru's energy and mines ministry last week postponed until further notice the signing of a build, own, operate, and transfer contract with Belgium's Tractebel SA that covers the concession for and distribution of natural gas from the Camisea project in metropolitan Lima and Callao.
Company News: Shell offers to purchase Enterprise for $6.2 billion
Shell Resources PLC, a wholly owned member of the Royal Dutch/ Shell Group, announced Apr. 2 an offer to purchase all shares of UK independent Enterprise Oil PLC for £4.3 billion ($6.2 billion).
Personnel Moves and Promotions: New leadership in place at pipelines in US, Canada, FSU
New leadership is in place at pipeline firms or consortiums in the US, Canada, and the former Soviet Union.