Editorial: Punishment vs. progress
The US has new occasion to choose between genuine environmental protection and environmentalist punishment of disfavored industries. And the oil and gas industry has a fresh chance to show how those motives clash.
MTBE vs. ethanol: sorting through the oxygenate issues
Typically, movements in US gasoline prices reflect changes in crude oil prices and seasonal factors. But over the past two driving seasons supply problems, especially with reformulated gasoline (RFG), have had major impacts on prices.
Watching the World: Needed but unloved
Europe's roads have recently been covered by snow and ice and consequently grit and rock salt. Windscreens have been smeared and misted, and there have been thousands of minor crashes and collisions.
US lawmakers to focus on omnibus energy bill after recess ends
US lawmakers have pledged that energy legislation will be high on the agenda when Congress returns from a month-long recess Jan. 24.
Watching Government: Interior web woes
It's been over a month since a judge's order shut down public access to most internet web sites and e-mail run by the US Department of the Interior. US District Judge Royce C. Lambert ordered the shutdown in response to claims of Interior's lax web site security that came in recent testimony in a 5-year-old lawsuit by Indian tribes that alleges the department mishandled billions of dollars in royalty trust funds.
COMPANY NEWS: Enron sells pipeline, still faces lawsuits, hearings
The bankrupt Enron Corp., Houston, still faces a myriad of unresolved issues, including lawsuits and various hearings in Washington, DC, but it settled one legal dispute by agreeing that Houston-based Dynegy Inc. can exercise its option to buy Enron's Northern Natural Gas Pipeline unit.
PERSONNEL MOVES AND PROMOTIONS:Anadarko president takes on CEO role
Seitz joined Anadarko as an exploration geologist in 1977. In 1989, he was named vice-president, exploration and production operations. In 1997, Sietz was promoted to executive vice-president, exploration and production, and elected to the company's board. Seitz was named president and chief operating officer in 1999.