TransCanada growth strategy focused on N. American gas, power
TransCanada PipeLines Ltd. Pres. and CEO Harold N. Kvisle plans to make his firm the top gas pipeline and power generation company in the Northern Tier of North America.
Pipeline industry encouraged by new bipartisan US pipeline safety bill
The gas pipeline industry believes the US Congress will pass a pipeline safety bill in 2002. Such legislation, introduced by a bipartisan group of pro-industry House members, awaits the return of congressional members late this month from their month-long holiday break.
Watching Government: Local politics
Energy politics is local. So it's logical Washington, DC, isn't the only place this spring where politicians will be revisiting energy regulation. Thirty-six states will elect governors this year, several from oil-producing states. Many of the candidates are Washington veterans, seeking perhaps to broaden their political resumes with the hopes of coming back to Washington again either as a senator, or for the truly ambitious (and what politician isn't?), president.
US firm on Iranian trade limitations, says State department executive
The US will not soften its limitations on trade with Iran until that country addresses concerns about its accumulation of weapons of mass destruction and its support of international terrorism, said Ambassador Stephen R. Mann, senior advisor for Caspian basin energy diplomacy within the US Department of State, Jan. 10 in Houston.
Editorial: A better scandal
What if scandal-hunting over Bush administration ties to Enron Corp. turns up nothing more than a couple of phone calls and refusal to help an unraveling energy trader notoriously generous with political money?
US officials, firms to discuss Arctic gas pipeline
White House officials and US legislators will meet with producers and pipeline companies next month to review regulatory obstacles that could delay or postpone a new arctic gas pipe- line, according to industry officials.
Producers, pipelines argue over gas quality specs
Natural gas pipeline operators turned up the heat in a dispute with producers over specifications for pipeline quality gas.
US firms say timetable may slip on Saudi gas deals
US companies fear that $30 billion in gas deals slated to be finalized this March with Saudi Arabia may be delayed due to diplomatic tensions between the White House and the kingdom.
Watching the World: Will customers notice?
Europe's biggest oil products market, in Germany, has just been given approval to start a process that will lead to the biggest restructuring in its history.