COMMENT: Ethanol use in US gasoline should be banned, not expanded
Ethanol does little for energy, harms the environment, and reinforces an oligopoly in the US.
Watching Government: Clean fuel summit
A diverse coalition of energy and environment stakeholders have agreed to support a US Environmental Protection Agency-sponsored initiative designed to reduce global urban air pollution, especially in developing countries.
World Summit highlights range of clean energy plans
A broad coalition of stakeholders pledged support for a variety of clean energy initiatives at a United Nations-sponsored summit on sustainable development in Johannesburg, South Africa, last week.
WPC: Sustainable development fealty key to oil's future
The concept of sustainable development was accorded the status of competitive differentiator for the oil and gas industry of the future at the 17th World Petroleum Congress in Rio de Janeiro last week.
WPC: Petrobras targets production, reserves expansion
Petroleo Brasileiro SA has targeted a major increase in oil and gas production and reserves from the deep and ultradeep waters of the Campos basin off Rio de Janeiro by the end of the decade.
Petrobras marks progress on readying deepwater Campos basin FPSOs
Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) has marked further progress in readying new floating production facilities for installation in the deepwater Campos basin off Brazil.
Offshore conference focuses on rising oil demand
The world's increasing thirst for oil and gas received more attention at the Offshore Northern Seas Conference in Stavanger last week than the Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change and other themes of the nearly concurrent United Nations meeting on sustainable development in Johannesburg, South Africa (see related stories, this issue).
COMPANY NEWS: Merger done; ConocoPhillips now 3rd largest US oil firm
Conoco Inc., Houston, and Phillips Petroleum Co., Bartlesville, Okla., completed their $15 billion merger into the third largest US-based integrated oil firm Aug. 30 just hours after the Federal Trade Commission approved that move.