Editorial: Secrecy and energy policy
The second-worst part of the lingering controversy over US Vice-Pres. Dick Cheney's Energy Task Force is the suspicion it casts over involvement of energy experts in the making of energy policy.
CERA: US energy supply at 'critical juncture,' IPAA told
A worldwide "energy demand shock" has put the US at a "critical juncture" in its energy position.
AEPC poll: Executives view Chinese demand fueling oil prices
Nearly half of the energy industry executives polled at the recent North American Energy & Power Conference in Boston said China's growing demand for energy is the primary stimulus of the recent rise in oil prices and the biggest issue now facing the energy industry.
Petrobras signs strategic alliance with China's Sinopec
Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras), Brazil's state-owned oil company, and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (Sinopec), have inked a strategic cooperation agreement centered around partnerships in oil exploration...
CERI: Asian economy poised for petrochemical market growth
The growing Asian economy, led by China, offers major market opportunities for petrochemical producers, said Andrew Swanson, vice-president, petrochemicals, for Nexant Inc., San Francisco, at a Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI) conference June 7 near Calgary.
Marathon CEO expects more consolidation within industry
The US oil and gas industry has tremendous financial strength, but it is "opportunity constrained" because legacy assets that sustained companies for decades are very mature, said Marathon Oil Corp. CEO and Pres. Clarence P. Cazalot Jr.
Pension funds sue Shell brass, seek policy changes
In a move that could indirectly impact a number of companies, two US-based pension funds filed suit in late June against 27 directors and officers of the Royal Dutch/Shell Group and their accounting and audit firms PricewaterhouseCoopers International and KPMG International.
Watching Government: Air and water
The US Environmental Protection Agency last month quietly published a final report that evaluates the impact of hydraulic fracturing on underground drinking water sources.