Editorial:MTBE in Maryland
Fear has a way of brushing aside potentially comforting facts. Fear over methyl tertiary butyl ether has gripped Maryland. The gasoline oxygenate has shown up in the state's water supplies, as it has elsewhere in the US. The phenomenon became a major news event in June with reports of well contamination around the small towns of Upper Crossroads and Fallston, in Harford County northeast of Baltimore.
Management Perspective: Dynamic portfolio management can enhance downstream value
Through dynamic portfolio management, integrated oil and gas companies can identify strategic adjustments with the potential to greatly improve asset values. Oil companies have frequently relied on two key criteria to enhance and sustain value in their portfolios: operational effectiveness, with the intent of driving sustainable performance improvements, and financial discipline, with the intent of closely managing free cash flow.
Questions raised about OCS moratoriums, US security
The US Minerals Management Service will begin a 21/2-year process developing the next Outer Continental Shelf 5-year plan when it requests comments and nominations this month.
Innovation seen critical to future energy supply
Escalating world oil demand and declining production rates will push the world toward unconventional forms of energy, including synthetic hydrocarbons, said speakers at an annual oil and gas conference hosted by Deloitte & Touche LLP, the US arm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu.
CGES: Falling oil prices don't signal market collapse
Although crude prices have fallen considerably from record highs in mid-October, the retreat doesn't necessarily signal the start of an extended price slide into 2005, said analysts at the Centre for Global Energy Studies in London.
Watching Government: Producing ideas with oil and gas
Access may be restricted by presidential withdrawals and congressional moratoria.
US companies post mixed results in third quarter
Strong commodity prices propelled third-quarter earnings for most operators and service companies in the US and Canada, many of which reported that they are using increased cash flows to reduce debt, increase stock dividends, and buy back shares.
Canadian firms' earnings bolstered by strong production, prices
With increased production volumes and strong commodity prices, many oil and gas firms based in Canada reported improved third quarter earnings compared with the same period a year earlier.