Editorial - Organizational paradox
In his nomination of Samuel Welch Bodman as secretary of energy, US President George W. Bush is flirting with taboo.
NPC report outlines US refining, import challenges
Recommendations in the National Petroleum Council's report on refining issues aim at avoiding hindrance to capacity expansion, encouraging investment, and allowing the supply system to operate efficiently.
Russian oil giant Yukos files for bankruptcy in US court
OAO Yukos has fulfilled its warning that the Russian government's plan to auction a seized oil producing subsidiary would force it into bankruptcy.
Lehman Bros. survey sees E&P outlays up 5.7% in 2005
Oil and gas companies in a Lehman Bros. survey plan to increase worldwide exploration and production spending next year by 5.7% after raising outlays in those areas this year by an estimated 12.4%.
Storage seen as key to managing US gas supply, demand
As US imports of LNG grow, storage will prove crucial to managing daily variability between supply and demand.
Major US supply role seen for unconventional gas
Over the last 20 years, unconventional natural gas in the US has grown from "just modest expectations back in the early 1980s" to become one of the dominant forces of gas supply, said Scott R. Reeves, executive vice-president of Advanced Resources International Inc., Houston, at a 2-day conference in Denver.
Watching Government - Abraham's last words
Since he said he will not be around for a second term, it's no surprise that outgoing US Department of Energy Sec. Spencer Abraham used his appearance at the National Petroleum Council's Dec. 1 meeting in Washington, DC, to summarize his tenure as energy secretary and to thank a group with whom he worked.