Energy, development, and climate change: considerations in Asia and Latin America
Climate change is a global environmental concern with potentially significant consequences for society, both from the possible future impacts of climate change and from the socioeconomic consequences of policies proposed to respond to it.
Iraq gives mixed signals about northern oil exports restart
Iraqi officials are giving mixed signals about the resumption of crude oil exports from the country's northern fields, some saying it could start in days, while others insisting that any start-up will be months away—possibly as late as August.
Reserves reporting rules seen to have pros, cons
Reserves definitions and reserves reporting standards are designed to help protect investors, but the US regulatory process sometimes actually constrains the amount of available public information, an analyst with IHS Energy said.
MMS issues deep-well, shallow-water royalty relief rule
The US Department of the Interior's Minerals Management Service Jan. 26 expanded offshore royalty relief to existing US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) production that comes from deep wells in shallow water depths.
DOI finalizes leasing plan for northwestern NPR-A
US Sec. of the Interior Gale Norton Jan. 22 finalized a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) plan that allows for more leasing in the northwestern portion of the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska (NPR-A).
MMT and HEI
Automakers and environmentalists are hoping a new Health Effects Institute (HEI) report will help convince the US Environmental Protection Agency to more strictly regulate, or possibly even ban, the octane enhancer methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl (MMT).
Company News - Halliburton issues payment for alleged overbilling
Halliburton Co. reported Jan. 23 the issuance of a $6.3 million payment to its customer, Army Materiel Command, to cover "the potential overbilling charges" made by a Kuwaiti subcontractor on one of the company's contracts to restore war-torn Iraq's oil infrastructure.
Personnel Moves & Promotions - Devon Energy, Devon Canada name new presidents
Devon Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, has announced a new president and a new chief financial officer.