Editorial: Behind the outrage
As happens occasionally, the US oil and gas industry finds itself trapped in the dangerous intersection of High Oil and Gas Prices and Stellar Profits.
BLM sees further surge in drilling permit applications
The Bureau of Land Management has experienced a sharp increase in demand for Rocky Mountain natural gas drilling permits, and the Interior Department agency expects it to continue, its director told a US Senate subcommittee.
Gas-focused Brazilian licensing round sets records
A record number of companies-144, compared with 42 last year-were qualified to participate in Brazil’s seventh oil and gas licensing round Oct.
House budget package contains major OCS provisions
When the US House Resources Committee marked up budget reconciliation legislation last month, the section that would authorize oil and gas leasing on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge’s coastal plain received most of the attention.
NEB: Canadian gas prices to stay robust through 2006
Canada’s National Energy Board expects natural gas prices in Canada to remain high through 2006 and production to change little.
Senate committee starts work on US refining bill
Less than 2 weeks after the US House of Representatives passed a bill on the same subject, the Senate took up legislation aimed at increasing domestic refining capacity.
US Senate panel seeks energy ideas from Norton, Bodman
Interior Sec. Gale A. Norton and Energy Sec. Samuel W. Bodman probably expected to spend most of their time discussing their agencies’ responses to Hurricanes Katrina and Rita when they went before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Oct. 27.
Watching the World: Nothing new in old Siberia
Much has changed in Russia’s oil industry. In the old days, when oil executives were sent to a penal colony, no one knew about it.
Watching Government: Refining bills stall in Senate
L ike a professional sports event, refining legislation before the 109th Congress has reached a point where you can’t tell the players without a program.