Editorial: The oil experiment
What kind of improved world is the oil and gas industry willing to envision and to help make real?
Point of View: California veteran cites challenges for independents
California veteran cites challenges for independents
Two large, flapping signs outside Holmes Western Oil Corp.'s Taft, Calif., office proclaim: NOW HIRING.
CERA: Gas globalization hinges on technology, financing
Financial resources, technological advances, and business partnerships are key to natural gas globalization, ExxonMobil Gas & Power Marketing Co. Pres. Philip J. Dingle told an annual conference hosted by Cambridge Energy Research Associates in Houston Feb. 16.
CERA: Infrastructure critical to US natural gas supply
The availability of natural gas supplies to meet future demand hinges upon infrastructure development, US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Chairman Pat Wood III told Cambridge Energy Research Associates' annual conference Feb. 16.
Refiners of heavy, high-sulfur crude face prosperous year
Refiners face several prosperous years, especially those able to convert heavy, high-sulfur crude to light products, industry representatives said at a conference in London.
Iraq seeks investment but nixes reserves privatization
Iraqi Oil Minister Thamir al-Ghadban claims that his country can boost its oil production level from its current 2.1 million b/d to 6 million b/d, aided by Iraqi, Arab, and foreign investments. But he ruled out any privatization of the "extraction sector," saying it was out of the question at the moment.
Japanese energy policy focuses on supply security
Japan is working on several fronts to enhance energy security and reduce the country's reliance on oil from the Middle East.
Watching the World: Confusing times linger in Sudan
The recent signing of an agreement to end 2 decades of civil war in Sudan could bring the opportunity for millions of people to return home and begin new lives, as well as a chance for investors to make money in a needy country with large oil reserves.
BLM's 2006 budget includes increased user fees
Oil and gas producers would pay $10.8 million in user fees, including $9 million in permit processing charges, under the Bureau of Land Management's proposed fiscal 2006 budget. The fees would more than offset a slightly reduced appropriation and allow the Department of the Interior agency to increase the budget for its energy and minerals programs by $9.1 million to $117.6 million.