Editorial: A secular religion
Activism inspired by alarm over climate change has long been described by detractors as a secular religion.
Clean coal urged for CO2 control, energy security
Advocates of clean coal are pushing that technology in the UK as the ideal solution to carbon management and the answer to Europe’s need for a diverse energy portfolio.
Democrats press Bush to act as energy prices increase
New Jersey’s US senators asked President George W. Bush to initiate dispute proceedings against the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries through the World Trade Organization in response to dramatically climbing retail gasoline prices.
PERSONNEL MOVES AND PROMOTIONS: Chesapeake Energy appoints Dixon, makes other executive changes
Chesapeake Energy Corp. appointed Steven C. Dixon executive vice-president, operations and chief operating officer.
Company News: Pogo Producing to buy Latigo Petroleum for $750 million
Pogo Producing Co., Houston, signed a definitive agreement to acquire private Latigo Petroleum Inc.
Schumer seeks probe of refining capacity utilization in letter to FTC
Citing rising gasoline prices, US Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) suggested that some refiners may be keeping plants off-line as they switch to summer fuel blends to push prices even higher.
Point of View: Surge Global Energy chief sees big oil sands potential
Canadian oil sands will advance Alberta’s status as a North American oil and gas hub beyond generally held expectations, says David Perez, chairman and chief executive of Surge Global Energy Inc.
US drilling recovery evident in completions, other data
Completion totals and federal onshore permitting and leasing data reflect the strong drilling recovery under way in the US.
US operators ensnared in tussle over host-country debt
CMS Nomeco Congo Inc. and Nuevo Congo Co., US subsidiaries of independent Perenco SA, are fighting legal battles with potential to affect US Oil and gas companies operating in countries that have defaulted on sovereign debt.
Watcing the World: Yukos faces new squeeze
If the arrest, trial, and sentencing of former OAO Yukos Chief Executive Mikhail Khodorkovsky have had any meaning whatsoever, it has been lost on most people in the oil industry.