Oil and gas capital spending to rise in US, fall in Canada
Capital spending for oil and gas activities in the US will rise this year but at a slower rate than last year.
Part 2: Relationships changing as NOC, IOC roles evolve
International oil companies (IOCs) find themselves in new and complex relationships with their government-owned counterparts.
BP, OSHA, API draw fire in hearing about refinery blast
Questions during a US House committee hearing about the fatal 2005 refinery explosion in Texas City, Tex., hinted at toughened plant inspections and an end to voluntary industry standards.
WATCHING GOVERNMENT: Plant safety under review
More than 2 years later, shock waves from the Mar. 23, 2005, blast and fire that killed 15 people and injured 180 at BP America’s Texas City installation are increasingly being felt in plant safety.
Consultant sees surplus of oil, gas workers in 5 years
Despite current emphasis on “talent gaps” within the petroleum industry due to the loss of experienced older workers, global labor trends indicate an adequate-or even excess-supply of entry-level workers over the next 5 years, said Bob Orr, Houston-based director of oil and gas consulting practice for Mercer Management Consulting Inc.
OSHA to train more refinery inspectors
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration expects to have 280 staff members trained to conduct process safety management inspections by August, Assistant Labor Secretary for OSHA Edwin L. Foulke Jr. announced.
UK bill aims to lower carbon emissions
David Miliband, the UK environmental secretary, has proposed legislation to enforce a 26-32% cut in carbon emissions by 2020 which could have significant implications for energy companies.
WATCHING THE WORLD: Archeology or oil?
We recently were talking with a Turkish friend who said intelligent oil people are not going to be fooled by the latest efforts of the Greeks.
AGA: US gas reserves 205 tcf at yearend 2006
US natural gas reserves increased for the eighth consecutive year in 2006 as producers drilled a record 30,000 wells, the American Gas Association reported in its latest annual estimate of domestic supplies.