SPECIAL REPORT: Oil industry researching nonfood biofeedstocks
Agrifuels’ promise from an oil industry perspective hinges on unlocking the answers to two root questions.
NPC report: All energy options should be pursued
Every option, from developing unconventional fossil fuel resources to pursuing renewable and other alternatives, will need to be pursued if the world expects to meet its growing energy demand through 2030, the National Petroleum Council concluded in a recent study.
Marathon to buy Western Oil Sands, gain Athabasca stake
Marathon Oil Corp., which is increasing capacities of its US refineries to handle heavy feedstocks, has agreed to buy Western Oil Sands Inc. for $6.5 billion (Can.) in a cash-and-stock deal that gives it a strong position in the Athabasca oil sands of northern Alberta.
WATCHING THE WORLD: A Caribbean chessboard
Oil companies from the Middle East, North America, East Asia, and South America are lining up to build refining capacity in Central America.
House energy bill draws fire from producers, consumers
US House Democratic leaders announced a wide-ranging energy bill on July 30 that incorporates work by the Energy and Commerce, Natural Resources, and other committees.
WATCHING GOVERNMENT: Taxing oil for biofuels
Skeptics may have wondered what a “conservation fee” on some holders of federal deepwater Gulf of Mexico leases issued in 1998 and 1999 without price thresholds had to do with a 5-year farm bill which the US House passed on July 27 with much fanfare.