Table of Contents

Oil & Gas Journal

01/14/2008
Volume 106, Issue 2
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  • Regular Features

  • General Interest

    • SPECIAL REPORT: Association executives expect more energy legislative battles
      When US President George W. Bush signed HR 6, the Energy Independence and Security Act, into law on Dec. 19, 2007, he called it an example of what can be accomplished when Congress and his administration worked together.
    • Policymakers to affect North American gas security
      Growth in the international LNG trade will be important in providing natural gas for future Canadian, Mexican, and US markets, but policymakers in those and other countries will actually determine gas supply security in North America, said speakers at the Natural Gas in North America: Markets and Security conference in Houston Nov. 16.
    • Alaska gas pipeline proposal progressing
      TransCanada’s application to build a natural gas pipeline in Alaska is open for a 60-day public comment period, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin said.
    • Alaska backs Kenai LNG export license extension
      Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and other state officials said they support an application by Marathon Oil Co. and ConocoPhillips Alaska Natural Gas Corp. for a 2-year federal extension of an export license for their Kenai LNG plant at Nikiski, on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.
    • Bush economic advice includes more domestic E&P
      US President George W. Bush is including more domestic oil and gas exploration in his general economic recommendations as 2008 gets under way.
    • US House to lose major natural gas advocate
      US Rep. John E. Peterson (R-Pa.), one of the House’s strongest advocates for expanding natural gas production from the Outer Continental Shelf, announced on Jan. 3 that he won’t run for reelection in 2008.
    • WATCHING GOVERNMENT: New BLM fee: a precedent?
      The US Bureau of Land Management announced Jan. 2 that it will collect a $4,000 processing fee for each new oil and gas drilling permit application.
    • BMI: Venezuela still vital Latin American oil supplier
      Venezuela will account for just 8.04% of Latin American oil demand by 2011 while providing about 28.24% of its oil supply by then, according to a recent analyst report.
    • South Korea to ban single-hull tankers by 2011
      The South Korean government will ban the entry of single-hulled tankers into its waters starting in 2011, about 5 years earlier than originally planned, as the Asian nation continues to suffer from the effects of its worst-ever oil spill on Dec. 7, 2007.
    • WATCHING THE WORLD: Iran provokes US, Turkey
      Should the oil and gas industry worry about an ankle-biter? That’s what Iran seems like these days after the administration of US President George W. Bush reversed its view of the Iranians’ nuclear pretentions.
    • Eurogas concerned about EC’s third energy directive
      The wider powers to be granted regulatory authorities under terms of the European Commission’s proposed “Third Energy Package” directive, which was announced Sept. 19, 2007, are causing Eurogas concern.
    • Yadavaran buyback contract signals better Iranian terms
      A recent Chinese buyback contract for development of Iran’s Yadavaran oil field indicates possibly better terms for international oil companies, said a senior consultant with FACTS Global Energy.
    • Gorgon JV expands Barrow Island LNG capacity
      The Gorgon joint venture—Chevron Corp., ExxonMobil Corp., and Royal Dutch Shell PLC—has decided on a 50% increase in the scope of the proposed LNG project facilities on Barrow Island off Western Australia from two 5-million-tonne/year trains to three trains of 5 million tonnes/year capacity.
    • Gazprom prompts fears, seeking Nigerian gas development
      Russia’s OAO Gazprom is in talks with Nigerian energy officials to develop the country’s vast gas reserves under a possible $2.5 billion deal, prompting fears in Europe and the West about the company’s domination of gas supplies.
  • Exploration & Development

  • Drilling & Production

  • Processing

  • Transportation

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