Editorial: Obama’s energy program
Because political promises exist to be broken, no one would feel morally usurped if President-Elect Barack Obama ignored the energy program on which he and his running mate campaigned.
Rise seen in petrochemical, refining construction
Oil & Gas Journal’s semiannual Worldwide Construction Update shows a slight increase in refining and petrochemical construction activity compared with the previous edition of the update (OGJ, Apr. 7, 2008, P.24).
Aramco, ConocoPhillips delay Yanbu refinery construction
Saudi Arabia’s Saudi Aramco and ConocoPhillips, citing uncertainties in financial and contracting markets, have agreed to halt the bidding process for construction of their planned 400,000 b/d export refinery at Yanbu.
Watching The World: Corrib Controversy
How long have we been talking about Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Corrib natural gas field development off the northwest coast of Ireland? Too long, but it looks like we’ll be talking about it even more in the future.
Saudi production dominance to continue, analyst says
Saudi Arabia will account for 20.93% of Middle Eastern regional oil demand by 2012 while providing a dominant 40.71% of supply, according to a recent analyst report.
IPAA: Unconventional gas changing US supply picture
Shale gas plays helped US natural gas production increase within the last year, while US oil production continues to decline, said speakers at the Independent Petroleum Association of America’s annual meeting Nov. 11.
Analysts assess possible Obama administration actions
Voting machines had barely cooled down earlier this week before energy analysts began to evaluate the apparent election victory of Ill. Sen. Barack Obama.