Table of Contents

Oil & Gas Journal

11/09/2009
Volume 107, Issue 42
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  • Regular Features

  • General Interest

    • Editorial: Carbon price volatility
      While Republican senators deserve applause for demanding to know what climate-change legislation would cost before voting on it, the illumination they seek has large shadows.
    • Comment: Brazil aims to avoid long-term oil 'curse'
      Blessed with the world's largest oil discovery in 30 years, Brazil has recently proposed a new development model designed to turn this unexpected windfall towards the public good rather than the curse it has become for other nations, which have found their discovery a short-lived path to prosperity because of the damage it can wreak on the overall economy.
    • CSIS: unconventional resources altering global gas outlook
      Production potential from tight shales and other unconventional resources has significantly altered the world's natural gas outlook, experts said Oct. 28 at a seminar on the evolution of global gas markets at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.
    • Senate panel's climate-change markup under protest
      As other Republicans boycotted the US Senate Environment and Public Works Committee's markup of global climate-change legislation on Nov. 3, George V. Voinovich (Ohio) showed up to work with what he said was still incomplete information.
    • Watching Government: Chesapeake's NYC decision
      So exactly what did Chesapeake Energy Corp.'s decision not to drill any Marcellus shale natural gas wells in New York City's watershed mean? It depends on who you ask.
    • CFTC chair calls for regulation of emissions markets
      Comprehensive regulation of financial derivatives will also need to be a critical component of a well-functioning domestic emissions trading market, US Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary G. Gensler said on Nov. 3.
    • Study takes midstream look at long-term gas supply
      Projected growth in North American natural gas supplies and markets will require billions of dollars of additional investments in pipelines, storage, and other midstream infrastructure through 2030, a recent INGAA Foundation Inc. study concluded.
    • Gas supply potential linked to corporate strategies
      The potential of natural gas to reshape energy markets should exert parallel influence on corporate strategies, speakers said at the RMI Oilfield Breakfast Forum in Houston.
    • Slower desulfurization growth seen in US, Canada
      Refinery desulfurization capacities for gas oil and naphtha in US and Canada will continue to grow through 2013 but more slowly than they did in 2000-08, says a study by GlobalData, London.
    • Denbury-Encore merger to test CO2-oil synergies
      The production-sequestration synergies of crude oil and carbon dioxide will receive a new test under a $4.5 billion acquisition by Denbury Resources Inc. of Encore Acquisition Co.
    • OSHA fines BP $87.4 million in Texas City aftermath
      The US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced a proposed fine of $87.4 million against BP Products North America Inc., saying the company failed to correct safety problems at its Texas City, Tex., refinery following a March 2005 explosion.
    • SEG: Energy R&D demands wider funds, collaboration
      Energy research and development challenges are becoming more complex, demand integrated and individual approaches, and are in need of wider funding sources, concluded a forum at the Society of Exploration Geophysicists annual meeting in Houston.
    • SEC rules might have meant US oil reserves hike
      Proved US crude oil reserves fell by more than 10% in 2008, but there would likely have been a smaller drop or perhaps even an increase under new Securities and Exchange Commission rules.
    • Watching The World: Khodorkovsky fights back
      Russia's oil and gas industry has had its share of drama over former OAO Yukos head Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who was convicted and sentenced to 8 years in jail in 2005 for major fraud and tax evasion.
  • Exploration & Development

  • Drilling & Production

  • Processing

  • Transportation

    • API, AOPL working to standardize GPS system
      A joint American Petroleum Institute-Association of Oil Pipe Lines team is working to develop standard global positioning system coordinate submittal guidelines in an effort to reduce potential errors in locating oil and gas pipelines.

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