Table of Contents

Oil & Gas Journal

04/12/2010
Volume 108, Issue 13
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  • Regular Features

    • OGJ Newsletter
    • Letters

      • Iranian sanctions
        In "Sanctions would help Iran solve its gasoline problems," Sara Vakhshouri-Bellenoit argues that the current international energy market and domestically refined petroleum products in Iran are two factors that indicate inefficacy of the sanctions sponsored by the US regarding banning of gasoline sales to the Islamic Republic.
    • Journally Speaking

      • Going electronic
        Attending industry functions or meeting readers in their offices these days, Oil & Gas Journal editors hear the same question with increasing frequency: "Say, when are you guys gonna go electronic?"
    • Equipment/Software/Literature
    • Services/Suppliers
    • Advertisers Index
    • The Editor's Perspective

    • Market Journal

      • Crude ends quarter at 17-month high
        The front-month contract for benchmark US light, sweet crudes closed at a 17-month of $83.76/bbl Mar. 31 on the New York Mercantile Exchange on a weaker dollar and momentum from earlier gains.
    • The Editor's Perspective

  • General Interest

    • Editorial: Head fakes and slam dunks
      A basic maneuver in basketball, US President Barack Obama's favorite sport, is the head fake.
    • DOE partnerships testing CO2 EOR, sequestration synergies
      A government-industry initiative is moving into its final testing phase in which researchers examine the potential synergies for simultaneous enhanced oil recovery and carbon dioxide sequestration.
    • Groups seek details as they welcome Obama's OCS plan
      Oil, natural gas, and other business associations continued to respond warmly to US President Barack Obama's administration's US Outer Continental Shelf strategy, announced Mar. 31.
    • MMS moves ahead to launch Obama OCS strategy
      The US Minerals Management Service launched the Obama administration's US Outer Continental Shelf strategy with a notice that it would begin to prepare an environmental impact statement for the 2012-17 OCS program.
    • MMS publishes preliminary revised 5-year OCS program
      The US Minerals Management Service published a preliminary revised 2007-12 Outer Continental Shelf program on Apr. 6 that removes from the schedule five lease sales off Alaska but keeps Sale 193 in the Chukchi Sea in 2008 after US Interior Secretary Ken Salazar decided it was appropriate.
    • NEC head: Term changes needed in energy policy debate
      The US energy policy debate needs to be reformulated so that comprehensive energy legislation can be passed to increase demand and create jobs, reduce uncertainty and increase confidence, and encourage innovation, according to the director of the National Economic Council.
    • Watching Government: Congress's likely reaction
      When US President Barack Obama announced his administration's Outer Continental Shelf strategy on Mar. 31, he said it was time for everyone to move beyond firmly entrenched positions.
    • EPA launches study of hydraulic fracturing
      The US Environmental Protection Agency initiated a comprehensive study of hydraulic fracturing to determine whether the tight shale gas production technology potentially could have an adverse impact on ground and surface water supplies.
    • EPRINC: Oil supply surge, price drop seen in Iraqi auction
      Iraq's December 2009 auction of rights to develop 60 billion bbl of crude oil reserves in 10 fields will lift the country's production to 9.6 million b/d by 2017 if several major obstacles can be overcome, a new Energy Policy Research Foundation Inc. (EPRINC) report concluded.
    • Iraq's output growth seen as new pressure on OPEC
      Production growth under new contracts in Iraq will raise pressure on the Organization of Petroleum Exporting countries to limit supply and to return Iraq to the group's quota regime, says the Centre for Global Energy Studies, London.
    • EIA: Natural gas prices to improve in 2011
      Natural gas production will decline and prices will increase in 2011, the US Energy Information Administration said in its latest Short-Term Energy and Summer Fuels Outlook.
    • Watching The World: Uganda opts for Russian jets
      Development of Uganda's oil and gas resources has become problematical even before production can reach the surface. Indeed, the wrangling could be responsible for keeping reserves in the ground.
    • Uganda to hold new licensing round in 2010
      Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said his country is ready to undertake a new licensing round for oil blocks in this year's second half.
  • Exploration & Development

  • Technology

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