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Oil & Gas Journal

08/02/2010
Volume 108, Issue 28
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  • Regular Features

  • General Interest

  • Special Report: Offshore Europe

    • Prospects slowly brighten for operations off Europe
      Nervous optimism describes the mood of European operators just past 2010's midpoint as oil prices have recovered from the drastic late 2008 slump, economies slowly emerge from the worst recession since World War II, and financing options resurface.
    • Europe considers drill ban following BP gulf oil spill
      BP PLC's oil spill crisis in the US Gulf of Mexico has prompted offshore safety regulators in Europe to examine the adequacy of their own response procedures to ensure a similar disaster does not happen there.
  • Exploration & Development

  • Drilling & Production

  • Processing

    • Adopting E85 provides way over 'blend wall'
      Approval soon of gasoline ethanol blends of 15% (E15) by the US Environmental Protection Agency appears nearly certain and offers the illusion of a path to alleviate the immediate "blend wall" issues for refiners and importers posed by conflicting requirements of the 1990 Clean Air Act and the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act.
    • Surging GTL promises lube-market opportunities

      Petrobras has analyzed the world's lube-oil production capacity trends from 2000-09, as published by Oil & Gas Journal's annual refinery survey, the current status of world GTL production capacity, and the planned construction of GTL plants during 2010-11 in order to identify future high-quality lube-oil market opportunities derived from GTL technology

    • Nelson-Farrar Cost Indexes
    • Effects of crude price formula may be unexpected
      The crude oil price escalation and de-escalation formula for change in API gravity may result in payment of a higher price for a crude oil as a result of the increase in API gravity, when the realizable value of the crude oil actually falls.
  • Transportation

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