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Oil & Gas Journal

11/29/2010
Volume 108, Issue 45
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  • Regular Features

  • General Interest

    • New EU energy strategy seeks security of supply in gas, oil
      The European Union's energy commissioner Guenther Oettinger has unveiled a 10-year, trillion-euro investment plan that underlines the need for political unity in an effort to achieve energy security for the 27-member bloc.
    • Statoil completes report on Gullfaks C incident
      Statoil handed over to Norway's Petroleum Safety Authority a report on the incident that occurred on May 19 during the drilling of Well 34/10-C-06 AT5 on the Gullfaks C platform off Norway.
    • Watching The World: Eni in Kazakhstan
      Relations between the government of Kazakhstan and Italy's Eni SPA hit a new low last week after the firm's subsidiary, Agip KCO, was accused of fraud while serving as operator of the Kashagan oil field project.
    • OPAL gas line reaches Czech Republic
      The Ostsee-Pipeline-Anbindungs-Leitung (OPAL) pipeline, which eventually will extend 470 km to link the Nord Stream Pipeline to Eastern Europe, has been laid across the German-Czech border, according to company officials.
    • Deloitte: Oil firms evaluating potential US offshore regulations
      Oil and gas companies are evaluating their changing risk exposure in the Gulf of Mexico following the blowout of BP PLC's Macondo well and subsequent massive oil spill, industry executives said in a Deloitte LLP survey released Nov. 18 at Deloitte's energy conference in Houston.
    • ExxonMobil optimistic about long-term US gas production
      ExxonMobil Corp. believes unconventional sources of natural gas could represent 70% of US gas supplies by 2030, Steve Kirchhoff, ExxonMobil's Americas vice-president for natural gas, told a recent Deloitte LLP oil and gas conference in Houston.
    • DOI officials, shallow-water drillers differ on permit progress
      Top officials from the US Department of the Interior and shallow-water drilling contractors emerged from a Nov. 22 meeting in Houma, La., with differing assessments of the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement's drilling permit process under new regulations outlined in a June 8 notice to lessees
    • Watching Government: Funding BOEMRE
      The US Department of the Interior and the US oil and gas industry may disagree on recent actions by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement—the former US Minerals Management Service, which was renamed and reorganized following the Apr. 20 Macondo well accident.
    • API economist: Taxes, restrictions could stymie gas potential
      State and federal lawmakers should resist calls to heavily tax or restrict development and production of natural gas from shale formations, an American Petroleum Institute senior economist urged.
    • FERC launches probes of KMIGT, Ozark gas line rates
      The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission launched investigations on Nov. 18 into rates charged by Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission LLC (KMIGT) and Ozark Gas Transmission LLC (OGT) to determine if the interstate natural gas pipelines are overcharging their customers.
    • NPRA: Warning labels inadequate to prevent E15 misfueling
      Proposed US Environmental Protection Agency pump labeling regulations won't be enough to keep motorists from dispensing gasoline with 15% ethanol into vehicles that aren't designed to use it, a National Petrochemical & Refiners Association official testified at an EPA public hearing in Chicago.
    • Peer-reviewed report confirms budget estimates on gulf oil spill
      A peer-reviewed report released Nov. 23 reaffirmed most of the estimates released Aug. 4 by a collaboration of federal and independent scientists regarding what happened to the oil released into the Gulf of Mexico from Apr. 20 through July 14 by BP PLC's deepwater Macondo well, drilled in 5,000 ft of water on Mississippi Canyon Block 252.
    • Ecopetrol, Pacific Rubiales see increased production in Colombia
      Colombia's Ecopetrol and partner Pacific Rubiales Energy announced the launch of new central processing facilities in their jointly owned Rubiales and Quifa heavy oil fields that will boost production by a total of 100,000 b/d.
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