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Oil & Gas Journal

12/20/2010
Volume 108, Issue 48
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  • Regular Features

  • General Interest

    • EPRINC: Economic gains to be made from Keystone XL project
      The proposed Keystone crude oil pipeline expansion would provide an estimated $100-600 million/year of net economic benefits from improved transportation and processing efficiencies in addition to an immediate boost in construction employment, a new Energy Policy Research Foundation Inc. (EPRINC) study concluded.
    • API plans campaign to support Keystone XL pipeline project
      The American Petroleum Institute is preparing a major grassroots and advertising campaign to support the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline project, an API official disclosed.
    • Salazar puts Atlantic, eastern gulf off-limits for next 5 years
      Emphasizing that the administration of US President Barack Obama remains committed to developing federal offshore oil and gas resources, Interior Sec. Ken Salazar said on Dec. 1 that Atlantic Ocean and eastern Gulf of Mexico areas will be excluded from the 2012-17 Outer Continental Shelf 5-year leasing program.
    • API endorses GWPC-IOGCC frac fluid disclosure proposal
      The American Petroleum Institute announced that it supports the state-based voluntary chemical registry that is being jointly developed by the Ground Water Protection Council and the Interstate Oil & Gas Compact Commission.
    • Watching Government: DRBC dives into Marcellus
      The Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC) stepped forcefully into the Marcellus shale gas discussions on Dec. 9 with proposed regulations covering all gas development projects regardless of their targeted geologic formation.
    • NTSB finds fusion weld variances in pipe from San Bruno blast
      US National Transportation Safety Board investigators have initially found longitudinal weld variations in pipe recovered following the Sept. 9 explosion on a San Bruno, Calif., natural gas gathering system, NTSB announced.
    • Oxy sells Argentine assets; buys US assets
      Occidental Petroleum Corp. plans to sell its properties in Argentina for $2.5 billion to Sinopec Group.
    • Colombia lets contract for unconventional resources
      Colombia's National Planning Department let a contract to Petroleum Development Consultants (PDC), London, to develop the model contract and technical regulations for the development of the country's unconventional resources.
    • Watching The World: JGC scores in Vietnam
      Japan's oil and gas industry got a boost last week when a five-company consortium led by JGC Corp. received exclusive negotiating rights to build a refinery in Vietnam.
    • Petrobras 'clarifies' BG statement over Tupi, Guara finds
      Brazil's Petroleo Brazileiro SA (Petrobras) has taken exception to earlier claims by BG Group concerning the estimated volumes of recoverable oil equivalent, as well as the capital and production costs of the Tupi and Guara fields in the Santos basin off Brazil.
    • Exploration/Development Briefs
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