Table of Contents

Oil & Gas Journal

05/09/2011
Volume 109, Issue 19
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  • Regular Features

    • The Editor's Perspective

      • Hydrogen reversal shows governmental fuel-choice lunacy
        A low-profile revolt over hydrogen in Washington, DC, illustrates the lunacy of governmental fuel choice. In the administration of former President George W. Bush, hydrogen was the fuel of the future, the solemn mission, for a while, of the Department of Energy.
    • OGJ Newsletter
      International News for Oil and Gas professionals
    • Journally Speaking

      • OTC: the same, but different
        In many ways, this year's Offshore Technology Conference, held May 2-5 at Reliant Park in Houston, was similar to the 41 exhibitions held before it.
    • Editorial

      • Discussing oil taxation
        A political body that can't discuss energy intelligently or honestly can't produce energy policy that is sensible and just.
    • EQUIPMENT | SOFTWARE | LITERATURE
      Enterprise version 8 incorporates liquid measurement and gas measurement in a single consolidated system.
    • The Editor's Perspective

      • Hydrogen reversal shows governmental fuel-choice lunacy
        A low-profile revolt over hydrogen in Washington, DC, illustrates the lunacy of governmental fuel choice. In the administration of former President George W. Bush, hydrogen was the fuel of the future, the solemn mission, for a while, of the Department of Energy.
    • Advertisers Index
    • Market Journal

      • Bin Laden's death changes little
        The US dollar surged and the price of oil dropped immediately with news US Navy SEALs shot and killed Osama bin Laden, the most famous terrorist, in a brief raid May 1 on his hideout near a military academy in Pakistan, but analysts expect the event will little change oil markets.
  • General Interest

    • OPEC members, industry analysts differ over oil supplies
      Ministers of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries expressed concern over high oil prices in world oil markets, but reiterated their claim there is no shortage of crude supplies.
    • OTC: BP calls deepwater drilling 'indispensable'
      A growing percentage of oil and gas reserves worldwide are in deep water, calling for new technologies to operate safely and reliably under enormous pressures and temperatures, BP America Inc. Chairman and Pres.
    • OTC: BOEMRE claims authority over offshore contractors
      The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement has broad legal authority over offshore oil and gas activities, including regulatory authority over contractors, BOEMRE Director Michael Bromwich told the Offshore Technology Conference.
    • OTC: Fossil fuels, technology key to future energy supply
      Technology development is crucial to enabling the oil and gas industry to meet future world energy demand, speakers said during a May 3 panel discussion at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
    • OTC: Coastal-state governors form OCS coalition
      Governors from four US coastal states said they are forming the Outer Continental Shelf Governor's Coalition, a group whose goal will be "to promote a constructive dialogue among the coastal state governors and the federal government" about the responsible development of energy resources offshore.
    • OTC: Aramco aims for 15.5 bscfd gas production goal by 2015
      Saudi Aramco is on track to reach a projected production target of 15.5 bscfd of raw natural gas by 2015, according to Saad A. Turaiki, Aramco vice-president of southern area oil operations.
    • OTC: Artificial island projects off Abu Dhabi expand field operations
      The UAE has turned to artificial islands for facilitating oil field operations off Abu Dhabi.
    • API to deliver anti-tax, pro-production message to Congress
      The American Petroleum Institute will strongly urge Congress in coming weeks to enact policies that encourage more US exploration and production instead of simply raising oil and gas taxes, API Pres. Jack N. Gerard said. "Our government doesn't support our industry, our industry supports our government to the tune of over $85 million/day," he told reporters during a May 3 teleconference.
    • EIA cancels 2011 US reserves compilation as it cuts budget
      The US Energy Information Administration will not prepare or publish US oil and gas reserves data for 2011 as it cuts $15.2 million, or 14%, from its budget, the US Department of Energy information and analysis agency said on Apr. 29.
    • Watching Government: Alberta oil sands regulation
      Officials from the Alberta agency that regulates oil and gas visited Washington, DC, in early May to deliver a basic message: Production of oil from the Canadian province's substantial oil sands won't be allowed to destroy the environment there.
    • Centrica may keep gas field off-line due to new UK taxes
      Centrica PLC may permanently close its Morecombe Bay natural gas field, described as the UK's largest, due to the new tax rates recently imposed by the British government.
    • UK's Cameron calls for tighter sanctions on Libya
      UK Prime Minister David Cameron, following reports that the Libyan government has been illicitly importing gasoline from Italy, called for tightening sanctions on oil and products against the North African country.
    • Watching The World: Chavez vies with Cameron
      Who in the oil and gas industry ever thought that Venezeula's President Hugo Chavez would be beaten to the punch by anyone when it comes to taxes, least of all by the UK's David Cameron?
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