US gasoline supply system capable of meeting Y2K consumption surge
Although fears about Year 2000 (Y2K) computer problems may cause the US public to buy more oil products in December, the likely demand scenarios appear to be within the supply capabilities of the US petroleum industry.
US oil and gas companies Y2K-ready
The US oil and gas industry is confident of normal operations on Jan. 1, following its final survey of companies' Year 2000 (Y2K) computer readiness.
Non-US oil, gas Y2K status in doubt
Although US companies are sanguine about their Year 2000 (Y2K) preparedness, the same can't be said of many oil producers overseas.
Japan's downstream forms alliances
Major Japanese oil companies Showa Shell Sekiyu and Japan Energy Corp. are winding up talks aimed at forming a broad business alliance.
Sudan and scruples
Political risk is something that oil companies always face overseas, but Talisman Energy Inc. is tasting it at home.
Seventeen workers at Irving Oil Ltd.'s St. John, NB, refinery were treated on site for respiratory and ocular symptoms and later taken to a hospital after exposure to sulfur dioxide on Oct. 27, according to the Calgary Herald.