Editorial: Europe and fuel sulfur
With its proposal to remove nearly all sulfur from gasoline and diesel fuel, the European Commission threatens to follow the precautionary principle on global warming up an economic smokestack.
Newly combined GTI coping with US natural gas industry R&D challenges of gas supply, pipeline safety
Gas Technology Institute, the result of combining the two leading US natural gas research and development organizations, has marked progress in creating a "one-stop-shopping" venue for gas R&D.
US officials hopeful for full federal oil and gas R&D funding
Strong support in Congress and within industry may help restore funding to oil and gas research programs that the US Department of Energy's budget proposal would cut, administration and industry officials have said.
House Democrats unveil their own energy plan
Two days before the White House was to release its long-awaited energy task force report at presstime on May 17, US House Democrats last week unveiled their own energy blueprint for the future.
Watching Government: Mixed signals on sanctions
Industry hopes that the Bush administration would be able to convince Congress to move forward with sanction reforms this summer are fading fast.
Watching the World: Norway setting up its stall
Lining up Norway's 30-year-old state-owned oil and gas giant Statoil AS for partial privatization, while at the same time reapportioning a slice of the country's lucrative stake in its offshore assets, the SDFI, has, understandably, been a slow-rolling process for the Scandinavian country.
COMPANY NEWS: Kerr-McGee to buy HS Resources for $2.15 billion
The consolidation trend between major energy companies and independent exploration and production companies would appear to be picking up some momentum.
PERSONNEL MOVES AND PROMOTIONS: Phillips to reorganize key personnel following close of Tosco acquisition
Pending the completion of its acquisition of Old Greenwich, Conn.-based refiner Tosco Corp., Phillips Petroleum Co. has announced the designation of personnel to its new refining, marketing, and transportation (RM&T) unit.