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Label obsession degrades coverage of climate change

Thu Oct 01 15:49:00 CDT 2015
If the politics of climate change must begin and end with name-calling, ... Watch the Video >

The fuel price-tax analogy vanishes when prices plunge

Thu Sep 24 15:47:00 CDT 2015
If high fuel prices are like a tax increase, shouldn’t low fuel prices b... Watch the Video >

Oil, gas divestment would cost colleges more than money

Thu Sep 17 13:42:00 CDT 2015
Money is the second-best reason for colleges and universities not to she... Watch the Video >

Report highlights the difficulty of regulating climate

Thu Sep 10 12:55:00 CDT 2015
Another reminder has emerged about the difficulty of regulating climate. Watch the Video >

Obama touts green energy as the UK slashes subsidies

Thu Sep 03 10:05:00 CDT 2015
US President Barack Obama received more news coverage in the US for his ... Watch the Video >

Watching Government Blog

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Improving offshore safety

Fri Sep 25 14:38:00 CDT 2015
Making offshore oil and gas operations safer is never far from some peop... Watch the Video >

Utahns cope with low oil price

Fri Sep 18 14:39:00 CDT 2015
Utah’s oil and gas activity, while not as large as some states, has take... Watch the Video >



Oil Diplomacy

By Eric Watkins

OGJ Oil Diplomacy Editor Eric Watkins examines policies affecting the global oil and gas industry.

Iran: Ahmadinejad to propose Aliabadi as permanent oil minister

Fri Jul 15 10:28:00 CDT 2011
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to nominate a new oil minister later this month, with the current caretaker minister, Mohammad Aliabadi, being put forward for the permanent post.&l... More >

South Sudan forms oil marketing venture with Glencore

Fri Jul 15 10:26:00 CDT 2011
South Sudan’s state-owned Nilepet has formed a joint venture firm with Glencore International Plc that will begin marketing oil produced by the newly founded country.“This joint venture... More >

BP shrugs off tax woes to invest in UK's North Sea

Fri Jul 15 10:23:00 CDT 2011
BP PLC underlined its commitment to the UK's North Sea by announcing a plan to invest £3 billion to redevelop its Schiehallion and Loyal oil fields west of the Shetland Islands.BP’s decision,... More >

Diplomat: Libya’s rebel-held oil facilities ?largely undamaged’

Mon Jun 27 13:04:00 CDT 2011
With Libya’s oil infrastructure thought to be largely undamaged in rebel-held areas of the country, a British diplomat said that exports of oil could resume within 3-4 weeks following the fal... More >

Sudan: Obama urges ceasefire in oil-rich south

Mon Jun 20 16:44:00 CDT 2011
US President Barack Obama urged the Khartoum-based government of northern Sudan to end its military operations against southern opponents in the oil-rich border state of South Kordofan, a scene of ... More >

Washington Pulse

Nick Snow
By Nick Snow

Senate ethanol vote: symbolic or something more?

Fri Jun 17 12:27:00 CDT 2011
Two days after rejecting US Sen. Thomas A. Coburn's (R-Okla.) amendment aimed at ending federal fuel ethanol subsidies, the Senate adopted one prop... More >

Demanding 'Big Oil' pay its fair share

Fri May 13 12:51:00 CDT 2011
Forget, for the time being, US Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) suggesting, at a May 11 Senate Finance Committee hearing, that a ConocoPhillips May 11 p... More >

Improve federal oil spill research coordination, GAO urges

Fri May 06 10:38:00 CDT 2011
The federal Inter-Agency Coordinating Committee on Oil Pollution Research should establish a more systematic process to identify and consult with k... More >

Vitter questions Ex-Im Bank loans to Petrobras, Ecopetrol

Fri Apr 29 15:32:00 CDT 2011
US Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) has raised questions about the Export-Import Bank of the United States making loans totaling billions of dollars to Br... More >

BOEMRE monitors Cuban offshore

Fri Apr 15 08:55:00 CDT 2011
US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation, and Enforcement Director Michael R. Bromwich quietly included Cuba as he emphasized working with ... More >
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