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Market watchers’ adjustments offer hints of recovery

Thu Jan 22 10:10:00 CST 2015
Because markets look ahead, changes in standard forecasts offer potentia... Watch the Video >

Study probes link between US dollar’s value and oil price

Thu Jan 15 15:41:00 CST 2015
While the US dollar’s value against other currencies influences the pric... Watch the Video >

Condensate export status a problem with easy solution

Thu Jan 08 10:02:00 CST 2015
Some perplexing problems have simple solutions. A problem perplexing US ... Watch the Video >

Can ersatz meat ease climate heat on fossil energy?

Fri Dec 19 16:15:00 CST 2014
Human food from animals might represent a stronger lever for climate-cha... Watch the Video >

Study: To cool climate, eat less meat, milk

Thu Dec 11 15:27:00 CST 2014
Meeting stated goals for Earth’s climate requires not only using pricey ... Watch the Video >

Watching Government Blog

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What best practices involve

Fri Jan 23 12:47:00 CST 2015
So what, exactly, are best practices? Government policymakers freely use... Watch the Video >

Is Russia on the ropes?

Mon Jan 12 12:19:00 CST 2015
Russia’s Dec. 1 cancellation of its South Stream natural gas pipeline wa... 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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