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Australia repeals climate sacrifice; who will be next?

Thu Jul 24 10:13:00 CDT 2014
European response to Australia’s abandonment of a carbon tax illuminates... Watch the Video >

Federal land not part of the US oil output surge

Thu Jul 17 15:14:00 CDT 2014
If it were an oil producer, the US federal government would look much li... Watch the Video >

Poll slump hints Americans weary of whining president

Wed Jul 09 14:35:00 CDT 2014
Ominous poll results bespeak collapse in the stature of a US president c... Watch the Video >

Gore shares stage with opponent of Aussie carbon tax

Thu Jul 03 11:34:00 CDT 2014
When governments meddle in energy markets, strange things happen—such as... Watch the Video >

Iraqi crisis shows factional strife trumps nationalism

Thu Jun 26 10:16:00 CDT 2014
Continuation of disruption to Iraq underscores how readily observers in ... Watch the Video >

Watching Government Blog

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An Alaska North Slope gas pipeline milestone

Mon Jul 28 09:38:00 CDT 2014
There had been numerous earlier agreements reached to build an Alaska na... Watch the Video >

Inside BLM’s RMP revamp

Tue Jul 22 14:15:00 CDT 2014
The Bureau of Land Management announced on May 5 that it was reviewing h... 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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