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Price of gasoline important to US policy (sometimes)

09/26/2014
The price of gasoline is important in the making of US energy policy—exc... Watch the Video >

Is air transport a health threat? EPA will decide

09/18/2014
The US Environmental Protection Agency has the chance to demonstrate jud... Watch the Video >

Industry a target as inversions revive talk of tax reform

09/04/2014
New talk in the US about tax reform should make oil and gas companies ne... Watch the Video >

Can anyone name top agency in count of restrictive regs?

08/29/2014
The leader in a new measure of regulatory activism is—can anyone guess? Watch the Video >

Study links states’ economic growth to energy regulation

08/21/2014
Judged strictly by economic efficiency, energy regulation at the state l... Watch the Video >

Watching Government Blog

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A dubious anniversary

09/30/2014
Sept. 19 marked 6 years of the Obama administration’s deliberations on t... Watch the Video >

BOEM answers Mid-Atlantic assertions

09/22/2014
A federal government agency’s scientists usually don’t feel compelled to... 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

07/15/2011
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

07/15/2011
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

07/15/2011
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’

06/27/2011
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

06/20/2011
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?

06/17/2011
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

05/13/2011
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

05/06/2011
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

04/29/2011
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

04/15/2011
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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