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Patel appointed as LyondellBasell’s chief executive officer

Dec 18, 2014

LyondellBasell has chosen Bhavesh V. Patel to serve as its chief executive officer effective Jan. 12, 2015. He succeeds James L. Gallogly, who will retire.

Moody’s: Mid-term elections dim federal fracing regulation prospects

Dec 18, 2014

Results of 2014’s congressional elections have reduced the prospect of the federal government enacting its own hydraulic fracturing regulations, Moody’s said in a Dec. 17 report. It noted that Republicans, who generally have taken the position that state regulations are sufficient, will assume control of the US Senate in addition to the House in January.

Apache awarded Western Australia offshore permit

Dec 18, 2014

A day after reporting its planned divestment of Western Australian and Canadian assets to Woodside Petroleum Ltd., Apache Corp. has been awarded a new exploration permit in the latest round of the Australian Government’s offshore licensing.

MEG Energy cuts capital spending for 2015 to $305 million (Can.) from $1.2 billion

Dec 18, 2014

MEG Energy Corp., Calgary, is reducing its 2015 capital spending plans to $305 million (Can.) from the original budget of $1.2 billion.

Thirty-one House Democrats ask Jewell to bar leasing in Arctic Ocean

Dec 18, 2014

US Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and 30 other House Democrats urged US Interior Sec. Sally Jewell to reject the second supplemental environmental impact statement for OCS Lease Sale 193 and bar oil and gas leasing in the Arctic Ocean.

Obama makes Alaska’s Bristol Bay off-limits for oil, gas activity

Dec 17, 2014

US President Barack Obama placed Bristol Bay off-limits for future oil and gas leasing, extending a temporary withdrawal he imposed in 2010 that was due to expire in 2017. The Dec. 16 announcement effectively excludes the entire North Aleutian Basin from consideration in the new 5-year Outer Continental Shelf program the US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has begun to prepare.

Severance tax would backfire, Pennsylvania association leaders warn

Dec 17, 2014

Enacting a severance tax aimed at Pennsylvania’s unconventional natural gas activity would substantially harm the commonwealth beyond the industry itself, three oil and gas trade association officials warned.

New York state moves to ban hydraulic fracturing

Dec 17, 2014

High-volume hydraulic fracturing will be banned in the state of New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration announced Dec. 17, citing health risks and concerns about possible contamination of air and water. The state has had a temporary moratorium on fracturing in the Marcellus shale for years.


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