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Study: Uncertainty rules smaller nations’ rush to gas

Smaller nations’ plans to invest in natural gas should proceed with caution, according to interim results of a study by MIT Energy Initiative in collaboration with the Cyprus Institute.

Foreign oil, gas investment strong in Canada

Foreign investment in Canadian oil and gas, a topic that raised governmental concern when CNOOC Ltd. of China last year announced plans to acquire Nexen Inc. of Calgary for $15.1 billion, has averaged $20 billion/year since 2007, reports the Canadian Energy Research Institute (CERI).

Protest events seen as ‘new normal’ for Keystone XL opponents

Proponents of the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline said opponents’ increasingly frequent protest events represent a “new normal” in efforts to keep the pipeline from Alberta’s oil sands to US Gulf Coast refineries from being built.

EPA credits switches to gas for US power plants’ GHG reductions

Greenhouse gas emissions from US electric power plants declined 10% from 2010 to 2012 because of conversions to natural gas from coal and from slightly reduced demand, the US Environmental Protection Agency said.

Experts see changes ahead for Mexico, Brazil, Venezuela

Three major Latin American oil-producing nations face different near-term policy prospects, ranging from reforms in Mexico to possible retreat in Brazil to near-total uncertainty in Venezuela, experts said during a conference on Energy in the Americas.

Dana Gas group files arbitration on Kurdistan government

Three operators that hold oil and gas rights in Iraq’s Kurdistan region have filed an arbitration action in a London court seeking to clarify contractual rights under their agreement with the Kurdistan Regional Government.

Court confirms Israeli gas-export policy

The Israeli High Court of Justice has upheld a June decision by the government on division of natural gas supply between exports and domestic use.

API calls for more data to help shape next 5-year OCS plan

The American Petroleum Institute said it would like the administration of US President Barack Obama to gather information more quickly so it will be able to consider expanded oil and gas leasing on more of the US Outer Continental Shelf when it develops the next 5-year management program.

SCOTUS to review EPA regulations of stationary sources' GHG emissions

The US Supreme Court agreed to review the US Environmental Protection Agency's approach to regulating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from refineries and other stationary sources.

Policymakers miss strong energy position's meaning, experts say

A dramatically improved oil and gas supply position brought about by technological breakthroughs puts the US in a position to do more than make North America energy independent, experts said during an Oct. 9 launch of a major new book at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Senate passes gulf transboundary bill, forwards to House

The US Senate approved legislation authorizing the US Department of Interior to implement terms of the Gulf of Mexico transboundary agreement with Mexico on Oct. 12.

Mexican proposal seeks Pemex profit-sharing

A proposal for hydrocarbon revenue by Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto provides a hint about a possible structure for oil and gas investment by outsiders in Mexico, says a legal update by the law firm Mayer Brown.

Schlesinger: US in better oil, gas position now than in 1973

The US is in a better oil and gas position now than it was 40 years ago when Arab oil producers cut off shipments in response to US support of Israel soon after the Yom Kippur War began, former US Defense and Energy Sec. James Schlesinger said.

Business leaders urge Obama to approve Keystone XL permit

Three major US business organizations sent a letter to US President Barack Obama urging him to approve the proposed Keystone XL crude oil pipeline's cross-border permit. The Oct. 9 letter was signed by 168 business leaders.

API to EPA: Expect suit if 2014 renewable fuel quotas are tardy

The American Petroleum Institute notified the US Environmental Protection Agency that it might sue if the federal environmental regulator fails to issue biomass-based diesel and renewable fuel requirements for 2014 on time.

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