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

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

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

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.

Cooper to buy 50% of offshore Gippsland Sole gas field

Cooper Energy Ltd., Adelaide, has bought a 50% interest in the offshore Gippsland Sole dry gas field in retention lease Vic/RL3 as well as 50% of the Orbost onshore gas plant in eastern Victoria from Santos Ltd.

MARKET WATCH: Oil prices held steady on NYMEX awaiting crude inventory

Oil prices held fairly steady on the New York market in Dec. 16 trading while Brent crude oil prices fell by more than $1/bbl on the London market. The average price for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries basket of 12 crudes dipped under $56/bbl.

BPC report examines 40 possible options to reform RFS

The Bipartisan Policy Center issued a report outlining 40 possible options for reforming the federal Renewable Fuels Standard in an effort to move discussion of the controversial program beyond simply preserving or scrapping it.

Turkish refinery secures Canadian financing

Export Development Canada (EDC) said it is participating as lead arranger in the $3.3 billion debt-financing consortium supporting STAR Rafineri AS’s planned 214,000-b/d SOCAR Turkey Aegean Refinery (Star) in Aliaga, Turkey.

Encana to focus spending on four core shale assets in 2015

Encana Corp., Calgary, reported plans to spend $2.7-2.9 billion on its capital budget with roughly 80% of this total directed towards four of what the company is calling its “highest margin growth plays,” namely the Montney and Duvernay shale areas in Canada and the Eagle Ford and Permian areas in the US. Encana expects to generate about 75% of its 2015 cash flow from oil and liquids production.

Cenovus trims budget, slows oil sands work

Cenovus Energy Inc., Calgary, is trimming its capital spending in response to declining crude oil prices and will slow development of some of its thermal oil sands projects in Alberta.

Repsol to acquire Talisman in $13 billion deal

Spain’s Repsol SA has agreed to acquire all shares of Talisman Energy Inc. of Calgary for $8.3 billion along with assumed debt of $4.7 billion. The deal has been approved and recommended by Talisman’s board, and the companies hope to complete it by midyear 2015.

MARKET WATCH: Oil prices continue falling awaiting economic statistics

Oil prices on the New York market dropped in Dec. 15 trading following reports of supply disruptions in Libya and awaiting reports of economic statistics on Dec. 16 from China. The US Federal Reserve also met starting Dec. 16, and a monetary policy statement was scheduled to be released Dec. 17.

Senate passes Defense bill with BLM drilling permit program provision

The US Senate approved a Department of Defense appropriations bill on Dec. 13 containing a provision extending and making permanent a drilling permit processing pilot program the 2005 Energy Policy Act established in several Rocky Mountain US Bureau of Land Management field offices. The measure now heads to the White House, where it is expected to be signed.

Cook to head DONG Energy E&P group

David B. Cook has been named group executive vice-president and chief executive officer for exploration and production at DONG Energy, Fredericia, Denmark. He previously was executive officer and head of oil and gas at Abu Dhabi National Energy Co. (TAQA).

Sunshine Oilsands appoints chief executive officer

Sunshine Oilsands Ltd., Calgary, has appointed Luo Hong as chief executive officer and Jiang Qi as president and chief operating officer.

Woodside to buy Apache’s interests in Wheatstone, Kitimat LNG for $2.75 billion

Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has agreed to acquire interest in the Wheatstone LNG and Kitimat LNG projects, respectively in Western Australia and British Columbia, along with accompanying upstream oil and gas reserves, belonging to Houston independent Apache Corp. for $2.75 billion.

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