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Kuwaiti oil minister confident about refinery support

Sep 16, 2008 Kuwaiti's oil minister, rejecting allegations that he had violated any laws in the award of contracts, expressed confidence he would win parliamentary support to construct the 615,000 b/d Al-Zour refinery.

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Sep 15, 2008

Hurricane Ike idles 21% of US refining capacity

Sep 12, 2008 Even before its center made landfall on the Texas Gulf Coast, wide-bodied Hurricane Ike knocked out more of American refining capacity than did its predecessor less than 2 weeks earlier.

MARKET WATCH: Crude prices fall as Ike threatens Houston area

Sep 12, 2008 Despite pending supply reductions via OPEC and Hurricane Ike, energy prices continued falling to yet another 5-month low just over $100/bbl Sept. 11 as traders focused on declining demand.

Senate, House members pledge action following independent oil speculation study

Sep 12, 2008 An independent report showing that record amounts of speculative investment drove oil prices to record peaks in 2008 confirms that stronger market regulation is needed, federal lawmakers said.

Hurricane Ike roars out of the Gulf of Mexico and across eastern Texas

Sep 12, 2008 Federal officials moved to facilitate restoration of US Gulf Coast oil and gas production, oil refining and transmission after Hurricane Ike roared through eastern Texas and headed toward north-by-northeast.

Congress members pledge action after oil speculation study

Sep 10, 2008 An independent report showing that record amounts of speculative investment drove oil prices to record peaks in 2008 confirms that stronger market regulation is needed, federal lawmakers said.

MARKET WATCH: Energy prices inch up as Hurricane Ike approaches

Sep 9, 2008 Energy prices inched higher Sept. 8 as Hurricane Ike washed over eastern and central Cuba, diminishing from a Category 3 storm to a Category 1 storm in the process.

MARKET WATCH: Oil prices swing in hurricane winds

Sep 8, 2008 Crude prices dropped below $107/bbl Sept. 5 as mostly unscathed US Gulf Coast oil and gas operations come back on stream following the dissipation of Hurricane Gustav, which also reduced US demand for energy via power outages and other disruptions.

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Sep 8, 2008

Study predicts viscosity of gas oils, heavy blends

Sep 8, 2008 A recent study used various gas oils and blends with residual heavy oils in order to evaluate the predictability of four different correlations.

Gustav a solid test

Sep 8, 2008 The oil and gas story from Hurricane Gustav is that the disruption could have been worse.

Republican platform’s energy, environment planks no surprise

Sep 8, 2008 Republicans adopted a 2008 national campaign platform on Sept. 1 that included a call to “aggressively increase our nation’s energy supply in an environmentally responsible way.

Saudi Aramco begins Khursaniyah field production

Sep 5, 2008 Aramco, which earlier had to delay a planned start-up, has begun production from its Khursaniyah oil field, according to company officials.

2008 Republican platform's energy, environment planks contain no surprises

Sep 5, 2008 Republicans adopted a 2008 national campaign platform on Sept. 1 which included a call to "aggressively increase our nation's energy supply in an environmentally responsible way . . . through a comprehensive strategy that meets both short and long-term needs."

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