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NGC: Lieberman-Warner legislation would drive up gas demand

Jun 4, 2008 A recent study from NGC concluded that legislation to be debated this week in the US Senate is likely to increase gas demand without addressing the need for increased supply.

WoodMac: US refiners, pipelines invest in Canadian tar sands

May 30, 2008 The projected growth of Alberta oil sands production, which has in place some 1.75 trillion bbl of resources, is triggering a wave of investments, said Wood Mackenzie Ltd., Edinburgh.

FTC offers glimpse of how it will develop new oil market investigation authority

May 23, 2008 When he came before the Senate Appropriations Committee's Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee on May 14, Federal Trade Commission Chairman William E. Kovacic told the subcommittee's chairman, Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.), exactly what he wanted to hear.

COMPANY NEWS: EnCana plans split into separate oil, gas companies

May 19, 2008 The board of Canadian oil and natural gas company EnCana Corp. has approved a proposal to split along distinct business lines—oil and gas—to create two Calgary-based energy firms.

OGJ Newsletter

May 19, 2008

Total, Aramco plan 400,000 b/d Jubail refinery

May 16, 2008 Saudi Aramco and Total SA will construct a 400,000 b/d full-conversion refinery in Jubail city on Saudi Arabia's Persian Gulf coast. Operations are expected start in 2012.

'There are solutions to this problem, but this isn't one of them'

May 16, 2008 Sen. James N. Inhofe (R-Okla.), in remarks on the Senate floor after Democrats introduced their energy bill as an amendment to flood insurance legislation on May 8.

OPEC: Refinery mismatch strains crude price

May 15, 2008 Refinery construction oriented to gasoline in a market needing distillate is lifting the premium for light crude and contributing to market instability, says the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries.

MARKET WATCH: Energy prices rebound amid talk of production cuts

May 14, 2008 Energy prices rebounded May 13 amid speculation that Iran might cut its crude production by 400,000-1 million b/d beginning in June.

Refiners' storm plans greatly improved, NPRA president says

May 14, 2008 Refiners have greatly enhanced their storm preparation procedures in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, reported NPRA Pres. Charles T. Drevna to a US Senate committee May 13.

EnCana plans split into separate oil, gas companies

May 12, 2008 The board of Canadian oil and natural gas company EnCana Corp. has approved a proposal May 11 to split along distinct business lines—oil and gas—to create two Calgary-based energy firms.

House diesel price hearing targets market speculators

May 12, 2008 A US House subcommittee’s hearing to examine the adverse impacts of rising diesel fuel prices on truckers became the latest forum for Democrats to demand crackdowns on oil market speculators and Republicans to call for expanded access to remaining domestic resources.

‘Design-build’ method useful for refinery project execution

May 12, 2008 Refiners can execute many projects at a lower cost and in less time using a “design-build” approach that bypasses the front-end engineering and design (FEED) package.

OGJ Newsletter

May 12, 2008

House hearing on diesel prices and truckers focuses more on oil market speculators

May 9, 2008 A House subcommittee's hearing to examine the adverse impacts of rising diesel fuel prices on truckers became the latest forum for Democrats to demand crackdowns on oil market speculators and Republicans to call for expanded access to remaining domestic resources.

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