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First quarter earnings soar for producers, flounder for service firms

Jun 9, 2003 Oil and natural gas companies posted mixed results for the first 3 months of 2003.

US refiners still banking on 2003 recovery

Jun 20, 2003 US refiners are clinging tenaciously to the notion that 2003 will continue to be a recovery year.

Trinidad and Tobago grant approval to Atlantic LNG for Train 4 construction

Jun 20, 2003 After more than a year of negotiations, Trinidad and Tobago has granted approval to the partners in Atlantic LNG Co. of Trinidad and Tobago to proceed with the construction of LNG Train 4—the largest single LNG train in the world.

US expects to issue new competitive bids for Iraq oil services work

Jun 26, 2003 The US Army Corps of Engineers plans to open for competitive bidding new contracts to repair and maintain existing Iraqi oil infrastructure that could be worth as much as $500 million or as little as $500,000.

US refiners still banking on 2003 recovery

Jun 30, 2003 US refiners are clinging tenaciously to the notion that 2003 will continue to be a recovery year.

Drilling pace strong across US, Canada

Jul 7, 2003 pDrilling in the US is surging, especially land wells, after a notably slow start in the first quarter of 2003.

US expects to issue new competitive bids for Iraq oil services work

Jul 7, 2003 The US Army Corps of Engineers plans to open for competitive bidding new contracts to repair and maintain existing Iraqi oil infrastructure that could be worth as much as $500 million or as little as $500,000.

The Exploration Co. names chief operating officer and new treasurer

Jul 7, 2003 The Exploration Co., San Antonio, has named James J. Bookout as its vice-president and chief operating officer, a new position. He will direct TXCO's exploration, drilling, and production operations.

Brazilian firm receives $40 million IFC loan for gas exploration in Brazil

Jul 8, 2003 Queiroz Galvão Perfurações SA, the oil and gas subsidiary of Queiroz Galvão SA, a diversified Brazilian group, has received a $40 million investment loan from International Finance Corp. to support exploration and production operations in Brazil. IFC is the private sector arm of World Bank Group.

Good times ahead for us refiners investing to survive

Jul 11, 2003 Good times lie ahead for US refiners. But there's a catch: Only survivors will enjoy them.

Study: Project management capability key to selecting engineering contractors

Jul 14, 2003 Study: Project management capability key to selecting engineering contractors Owners of downstream petroleum and chemical companies rank project management capability as the main consideration in choosing engineering contractors, says a recent industry study.

MARKET WATCH
Natural gas futures fall as traders ignore tropical storm threat

Jul 14, 2003 Natural gas prices continued to fall Friday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, even as a strengthening Tropical Storm Claudette veered toward the Gulf of Mexico and operators began evacuating nonessential personnel from offshore platforms.

NPRA releases annual report on US refining, storage capacity

Jul 16, 2003 The US refining industry capacity is holding steady despite a decline in the number of refineries, the National Petrochemical & Refiners Association (NPRA) reported Wednesday.

Good times ahead for US refiners investing to survive

Jul 21, 2003 Good times lie ahead for US refiners. But there's a catch: Only survivors will enjoy them.

Personnel Moves and Promotions -BG Group names new nonexecutive chairman

Jul 21, 2003 BG Group named Robert Wilson nonexecutive chairman, effective Jan. 1, 2004, to succeed Richard Giordano, who is retiring from the BG board on Dec. 31.

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