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Point of View: More money for technology needed for the oil industry

Oct 13, 2008 Innovative entrepreneur Gennady “Gene” Moshkovich has established several companies that cater to various aspects of the oil industry, especially desulfurization: He currently is CEO of DS2Tech Inc.

New software moves distributed-temperature sensing data

Oct 13, 2008 Shell has developed open standards software to fill the gap of moving distributed-temperature sensing (DTS) data from the wellsite to the engineer’s office desktop.

Corrosion problems solved in CT nitrogen operations off Brazil

Sep 15, 2008 Laboratory and field research with various completion fluids helps refine procedures to reduce corrosion in coiled tubing during use of nitrogen contaminated with oxygen.

SPECIAL REPORT: Refiners apply safety lessons from BP Texas City explosion

Sep 8, 2008 Refiners are applying safety lessons while BP PLC responds to recommendations from the US Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) following the deadly Mar. 23, 2005, explosion at BP America Inc.’s Texas City, Tex., refinery.

PERSONNEL MOVES AND PROMOTIONS: Murphy Oil makes executive changes

Sep 8, 2008 Murphy Oil Corp. announced that Claiborne P. Deming, president and chief executive officer of the company since 1994, will retire effective Dec. 31.

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.

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."

Republican platform's energy, environment planks no surprise

Sep 3, 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 . . . through a comprehensive strategy that meets both short and long-term needs."

MARKET WATCH: Large gas injection pulls down energy prices

Aug 29, 2008 The new front-month natural gas contract led the fall of energy commodity prices Aug. 28 in the New York market as a bigger-than-expected injection of gas into US underground storage shifted traders' attention from what could be the first major storm to threaten Gulf Coast petroleum production and processing in 3 years.

MARKET WATCH: Crude prices inch up slightly

Aug 26, 2008 After the biggest single-day drop in 4 years during the previous trading session, crude prices inched up Aug. 25 in the New York market as the dollar weakened and tankers began loading oil from the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline for the first time since an Aug. 5 explosion and fire at a pumping station in Turkey.

SPECIAL REPORT: Refined product demand justifies Middle East refinery investments

Aug 25, 2008 Steadily rising refined product demand in the Middle East is inducing significant refinery investments in the region.

Canadian Superior's Bounty finds gas off Trinidad

Aug 14, 2008 Canadian Superior has reported a major natural gas discovery on Intrepid Block 5(c) off eastern Trinidad and Tobago.

July was bad for oil

Aug 11, 2008 US crude dropped $15.92/bbl in July for the biggest dollar loss in a single month since it began trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Apex Oil to pay for Illinois pollution cleanup

Aug 11, 2008 Apex Oil Co. Inc. has been ordered to clean up contamination from its former refining operations in Hartford, Ill., the US Department of Justice and Environmental Protection Agency jointly announced July 29.

Murphy Oil makes executive changes

Aug 7, 2008 Murphy Oil Corp. announced that Claiborne P. Deming, president and chief executive officer of the company since 1994, will retire effective Dec. 31.

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