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Marathon cutting jobs, costs in reorganization

Sep 12, 2003 Marathon Oil Corp., Houston, said it would cut 265 jobs in a realignment plan expected to yield pre-tax savings of more than $65 million annually.

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Sep 15, 2003 The International Energy Agency in Paris warned in a Sept. 10 report that industry oil inventories among members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, including the US, "are heading into the winter heating season at the bottom of their 5-year range.

MEPG: Iraq logs progress restoring oil output, exports

Sep 15, 2003 MEPG: Iraq logs progress restoring oil output, exports While security remains a serious challenge, Iraq is making progress in restoring production and export of crude oil and petroleum products, current and former officials of the Iraqi Oil Ministry said Sept. 9 in Dubai.

Gasoline price rises as storm threatens East Coast refineries

Sep 16, 2003 Futures prices for oil and natural gas fell Monday as Hurricane Isabel moved away from production in the Gulf of Mexico, but gasoline futures rebounded on fears that the powerful storm will shut down some East Coast refineries.

Southern San Juan basin venture targets Menefee coal gas, Dakota, Entrada objectives

Sep 23, 2003 Two Dallas area independents formed a joint venture to explore and develop coalbed methane and conventional formations in the southern and western San Juan basin in

Norsk Hydro selling its 25% stake in Scanraff refinery at Lysekil, Sweden

Sep 25, 2003 Norsk Hydro ASA, Oslo, has agreed to sell its 25% stake in the 200,000 b/d Scanraff refinery at Lysekil, Sweden, to the Sweden-based Preem Petroleum AB, which already owns 75% of that refinery.

Multiphase pumping addresses a wide range of operating problems

Sep 29, 2003 Multiphase pumping has evolved into a well-accepted "best practice" in many producing areas and is now being asked to solve a wide range of operational problems.

Catalyst developments driven by clean fuels strategies

Oct 6, 2003 Clean fuels strategies are at the top of crude oil refiners' lists of challenges this year, and catalyst suppliers have responded with solutions.


Oct 6, 2003 Houston, has appointed Rich Schiffman as president, and promoted Craig Douglas to vice-president of technology at Seamap Pte. Ltd., Singapore.

Use it again, Sam

Oct 6, 2003 As a general rule the men and women who work in the hydrocarbon industry are highly supportive of environmental and conservation efforts—first by choice and secondly by necessity.

NYMEX natural gas futures price jumps to 6-week high

Oct 8, 2003 Natural gas for November delivery jumped by 5% to a 6-week high Tuesday on the New York Mercantile Exchange, as traders scrambled to buy new supply contracts.

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Oct 13, 2003 For now, oil markets have dodged the bullet of a Nigerian supply outage.

COMPANY NEWS: Tractebel pulls out of Atlantic LNG project

Oct 20, 2003 Tractebel LNG North America LLC has pulled out of the $1.2 billion Atlantic LNG Co. of Trinidad & Tobago's (ALNG) Train 4 expansion project after more than a year of negotiations.


Oct 20, 2003 Petrofac Facilities Management; VMonitor Inc. and Baker Hughes Inc. (BHI); American Cast Iron Pipe Co.; MORE...

US delays new Iraq oil infrastructure contracts; KBR work continues

Oct 30, 2003 The US Army Corps of Engineers Wednesday said it expects as long as a 2-month delay in awarding two new Iraq oil infrastructure contracts because it plans to expand the value of the original tender.

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