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July was bad for oil

Aug 4, 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.

Modified cycles, adsorbents improve gas treatment, increase mol-sieve life

Aug 4, 2008 Natural gas treatment often uses adsorbents for contaminant removal. Special materials, such as molecular sieves, remove sulfur-containing impurities like mercaptans, as well as water vapor.

MARKET WATCH: Gasoline draw pushes up oil prices

Jul 31, 2008 Crude prices shot up July 30, wiping out losses from the July 29 trading session that had exceeded the July 28 rebound from the previous week's large declines.

PERSONNEL MOVES AND PROMOTIONS: EnCana names executives for newly split companies

Jul 14, 2008 Canadian oil and gas firm EnCana Corp., which in May announced a bifurcation of its oil and gas businesses into separate companies, has designated the executives who will head the new firms.

MODELING GULF OF MEXICO LOST PRODUCTION—2: Model framework can aid decision on redevelopment

Jul 14, 2008 Most of the destroyed infrastructure from the 2004 and 2005 hurricane seasons in the Gulf of Mexico were mature assets low on their production curve.

Cracked pipe caused propane fire at Valero McKee refinery, CSB says

Jul 11, 2008 Water which leaked through a valve, froze and cracked an out-of-service section of piping was the likely cause of a Feb. 16, 2007 fire at a Texas oil refinery, the US Chemical Safety Board said.

Medco Energi appoints vice-presidents

Jul 8, 2008 Medco Energi US has appointed four vice-presidents in a realignment of executive positions.

MODELING GULF OF MEXICO LOST PRODUCTION—1: Field redevelopment economics and storm impact assessment

Jul 7, 2008 The oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico has the greatest weather exposure in the world and is vulnerable to a range of losses that include physical damage and destruction, business interruption, and pollution liability.

Constraints in worldwide refining capacity

Jul 7, 2008 The US currently consumes about 20.5 million b/d of petroleum and produces about 8.5 million b/d, including natural gas liquids and processing gains.

France uses SPSE pipeline to bypass port strikers

Jun 23, 2008 French authorities, aiming to bypass striking port workers in France, have begun using the SPSE pipeline to transport oil from a strategic storage facility at Manosque to the Fos-Lavera oil port.

Australia amends offshore law to enable CO2 storage

Jun 23, 2008 Australian Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson introduced amendments to the country's offshore petroleum law to clear the way for carbon dioxide capture and storage in offshore locations.

Australia considers carbon capture and storage law

Jun 23, 2008 Australian Resources and Energy Minister Martin Ferguson introduced amendments to the country's offshore petroleum law to clear the way for carbon dioxide capture and storage offshore.

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Jun 23, 2008

Jorf Lasfar refinery plan in Morocco moves ahead

Jun 6, 2008 Abu-Dhabi's state-owned IPIC has approved a plan for construction of a refinery at Jorf Lasfar in Morocco, the latest of several projects announced for the port on the country's Atlantic seaboard.

Refining margins dampen first-quarter earnings

Jun 2, 2008 Record-high worldwide oil prices and strong natural gas prices drove oil and gas company earnings in the first quarter of 2008, but weak downstream margins weighed on profits.

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