With Ken Salazar leaving the US Department of the Interior, it’s time to look over his efforts to fix the problems in the former Minerals Management Service. In this week’s Oilgram News column, Petrodollars, Gary Gentile reviews the record.
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By News Desk | January 28, 2013 12:02 AM Comments (0)
By News Desk | September 17, 2012 09:41 AM Comments (0)
Soon after the Macondo disaster, a report was put together that spelled out various policy options. It proved to be both controversial and prescient. In this week’s Regulation & The Environment column from Oilgram News, Gary Gentile looks at the impact of that report, more than two years on.
By News Desk | September 10, 2012 10:43 AM Comments (0)
With Macondo fresh on their minds, and drilling activity rising in the Caribbean or GOM areas close to it, some hard questions are being asked about the region’s approach toward the potential for a spill. In this week’s Oilgram News column “At the Wellhead,” Leslie Moore-Mira discusses some of the issues facing the Caribbean’s littoral nations.
By News Desk | August 27, 2012 10:29 PM Comments (1)
Regulation & The Environment: EPA’s sky-high cellulosic ethanol targets and whether industry will ever reach them
By News Desk | August 20, 2012 04:43 PM Comments (0)
As the requirement for blending cellulosic ethanol in the US fuel supply continues to rise, even though it still doesn’t exist in commercial quantities, there is debate over whether the numbers will ever be reached. Not everybody has thrown in the towel, as Meghan Gordon discusses in this week’s Oilgram News column, Regulation & The Environment.
By News Desk | August 13, 2012 09:34 AM Comments (0)
Everywhere Bangladesh turns to develop its offshore resources, it seems to run into a border dispute. But some of those are receding, and the country is optimistic about its oil and gas prospects. Mriganka Jaipuriyar has an overview of the country’s outlook in this week’s Oilgram News column, At the Wellhead.
By News Desk | August 6, 2012 11:19 AM Comments (0)
The acquisition of Canada’s Nexen by CNOOC, announced last month, makes sense on many fronts.
It gives CNOOC a stake in the North Sea, which means it’s effective now “long” the Brent market, where China has major exposure; and it also gives it a greater stake in what happens with WTI, since Nexen’s Canadian crude sold into the US will be tied to that benchmark.
Robert Perkins writes in this week’s Oilgram News column, Petrodollars, on the reasons why the deal is a logical one for CNOOC.
By News Desk | July 23, 2012 11:56 AM Comments (0)
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By News Desk | July 9, 2012 11:33 AM Comments (0)
It seems that no matter where strife develops in the world, there’s always some suggestion that oil may be playing a part. And though it may seem far-fetched to some, the petroleum aspect has been whispered as a possible backdrop to some of what’s going on in Syria.
In this week’s PetroDollars column from Platts Oilgram News, Kate Dourian looks at the history of Syria as a possible oil pipeline route, and whether it has a role in the current violence.