Cheniere Energy Inc. of Houston this week detailed a plan toaccelerate its exploration program in the shallow Gulf of Mexicoregions. “Cheniere has a window of opportunity that may last 12 -18 months, during which time the economics of exploration drillingin the Gulf of Mexico will be particularly attractive,” saidPresident Michael L. Harvey. “Currently, oil and gas prices arerelatively high, but the costs of drilling are low.”
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NiSource Chairman Gary Neale yesterday called on Columbiaofficials to provide detailed information to shareholders regardingincreased “golden parachutes” approved last week for 30 Columbiaofficials. In a letter to Columbia CEO Oliver G. (Rick) RichardIII, Neale also said he was “distressed to hear that you and yourchief financial officer, Mike O’Donnell, repeatedlymischaracterized the financing” of NiSource’s $68/share hostiletakeover offer ($5.7 billion) to Columbia shareholders during anearnings teleconference last week (see Daily GPI July 16, July 15,June25, June 11 and June 8).
After almost 18 months of detailed proceedings and negativelegislative signals, California regulators have pulled backsubstantially from original proposals to unbundle the state’snatural gas industry along the lines of the state’s electricderegulation.
After almost 18 months of detailed proceedings and negativelegislative signals, California regulators have pulled backsubstantially from original proposals to unbundle the state’snatural gas industry along the lines of its electric deregulation.
Enron Capital & Trade Resources Corp. (ECT), SyntroleumCorp., and SLH Corp. contributed a total of $3 million to funddetailed engineering, land purchase and other development costs foran 8,000 barrel/d gas-to-liquids specialty product plant inSweetwater County, WY, to be developed by Syntroleum. Subject toconditions, ECT committed an additional $14.5 million for aminority interest in the plant.