Growth

Forward Contract Stifles Canadian 88’s Growth

Despite 1999 production revenue increases of 51% and cash flow increases of 43%, Calgary-based Canadian 88 took a sharp hit to its bottom line by a natural gas forward sales contract, which resulted in the company posting a loss of $6.5 million ($0.06 per share). The company had reported earnings of $1.8 million ($0.02 per share) in 1998.

May 22, 2000

Forward Contract Stifles Canadian 88’s Growth

Despite 1999 production revenue increases of 51% and cash flowincreases of 43%, Calgary-based Canadian 88 took a sharp hit to itsbottom line by a natural gas forward sales contract, which resultedin the company posting a loss of $6.5 million ($0.06 per share).The company had reported earnings of $1.8 million ($0.02 per share)in 1998.

May 18, 2000

FP&L Vows to be One of the Cleanest Utilities

Florida Power & Light Co. says it will meet future customergrowth in this decade by increasing the electricity generatingcapability of its system by 24% using environmentally friendlynatural-gas technology.

April 4, 2000

PanCanadian Find Could Boost Sable Output

The next growth step for Atlantic Canada’s fledgling natural gasindustry has popped up on the horizon in the form of a discoverywith potential to double offshore production and exports to NewEngland. Offshore of Nova Scotia, PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd.expects to know by the end of this year the true size of a gas findin the Sable Island region that it has christened Deep Panuke.

April 3, 2000

PanCanadian Find Could Nearly Double Sable Output

The next growth step for Atlantic Canada’s fledgling natural-gasindustry has popped up on the horizon, in the form of a discoverywith potential to double offshore production and exports to NewEngland. Offshore of Nova Scotia, PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd.expects to know by the end of this year the true size of a gas findin the Sable Island region that it has christened Deep Panuke.

April 3, 2000

GRI: Storage Will Grow by Leaps and Bounds

Regulatory changes and steady growth in U.S. natural gasconsumption will trigger a 21% increase in storage capacity overthe next 15 years, according to a new study of gas storage by theGas Research Institute.

March 21, 2000

Chevron, Kerr-McGee Optimistic for 2000 Spending, Production

Citing confidence in growth prospects, San Francisco-basedChevron Corp. said it plans to spend $5.2 billion this year. Still,that figure, which includes increased investment in Dynegy Inc., isless than estimated 1999 spending. “We’ll devote the majority ofour capital dollars to developing the high potential of ourextensive worldwide upstream portfolio, including recent propertyacquisitions in Thailand and Argentina,” said CEO Dave O’Reilly.

January 17, 2000

Chevron, Kerr-McGee Optimistic for 2000

Citing confidence in growth prospects, San Francisco-basedChevron Corp. said it plans to spend $5.2 billion this year. Still,that figure, which includes increased investment in Dynegy Inc., isless than estimated 1999 spending. “We’ll devote the majority ofour capital dollars to developing the high potential of ourextensive worldwide upstream portfolio, including recent propertyacquisitions in Thailand and Argentina,” said CEO Dave O’Reilly.

January 12, 2000

Drilling is Hot in Kern County, CA

Spurred by $20-plus/barrel oil prices, robust economic growthand a deep exploratory well blowout that lasted for months,optimism is growing in California’s central valley oil patch inKern County near Bakersfield.

January 10, 2000

Drilling is Hot in Kern County, CA

Spurred by $20-plus/barrel oil prices, robust economic growthand a deep-well exploratory blowout that lasted for months,optimism is growing in California’s central valley oil patch inKern County near Bakersfield.

December 30, 1999