Struggle

E&Ps Face Choices Under SEC Reserve Revisions

The updated reserves reporting rules for U.S. exploration and production (E&P) companies enacted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) may prove a struggle for independents in choosing whether to be aggressive with their bookings versus a more conservative approach, particularly when booking proved undeveloped (PUD) locations, analysts said Thursday.

January 25, 2010

Majors Once Again Said Stalking North American Reserves

With lmany junior and mid-size independents continuing to struggle in North America, the oil majors once again are said to be ready to shop for some bargains to build their portfolios both onshore and offshore in North America.

April 20, 2009

‘Temporary Forbearance,’ Revised Show Cause Orders Urged at FERC

Six natural gas and power groups have asked FERC to consider temporary forbearance or amnesty for energy companies while they struggle to adapt to Commission’s new role as an enforcement agency, as well as to make revisions to its enforcement procedures to dispel industry concerns that FERC is acting as both “judge and jury.”

December 18, 2007

Retail Gas Competition Alive, Well in Various States

While deregulated electricity markets struggle in some places, retail natural gas competition thrives in nearly a dozen states, such as Georgia, where it has been in effect for almost a decade, according to a panel of gas utility and marketer representatives at the annual meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) last week in Anaheim, CA.

November 19, 2007

Retail Gas Competition Alive, Well in Various States

While deregulated electricity markets struggle in some places, retail natural gas competition thrives in nearly a dozen states, such as Georgia, where it has been in effect for almost a decade, according to a panel of gas utility and marketer representatives at the annual meeting of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) in Anaheim, CA.

November 16, 2007

Challenges to Canada’s C$16.2B Mackenzie Gas Project Continue

The saga of Canada’s Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP), a lengthy struggle marked by challenges from environmental and aboriginal groups and escalating costs, continued this week in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, where activists accused the project’s backers, including Imperial Oil Ltd., of overlooking greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and other potential impacts of the project.

September 4, 2007

Challenges to Canada’s C$16.2B Mackenzie Gas Project Continue

The saga of Canada’s Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP), a lengthy struggle marked by challenges from environmental and aboriginal groups and escalating costs, continued last week in Yellowknife, NWT, where activists accused the project’s backers, including Imperial Oil Ltd., of overlooking greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and other potential impacts of the project.

September 3, 2007

Petroleum Futures Run-Up Results in Record Electronic Energy Trading Volumes

As the power struggle for market-share supremacy in the electronic energy trading platform arena continues to heat up, IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) and the New York Mercantile Exchange Inc. (Nymex) reported Friday that record volumes of trading were achieved on Thursday. The increased activity across the energy complex was sparked by petroleum supply concerns due to escalating violence in the Middle East, a Nigerian crude pipeline blast and a major refinery fire in Venezuela.

July 17, 2006

Petroleum Futures Run-Up Results in Record Electronic Energy Trading Volumes

As the power struggle for marketshare supremacy in the electronic energy trading platform arena continues to heat up, IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) and the New York Mercantile Exchange Inc. (Nymex) reported Friday that record volumes of trading were achieved on Thursday. The increased activity across the energy complex was sparked by petroleum supply concerns due to escalating violence in the Middle East, a Nigerian crude pipeline blast and a major refinery fire in Venezuela.

July 17, 2006

Aboriginal Groups Head Back to Court Over Mackenzie Pipeline

Canada’s arctic gas project has been served with a frosty reminder that it’s struggle with northern natives still isn’t over. The last aboriginal holdouts against the $7 billion (US$6 billion) Mackenzie Gas Project have taken their case to court for the second time in two years.

March 10, 2006