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26 -29 August,
ONS 2008

Bridging the energy gap
is ONS 2006 theme,
from 22-25 August,
in Stavanger, Norway





Centre for
Global Energy



Dec 16 - 31


Oil prices fall despite Strait of Hormuz incident - nota

Fire disrupts production at Iraq oil refinery - nota

IAEA chief to visit Tehran later this week - nota

Iran halts gas supplies to Turkey: official - nota

PTTEP signs Bangladesh gas deal - nota

SKorea says will ban single hull tankers from 2010 - nota

Rolls-Royce wins $10 million contract for the petrobras gasene pipeline - nota

PetroEcuador Finds Evidence of Widespread Corporate Corruption - nota

Venezuela sees no need for OPEC to hike output - nota

Pipeline outlet eyed for Rubiales heavy oil - nota

Mexico's three main oil export ports reopen after stormy seas forced closure - nota

Ecopetrol Raises $2.8 Billion in IPO - nota

Petrobras relies on ANSYS simulation technology - nota

Argentina and Brazil worry over Bolivia’s limited gas supply - nota

New gas field found in east Bolivia - nota


Chavez pardons 2002 coup leaders, oil strikers - nota

Royal Dutch Shell is to shed thousands of jobs

LONDON Dec 31, 2007
- story

Oil firms sign Malaysian gas production deal - story

Oil prices rise amid geopolitical tension - story

Mexico says drunks cause ruckus; no sabotage to Pemex - story

New Panamal Canal blocks bidding process start - story

PDVSA completed tender offer for Cerro Negro project bonds - story

LUKOIL and GAZPROM NEFT establish a joint venture - story

Venezuela in monetary reconversion countdown - story

Argentina puts Punta Arenas methanol industry on the cliff - story

Energy firm link to blood diamond - story

ONGC Mittal wins gas exploration bid in Trinidad - story

Apache awarded two Chilean blocks - story

Brazil's oil 'blessing' is no energy panacea - story

Surging oil prices ease in profit taking - story

StatoilHydro sells some Gulf of Mexico assets for 243 mln dollars - story

Jamaican floating LNG project on hold - story

Demand rising for OSVs in Latin America - story

Peru steps up LNG investments - story

Oil prices surge toward 100 dollars
after Bhutto murder


A Korea National Oil Co. official walking in front of electronic graphics
on oil prices, at its main office in Anyang, on the outskirts of Seoul.

NEW YORK Dec 27, 2007
- story

Russia delivers more nuclear fuel to Iran: official - story

Oil prices at month-highs after Bhutto killing - story

Obama hammers Clinton as polls show tight race - story

Suicide bomber assassinates Pakistan's Benazir Bhutto - story

Angolan president sets election date - story

PETROBRAS approved payment to shareholders in the form of interest on own capital - story

Petrobras to begin construction 946 km of the third section of pipeline Gasene - story

ONGC Videsh to invest for 40% stake in Venezuela oil field - story

Brazil's Petrobras among world's 8 largest oil firms - story

Brazil's Petroleum is theirs too - story

Bolivia plans to re-nationalise four gas companies in 2008 - story

Jamaica: The big deals of 2007 - story

Trinidad: 'Revenue at stake if Govt prolongs PetroCaribe decision' - story

Venezuelan pleads innocent in `Suitcase Scandal' case in Miami - story

Petroperu plans to list shares on Lima Stock Exchange in 2008 - story

Ecopetrol says to buy petrochemical Propilco - story

Gazprom opposes foreign ownership
of energy reserves: agencies

MOSCOW Dec 27, 2007
- story

Iran's Khatami returns from the shadows - story

Oil prices higher ahead of US energy data - story

NKorea nuke talks at crossroads: SKorean FM -story

Chavez's year of heavy knocks - story

Pertamina beats Petronas for Indonesian subsidised fuel license - story

Portraits of US election democrats' candidates - story

Oil prices rise on Turkish air raids, supply concerns - story

40 killed in Nigerian oil pipeline fire: police - story

Iran-Malaysia sign 6 billion dollar gas deal - story

Analysts see prospect of 100-dollar oil in 2008 - story

PEMEX pick up 10b contract for EMGS - story

Petrobras record in Brazil 2,238,000 barrels per day - story

PDVSA announces pricing of tender offer for Cerro Negro bonds - story

Haiti seeks Chevron transport contract to import PDVSA's fuel - story

Cuban oil production tops 20m barrels - story


Midnight Mass: Homily of his holiness Benedict XVI

Reuters/Max Rossi

Pope Benedict XVI leads the Midnight Mass
in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican December 25, 2007.

Saint Peter's Basilica
25 December 2007

Dear Brothers and Sisters,- story

Russia to hike oil export duty by 21 percent: report -story

Christians celebrate Christmas as leaders urge peace -story

Crude oil prices gush higher -story

Wall St. higher as Merrill raises up to 6.2 bln dlrs -story

Chevron boosts proposed Gorgon LNG capacity by 5 million mt/year -story

Petrobras, Galp find more pre-salt oil reserves offshore Brazil -story

Bolivian states inch closer to self-rule as Morales urges talks -story

Chávez: Today, a new oil geopolitics
has started to be consolidated

The President of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez Frías

CUBA 12 24 07 - story

Koreas, China to meet on NKorea energy aid: officials -story

Israel rules out Hamas truce talks amid Gaza 'war' -story

Clouds over Nigeria's oil industry -story

Cuba and Venezuela sign 14 oil agreements - story

Turkish aircraft attack Kurdish positions in Iraq: Turkish army - story

'Hyperpresident' Sarkozy faces economic turbulence in 2008 - story

Spain's Repsol sells 14.9 percent of YPF to Argentine businessman -story

Crude rises on supply concerns, US economic data - story

Indictment ties Caracas intelligence to Argentine funds case - story

Venezuela PDVSA looks for help to triple Orinoco output - story

Hugo Chavez and Raul Castro inaugurates IV Petrocaribe Energy Summit - story

PDVSA - CUPET Cienfuegos refinery to supply products to Central America countries -story


Bush watchful on Iraq,
Afghanistan, Russia in 2008

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

President George W. Bush answers a question during
a news conference at the White House in Washington
December 20, 2007.

WASHINGTON 12 21 07 - story

12 regional heads of Caribbean States
meet for
Petrocaribe in Cienfuegos, Cuba

CARACAS 12 21 07 - story

Oil rises slightly in Asian trade - story

Rice concerned by Russia's 'move backward' on democracy - story

Colombian rebels confirm planned release of three hostages - story

Powers fail to reach deal on Iran sanctions - story

Crude prices pull back as markets mull US stockpiles - story

Problems reported at two German nuclear power plants - story

Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan sign Caspian pipeline accord - story

Pemex misses oil goal as November output drops 8.2% -story

Petrobras reports another oil-bearing well discovered in the Santos Basin’s pre-salt layer - story

PDVSA announces receipt of tenders and consents from holders of more than 90% of Cerro Negro project bonds - story

Emerging debt-firmer overall, but Venezuela dips - story

Citgo takes $1 bln loan for PDVSA debt; Fitch cuts - story

Russia offers to help Libya
in pursuit of nuclear energy

MOSCOW 12 20 07 - story

Oil prices rally as US inventories dip - story

French nuclear group targets third of new reactors - story

Bush signs bill raising auto fuel standards - story

Time names Putin person of the year - story

Chavez's year of heavy knocks

Francesco Spotorno/Reuters

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez pauses. Chavez accepted defeate in a referendum over reforms he hoped
would enshrine socialism in the South American country's constitution, in Caracas , December 3, 2007

CARACAS 12 19 07 - story

US Congress raises 32-year-old
fuel efficiency standards

AFP/Getty Images/Mark Wilson

The US Congress overwhelmingly approved Tuesday a bill raising fuel efficiency standards for the first time since 1975 in an effort to wean the United States from its dependence on foreign oil.

WASHINGTON 12 19 07 - story

Oil trades higher in Asia - story

Iraq says Turkey raid an 'attack on sovereignty' - story

Fuel seeps from capsized tanker at Indonesian port - story

BHP Billiton approves Australian gas field development - story

France says it will take in released Colombian rebels - story

Chevron to jointly develop Chinese gas field - story

Colombian rebels order release of abducted Betancourt aide - story

Oil prices retreat after Turkey pulls back from Iraq incursion - story

Brazil's CVRD pulls out of US steel plant purchase - story

BP salutes oil output feat at end of turbulent 2007 - story

New gas field a boost to Europe's energy security: Medvedev - story

Venezuela hit by slump in refinery investment - story

Russia starts nuclear deliveries to Iran

MOSCOW 12 18 07 - story

Incoming OPEC chief does not rule out output boost

Algerian Energy Minister Chakib Khelil

LIMASSOL, Cyprus 12 18 07 - story


Oil prices drop amid US economic fears - story

Bush seeks more pressure on Iran after Russia moves - story

World stocks slide as US rate cut hopes fade - story

US claims Venezuela offered payment to hush up Argentine electoral fund - story

National Oilwell to buy Grant Prideco, creating oil service giant - story

Putin to accept PM's job if ally wins Kremlin - story

Russian supplies prove Iran seeks bomb: Israeli minister - story

Niger Delta rebels must unite, cripple oil sector: MEND - story

Mexican port of Altamira reopens after 24-hour closure: ministry - story

Petrobras to invest up to $1 bln in Bolivia - story

Global Industries to dismantle Usumacinta and Kab 101 platform - story

Guyana-Venezuela joint group to be set-up to prevent incursions - story

PDVSA for strategic alliances - story



Crisis in Bolivia as provinces
threaten to break away

Residents celebrate the approval of the autonomic statute
at the main park in Santa Cruz, eastern Bolivia, Saturday,
Dec. 15, 2007.

SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia 12 17 07 - story

Soaring energy needs, oil prices push SE Asia to nuclear power - story

Brazil's Petrobras starts up new 180,000 bpd rig - story

Indupa to expand PVC capacity in Brazil, build ethylene plant - story

New natural gas field in Bolivia discovered by Repsol - story

Ecuador's output 508,332 b/d, Jan-Oct 2007 - story

Mexico to Expand Refinery in 2008 - story

Petrobras awards subsea manifolds to Aker Kværner - story

Venezuela's Cardon refinery crippled by parts shortage - story

S & P affirmed its ratings on CITGO Petroleum Corp.- story

Mexico sees 2.1-3.4 million b/d oil output to 2016 - story

Venezuela, Brazil pledge energy cooperation - story

Maurel & Prom : Signing final agreement for a joint enterprise with PDVSA - story

Global warming pact set for 2009 after US backs down - story

Bolivia braces for unrest in reform split - story

Oil spreads 120 km south of SKorea's worst spill: Coast Guard - story

Oil prices mixed as demand forecasts hiked - story

US energy bill puts brakes on fuel-guzzling vehicles - story

OPEC raises estimate for oil demand growth in 2008 - story

IEA ups forecast for 2008 world oil demand by 115,000 bpd - story

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