The largest oil and gas producer in the state of Alaska is considering exports of Alaska North Slope crude direct to Asian markets.» Read More
So far, the North American shale revolution has been confined to two states, Texas and North Dakota, at least as far as oil is concerned. But Texas, where production is up 1.469 million bpd, and North Dakota, where production has risen 671,000 bpd, account for virtually all the increase.
WASHINGTON, Oct 14- President Barack Obama said lawmakers appear to have made progress on a deal to reopen the government and avert a looming default on Monday as he prepared to meet congressional leaders with a Thursday deadline drawing near.
WASHINGTON, Oct 14- U.S. lawmakers in the Senate said on Monday they hoped to reach a deal soon to reopen the government and avert a looming default as investors worried that Republicans and Democrats might not be able to resolve their differences by a Thursday deadline.
WASHINGTON, Oct 13- Senate negotiations to bring a boiling fiscal crisis to an end showed signs of progress on Sunday, but there were no guarantees that the U.S. federal government shutdown was about to end or that a historic default would be avoided.
WASHINGTON, Oct 13- Veteran and Tea Party groups protested the U.S. government shutdown in Washington on Sunday, taking down barricades around the World War Two memorial on the National Mall before marching to the gates of the White House.
OSLO, Oct 9- Billions of people could be living in regions where temperatures are hotter than their historical ranges by mid-century, creating a "new normal" that could force profound changes on nature and society, scientists said on Wednesday. Regardless of the scenario, changes will be coming soon, "lead author Camilo Mora of the University of Hawaii said.
WASHINGTON, Oct 8- Tourism sagged near U.S. national parks, Washington- area workers filed more unemployment claims and futures markets grappled with a lack of data as the government shutdown, now in its second week, stretched across the nation and upset many aspects of American life.
NEW ORLEANS, Oct 7- Lawyers for BP Plc and the federal government sparred on Monday over the methods competing teams of scientists used to estimate the size of the company's 2010 oil spill in the U.S. Potential fines under the Clean Water Act could top $17 billion, an amount close to BP's annualized profits as of last quarter.
LONDON, Oct 1- Giant sedimentary basins underneath the United States have the capacity to store 500 years' worth of the country's energy-related carbon dioxide emissions, and the biggest are located in the traditional petroleum producing states along the Gulf Coast, according to U.S. government scientists.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Sept 23- New regulations to oversee hydraulic fracturing of oil and gas wells in Alaska could be issued later this year by state regulators, officials said at a public hearing on Monday.
*Coast guard fires warning shots over Greenpeace vessel. *Greenpeace says Russia cannot guarantee safety of rig. MOSCOW, Sept 18- Russian coast guards fired warning shots and arrested two Greenpeace activists who scaled the Prirazlomnaya Arctic oil platform in a protest over the potential threat to the environment from operations slated to start this year.
*China domestic copper premiums firm as prices fall. *Shanghai copper premiums unchanged at $170- $200- Shmet. Barratt said he was expecting a muted trading day ahead of the Fed communique, with limited support from top consumer China, given the slow global economic recovery.
*China domestic copper premiums firm as prices fall. *Shanghai copper premiums unchanged at $170- $200- Shmet. Barratt said he was expecting a muted trading day ahead of the Fed communique, with limited support from top consumer China given the slow global economic recovery.
SINGAPORE, Sept 18- London copper was treading water on Wednesday, underpinned by a slightly weaker dollar and steady Chinese demand in what is expected to be a quiet session ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement on the scale of its stimulus drawback. *Copper fell to its lowest in more than a month on Friday at $7,024 a tonne.
SINGAPORE, Sept 17- Gold hovered near a five-week low on Tuesday as traders waited for guidance on when the U.S. *Spot gold had risen 0.1 percent to $1,315.10 an ounce by 0015 GMT, after falling 1 percent in the previous session to a five-week low of $1,303.85.
*Comes after Anglo pledged to halve potential mine pipeline. LONDON/ TORONTO, Sept 16- Mining group Anglo American has pulled out of the Pebble copper-gold project in Alaska, less than two months after pledging to halve a $17 billion pipeline of potential mines and bring down the cost of keeping future options open.
WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The Pentagon announced five possible missile defense sites in the eastern United States on Thursday, but said it was far from any decision to proceed with what would be an "extraordinarily expensive" program expansion in an era of budget cuts.
WASHINGTON, Sept 12- The Pentagon announced five possible missile defense sites in the eastern United States on Thursday, but said it was far from any decision about whether to proceed with what would be an "extraordinarily expensive" program expansion in an era of budget cuts.
NERA was asked to analyse the effects of LNG exports limited to a relatively low level or a high one, with exports ramping up to full volume slowly or rapidly. NERA was also asked to examine the case in which there was no limit on the volume of gas exported.
WASHINGTON, Sept 11- The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said Jina Choi, a 13- year veteran attorney with the agency, will head the SEC's San Francisco office, the hub for many of the agency's investigations into some of the country's largest Silicon Valley technology companies.