Monthly Archives: September 2007

The Next Race for Oil – The Arctic

From Alexander’s Gas & Oil Connections ( Russia and the West begin the race for the Arctic Region by Alexander Gabuev,04-08-07 The competition between Russia and the West has, apparently, opened a new front, the Arctic front. The US was … Continue reading

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Badami Shut Down for Recharge

Badami has been an underperformer from the start, and was in warm shutdown for several years. Rising crude prices and some technological tweaks are combining to make it more profitable. From Petroleum News ( Vol. 12, No. 34 Week of … Continue reading

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TAPS at 30

A highly biased article, but interesting to show that “spin” can be hard to detect. While TAPS has withstood earthquakes and floods, it hasn’t withstood bombing and drunks shooting at it with high-powered rifles (TAPS 400 Bullet Spill). And despite … Continue reading

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NAFTA and Canadian Oil

Here’s an interesting tidbit… NAFTA contains a proportionality article (Article 605) that requires a signatory to the article to not reduce the proportion of a commodity that it exports to another signatory country. Currently, Canada exports about 65% of its … Continue reading

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