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Oil prices jump almost 5 percent as tensions mount in Yemen

...jumped 17 percent since hitting a low of $43.96 a barrel a week ago.It was the first time the benchmark U.S. oil contract closed at $50 or higher since March 9. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils used by many U.S. refineries...
Media are doing what they're supposed to do

...Murkowski's "truth" and only the small parts of the puzzle that support his ideas: state financed "studies," secret oil contracts negotiations and other state's business conducted behind closed doors come to mind. I'd imagine the media would...
Kansas firm negotiating with Williams

...people. Last week in Anchorage, Murkowski met with representatives of Flint Hills and Williams to discuss the royalty oil contract for the refinery, which delivers about 70,000 barrels per day of state oil. Murkowski said the new contract would...
Murkowski to still push for pipeline

...but not a signed document. VOX BOX Voice your thoughts Do you think Gov. Murkowski will be successful in getting an oil contract signed before the end of his term? post your comments and check out other people's remarks at http://juneaublogger...
State makes tentative deal to buy North Pole oil refinery

Flint Hills Resources has secured a tentative crude oil contract with the state that will allow it to buy the Williams Alaska Petroleum refinery at North Pole. Under the agreement, the company...
Really radical ideas

...and basic democratic principles - that is, not cooking intelligence reports to promote a case for war for economic (oil contracts, Halliburton) and strategic (getting U.S. military bases out of Saudi Arabia and still close to Israel) reasons...
Any reasonable defense for oil companies' greed?

...some of his legislative cronies have put enormous pressure on the Legislature to accept some interesting changes to the oil contract. The oil companies have stated that if they don't get what they want, they may not develop the gas pipeline. We...
Palin will bring integrity to office

...there were. Our world has changed dramatically since Tony was in office. We're now faced with terrorism, gas and oil contracts, and state budget concerns, to name a few. If Tony was ineffectual while in office when things were relatively benign...
Iraq a test tube for corporate globalization

...Baathist government was installed. 1998 - While Iraq was under U.N. trade sanctions, Saddam Hussein was making future oil contracts with Russia, France, China and other non-U.S. companies. According to "The Bush Agenda" by Antonia Juhasz...
Agreement reached on gas pipeline

...portion of the fiscal contract dealing with taxes and royalties is complete. "(We) are working to finalize durable oil contract terms that incorporate the new oil tax structure," he added. Conoco Phillips reached a verbal agreement on the fiscal...


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