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By Robert Rapier on Dec 2, 2011 with 30 responses

Rank the Top 10 Oil Stories of 2011

Platts’ annual survey of the Top 10 Energy Stories of 2011 is now open: The top 10 oil stories of 2011: cast your vote now They listed about 40 stories; below are the ones that I voted into the Top 10 from the list they had put together: Keystone XL decision delayed until ’13 after enormous opposition Brent and WTI prices reach highest levels since 2008 surge Australia approves carbon tax, first among major western nations Brent/WTI spread blows out to as much as $28 US import dependence plummets on surge in US product exports ConocoPhillips, Marathon to abandon integrated model, will both split in two EA orders release of oil from inventories to counter tight market brought on by… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Nov 30, 2010 with 24 responses

Rank the Top 10 Energy Stories of 2010

Platts’ annual survey of the Top 10 Energy Stories of 2010 is now open and will remain open until Christmas: The top 10 survey: what were the biggest oil stories of 2010? They listed about 40 stories; I pulled out a list below that I think is worth debating on inclusion in the Top 10. BP Macondo well blows out, rig collapses, 11 men killed, flows for three months Drilling off US Atlantic Coast moves forward before Macondo World demand on steady upward rise, bigger jump seen in ’11 BP sets huge asset sales, sets up fund to deal with spill claims Peak oil prophet Matt Simmons dies Bakken production grows, producers turn to rail to move oil to market… Continue»

By Robert Rapier on Dec 16, 2009 with no responses

Platts Survey of Top Energy Stories of 2009

As I compile my year end list of the biggest energy stories of the year, I have just gotten an e-mail from Platts that is very helpful. As they have done in previous years, they have a survey up so readers can rank the top stories: Platts wants to know: the biggest oil stories of ’09 They will publish the results shortly after Christmas. Scanning the list and comparing to my rough draft of the Top 10, I see one story that isn’t currently on my list that I missed: The Valero Foray into Ethanol. Other than that, all of the stories that I have tentatively in my Top 10 are on their list except for two (and I bet… Continue»