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« Reply #1080 on: November 23, 2009, 09:46:02 PM »

I believe he is referring to the Cardon 3 block,as we've posted before.Black Gold being sucked right out from underneath their ROCK..Wouldn't that be an interesting twist,"IF",Silvetti sold that mapping to Chevron,and or Venezuela....Just a thought.....

Well, we KNOW that Persistence was right there doing their mapping.  That article talks about border waters - and Aruban waters only go out what......6 miles or something?

So yeah - if that's just a typo for Cardon 3 - which it appears to be from the 2nd article TxMom posted -  then yes, that answers a LOT of our suppositions, now doesn't it?

I mean, who else in recent times has been MAPPING the ocean floor in that area aside from Persistence? 

THANK YOU TxMom for that article!!!!!!!

 an angelic monkey

It's very sad Jen3560!If the evidence continues to come out and,Silvetti,Schaeffer,Trahan,Kingman and or others have been involved in nefarious dealings......... I'm at a loss!
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« Reply #1081 on: November 24, 2009, 10:18:05 AM »

http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_65367.php

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Aruba Colombia and Venezuela map conflict in the Netherlands

November 20, 2009, 12:46 (GMT -04:00)

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ORANGE CITY - Prime Minister Mike Eman (AVP) with the Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen (CDA) talk about the conflict between Colombia and Venezuela and the possible implications for Aruba. The Prime Minister leaves on Sunday for an official introductory visit in which he, alongside an audience with Queen Beatrix, is also holding talks with Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende (CDA) and the Ministers of Transport and Defense.

Eman says the situation in Colombia and Venezuela to keep constant watch. "We recently received the visit of Venezuelan consul, and this issue was also raised. We feel that the soup is always eaten as hot as it is served. But it remains a tense situation. "Eman says there still to assume that the United States and the heads of Venezuela and Colombia, Álvaro Uribe and Hugo Chávez will keep a cool head. "I have confidence in the diplomatic capacities of both heads. Uribe has repeatedly proven to defuse situations and last I saw a picture of Hugo Chávez, along with Spanish King Juan Carlos. Both laughing and we all remember from the earlier incident between the two has been. "

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Another issue that goes to the Prime Minister Verhagen to cut the gas is currently taking place around the territorial waters of Aruba. "Right now is a piece area named Gordon 3, just on the border with the waters of Aruba by searching for oil company Chevron gas. This course is an indication that there may be something within our waters. "Eman said that according to international rules for certain options in a border area where gas is found. "One is that both countries approach each other and to try to come to an agreement, there was an indication of how the gas is distributed in the land of the two countries, the income divide. Would this not be possible, but you should consider yourself to go drilling. For a gas bubble does not stop at borders. If on the other side is drilled, then the raw material removed from our territory and that of course you can not passively to see happen. "Eman says so with the Dutch Minister Verhagen Venezuela to approach in order to agree on gas exploration in the area . The premier said that there were already talks with Chevron in Venezuela, but that developments were not there then as now and that is the next stage.


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http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_65397.php

Aruba raises conflict between Venezuela and Columbia with the Netherlands

20 Nov, 2009, 11:27 (GMT -04:00)

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ORANJESTAD — Minister-president Mike Eman (AVP) will be raising the matter of the conflict between Columbia and Venezuela and the possible consequences thereof for Aruba with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maxime Verhagen (CDA). The Premier will be leaving this Sunday for an official acquaintance, where he will meet with Premier Jan Peter Balkenende (CDA) and the Ministers of Transport and Defense, besides being received in audience by Queen Beatrix.

Eman said he is constantly keeping an eye on the situation in Columbia and Venezuela. “This subject had also been touched on during a recent visit from the Venezuelan consul. We feel that things are never as bad as they seem. However, it remains a tense situation.” Eman said he assumes that the United States and the heads of state of Columbia and Venezuela, Álvaro Uribe and Hugo Chávez, would stay levelheaded. “I have confidence in the diplomatic capacities of both heads of state. Uribe has proven several times that he could mollify situations and I had recently come across a picture of Hugo Chávez and the Spanish King Juan Carlos. Both of them had been smiling at the time, even though all of us still recall the earlier incident between those two.”

Extraction of gas
The Premier will also be raising the extraction of natural gas with Minister Verhagen, which is currently taking place in Aruba’s territorial waters. “Oil Company Chevron is currently searching for natural gas in an area named Cordon 3, just along the border of Aruba’s waters. Of course, this could indicate a discovery of something within our waters.” In this, Eman states that according to international regulations, certain options are possible if natural gas is discovered at a border territory. “One of the options implies that both countries make contact to come up with an agreement on the division of revenues, if there is an indication as to how the gas is divided in the sea floor of the relevant countries. If an agreement cannot be reached, one will have to consider drilling themselves as a gas deposit does not stop at a border. Raw material will also be removed from our territory if any drilling is done on the other side. Of course, we cannot simply just stand there and watch.” Therefore, Eman wants to approach Venezuela together with the Dutch Minister Verhagen to make agreements on gas extraction in the area. The Premier states that there had been previous conversations with Chevron in Venezuela. A follow-up conversation would take place later on, as developments had not progressed that far yet.



Just to give this a bit of background.........


Remember - Lala's said that Jug knew their main purpose was oil related.

Chevron owns the drilling rights to Cardon 3 Off of Venezuela.

Cardon 3 just happens to be 14 miles offshore ARUBA.

Chevron had the Russians in there doing preliminary work earlier this year.

2008 - Chevron reviewed seismic and other MAPS of the area that had recently been done.

Now...................... (July 2009)

Let the Drilling Offshore Aruba Commence!


Petroleum Jobs in Aruba


Petroleum Engineers - Oil Offshore Marine Client 2 openings, phone interviews are set for April 27th.

Please apply with your updated cv's, including phone numbers and email addresses. Excellent expat package provided. Client will pay for all relocation costs.
Location: International, International
Job Type: Contract
Salary: To Be Completed - To Be Arranged/Announced
http://www.oil-offshore-marine.com/directory/country/aruba/engineering/petroleum --------



Job Type: Contract
Job Start Date: ASAP
Minimum Experience: 8 years
Wanted Expertise: Engineering - Petroleum

Working Language: English
Location: International, International
Salary: To Be Completed - To Be Arranged/Announced
Job Advertised on: 14 Apr 2009
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http://www.oil-offshore-marine.com/show_job.php?id=19127


Petroleum engineering is an engineering discipline concerned with the subsurface activities related to the production of hydrocarbons, which can be either crude oil or natural gas. These activities are deemed to fall within the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry, which are the activities of finding and producing hydrocarbons. (Refining and distribution to a market are referred to as the downstream sector.) Exploration, by earth scientists, and petroleum engineering are the oil and gas industry's two main subsurface disciplines, which focus on maximizing economic recovery of hydrocarbons from subsurface reservoirs.Petroleum geology and geophysics focus on provision of a static description of the hydrocarbon reservoir rock,(Jen's words here - this COULD be what Kyle was really doing, thus providing for the next step of petroleum engineering we now KNOW began taking place this summer) while petroleum engineering focuses on estimation of the recoverable volume of this resource using a detailed understanding of the physical behavior of oil, water and gas within porous rock at very high pressure.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petroleum_engineering

** Obviously, prior mapping was done - and "hot spots" identified, for someone then to be hiring a petroleum engineer - whose job is to "focus on estimatino of the recoverable volume of this resource".


Here is the backup for the Chevron, Cardon 3, 14 miles offshore Aruba:

Gas drilling close to Aruba 14 November 2008

ORANJESTAD - Venezuela and Russia have started with mutual drillings for gas in sea. One of the fields where they are gong to drill, Cardón III, lies close to Aruba. The Venezuelan company PdVSA and the Russian Gazprom do the exploitation. Almost 190 Venezuelans, Russians, and Americans work on the project Venezuela and Russia close to Aruba.The idea is that also the American Chevron-Texaco participates actively in the project, which is something that Venezuela has promised a few years ago. Chevron-Texaco is coping with the anti-American attitude of the Chavez-government.


And look at the coinky dink here....


http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/13/venezuela-worries-aruba/print/

The Washington Times

Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Venezuela worries Aruba
Anton Foek THE WASHINGTON TIMES

ORANJESTAD, Aruba On a clear day, one can easily see Venezuela from the southern part of this tiny Dutch Caribbean island - and its flaming towers drilling for oil and gas. Russia and Venezuela recently began a joint drilling project in the waters bordering Aruba. The government of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez claims 28 fields holding an estimated 27 trillion cubic meters of natural gas. A Russian consortium that includes the state-owned Gazprom is exploring five fields. One of them - Cardon 3 - is less than 14 miles away from Aruba. The project is causing concern in Aruba and the Netherlands, which is responsible for Aruba's foreign affairs, because Venezuela did not inform either in advance of its plans, thereby violating an agreement signed in 1971 and ratified in 1986. "They do not really need to ask us for approvals or permission to drill, but needed to inform us," said Jocelyne Croes, a political minister at the Dutch Embassy in Washington. "We signed a treaty about that, and now they are generating new frictions in situations that used to be under control." Mr. Chavez announced recently that Russia and Venezuela are "strategic partners" in oil and gas exploration. Speaking on television from a drilling platform in the Gulf of Venezuela, he said the exploration was "an act of sovereignty, as we are liberated from the evil Yankee imperialism." Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin smiled as the Venezuelan leader spoke. Mr. Sechin said five of Russia's largest energy companies have taken a 20 percent stake in a national consortium formed to explore another oil-rich area, Venezuela's Orinoco River basin. Petroleos de Venezuela SA will have the controlling stake in the project. Since World War II, when Aruba started to refine Venezuelan heavy crude, Venezuela has claimed possession of the Dutch Caribbean islands. Some here fear that the government of Mr. Chavez might invade the Netherlands Antilles and take possession of the islands. "One never knows," said Rudy Lampe, a member of the Aruban parliament and president of the RED political party. "No one knows if or when, but there is a distinct possibility they may invade." The Venezuelan Embassy in Washington did not respond to requests for comment Though few in this region seem to take Venezuela's claim seriously, it remains a topic of conversation on the island.

Augustine Vrolijk, director of Aruba's foreign affairs office in the capital, Oranjestad, told The Washington Times that a bigger fear is that drilling in the Gulf of Venezuela could lead to an environmental mishap, which would have dire consequences for Aruba's tourism industry. "Of course we are concerned, maybe not so much for a direct and open invasion but certainly for our future. If anything in that order happens, it happens to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, backed by several treaties with the U.S.," he said. Randall Croes, an Aruban economist who lived in Venezuela for 18 years, said, "No one can take Hugo Chavez seriously." "He is a Machiavellian prince, looking to build goodwill in political and economic harsh times and manipulate his electorate for the upcoming referendum, using a streamlined pubic relations machine to hide real domestic problems with big international issues. He also has a lot of money but a 66 percent inflation over the past 12 months and no job markets for the unemployed in his country," he added. Mr. Chavez has become an outspoken foe of the U.S. The socialist leader expelled the U.S. ambassador in Caracas in September and repeatedly has accused President Bush of plotting to overthrow his government. Venezuela is the fourth-biggest supplier of oil to the United States. Ben Bot, former Dutch minister of foreign affairs, and the present foreign minister, Maxime Verhagen, have said in television interviews that Venezuela should not go too far in provoking other countries and should stick to signed treaties. Mr. Chavez says he is aware of his limitation. "My country's northern borders are with the Netherlands," he said recently.

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Pretty nice little package, no?  And that news article TxMom posted puts the bow on top perfectly.

Are there really still people out there who believe the Persistence's motives were completely humanitarian?

Is there anyone who really thinks Silvetti did not have suitable motivation for covering up the cage and its contents - and also perpetuating the pond hoax/witness as a diversion from his find?


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« Reply #1082 on: November 24, 2009, 11:34:17 AM »

Would you not have gone down with...

1.More divers in order to cover more ocean floor & targets??

2.A device to sift the ocean floor as Kermit posted??


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« Reply #1083 on: November 30, 2009, 12:15:40 AM »

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Published: Friday, September 9, 2005 15:59 (GMT -0400)
US oil company Chevron (NYSE: CVX) has found about six trillion cubic feet (Tf3) of natural gas in block 3 of eastern Venezuela's Deltana platform, enough to warrant the country's first liquefied natural gas (LNG) train, Ali Moshiri, the president of Chevron Latin America Upstream, told BNamericas.





Venezuela's energy and oil minister and state oil firm PDVSA president Rafael Ramírez said that the size of Chevron's Deltana find is closer to 7Tf3, but that even at 6Tf3 it is much more than original reserve estimates.


Chevron announced in June a "significant" natural gas find on block 3, one of five offshore blocks in Plataforma Deltana, but this is the first time the company has announced the size of the find.


The discovery was made at the offshore Macuira 1X exploration well in block 3. The well tested at a rate of 51 million cubic feet a day of natural gas.


The well is located relatively close to and on trend with the Loran gas field in block 2, where Chevron drilled four successful exploration wells in 2004.


Chevron operates block 3 with a 100% stake. PDVSA has an option to back into the block up to 35% upon declaration of commerciality. Chevron was awarded the license for block 3 in August 2004.


Chevron also operates block 2 with a 60% stake and fellow US company ConocoPhillips has the remaining 40%.


GULF OF VENEZUELA


Chevron was also awarded on September 8 an exploration license for the Cardón III block off the coast of Falcón state in the western Gulf of Venezuela as part of the first stage of the government's Rafael Urdaneta tender.


Moshiri said he is eager to start exploration on Cardón III as soon as possible. Under the license conditions, Chevron is required to invest US$10mn in the first stage.


"Venezuela is very important for the world in terms of energy security. The Gulf of Venezuela has enough gas reserves [for commercial production], that's why it was so easy for us to decide about participating," Moshiri said.


Chevron already has offices in Maracaibo, the capital of oil-rich Zulia state bordering with Falcón state, but it could open another office with 20-30 people to deal with the Gulf of Venezuela exploration, Moshiri said.


Venezuela's tax authority Seniat is currently investigating Chevron and about 20 other foreign companies operating in the country for alleged tax evasion. Seniat even seized computers containing financial information from Chevron's Zulia office in August, but Moshiri would not comment on the investigation when asked by BNamericas.


http://www.bnamericas.com/news/oilandgas/Chevron_6Tf3_Deltana_gas_find_enough_for_LNG_train
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« Reply #1084 on: November 30, 2009, 08:52:32 AM »

Thanks Hotping!

So I wonder if Chevron did the exploration themselves for Carson 3, or if they hired that out? 
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« Reply #1085 on: November 30, 2009, 11:40:33 AM »

Thanks Hotping!

So I wonder if Chevron did the exploration themselves for Carson 3, or if they hired that out? 
Good Question Jen...I will Dig some more later I've got to run some errands now....But here is a thought...The above article was written in 2005...So maybe the Persistence Crew was doing a refresher mapping so to speak......   
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« Reply #1086 on: November 30, 2009, 12:03:06 PM »

Could very well be!!

Or maybe it simply took 1.5 years for the exploration to begin.  It seems to take a looooooong time in between awards (license/permits) and action in the gas/oil industry!
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« Reply #1087 on: November 30, 2009, 02:50:12 PM »

http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_65781.php

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ARUBA

Negotiation Petro China in U.S.

November 30, 2009, 12:59 (GMT -04:00)

ORANGE CITY - Minister Mike de Meza (AVP) Finance, Utilities, Energy & Communications leave today, accompanied by some legal advisers, to the office of U.S. oil company Petro China in New Jersey for negotiations.

This premier Mike Eman (AVP) announced this morning. "Petro China has announced from Beijing that they have enough leeway to use the negotiations to continue. Now they want to do this personally. They have been a few times to Aruba and now we show good will of our side through to their office in the United States to come. "Interviews take place tomorrow.

The starting point of Aruba is particularly the maintenance of permanent jobs at the refinery and possible contract workers back to work. Prime Minister Eman acknowledges that with regard to fiscal and environmental issues have not changed the requirements of Petro China, since by the previous government leaked correspondence between the company and Aruba. This correspondence revealed that PetroChina will operate under the same environmental rules as Coastal twenty years ago and no tax to pay. "We want to regard the environment still has some fine tuning with Petro China," said Prime Minister Eman.
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« Reply #1088 on: December 01, 2009, 12:30:06 AM »

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Papiamentu translation:

minister mike de meza at new york for atende reunionnan important cu petrochina is wait for cu can arrive at resultadonan positive for aruba

previous to minister mike eman comentando on the situation of valero y petro- china owing to tell cu yesterday morning the had one meeting cu his colega mike de meza on the desaroyonan here.

during his estadia at the netherlands the had various conference calls cu representantenan of petrochina y also owing to succeed of achieve asistencia of part of the netherlands in the negociacionnan here y yesterday tardi minister mike de meza owing to trip for new york for today follow cu conversacionnan cu petrochina relaciona cu the desaroyonan for cu valero.

according premier eman, petro- china owing to come aruba at various ocasion y aworaki owing to achieve invitacion for aruba is present at new york caminda cu petro- china is feel cu owing to base of decisionnan cu owing to cay at beijing they will have one some more espacio for avanza in the conversacionnan cu aruba.

gobierno is wait for cu today minister de meza can follow avanza on the negociacionnan important for aruba.

sharp more important cu gobierno is poniendo on table of negociacion is garantia of work for esnan cu is trahando at the momentonan here in the refineria y is insisti for hour have trabounan of mantencion y renovacion for haci for subcontractors of aruba can have one participacion big in the trabounan here.

gobierno is wait for cu the negociacionnan here can termina in one desaroyo positive because valero already end 3 times owing to extende decisionnan cu they wanted did take for cu the personal in valero y gobierno owing to ask for extende the decision on this, because is believe cu have cu try of realiza one throw caminda cu empleadonan can happen of one for another without cu have to bay in the proceso of trauma y retiro of none employee. come across
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« Reply #1089 on: December 01, 2009, 02:21:38 AM »

Chinese firm buys US oil assets



Chinese energy giant China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) has bought oil assets in the US for the first time.

CNOOC bought limited stakes in four deepwater exploitation licences in the Gulf of Mexico from Norway's Statoil.

The size of the deal is secret, but Statoil said it was small.

In 2005, an $18.5bn CNOOC bid for US energy firm Unocal was withdrawn amidst concerns over the sale of strategic assets to China.

Statoil said it had acquired the US licences over the past two years, and added that it would remain the operator of the licences.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/8342327.stm


Sometimes ya gotta go across the pond to get your news...

BUMP.....Add this to the above article and see where China is headed.....Aruba will be their conduit for the "BLACK GOLD"...Just a thought..As i've said before...What do i know?
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« Reply #1090 on: December 05, 2009, 10:47:45 PM »

http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_66041.php

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Aruba and PetroChina almost round on refinery

December 5, 2009, 12:12 (GMT -04:00)

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Finance Minister Mike de Meza

ORANGE CITY - The Aruban government and the Chinese state oil company Petro China on some important issues around after the acquisition of the refinery in San Nicolas. "Of the more than twenty points that were discussed in fifteen we agree," said Minister Mike de Meza (AVP) Finance, Utilities, Energy & Communications. He spoke last Tuesday and Wednesday in New York with Shaolin Lee, CEO of Petro China to the Americas. Topic of conversation include the tax regime including Petro China will attack if they take over the refinery.

The BBO is taking on exports fell, but the tax holiday where all previous owners of the refinery have enjoyed. The Meza is one of the issues, the Aruban government and PetroChina have found each other. "Petro China has agreed to pay profit tax. We want to make as a minimum, regardless of the profit being made. We also want to find a way to carry out checks on the amount taxable profit is actually made. There is still an agreement be concluded. "Furthermore, the Aruban government still inonderhandeling with PetroChina on the number of permanent workers at the refinery should be guaranteed, and the number of places for contract workers.

500 million
The environmental standards that comply with Petro China will have to take is also an issue, as the liability of the company should have a disaster occur. "The way in which the refinery will be operated on is important for Aruba. We want to see a full operating raffinaerij is not a so-called "seasonal refinery ', which the facility instance three to four months per year is kept open. Or if only one port for oil storage. "The Meza indicates that PetroChina has said that the difficult times and that any shut downs, as is the case under the current owner Valero, can not be excluded. A major point of discussion is the minimum investment Petro China will have to make in the refinery. According to the minister Meza, the company has 500 million florin guaranteed. The Aruban government is however one billion florin to see investment. "Enabling jobs and a long life for the refinery would be protected." The minister is a blow to the arm, however. "It is ultimately a win-win situation for both parties." The minister Valero and PetroChina almost completed their negotiations and rest only one agreement between Aruba and Petro China. Next week the two parties speak together again.
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« Reply #1091 on: December 07, 2009, 10:53:49 AM »

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Refiners may see decreased demand due to legislation
BY ALEX MILLS
December 07, 2009


Refining margins in the US are likely to shrink in coming years because stricter fuel economy standards and rising mandates for blending ethanol and other biofuels will reduce gasoline demand, Deloitte, LLP said in a recent study.

Roger Ihne, a principal with Deloitte in Houston, wrote a study entitled “A Tsunami of Change Bearing Down on the Refining Industry.”

“Over 15-20 years, we can expect to see a reduction in gasoline demand,” Ihne said.

He emphasized that he was not projecting “the demise of the refining industry.” A lot of uncertainty exists while refiners await the outcome of proposed legislation about stricter fuel economy standards and renewable fuels mandates.

Climate change legislation also could add costs because refiners are expected to have to invest in ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

“In the short run, refiners can reduce throughput or shut down less efficient units,” Ihne said. “Over the long haul, though, it’s hard to justify keeping a refinery operating while selling less output at a time when profit margins are declining and costly upgrades are required.”

He expects refineries along the Gulf Coast to be heavily hit by shrinking profit margins.

“The golden age of refining ended last year when…the economy sank into recession,” he said. “It won’t be back any time soon.” He said the age ended a 4-year run of good refining margins. “A lot of the assumptions refiners had just 2 years ago are likely to be turned on their head.”

Ihne compares the current scenario that refiners are facing to the shakeout that followed the oil price shock in the late 1970s.

“The average refinery utilization rate dropped in the US to 84% to 1979, a little above where it is now,” Ihne said. “It then fell to less than 80%, where it stayed until 1986. Over the next 2 decades, the number of US refineries was halved from 319 in 1980 to 149 in 2000.”

The US Energy Information Administration has forecast the utilization rate for US refining will slide to 78.5 percent in 2010 as a result of reduced demand. The last time utilization rates were that low was 1985. EIA expects gasoline demand will decline by 13 percent by 2030.

Valero Energy announced recently that has begun permanently shutting down its refinery in Delaware City, Delaware that had a capacity of processing 210,000 barrels per day of crude oil.  Also, Valero closed its 235,000 barrel per day refinery in Aruba in August.  Valero tried but could not find a buyer for either plant. 

Consumer must understand that a barrel of crude oil is not worth much until it is refined.  However, once refined it provides consumers with a myriad of products that makes our daily lives very comfortable.

Alex Mills is president of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers.  The opinions expressed are solely of the author.

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« Reply #1092 on: December 07, 2009, 07:13:49 PM »

http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_66103.php

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December 7, 2009, 13:10 (GMT -04:00)

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PHILIPSBURG - International trade, particularly the sale of fuel to aircraft and ships, will to Curacao energy producer Curoil it seems that the best figures in its 24 anniversary to help. Director Gensley Capella expects 2009 to close the year with a profit of around 35 million guilders.

This made it last night announced during the traditional celebrations surrounding the lighting of the Christmas lights of this energy (see photo page 5).

The stages of petrol, diesel, fuel oil and cooking gas during the last two months for an amount of over 2.7 million guilders, is a form of "contributing to society", is Capella. Already, the price of oil worldwide, local prices have not been two months adjusted.

Curoil few weeks back it has a request to the College Board for rate increases. It is estimated that the energy a little 3 million guilders per month to lose income if the world trend for oil prices continues and the local rates are not adjusted.

May just be more expensive diesel but BC is still not out. Price increases of any kind are politically sensitive at the end of the year or in an election period: two cases are now addressed.

Thanks to the Curaçao community to support the company and its division Curgas and petrol stations Capella noted that "the policy of Curoil in recent years bearing fruit and that the management is very proud of the staff at first and continue to management ".

This good result enables Curoil to return to the community. Thus one weeks time 3551 people carried in a free Curoil products decorated with ABC on the bus route Dominguito-Caracas Bay.
In the field of sports supported Curoil Naoc-athletes in their preparations for international events. Furthermore, the energy contributed to different formation and education for young people.

Dividend

Curoil have in their own words in recent months 13.6 million guilders in bonuses paid to the Curacao government.

Curoil praises the fact that "despite internal and external setbacks in 2008 and 2009 with positive thoughts impressive figures to do books.

The company also reports "success" in other areas: reducing the delivery of cooking gas, the acquisition of jet fuel sales on Bonaire, and many more.

"Curoil is one of the few public limited companies can generate substantial revenue for the Curaçao government and thus indirectly to the community", says the energy to praise himself further.

The company advises "any individual to set himself goals and then the positive light without looking to follow in order to set targets to meet or surpass.

Children's Angelitos, gaita group Los Originales and local artists Maruja Boogaard, Ilvia Gustina, Lisa Lispier, Ephrem J. guided by the friends band B'Friends with Hershel Rosario amused the audience during the lighting event that the title "Magia di loop" (Miracles of Light-magic) meekreeg.
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"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

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http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_66363.php

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Rainbow Warriors, "Petro China partner genocide '

December 12, 2009, 12:31 (GMT -04:00)

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The headquarters of Petro China in Beijing.
ORANGE CITY - Rainbow Warriors Environment Organization warns of the role of oil company PetroChina and its parent company China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in the genocide in the Sudanese province of Darfur. Petro China has long been the main candidate to take over the oil refinery in San Nicolas, now owned by U.S. oil company Valero.

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Rainbow Warriors points to the mysterious nature of the negotiations between Aruba and the oil company. There would be twenty points at fifteen of these were negotiated and both parties have agreed in principle. These points were Minister Mike de Meza (AVP) Finance, Communications and Utilities during his press conference ten days ago also discussed. Aruba and the Chinese state oil company would not quite agree on the fiscal terms, the number of permanent employees, the environmental standards the company must keep going, and the liability to emergencies or refinery or not the entire year should be operational. Aruba on the points and Petro China to agree on that, Meza The minister has made no statements.

Reputation
By doing business with Petro China, alongside those achievements also a poor track record been in terms of environmental concerns in their own country, would Aruba itself because of its association with the company Petro China's own reputation damage, said Rainbow Warriors. The environmental organization have multiple associations and NGOs, including the Sudan Divestment Task Force, Genocide Intervention Network, Save Darfur Coalition and Investors Against Genocide, pointed out that both PetroChina and CNPC parent company involved in the violation of human rights in Darfur. Online Amigoe of research shows that investors in both America, including universities and federal states their investment in Petro China to have moved elsewhere because of involvement in the humanitarian crisis in Darfur. In Europe, attracted the pension of the European Parliament and the Dutch pension fund PGGM, the largest in Europe, including money from Petro China. American investeerdes, including Fidelity Investment and the billionaire philanthropist Warren Buffett in 2007 by various pressure groups were put under pressure to dump their shares to Petro China.


The main candidate for acquisition of the Valero oil refinery, is still the Chinese company PetroChina. PetroChina is the listed subsidiary of state-owned China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC). In 2007, Petro China the world's first company with a market value of one trillion U.S. dollars. In that respect it's also the biggest company in the world. Both CNPC and PetroChina, according Rainbow Warriors environmental organization involved in the genocide in the Sudanese province of Darfur, where conservative estimates of the United Nations between 200,000 and 450,000 people were killed.

Darfur
Research indicates that Amigoe by CNPC, the state oil company of China and its listed subsidiary PetroChina indeed active in Sudan. China's growing demand for fuel led in 2005 more than half of Sudan's oil reserves bought. Policy is that projects outside China by CNPC and its subsidiary PetroChina a joint venture. The predominantly Arab Muslims run by Omar al-Bashir regime, which since 2003 has been embroiled in a civil war against rebel groups, given the Chinese government full ownership of CNPC, money and weapons. Between 70 and 80 percent of the revenue from oil sales will go to military purposes. The UN and the U.S., the Sudanese government in 2005 accused of money, weapons and vehicles has been provided to Arab militias who were scheduled on the rebel-controlled villages in Darfur province. Between 200,000 and 450,000 people took this death, albeit by force or famine because humanitarian food shipments were not proceed. Millions were displaced from their homes and villages into refugee camps where hunger, violence and rape are still the order of the day.

Sudan will not only money and weapons from Beijing, but also political support. Thus China, along with Russia, Qatar and South Africa to send 20,000 UN call to send to Darfur blocked. Were also motions for higher santies against Sudan through the UN blocked by China.

On the other hand, Petro China participant in the so-called United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), an initiative of companies to adhere to a dozen ethical principles of human rights, labor, environment and corruption. Critics argue that Petro China's presence in Sudan in breach of at least two of these principles. Petro China since 2007 also publishes reports on its Corporate Social Responsibility. It is however no mention on the activities in Sudan. It is true that Petro China in June 2008 to inform themselves to make no investments in Sudan. "The investment in the Sudanese project, as indicated by gerucjten, not the benefit of the assets of Petro China, but those of CNPC."
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6.4 Support and Outside Services
In the course of carrying out the survey, support, cooperation, and outside services were
obtained from the following sources:
− Bathymetric Survey GeoLab Technical Services (Nig) Ltd
− Sonar/Magnetometer sweeping- GeoLab Technical Services (Nig) Ltd

− Diving Investigation Services- DiveTech (Nig) Ltd, Lagos
− Purchase of Charts and software- Meridian Chartware Ltd., Norwich, UK
− Hydrographic equipment Consultants-Inner Space Technology, New Jersey, USA.

http://www.fig.net/pub/accra/papers/ts20/ts20_03_egbuh.pdf


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« Reply #1096 on: December 18, 2009, 01:19:42 PM »

Putting the 2 together i just found it interesting!Article from 2006,and a hit to SM from Nigeria today.....Could mean absolutely nothing....
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« Reply #1097 on: December 18, 2009, 06:18:08 PM »

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http://www.amigoe.com/artman/publish/artikel_66552.php

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States unanimously backed a motion against Shell

December 18, 2009, 12:59 (GMT -04:00)

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PHILIPSBURG - All fifteen members of the States present and Chairman Pedro Atacho rallied yesterday behind the motion, which the Statenlid Faroe metry (PNP) was submitted to the Royal Shell liable for "the serious damage caused to the earth and sea bed, groundwater, seawater and inland waters of Curacao "by the operation for about 67 years of the refinery on Curaçao.

States support this initiative of the Island Territory of Curaçao in this context. States learn from the country like what the Dutch government has set environmental position. These refer to the motion, the States and Van Middelkoop Rosenmöller of October 29, 1996 and the motion-Van Gent of December 2 last year in the House, the Dutch government or generate sufficient technical resources to resolve them through the asphalt and for more research to civil ways of rehabilitation of environmental damage to these stories on successive owners of the refinery.

The motion also quotes a letter from the Executive Council of Curaçao on September 30, 2005 to the Executive Board of the Royal Dutch Shell in The Hague sent, thus the limitation of a claim against Shell was prevented - by letter, the limitation period of twenty years After the departure of Shell in 1985 just have not been conducted.

However safeguarded the Shell Curaçao government at the time of compensation and took the refinery for a symbolic golden on.

Staten Nelson Navarro (FF) said yesterday that about "the times and thoughts on these issues have changed" and that there is still justice in the Shell should be sought. Several countries, where Shell has also caused environmental damage, do it al

That the motion is only Antillean Shell to focus and not - as reported Dutch motions to "the successive owners' - is partly offset under section 5 of the motion:" emphatically pointed out that the motion may be unrelated to any discussion and / or intent relating to closure of the refinery, but is purely and entirely focused on achieving justice for Curaçao, its people and the environment Curacao.
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"I can look back over the past 10 years and there were no steps wasted, and there are no regrets,'' she said. "I did all I knew to do and I think that gives me greater peace now." "I've lived every parent's worst nightmare and I'm the parent that nobody wants to be," she said.

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« Reply #1098 on: December 18, 2009, 08:37:26 PM »

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Legacy Offshore is currently taking resumes for a Corporate Lawyer in our League City office. Candidates must have 5 years experience in corporate law, maritime law, Master Service Agreements (MSA), and contracts. Prior in-house experience and Texas bar license preferred. Please forward resumes to

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« Reply #1099 on: December 18, 2009, 08:48:31 PM »

Another interesting tidbit....Also look at the last name of one of the Attorney's..Ring a BELL...Ring-Ding-Dong...

This case has to do with somebody we know..Take-a-peek!

http://www.fifthcircuit.org/PDF/OPINIONS/PO/2009/B81152DD-CE34-49FE-92E5-3CE005DF4E78.pdf
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