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  • Meeks Pushed for Iran Sanction Exemption After Azerbaijan Junket

    08/03/2014 9:10:02 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 6 replies
    NLPC | August 3, 2014 | Peter Flaherty
    There’s fallout from the July 27 Houston Chronicle exposé of a trip to Azerbaijan by 10 member of the House that violated House rules. The trip was ostensibly sponsored by nonprofit groups but was actually funded by oil companies BP, Conoco Phillips and SOCAR, the national oil company of Azerbaijan. According to the New York Post today: Rep. Gregory Meeks pushed to let an Iran-backed natural-gas project dodge US sanctions — after attending an illicit junket paid for by energy companies. Also from the Post: “Congressman Meeks went on a 2013 Congressional trip to Baku, Azerbaijan, subsidized in part...
  • Iran Says US Holding Secret Talks to Restore Diplomatic Ties

    11/09/2014 10:53:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    INN ^ | 11/10/2014, 7:35 AM | Ari Yashar
    As the US and world powers approach a November 24 deadline on nuclear talks with Iran, governmental sources in the Islamic regime have reported that they are conducting secret talks with America about renewing diplomatic ties for the first time in 35 years. Iranian government advisers spoke to the British Times, and said secret talks with American officials have centered around the possibility of opening a US trade office in the Iranian capital of Tehran if a nuclear deal is reached. Those talks are to continue this week, and according to the officials will take place in the Azerbaijani capital...
  • Big Oil: Profits and Taxes

    05/25/2011 2:44:16 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 7 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 05-23-11 | Pino
    Big Oil. We love, LOVE, to hate Big Oil. As we’re paying more and more at the pump, and as we continue to flounder in this post recession economy, it’s hard to look at the Big Oil companies , their profits and think anything other than greed. But is that fair? Let’s check. Recently, the big oil companies announced their profits for the first quarter of 2011. And they are impressive numbers to be sure: ■Exxon Mobile – $10.7 billion ■Chevron – $6.2 billion ■ConocoPhilips – $3.0 billion THAT is a lot of billions. A LOT! But is it really...
  • Three Major Firms Pull Out of Climate Change Alliance [ConocoPhillips, BP America and Caterpillar]

    02/16/2010 1:53:41 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 36 replies · 1,341+ views
    Three Major Firms Pull Out of Climate Change Alliance ConocoPhillips, BP America and Caterpillar pulled out of a leading alliance of businesses and environmental groups pushing for climate change legislation on Tuesday, citing complaints that the bills under consideration are unfair to American industry. The sudden pullout of three corporate giants from a leading alliance of businesses and environmental groups could be the death knell for climate change legislation languishing on Capitol Hill. ConocoPhillips, BP America and Caterpillar's announced Tuesday they will pull out of the U.S. Climate Action Partnership, citing complaints that the bills now in Congress are unfair...
  • Troopers say search unlikely today for missing Conoco Alaska employee

    02/14/2010 12:04:56 PM PST · by Species8472 · 19 replies · 1,394+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | February 14th, 2010 | KYLE HOPKINS and JAMES HALPIN
    Poor weather will prevent state troopers from searching today for a Conoco Phillips Alaska employee missing in the avalanche that killed company president Jim Bowles on Saturday, a spokeswoman for the Alaska State Troopers says. The avalanche that killed Bowles occurred in the Grandview area wilderness between Girdwood and Seward on the Kenai Peninsula. Bowles was with a group of about 12 snowmachiners when the avalanche roared down a slope. His body was recovered before nightfall, while the second rider also caught in the slide, Alan Gage, was missing and presumed killed, troopers said. Bowles has headed Conoco Phillips Alaska...
  • Regulators deny Conoco permit for Alaska's North Slope bridges

    02/11/2010 4:50:34 AM PST · by thackney · 12 replies · 662+ views
    World Oil ^ | 10 Feb 2010 | World Oil
    Federal regulators have denied a request by U.S. oil major ConocoPhillips to build a system of bridges to expand oil drilling on Alaska's North Slope, saying the project would harm aquatic wildlife. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers denied ConocoPhillips' application to build the bridges over the Colville River, in a decision Friday, saying other alternatives would meet overall project goals while better preserving marine wildlife. Houston-based Conoco plans to appeal the decision, company spokeswoman Natalie M. Lowman said Monday. She added that the company is "disappointed with their decision." Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and the state's governor, Sean Parnell,...
  • Conoco deal fuels optimism

    02/21/2008 8:53:03 AM PST · by mad puppy · 4 replies · 84+ views
    Denver Post ^ | Feb 21, 2008 | Margaret Jackson
    Houston-based ConocoPhillips plans to build a new Global Technology Center and Corporate Learning Center on the 432-acre campus, which it recently purchased from Sun Microsystems. The technology center will serve as a hub for the company's research and development of renewable energy and high-tech carbon-fuels recovery.
  • ConocoPhillips proposes big Alaskan natural gas pipeline

    11/30/2007 8:25:24 AM PST · by Westlander · 29 replies · 123+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 11-30-2007 | AP
    (AP) - ConocoPhillips said today it's submitted a proposal to develop an Alaskan pipeline to carry about four billion cubic feet of natural gas per day to the United States and Canada.
  • ConocoPhillips Submits Proposal to Advance the Development of the Alaska Gas Pipeline Project

    11/30/2007 5:42:46 AM PST · by thackney · 45 replies · 3,253+ views
    BUSINESS WIRE ^ | November 30, 2007 | ConocoPhillips
    ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) today announced that it has submitted a proposal to the governor of Alaska to advance the development of the Alaska Gas Pipeline Project. The proposed pipeline would transport approximately 4 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas from the Alaska North Slope to markets in Canada and the United States. ConocoPhillips is prepared to make significant investments, without state matching funds, to advance this project as part of this proposal. The company already has efforts underway to begin new field data acquisition to support the pipeline permit applications. “We desire to work directly and purposefully with the...
  • Peak oil: BP, Conoco CEOs say it's here

    11/11/2007 10:36:19 PM PST · by B-Chan · 131 replies · 237+ views
    The Oil Drum ^ | November 11, 2007 | Jerome a Paris
    After the CEO of Total (the French oil major) last week, two more CEOs of an oil major came out this Thursday to give stark warnings that mean that peak oil is happening right now. In addition, the chief economist of the International Energy Agency (the IEA), one of the main cheerleaders of the "there's more than enough oil" camp until now, is giving an extraordinarily pessimistic interview in the Financial Times, following the recent publication of their latest World Energy Outlook. Let me take you through all their affirmations. Big Oil CEOs Point To Constraints On Supply Growth HOUSTON...
  • Hillary's Big Oil friends

    09/23/2007 9:45:45 AM PDT · by SubmarineNuke · 32 replies · 104+ views
    George Stephanopolus interviewed Hillary Clinton this morning. After the LONG interview, there was a Conoco/Philips commercial for its Tyson Renewable project. Conoco didn’t mention Tyson by name. They just called them “one of America’s largest food processors”. You remember Tyson don't you? Remember Hillary's skilled foray into options trading? Just so you know what CP and Tyson's "renewable diesel" is about, it's a mechanism for Big-Oil to grab $1.00 per gallon in federal tax credits (a subsidy, for what some people call mixing a little fat with diesel fuel) ON TOP of the huge, HUGE profits that they are already...
  • Chavez's Anaconda Embrace

    06/28/2007 4:37:10 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 23 replies · 720+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 27 June 2007 | Staff
    Latin America: Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez has expropriated $4.5 billion in assets from two U.S. oil firms. It's an ugly loss, but they will live. What's in doubt is Venezuela's future. No one knows what exactly will take over the mighty Orinoco-region investments that ConocoPhillips and Exxon Mobil will likely vacate as Chavez declares yet another "people's victory." But there's little chance the country will be able to match what those two companies could add to oil output and national development there. And the loser will be Venezuela.
  • Venezuela takes over US oil projects

    06/26/2007 10:36:16 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 18 replies · 810+ views
    Financial Times ^ | June 26 2007 | Benedict Mander
    Venezuela takes over US oil projects By Benedict Mander in Caracas Published: June 26 2007 20:22 | Last updated: June 27 2007 01:16 Venezuela’s state-owned oil company is taking over multibillion-dollar projects owned by ConocoPhillips and ExxonMobil, Rafael Ramirez, the country’s energy minister, said. The action was being taken following a failure to agree the terms of a handover of operations in the oil-rich Orinoco belt, said Mr Ramirez. The oil groups refused to sign an agreement on how the Venezuela’s state-owned oil company PdVSA would take majority control of heavy crude oil projects in the Orinoco belt, which are...
  • Chavez's May Day

    05/02/2007 4:15:43 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 12 replies · 533+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | 2 May 2007 | Staff
    Energy: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez put on a big show for May Day, expropriating the last big foreign oil company project assets. But neither oil supplies nor the oil firms will go under. Venezuela may be a different story. Oh, it was a big show all right for the communist dictator, almost like a military conquest. Chavez sent soldiers charging in to "re-take" four large foreign-oil installations, planting the Venezuelan flag. And this being May Day, red-shirted mobs chimed in with Chavista slogans, making the whole scene movie-perfect. Only the pitchforks were missing. In reality, it was just a $30 billion...
  • ConocoPhillips Draws Attention in Defying Venezuela Over Oil Fields

    04/28/2007 5:03:55 PM PDT · by fella · 28 replies · 1,193+ views
    Dow Jones via Rigzone ^ | April 27, 2007 | Peter Millard
    ConocoPhillips Draws Attention in Defying Venezuela Over Oil Fields by Peter Millard Dow Jones Newswires Friday, April 27, 2007 CARACAS Apr 27, 2007 (Dow Jones Newswires) ConocoPhillips (COP) raised eyebrows in Venezuela this week by skipping an event where it could have signed over the rights to run its local oil operations to state-owned oil firm Petroleos de Venezuela SA, or PdVSA. Industry watchers said the slight could mean Conoco is preparing for a legal battle if new contract terms offered in Venezuela's ongoing oil nationalization don't meet the firm's expectations. Even if Conoco caves in before Tuesday's deadline for...
  • Ship drifting towards gas platform

    01/11/2007 1:08:27 PM PST · by Pontiac · 94 replies · 3,542+ views
    Evening Standard ^ | 1/11/07 | Staff
    A 4,500 tonne ship is adrift in the North Sea and heading for a gas platform. The vessel, named Vindo, broke down in very poor weather nine miles from the Murdoch gas platform. Coastguards said the ship, with nine crew on board and laden with 4,200 tonnes of fertiliser, was drifting towards the rig. Rescuers said it was a "race against time" to save lives. Michael Mulford, of RAF Kinloss, told Sky News there were nine people on the ship and 30 people still on the platform. He said: "We are planning to winch them off the ship two at...
  • Venezuela - Chavez Plans to Take More Control Of Oil Away From Foreign Firms

    04/23/2006 8:52:03 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 1,052+ views
    The Wall Street Journal (Excerpt) (Subscription required) ^ | April 24, 2006 | DAVID LUHNOW and PETER MILLARD
    Excerpt - Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez is planning a new assault on Big Oil, potentially taking a major step toward nationalization of Venezuela's oil industry that could hurt oil-company profits, reduce production and put further pressure on global oil prices. Venezuela's Congress, made up entirely of Mr. Chávez's allies, is considering sharply raising taxes and royalties on foreign companies' operations in the Orinoco River basin, the country's richest oil deposit. Major oil companies like Exxon Mobil Corp. and ConocoPhillips of the U.S. and Total SA of France have invested billions of dollars there to turn the basin's characteristically tar-like oil...
  • Big Oil Flamed Again(Worthless Blowhard Senators at it again)

    03/15/2006 5:29:56 AM PST · by JustaCowgirl · 26 replies · 645+ views
    Motley Fool ^ | Mar 14, 2006 | Seth Jayson
    To twist a line from the Gipper, "There they go again." Once more, Americans are being treated to the spectacle of seeing oil executives hauled onto Capitol Hill for some low-grade abuse by our lawmakers. "How dare you earn profits?" seems to be the order of the day, at least if you judge by the sound bites leaking out of the Senate Judiciary Commitee and the coverage in the mainstream press. "Company X earned X billion in 2005," comes the refrain. "Scandalous!" replies Joe Sixpack, exactly as he's expected to. Never mind that "profit" figures are misleading, since they don't...
  • Stop endangering employees

    08/23/2005 1:50:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 11 replies · 778+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | August 23, 2005 | John R. Lott Jr. and April L. Dabney
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com Stop endangering employeesBy John R. Lott Jr. and April L. DabneyPublished August 23, 2005 Banning guns from the workplace seems like the obvious way to prevent workplace violence. At least that is the policy at ConocoPhillips and many other companies. The nation's largest oil refiner bans employees from storing locked guns in their cars while parked in company parking lots. The issue erupted this month when the NRA announced a boycott of Conoco and Phillips 66 gasoline stations and editorial pages across the country attacked the NRA's action as outrageous.     Two-and-a-half years ago, 12 employees at...
  • FReep this poll! (NRA boycott of Conoco)

    08/04/2005 8:30:31 PM PDT · by Redcloak · 4 replies · 455+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 8/4/05
    Do you support the National Rifle Association's boycott of ConocoPhillips?
  • NRA Launches National Boycott Against ConocoPhillips

    08/01/2005 6:42:34 PM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 84 replies · 2,461+ views
    NRA ^ | 8-1-05 | Wayne LaPierre
    NRA Launches National Boycott Against ConocoPhillips Monday, August 01, 2005 LaPierre says NRA will “spare no effort or expense” to defend firearm freedom of employees of anti-gun corporations -- NRA billboard campaign unveiled: “ConocoPhillips is No Friend of the Second Amendment” (IDABEL, OK) – Vowing to “spare no effort or expense,” NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre launched an aggressive billboard advertising and national boycott campaign against energy giant ConocoPhillips, in response to the corporation’s anti-gun policy and actions. “Across the country, we’re going to make ConocoPhillips the example of what happens when a corporation takes away your Second Amendment...
  • Conoco unveils Russia plans as profits double

    01/26/2005 9:48:39 PM PST · by jb6 · 1 replies · 218+ views
    Financial Times ^ | January 26 2005 | Doug Cameron
    ConocoPhillips on Wednesday outlined plans to expand its investments in Russia as the US oil and gas group reported a near-doubling in profits for the fourth quarter. ADVERTISEMENT The third-largest US energy group by production opened a reporting season for the major oil companies expected to be dominated by near-record earnings, but tempered by concerns over rising exploration and production cuts and increasing government intervention. Conoco's net profits climbed from $1.02bn to $2.43bn in the three months to December 31, with earnings per share rising from $1.48 to $3.44, ahead of the $3.07 consensus among analysts. Rising oil, gas and...
  • LUKoil-Conoco Deal Opens Way to Iraq

    09/29/2004 8:54:18 PM PDT · by AKSurprise · 5 replies · 342+ views
    The Moscow Times ^ | September 30, 2004 | Valeria Korchagina
    "In the country's biggest-ever privatization auction, ConocoPhillips on Wednesday paid nearly $2 billion for a 7.59 percent stake in LUKoil, sealing a strategic alliance between the oil majors and revitalizing energy ties between Russia and the United States. LUKoil and ConocoPhillips also agreed Wednesday to set up two potentially lucrative joint ventures in the Timan-Pechora fields in northwest Russia and in Iraq, where a LUKoil project was thrown into doubt ahead of the U.S.-led invasion last year." "At a joint news conference Wednesday afternoon at LUKoil headquarters, ConocoPhillips CEO James Mulva said the deal had the support of both the...
  • ConocoPhillips gets reserve oil

    09/28/2004 4:39:17 PM PDT · by housewife101 · 13 replies · 348+ views
    CBS MarketWatch ^ | 7:08 PM ET Sept. 28, 2004 | Stephanie I. Cohen
    WASHINGTON (CBS.MW) -- ConocoPhillips will receive 1.5 million barrels of sweet crude from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve to offset supply disruptions caused by Hurricane Ivan, the Energy Department said in a statement on its Web site. This brings the total amount of oil taken from the reserve in the past week and a half to 3.2 million barrels, earmarked to help refineries in hurricane-hit areas. The Energy Department said it will send three shipments of 500,000 barrels to ConocoPhillips' (COP: news, chart, profile) Freeport tanks over the next three weeks for further distribution to a Louisiana facility. A ConocoPhillips...
  • The Bark of Tom Harkin - John Kerry's most rabid attack dog

    09/16/2004 12:46:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 22 replies · 2,695+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 9/16/04 | Lowell Ponte
    President Bush has "Lied to the American People" about his National Guard service during the Vietnam War, snarled U.S. Senator Tom Harkin at a September 9, 2004 press conference. Swift Boat veterans critical of John Kerry were also liars, Harkin claimed. Vice President Dick Cheney, said Harkin, was “a coward, who would not serve during the Vietnam War.” And those who brought up Kerry’s anti-war activities in the United States that encouraged the North Vietnamese Communists to continue fighting instead of negotiating peace, said Harkin, represent the “right-wing kooky fringe.” The hot-headed, gray-haired 65-year-old Harkin has lately become Democratic candidate...
  • Homosexuals Angry at ConocoPhillips

    02/12/2003 12:20:21 AM PST · by ppaul · 57 replies · 1,192+ views
    FamilyNews ^ | 2/11/03 | Terry Phillips
    Homosexuals Angry at ConocoPhillipsA major oil company has removed "sexual orientation" from its nondiscrimination policy. Homosexual activists are up in arms because another major oil company, ConocoPhillips, has pulled back from a policy that homosexuals covet. Conoco included the words "sexual orientation" until it merged with Phillips Petroleum last year. The new company erased the language, according to Kelly Shackelford, head of the Plano, Texas-based Freedom Foundation. Conoco-Phillips is based in Houston."Just as a lot of conservatives and pro-family people complain when people go the wrong direction, ConocoPhillips needs to be congratulated and, in fact, more business done with...
  • Conoco, Phillips Shareholders Approve Merger

    03/12/2002 10:59:02 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 294+ views
    FOX ^ | 3/12/02
    <p>HOUSTON — Shareholders of Conoco Inc. (COC) and Phillips Petroleum Co. (P) overwhelmingly approved the companies' proposed $15.6 billion merger in shareholders' meetings Tuesday.</p> <p>Shareholders for Houston-based Conoco and Bartlesville, Okla.-based Phillips met in those two cities and approved the merger by more than a 96 percent margin. The vote came a week after the European Union signed off on the marriage. Canada also has approved it.</p>