Chron Energy Newslinks | 09.11.09 | Oil tax impact and the crude oil glut

Oil tax changes would have little impact on consumer prices, says Treasury, but industry says it will discourage drillers and producers. Interior says they may try “variable rate” oil taxes.

Still plenty of full oil tankers waiting for a port, thus OPEC stays status quo. But don’t worry, a growing middle class in Asia will drive demand up again soon.

CFTC data proves it’s not ETFs behind oil spikes, says stock-picker.

CenterPoint prices public offering which will help pay for Haynesville shale natural gas gathering system.

Chicago Merc launches 18 new electricity futures contracts, most of them for Texas power.

Encana to split in two, create an integrated oil company, Cenovus Energy.

Groups lose bid for temporary restraining order on Alberta Clipper pipeline.

Ford assembly plant reborn as battery, solar factory.

Halliburton looking to deepwater projects to drive it through recovery.

Offshore gas liquefaction milestone could go to Shell. Where would this happen? Australia, which Conoco says could become the largest LNG exporter.