Articles by Bruce Stanley



Saudis to Up Output to Meet U.S. Needs

  • 25 May 04
  • The Associated Press
Saudi Arabia has assured the United States that it will supply up to 2 million barrels per day in additional crude oil if the market demands it, the U.S. energy secretary said.

Iraq Chaos Staves Off OPEC Cuts

  • 29 July 03
  • The Associated Press
When OPEC oil ministers last met to review their production quotas for crude, some feared that exports from a resurgent Iraq would soon undermine the high prices they were then enjoying.

Armenian Taps Roots in Iraq

  • 21 May 03
  • The Associated Press
Iraq was still part of the Ottoman Empire when an Armenian engineer formed a syndicate to drill for oil there and in doing so helped shape the global oil industry. Now his great-nephew plans an Iraqi venture of his own.

Saudi Supply Surge Should Cool Prices

  • 03 March 03
  • The Associated Press
A recent surge in Saudi Arabian oil production should help cool sizzling prices when crude shipments from the Persian Gulf reach U.S. ports later this month.

An Arctic Outpost and a Plan to Ship Oil to U.S.

  • 04 December 02
  • The Associated Press
The arctic oil terminal of Varandey hopes to offer offers U.S. oil executives their only direct access to petroleum pumped from beneath the tundra of northern Russia.

Solace in Thespian Antics, TV Golf

  • 04 December 02
  • The Associated Press
With its cheerful receptionist and plastic cafeteria trays, the Polar Lights Co. command post could be anywhere in the United States. But such illusions fade quickly at the Ardalin oil field on Russia's Arctic fringe.

Kazakhstan Accused of Sacrificing Health for Oil

  • 11 December 01
  • The Associated Press
Environmentalists say the oil industry endangers the Caspian Sea itself, where at least one spill at the newly discovered Kashagan field has threatened wild seals and sturgeon, the fish famed for its caviar.

OPEC Urges Norway to Equal Russia's Cut

  • 07 December 01
  • The Associated Press
OPEC is waiting on Norway to follow Russia's example so the cartel can trigger its own production cuts.

Ford to Lay Off 1,900 at British Plant

Lloyd's Faces $30M Lawsuit

Czech Budweiser Thrives Despite Trademark Feud

Time Warner, EMI Strike Musical Deal

NEWS ANALYSIS: Merger Mania Hits Drug Sector

Vodafone Makes $127Bln Bid

Mannesmann Spurns Vodafone

Allied Domecq Backs Whitbread Offer

Telecom Italia Accepts Biggest Ever Merger

Latest Vietnam War: Coke vs. Pepsi

Vietnam's Soviet Oil Link Slowly Rusting Away