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At first glance, the 2018 race for Colorado’s governor looks like a classic Democrat-Republican contest when it comes to energy issues.

The light, sweet crude oil contract for October fell by nearly $1 to settle under $68/bbl on the New York market Sept. 6 after a weekly government inventory report showed a gain in US product supplies, which outweighed the market’s response to a drop in US oil supplies.

The US House of Representatives passed a bill on Sept. 6 authorizing small-scale exports of LNG by 260 to 146 votes. Thirty-seven Democrats joined 223 Republicans in casting aye ballots. Three Republicans and 143 Democrats opposed the measure, which moved immediately to the US Senate for consideration by the Energy and Natural Resources Committee.

Malaysian firm Sapura Upstream Sdn. Bhd. has made its maiden entry into exploration work in Australia through a farmin to three permits offshore Western Australia held by Perth-based private firm Finder Exploration Pty. Ltd. All three permits are in the North West Shelf oil and gas province.

Surge Energy Inc., Calgary, will acquire 5,500 boe/d of production, mostly light oil, in western Alberta now operated by Mount Bastion Oil & Gas Corp. Surge has agreed to acquire all shares of Mountain Bastion for cash and stock worth a total of $320 million (Can.), up to $145 million of which will be cash.


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