Monthly Archives: April 2008

Chron Energy Links: 04.30.08

A few of the energy related items on Chron.com and elsewhere around the Web: • Pioneering vessel clears a Gulf hurdle • More oil drilling a must, Bush says: Prods Congress to eye Alaska, won’t stop adding to reserve • BP, Shell ride high oil prices • Waste Management to make LNG from landfill gas […]  More »

Forget ANWR, how about drilling in NPRA?

For more than 15 years drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge has been pitched as a solution to the nation’s energy woes. A small section of ANWR in particular along the coast, known as the 1002 Area, has been proposed for exploration. It’s about 80 miles to the East of Prudhoe Bay, […]  More »

Chron Energy Links: 04.29.08

A few of the energy related items on Chron.com and elsewhere around the Web: • Shell, BP report record profit on oil and gas prices • Tight margins squeeze refining giant Valero’s profits • Business transparency group critical of Exxon • Houston pipeline giant Enterprise sees big profit gain • BP resumes UK Forties operations […]  More »

Chron Energy Links: 04.28.08

A few of the energy related items on Chron.com and elsewhere around the Web: • Houston pipeline giant Enterprise sees big profit gain • Governor asks feds to relax ethanol mandate • Mexican lawmakers end blockade: Leftists agree to debate on energy bill that would allow foreign help for Pemex • Gold isn’t buying as […]  More »

The "shadow price" spikes

How much will Texas power cost? The Shadow Knows. No, we’re not talking oil price or rice price, but the price of wholesale power in Texas. Really early today the price of power in the balancing market – where the state’s grid operator buys small amounts of electricity at 15-minute intervals to keep supply and […]  More »

Chron Energy Links: 04.25.08

A few of the energy related items on Chron.com and elsewhere around the Web: • There’s more to $120 oil than speculation • Democrats demand more oil from nations buying arms • Russian calls for boost in oil field investment • Nigerian militants hit another pipeline • Exxon confirms Nigerian output loss, oil minister to […]  More »

Is this really the best time to fill up the reserves?

Fill ‘er up. Part of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve near Freeport. (HO/AFP/Getty Images) For Rep. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) to rail against a Bush administration policy is nothing new. But record high oil prices are fueling the latest cry from the chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming : he’s calling on […]  More »

Happy Hybrid Week, er, Earth Week

(Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images) This being Earth Week (thank Madison Avenue for making it a marathon) there’s been plenty of news out there about hybrids — the gasoline/electric powered vehicles that magically clean the air as you drive!!! Ok, maybe not. A few of the items we noticed: Registrations of new hybrid vehicles in […]  More »

Chron Energy Links: 04.24.08

A few of the energy related items on Chron.com and elsewhere around the Web: • High prices send ConocoPhillips’ profit upward • Nigeria strike threat looms as Exxon talks end in deadlock • China orders oil firms to ensure adequate supply for agriculture • Noble Corp. reported a 53 percent increase in first-quarter earnings • […]  More »

Bob Strouse: protestor, taxpayer, protestor again

Earlier this month the sidewalk in front of the Calpine building at 717 Texas was missing what has become a regular fixture when retired painter Bob Strouse stopped showing up. Robert Strouse, pre-wheelchair and new sign. Strouse is the disgruntled former Calpine shareholder who has been keeping vigil in front of the building since early […]  More »

Chron Energy Links: 04.23.08

A few of the energy related items on Chron.com and elsewhere around the Web: Updated • Merrill Lynch lays off 10 oil, refined products traders: source* • Pipeline would bring Canadian crude to West Texas* • LNG cargoes to US could increase by 2009: market watchers* • Bush vows veto of Coast Guard reauthorization bill […]  More »

Which electric retailer is on the block?

Updated A press release from Affiliated Energy Group this morning: HOUSTON – April 22, 2008 – AEG Affiliated Energy Group has been retained by a mid-size Texas retail electricity provider seeking to explore strategic merger, acquisition and sale opportunities. AEG is fielding inquiries for its client on a blind inquiry basis. “We believe the Texas […]  More »

Chron Energy Links: 04.22.08 UPDATED

A few of the energy related items on Chron.com and elsewhere around the Web: • University finally fills Ken Lay chair* • US House Democrats float plan to cut US GHG emissions 80% by 2050* • Are oil prices really at a record?* • TransCanada, Enbridge Jockey for $30 Billion Pipeline Deal* • Top 20 […]  More »

Chron Energy Links: 04.21.08

A few of the energy related items on Chron.com and elsewhere around the Web: • Trans Alaska pipeline could do job for 30 more years • Energy audits help spot sources of big bills • Activists play climate card in fight over coal • Can the coal industry be saved in spite of itself? Should […]  More »

Chron Energy Items: 04.18.08

A few of the energy related items on Chron.com and elsewhere around the Web: • BP chief predicts sizable return on retooling: Late this year and into 2009, BP’s bottom line should reflect pointed efforts to clean up problems and improve performance, CEO Tony Hayward told shareholders Thursday. • KBR clears contract hurdle: Houston-based KBR […]  More »
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