Chron Energy Items: 04.09.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on chron.com today:
Oil giants link up for Alaska gas pipeline: The concept of a multibillion-dollar pipeline to bring huge natural gas reserves to U.S. markets from Alaska’s North Slope has been knocked around for more than 30 years. ConocoPhillips and BP said Tuesday they have linked arms to make it happen.
Marathon says it lost money on gasoline in first quarter: Bloomberg News — Marathon Oil, the largest refiner in the U.S. Midwest, said first-quarter refining and marketing operations had a loss amid higher costs.
Digest: Devon to sell African business; Pemex unveils new plan.
Calderon’s bid for oil liberalization gets ho-hum reaction: Associated Press — Analysts said today that President Felipe Calderon’s energy reform bill is a good a start, but falls short of making the sweeping changes necessary to set Mexico’s ailing state oil company back
Venezuela, India form joint crude venture: Bloomberg — ONGC Videsh Ltd., the overseas arm of India’s Oil & Natural Gas Corp., will create a joint venture with Venezuela’s state oil company today to pump 232 million barrels of crude over 25 years.
Wisecrack leads to Wis. nuke plant evacuation: Associated Press — Hundreds of employees were evacuated from a nuclear power plant for several hours Tuesday because a clerk at a nearby convenience store misunderstood a comment by a new plant worker.

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