Chron Energy Items: 04.14.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on chron.com today and over the weekend:
Feel bad for the guy selling you $3.29 gas?: Record fuel prices might seem like good news for gas stations, but it turns out that many are feeling the pain of $100 oil right along with U.S. drivers.
Cold cargo is cool with residents as tanker brings LNG: New Yorkers gave a thumbs-down to a planned liquefied natural gas terminal off their shores this week, but residents in the Southeast Texas town of Sabine Pass greeted today’s arrival of the first LNG tanker to a new terminal with a shrug.
Moneymakers: Five questions with John Bresland — John Bresland spent more than 30 years running chemical plants and managing their health and safety issues before he joined the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board in 2002. Since then, he has investigated explosions, spills and other disasters — including the March 2005 blast at BP’s Texas City.
U.S. urged to invest in clean energy: Bloomberg News — U.S. labor and environmental groups are cooperating on a campaign calling for more government investment in renewable energy that they say will create thousands of new manufacturing jobs.
The Well: Exxon, Marathon refinery items.
Chevron in talks with Iraq to boost production in oil field: Associated Press — Oil giants Chevron Corp. and Total have confirmed that they are in discussions with the Iraqi Oil Ministry to increase production in an important oil field in southern Iraq.
Russian oil firm Lukoil looking to China, Malaysia: Bloomberg News — OAO Lukoil, Russia’s largest non-state oil producer, said it’s “exploring for opportunities” to secure crude and natural-gas production projects in China and Malaysia.

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