Yearly Archives: 2008

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 »

Despite the tankers, a bad time for LNG

Stan Horton, now the former President of Cheniere Energy, with a picture of the Sabine Pass LNG terminal. (Steve Ueckert / Chronicle) No, this isn’t an LNG-only blog, but … Cheniere Energy will cut more than half of its staff, its president is stepping down and it will be unloading its marketing operations as part […]  More »

Is there a bird watchers' mafia?

Trit-weet! We know where you live. A summer tanager, like those seen at Quintana. (photo by Greg Lavaty) When interviewing people on Quintana Island for today’s story on the first LNG shipment to the new terminal there, it was surprising how many people were reluctant to speak for or against the project. Two birders who […]  More »

Chron Energy Items: 04.16.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on chron.com today: • Freeport gets 1st LNG cargo: (with video) Bird-watchers on Quintana Island had their eyes peeled for scarlet tanagers, indigo buntings and yellow-throated warblers Tuesday morning, but few were expecting the arrival of the orange Excelsior. • The show can […]  More »

Chron Energy Items: 04.15.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on chron.com today: • Fort Bend can’t measure its dirty air: Even this well-bred suburb, where residents came dreaming of baseball diamonds, country clubs and single-family homes that back up to greenbelts, can’t escape Houston’s lingering smog. • Chevron lashes out at Ecuadoreans […]  More »

Trading bubbles and busts: a chemical explanation?

Easy on the ‘roids, buddy. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) A study from the University of Cambridge’s department of physiology suggests there may be a biological reason behind the success and failure of financial traders. The study, to be published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found high testosterone levels in traders […]  More »

No, seriously, LNG does not burn

The Celestine River LNG vessel is moved into Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal on Friday, April 11, 2008. (Mark M. Hancock / The Beaumont Enterprise). That’s not to say liquefied natural gas isn’t dangerous, but some readers of our story in Saturday’s paper about the arrival of an LNG tanker to the new Cheniere […]  More »

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 […]  More »
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