Yearly Archives: 2008

Independence Hub: ready for 'prime time' (sort of)

The Independence Hub is assembled at Ingleside, Tex., Sept. 2006 (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News). The National Geographic Channeland the Discovery Channel have done a good job showcasing some of the “gee whiz” elements of the oil and gas industry, from NG’s pieces on the technology behind the Canadian oil sands and North Sea oil rigs to […]  More »

Chron Energy Items: 04.11.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on chron.com today: • Pipeline fix could take a month: Engineers on Thursday were assessing a leaky joint in a pipe stretching from the world’s deepest offshore production platform to a pipeline on the Gulf of Mexico seabed. • Plains makes deal to […]  More »

Chron Energy Items: 04.10.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on chron.com today: • Firms clamor to get in on pipeline project: Enbridge and Royal Dutch Shell express interest in North Slope natural gas pipeline. • Digest: Enterprise Product Partners, shut its Independence Hub natural gas platform and a related pipeline in the […]  More »

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 […]  More »

BP joins Conoco for Alaska pipeline

BP has decided to sign on with ConocoPhillips’ existing plan to build a long-awaited natural gas pipeline off the North Slope of Alaska. Exisiting pipes in Prudhoe Bay, Alaska (HO/AFP/Getty Images). The move isn’t exactly a surprise — BP is the largest producer in Alaska, so any plan to get natural gas to the lower […]  More »

Chron Energy Items: 04.08.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on chron.com today: • ConocoPhillips to pay in pollution case: ConocoPhillips has agreed to pay a $1.2 million fine to resolve civil allegations that its Borger refinery in the Texas Panhandle violated federal limits for wastewater discharge hundreds of times from 1999 through […]  More »

Chron Energy Items: 04.07.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on chron.com over the weekend and today: • Dueling demands for corn: Ask John Van Pelt his thoughts on ethanol, and he’s likely to pull out his adding machine and let the numbers speak for themselves. • Former BP chief speaks on cuts/Lawyer […]  More »

Chron Energy Items: 04.04.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on chron.com today: • Study: Wind power to Texas cities may cost up to $6 billion: Hooking up the state’s largest cities to rapidly expanding wind power projects in West Texas could cost as much as $6.3 billion in the coming years, the […]  More »

Sierra Club: Dynegy is cracking!

The Sierra Club has been waging war against Houston-based power plant operator Dynegy in the last few months, using a new web site and about a half-dozen demonstrations here and across the country to tar the company as “the new King Coal.” Un-cracked cougar: Dynegy CEO and UH alum Bruce Williamson. (Houston Chronicle/Ben DeSoto) The […]  More »

Chron Energy Items: 04.03.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on chron.com today: • Ecuador expert recommends Chevron pay billions: Associated Press – A court-appointed expert has recommended that Chevron Corp. pay up to $16 billion for allegedly polluting the Ecuadorean Amazon. Chevron today called the expert biased, and the trial a farce. […]  More »

Texas still on top with wind energy

Lone Star Windfarms, near Abilene. (Mayra Beltran / Chronicle). The Lone Star State is still blowin’ and goin’ with wind development, according to the latest rankings by the American Wind Energy Association. (15-page report with nifty graphics) As in 2006, Texas has the most installed wind powered power capacity and had the most new construction […]  More »

Pro-competition forces get ready for next round

(AP Photo/Andy Manis) Looks like it’s never too early to get ready for the next Texas legislative session. The Texas Public Policy Foundation has packaged a recent round of data to create a mini-report to support their ongoing argument electric deregulation in Texas is working for consumers. It’s a 16-page report of simple-to-grasp charts, so […]  More »
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