Is there a bird watchers' mafia?

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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 […]
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Chron Energy Items: 04.16.08

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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 […]
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Chron Energy Items: 04.15.08

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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 […]
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Trading bubbles and busts: a chemical explanation?

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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 […]
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No, seriously, LNG does not burn

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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 […]
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Chron Energy Items: 04.14.08

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

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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 […]
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Chron Energy Items: 04.11.08

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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 […]
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Chron Energy Items: 04.10.08

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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 […]
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Chron Energy Items: 04.09.08

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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 […]
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