Yearly Archives: 2013

Pipeline from Oklahoma to start shipping Jan. 22

The pipeline is the southern leg of TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Oil ends the year below $99 a barrel

A stronger dollar has been keeping a cap on oil prices.  More »

Safety questions after North Dakota derailment

No one was hurt when the mile-long BNSF Railway train derailed Monday afternoon.  More »

Chevron shuts in shallow facility after leak

Chevron has shut in one of its platforms in the Gulf of Mexico after detecting a leak at the site.  More »

Texas Republican trades energy stocks

As a former oil industry executive and a member of the House Natural Resources Committee, Texas Rep. Bill Flores is at the center of big debates about offshore drilling, hydraulic fracturing and domestic energy supplies. He also is a big trader in energy stocks.  More »

Fire at La Porte pipeline facility is out

The fire, which erupted Tuesday morning, was extinguished by the afternoon, but the facility remains shut down.  More »

New drone testing sites could boost oil industry use (video)

A Federal Aviation Administration decision to permit testing of drones in Texas and at sites throughout the country will open the door to more use of unmanned aircraft by oil companies.  More »

Rail explosions won’t curb soaring oil shipments

The derailment of a train carrying oil in North Dakota on Monday, and the subsequent evacuations caused by its explosion, could draw more regulatory scrutiny to rail shipments of crude. But the soaring use of trains to move oil is a long-term trend that is not likely to change soon, analysts say.  More »

North Dakota poised for another hiring blitz

The Bakken Shale is driving another hiring surge in North Dakota, with one oil field services company planning to hire 300 new workers by the spring, according to the Bismark Tribune.  More »

Marine emergency group relocates HQ to Houston

The Marine Response Alliance has moved it headquarters from Pompano, Fla., to a facility near Bush Intercontinental Airport.  More »

This year’s gas prices cheapest since 2010

American drivers paid less at the pump in 2013 than in the two previous years, a relief after record high pump prices, AAA said in a report Tuesday.  More »

Wind tax credit expires at midnight

The stroke of midnight will mark not just the end of 2013, but also the death of a popular tax credit that has helped finance wind farms and other renewable energy projects across the U.S.  More »
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