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Danish firm finds platform for expansion in Houston

Danish consulting firm Ramboll Oil & Gas Co. is the latest company from overseas to look to Houston as a launching pad for a broader expansion into the U.S. and offshore.  More »

Family says BP lied about man’s cause of death in terrorist attack

The family of a Houston man killed in a terror attack on a BP plant in Algeria early last year claims the oil company lied about how the man died and that its Internet access policy contributed to his death.  More »

Houston Ship Channel reopens after oil spill

The prospect that at least some vessels soon may resume travel through the Houston Ship Channel eased worries that an oil spill Saturday will threaten productivity from area refineries.  More »

Exxon Mobil: Ship channel shutdown hitting refinery output (photos)

The Houston Ship Channel remains closed indefinitely after nearly 170,000 gallons of heavy oil spilled into the Galveston Bay on Saturday afternoon.  More »

Texas refinery agrees to cut air pollution, pay fine

A Port Arthur refinery has agreed to implement innovative technologies to control harmful air pollution from industrial flares and leaking equipment while also paying a $350,000 fine for multiple violations of the Clean Air Act.  More »

Jury to weigh billion-dollar pipeline case

A dozen jurors start Monday deliberating the billion-dollar dispute among three giant oil and gas companies over a joint effort to build a pipeline from Cushing, Okla. to the Gulf Coast.  More »

Houston’s Energy Institute thrives in inaugural year

Houston school district leaders are confident the Energy Institute — the first high school in the nation to focus on careers in oil, gas and other energy sources and technologies — will join the ranks of the city’s elite high schools and fill a crucial gap in training Houston’s energy workforce.  More »

Chronicle investigation: Peril in the oil patch

The drilling boom in Texas’ oil and natural gas fields has brought jobs and prosperity, but extracted a bloody human toll.  More »

Tesoro bars federal safety agency from East Bay refinery

In an unprecedented challenge, Tesoro Corp. has barred federal authorities from going inside its refinery near Martinez to investigate an incident in which two workers were burned by acid spewing from a broken pipe, The Chronicle has learned.  More »

Little oil town has nation’s highest rents

The nation’s highest rent costs can be found in a small oil boom town where the average cost for a month’s rent in a 700-square-foot, one-bedroom pad can run $2,400.  More »

GE Oil & Gas adding jobs at Texas facility

GE Oil & Gas Inc. will invest $8 million and add 175 jobs at its manufacturing facility, which manufactures equipment used in the production of natural gas.  More »

Students’ debate over fracturing could be fractious

The nation’s 16 best moot-court programs are preparing to face off at the federal courthouse in Houston this month. They’ll be debating an issue at the heart of the United States current energy boom: hydraulic fracturing.  More »
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