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Don Mason

H.B. "Trip" Doggett, shown last year at the Taylor offices of the  Electric Reliability Council of Texas, says he'll retire next year as CEO of the agency that manages most of the state power grid. (Houston Chronicle photo)

CEO of Texas power grid manager will retire next year

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Doggett, an electrical engineer who formerly worked with power generator and natural gas utility Duke Energy, joined ERCOT as chief operating officer in 2008 and was named president and CEO two years later.
(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Oil resumes price fall after hitting high for 2015

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Oil prices are falling again in anticipation of growing U.S. supplies and a global glut.
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Phillips 66 sells pipelines to related partnership for $1 billion

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Phillips 66 Partners will buy two pipelines running from oil fields to refineries, and one carrying refined products from the Gulf Coast to the Midwest.
Categories: Pipelines, Refining
(AP file photo/Paul Sakuma)

Gasoline’s new price streak points upward

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Gasoline prices have risen over the past week, mostly because of seasonal factors that typically send the price up in the final weeks of winter.
(Photos by Chevron)

Companies announce first oil from deep-water Gulf fields

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Oil has begun flowing at the Jack/St. Malo project in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico.
Kinder Morgan Inc.'s 180 terminals include this one in Pasadena. (Photo: Kinder Morgan Inc.)

It’s official: Kinder Morgan’s all one company

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Kinder Morgan Inc. has completed acquisition of three related companies.
Categories: Deals, General, Pipelines
David Stover has been named CEO of Houston-based Noble Energy, an independent oil and gas company.

David Stover moves into top job at Noble Energy

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David Stover has been named Noble Energy CEO, under succession plan announced in April.
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Autumn brings fall in gasoline prices

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Gasoline prices are about a dime lower as September ends than at the beginning of the month.
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Can we at least agree that it’s not “hydraulick?”

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The oil and gas industry in Pennsylvania is embracing the word “fracking,” and spelling it that way, to counter its pejorative use by opponents of hydraulic fracturing.
Categories: General
Electricity is produced from the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Hydroelectric dominance is water under the bridge

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Hydroelectric power will fall below other forms of renewable generation in the United States electricity mix for the first time in 2014, according to a government projection.
Categories: General