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Fuelfix is moving. Here are the details.

Fuel Fix, the Houston Chronicle’s must-read source for energy industry news and analysis, is moving to chron.com, the Chronicle’s free site. Typing FuelFix.com should redirect you to the new site, which will host the same quality content you’ve come to expect. If you are not a ...

Think before you sue: Tips for resolving oil and gas disputes

By Kathy Silver Doing business means inevitable disputes, and the oil and gas business sees plenty of these – no matter what the price of oil. Most trial lawyers love a good courtroom battle. But their clients would rather focus on business. So why isn’t there more serious effort toward early resolu ...

Crude inventories dive again

Crude oil inventories again fell significantly, draining U.S. stockpiles by more than 10 million barrels over the past two weeks, the Energy Department reported Wednesday. RELATED: The nation’s crude oil glut continues to shrink Commercial crude inventories fell 6.4 million barrels last w ...

Average gasoline price in Houston slips again

Average gasoline prices in the Houston area fell 2 cents a gallon over the last week, the website GasBuddy reported. Prices slipped to an average of $2.17 a gallon on Sunday, down 11 cents from a month ago, but up 15 cents from the same day a year earlier, said GasBuddy, which tracks gasoline prices ...

Commentary: Offshore sector not dead yet

By Julie Wilson News of the demise of the offshore industry may be premature. Production from offshore continues to rise: it’s 12 percent  higher than it was six years ago, and will be 10 percent  higher again in another six years, reaching over 503 million barrels of oil equivalent ...

Gasoline prices slide as demand, crude prices weaken

Average gasoline prices fell nearly 4 cents a gallon in Greater Houston over the past week, a surprising decline at a time of the year when prices rises, according to GasBuddy.com, a website that tracks gas prices and refining actitiviy. Locally, prices average $2.21 cents  a gallon, Gas Buddy. ...

Landlocked Oklahoma wants a piece of Mexico’s offshore industry

By Lydia DePillis Not every middle-of-the-country state can be a player in Mexico’s developing offshore oil industry, but if anyone has a chance, it’s Oklahoma.  The landlocked state has a native oil industry and a number of companies with expertise in onshore technology that can be transferred ...

OTC Commentary: How digital technology is transforming oil

By Ahmed Hashmi Fourteen years ago, at its 2003 annual energy conference here in Houston, Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) presented a bold vision of how digital technology might transform the world of oil and gas production. “The industry,” it declared, “is standing on the crest of the d ...

OTC Commentary: Collaboration could help deepwater stay competitive

By Stephen P. Thurston As thousands of people descend on Houston next week for the Offshore Technology Conference 2017, one of the questions on their minds will be: Can complex, deepwater projects compete for capital in a world where shale offers lower development costs and shorter production c ...

At OTC, even the fashion models are nerds

Model Irena Shyshkena poses at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC 2017) Wednesday, May 3, 2017, in Houston. ( Steve Gonzales / Houston Chronicle ) By Lydia DePillis Those wandering the aisles of the Offshore Technology Conference might notice female staff at various booths that look just a litt ...

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