Harry R. Weber

Harry R. Weber

Veteran newsman currently covering energy for The Houston Chronicle. Spent 12 years at The Associated Press covering energy, airlines, general business news, legal affairs, politics and state and federal government issues. Won or shared numerous awards and award nominations for coverage of the Gulf oil spill, Delta Air Lines, the Atlanta courthouse shootings and the murders of two Dartmouth College professors. Prior to AP, worked at two daily newspapers in the Boston area.

Spill case turns to how much oil reached Gulf

BP and the U.S. government, having shifted their positions several times about the amount of oil that flowed from a runaway Gulf of Mexico well in 2010, pivot back to court this week, with both sides hoping to convince a judge they now have the number right.  More »

Apache shuffling executive ranks on heels of major asset sales

Fresh off a number of major asset sales, Houston-based exploration and production firm Apache Corp. is shuffling its executive ranks.  More »

BP renews request to halt Gulf oil spill settlement payments

BP renewed its request Monday that a federal judge temporarily suspend all payments from its multi-billion dollar Gulf oil spill settlement.  More »

Former Halliburton manager charged in Gulf spill case

Moments after Halliburton pleaded guilty to spill charges, the Justice Department revealed it’s charged a former company manager with destroying evidence.  More »

Halliburton pleads guilty to criminal charge in Gulf oil spill case

Nearly three-and-a-half years after a deadly rig explosion and massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the company that supplied the cement for the well that blew out pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor criminal charge in the case.  More »

Prosecutors defend charges against ex-BP engineer in Gulf spill case

Federal prosecutors defended Wednesday the legality of obstruction of justice charges against a former BP engineer in connection with the investigation of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »

Halliburton faces judgment day in Gulf oil spill

The oil field services company’s day of reckoning finally comes Thursday, not for conduct leading up to the disaster but rather what it did afterward: destroying what the government regarded as evidence.  More »

US energy boom prompting shift in global economic growth, economist says

Developed nations are picking up the slack for global economic growth, a reversal of past years in which emerging markets led the way, the chief economist of research firm IHS said at a conference Tuesday that included oil and gas industry leaders.  More »

5-month trial delay ordered in Gulf oil spill manslaughter case

A federal judge Friday ordered a five-month trial delay in the case of two BP rig supervisors charged with manslaughter in the deaths of 11 workers who were killed when an undersea well owned by the British oil giant blew out in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.  More »

Weatherford finance chief steps down, replacement being sought

The chief financial officer of Swiss oil field services firm Weatherford International has left the company.  More »

Prosecutors ask federal judge to accept Halliburton’s Gulf spill guilty plea

Halliburton and the Justice Department are asking a federal judge to accept the cement contractor’s guilty plea to destroying evidence in the probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »

BP takes heat for ads run on Sept. 11

BP is taking heat for running full-page ads in New York and Washington, D.C. newspapers on the anniversary of 9/11 asserting that fraud has plagued the victims claims process following the 2010 Gulf oil spill.  More »

Another front in Syria conflict: Oil uncertainty

While a possible deal to secure Syria’s chemical weapons has eased worries about an immediate U.S. attack, continuing strife throughout the region has heightened concerns that oil supply disruptions will become the new normal.  More »

Argentina’s YPF eyes vast potential of Vaca Muerta Shale

Argentinian oil and gas firm YPF is hoping to unlock its country’s vast resource potential, and its eyes for now are squarely on the giant Vaca Muerta formation, CEO Miguel Galuccio told an industry conference in Houston on Wednesday.  More »

Marathon Oil expands Eagle Ford position, unloads Angola stake

Marathon Oil Corp. is selling off its stake in a second offshore block in southwest Africa and picking up acreage to grow its position in the Eagle Ford Shale in Texas, the company announced Tuesday.  More »
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