Jeannie Kever joined the Houston Chronicle's energy team in September 2012. A native of West Texas, she has been at the Houston Chronicle since 1997, working in the features department for 10 years before moving to the city desk, where she reported on higher education, the 2010 Census and health care before moving to the business desk. She previously worked at the Sarasota (Florida) Herald-Tribune, the San Antonio Light, the Longview (Washington) Daily News, the El Paso Times and the San Angelo Standard Times.

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WTI reaches highest price in 16 months

New pipelines, soaring demand from refineries and turmoil in the Middle East have driven up crude oil prices over the past few weeks, pushing up gasoline prices as well. ...

Poll finds broad public support for Obama’s climate change plan

A poll conducted for the Natural Resources Defense Council found two-thirds of registered voters approve of one of the most controversial components of President Obama's proposals to combat climate change: setting limits on carbon emissions from existing power plants. ...

Phillips 66 Partners launches IPO

Phillips 66 Partners, a subsidiary of refining and midstream company Phillips 66, said Monday it has launched an initial public offering, seeking to raise as much as $315 million. ...

Texas regulators begin aerial surveys of oil and gas facilities

Several weeks into an assessment of air quality at oil and gas production facilities in South and West Texas, officials with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality say it’s too soon to say whether the survey will lead to action against companies working there. ...

Crude by rail gets a boost in the Permian Basin

The developers of San Antonio’s Mission Rail Park, which will serve the Eagle Ford Shale, said Tuesday they are starting construction on a rail park in West Texas. The Permian Rail Park, located between Big Spring and Midland, will be in the heart of the Wolfcamp and Cline Shale plays. ...

Buccaneer Energy shareholders shake up board

Houston entrepreneur Curtis Burton will retain a seat on the board of the independent oil and gas exploration company he founded in 2006, but shareholders also elected three outside directors proposed by dissident investors who had gained more than 8 percent of the company's shares. ...

When the next desk over is an ocean away

While technology has the power to upend old ways of doing things - allowing production companies to shut down offshore production platforms remotely, for example - it also has raised new questions. ...

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