Laura Goldberg

Laura Goldberg

Laura Goldberg is business editor for the Houston Chronicle.

Anadarko to sell Chinese unit for $1.1 billion

Anadarko Petroleum said late Monday it reached a deal to sell its Chinese subsidiary.  More »

Apache has $800 million deal for Argentina operations

Apache Corp. has a deal to sell its operations in Argentina to YPF Sociedad Anonima for $800 million in cash.  More »

Newpark selling waste unit for $100 million

Newpark Resources says it wants to focus on its core business activities that include drilling fluids and mats.  More »

Stallion Oilfield Services settles North Dakota housing fine

Houston-based Stallion Oilfield Services said officials in North Dakota reduced a proposed fine relating to temporary housing the company built there from $2.6 million to $ 26,000 in a settlement agreement.  More »

Apache’s production hit by weather, asset sales and spending cut

Apache Corp. said Thursday that its Permian Basin and central region production took a hit in the fourth quarter due to severe weather.  More »

Kay Bailey Hutchison joins board of Cobalt International Energy

ormer U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison has been named to the board of directors of Houston-based Cobalt International Energy, the company said Monday.  More »

UPS adding LNG fueling operations in Texas

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. said this week that it inked a multi-year bulk fueling agreement to supply liquefied natural gas to two private UPS stations in Texas, one in Houston and one Mesquite.  More »

Oil industry group names new chairman

Houston’s Mike Watford, head of Ultra Petroleum, has been elected chairman of the Independent Petroleum Association of America.  More »

API elects Occidental’s Chazen as chairman

Occidental Petroleum Corp. President and CEO Stephen Chazen has been elected chairman of the American Petroleum Institute’s board of directors as of January 1 for a one-year term.  More »

W&T Offshore buying $100M in Gulf of Mexico properties

The deal includes a 15% working interest in the Medusa field, which is at deep-water Mississippi Canyon blocks 538 and 582; a 10% membership interest in Medusa Spar; and various interests in 12 non-operated Gulf of Mexico fields.  More »

Technip executive to succeed retiring McDermott CEO

David Dickson will join McDermott from Technip, succeeding Stephen Johnson as president and CEO.  More »

Cabot selling Oklahoma, Texas properties to focus on Marcellus

Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. said Thursday has two deals to sell assets in Oklahoma and Texas for $188 million and will use the proceeds to focus on the Marcellus shale.  More »
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