Simone Sebastian

Simone Sebastian

Simone is assistant editor for FuelFix.com. She's an award-winning reporter who has covered energy for the Houston Chronicle and education for the San Francisco Chronicle, among other major newspapers. You can follower her on Twitter, @SimonesNews. Contact her at 713-362-6145 or simone.sebastian@chron.com.

Top 20 countries for oil and gas salaries

The global average salary for oil and gas workers fell slightly in 2013 after two years of rapid growth, according to a report from recruiting firm Hays.  More »

Democratic senators press Obama on deadline for Keystone decision

Eleven senators sent a letter to the White House Thursday calling for President Obama to set a May 31 deadline for the long-awaited decision on the Keystone XL pipeline.  More »

Private equity funnels millions into oil field technology firm

Private equity firms Energy Ventures and Epi-V will funnel $41.5 million into Norwegian oil field equipment provider DWC.  More »

Tech titans graded in green energy friendliness

Apple and Facebook won near-perfect grades in a new rating of tech giants’ clean energy friendliness, while Twitter and Amazon failed on almost every measure.  More »

Shell to air “Road to Houston” film in new journalistic effort (video)

“The Road to Houston” is Shell’s latest move in a effort to build its brand by expanding its global footprint in journalism.  More »

Gallup: US public supports opening federal land for oil exploration

Public opinion supports opening federal land for oil exploration, but generally prefers energy policy focused on conservation, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.  More »

US slashes net energy imports as refiners ship fuels overseas

The United States cut its net energy imports in 2013 to their lowest level in more than two decades, measured by energy content, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  More »

Top 10 states with highest and lowest gasoline prices

In Texas is getting to pricey for you, there are only nine other states that offer a better deal for drivers. Here’s your guide to the states that offer the highest and lowest prices for a gallon of regular gasoline.  More »

Texans boost natural gas use for driving, but not for power

Texans increased their use of natural gas to fuel cars and trucks in 2013, but reduced its use to power lights and appliances, according to new federal data.  More »

Looking for shale gas, they found Godzilla’s nemesis (photos)

An Exxon Mobil shale gas project in Argentina had to be diverted when a road construction crew struck dinosaur bones of titanic size.  More »

Researchers: Natural gas vehicles will see rapid rise globally through 2023

The number of light-duty vehicles running on natural gas will more than double over the next decade to 39.8 million traveling on roads worldwide, according to a new report by research firm Navigant.  More »

Exxon CEO’s lawsuit against water tower fuels public outrage (video)

Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson is at the center of a media firestorm over a lawsuit protesting a water tower near his $5 million horse ranch north of Dallas.  More »
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