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Zain Shauk

Dr. Alemayeho M. Deressa is from Ethiopia and is in Liberia through the Baylor Global Health Corp. - Chevron Ltd. Partnership. He provides training to medical students, interns, residents, medical officers and serves as a consultant pediatrician at JFK Medical Center in Liberia.

Drillers and doctors join forces to find oil and save babies

Chevron and other oil companies develop social responsibility plans as a way to integrate into countries where they work. But critics say the approach skirts deeper problems in developing nations.
AmeriMex Motor & Controls, LLC CEO, Josh Preuher and colleagues, talks with US Congressman Gene Green, Monday, March 10, 2014 during a tour of the AmeriMex facilities in Houston, Texas. (Todd Spoth)

Hybrid engine uses less fuel while drilling for it

At a plant east of downtown Houston, a North Carolina company is building hybrid power systems for oil rigs.
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Average pump price passes $3.50 for first time in 6 months

The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline passed $3.50 for the first time since Sept. 18, jumping 23 cents over the last 34 days, according to AAA.
(Flickr user martinluff)

Report: Fracking could raise earthquake risks in California

A potential boom in hydraulic fracturing in California would increase the risks of earthquakes in the state, according to a report that environmental groups released Thursday.
A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

Air Liquide starts up nitrogen plant for North Dakota drillers

Air Liquide has started up a nitrogen plant in North Dakota to supply oil field operations there, the company said Wednesday.
Categories: Shale
A rendering of Dow's new Texas Innovation Center. (Dow Chemical Co.)

Dow Chemical plans new research compound near Houston (video)

Dow Chemical Co. is building a new campus south of Houston where 2,000 employees will focus on product innovation, the latest Texas investment by a chemical company benefiting from the shale rush.
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Wayne Knox, Assistant Construction Manager - Contractor for TransCanada's Keystone XL project looks at a pipe before it's lowered into the ground in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Keystone XL southern leg having major effect on US oil hub

The southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline has drained supplies of oil at the hub of Cushing, Okla., to their lowest levels in more than two years, according to a federal report released Tuesday.
(Eddie Seal/Bloomberg)

U.S. more energy secure because of shale, chamber says

The United States became more energy secure in 2013 as the shale boom continued to pad domestic resources, according to an analysis by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Raoul LeBlanc, managing director at IHS, speaks about the next stage of the North American energy renaissance" during CERA Week at Hilton Americas-Houston on March 7, 2014, in Houston. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Is shale running short on ‘PowerBars’?

North America may be in the midst of an energy renaissance, but that could be slowed or derailed by several limitations, including nature.
Pennzoil motor oil made using Shell's new PurePlus Technology rolls out of Shell s Houston Lubricants Blending Plant. The technology converts natural gas into a clear base oil, the main component of motor oil. The motor oil is heading for store shelves, Royal Dutch Shell subsidiary Shell Lubricants Americas announced March 6, 2014. (Shell photo)

Shell puts pioneering natural gas-based motor oil on store shelves

Royal Dutch Shell has produced motor oil from natural gas, a product that is now available in stores, the company will announce Friday.