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Houston praised, some others panned, for gas pipeline maintenance

An alliance of labor unions and environmentalists says in a new report that the U.S. should expedite repairs to aging municipal gas pipelines.  More »

Texas’ oil and gas industry expands to near-record levels

The Texas oil and gas industry is approaching records set in the 1970s, according to the latest Texas Petro Index.  More »

Feds unveil proposed new safety rules for crude-carrying trains

Tank cars that carry crude oil across the United States would have to meet stringent new standards to improve safety and make them more resilient in an accident under proposed new rules unveiled by the U.S. Department of Transportation on Wednesday.  More »

Texas City contends for $4.5 billion methanol plant

Texas City is in the running for a $4.5 billion methanol plant that would expand its already sprawling industrial landscape.  More »

Regulator: New oil train rules could have wide reach

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx suggested Monday that coming mandates to boost the safety of hauling oil by train will go beyond requiring changes to the tank cars.  More »

North American production bolsters Halliburton profits 21 percent

Halliburton cleared a 21 percent profit boost in the second quarter as demand for oil production equipment climbed in North America and drills kept spinning in the eastern hemisphere, the company said Monday.  More »

Feds OK first-in-decades oil studies off East Coast

The Obama administration on Friday gave the oil industry the green light to use air guns and sonic sensors to search for possible oil and gas under Atlantic waters, overriding environmentalists concerned that the seismic research can harm whales and other marine life.  More »

Feds roll out details on Western Gulf lease sale

The Obama administration on Thursday released final details for its planned Aug. 20 sale of oil and gas drilling rights in the western Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Google-gas: mapping cars search for pipeline leaks

Environmentalists have teamed up with Google to shine a spotlight on natural gas leaking from pipes buried under city streets in Boston, Indianapolis and Staten Island.  More »

Shell announces new Gulf of Mexico discovery

Shell Oil Co. today announced an offshore discovery in the Gulf of Mexico it believes contains 100 million barrels of oil equivalent.  More »

Technology lets producers move jobs from platforms to land

Shell and other offshore players to move a growing number of jobs historically performed at sea onto land.  More »

Shale shifting flows at America’s biggest oil port

With domestic production at a 28-year high, LOOP’s managers are thinking the previously unthinkable: They want to reverse the flows and send North American oil out as well as take foreign oil in.  More »
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