Vicki Hollub on Tuesday was named as Occidental Petroleum CEO Stephen Chazen's replacement after he steps down later this year. (Occidental)

Incoming Occidental CEO gets promotion

Vicki Hollub, set to become the CEO of Houston’s Occidental Petroleum next year, has been named the company’s president and chief operating officer.
The W. A. Parish power plant on Friday Sept. 5, 2014 in rural Fort Bend County, TX.  (Eric Kayne/Invision for NRG/AP Images)

Stalled carbon capture coal project in Texas begins to move forward

Summit Power Group’s Texas Clean Energy Project is a planned 400-megawatt, coal gasification power plant on 600 acres in West Texas to produce electricity, trap carbon for enhanced oil recovery, and create urea and sulfuric acid from byproducts to help make fertilizers. The idea is to trap 90 percent of the emitted carbon for a power plant that runs cleaner than its natural gas-fired counterparts.
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Commentary: Can the U.S. Help Integrate European Energy Markets?

Earlier this year, the European Union (EU) proposed the establishment of an “Energy Union” in order to create a smart, unified energy grid across member States. The goal of this new energy policy is to reduce dependencies on sole suppliers, allow for the free flow of energy across borders, increase efficiency, reduce energy costs and […]

Greenpeace ; Green Sleaze

Recently, Greenpeace engaged in a maladroit and amateurish attempt to discredit a world-class physicist and the organization he founded–the CO2 Coalition–and on whose board I serve. William Happer, the Cyrus Fogg Brakett Professor of Physics at Princeton and the leading founder of the CO2 Coalition was contacted by someone claiming to represent Hamilton Ellis Business […]
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Phillips 66 starts up new fractionator near Houston after delay

The project is supported by 250 miles of new pipelines and a multimillion-barrel storage cavern complex.
Student Alva Gonzalez practices at a pipe welding school operated by Fluor in Houston. (Eric Kayne/For the Chronicle)

Fluor buys Stork for $755 million to boost energy maintenance business

Fluor said it will acquire 100 percent of Stork from United Kingdom-based Arle Capital Partners, but that Fluor will keep the Stork brand name and most of its leadership.
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Protecting Royalty Owners Helps Protect the Economy

By David Holt and Jerry Simmons Royalty payments are critical to the prosperity and sustainability of local, state, and federal governments across the nation, especially in Texas. Oil and gas royalties reportedly pay an average of $865 million per year to The Lone Star State. Most of those payments go into a fund for public […]
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In this photo taken Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, Israelis hold up banners during a demonstration in Tel Aviv against the emerging natural gas deal. Hebrew on the sign reads, "Netanyahu and Deri stink of corruption," referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Economy and Commerce Minister Aryeh Deri. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)

Impending natural gas deal angers many Israelis

As Israel prepares to push through a long-delayed landmark natural gas deal, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is facing a growing backlash by protesters who accuse him of using shady backroom dealings and strong-arm tactics to push through the plan.
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Azerbaijan: 29 still missing from burning oil platform

The missing workers were on a lifeboat that toppled into heavy seas late Friday after the oil platform caught fire when an underwater gas pipeline was damaged in s storm.
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Ohio says state oil, natural gas production reaches new high

Ohio’s horizontal shale wells have produced more oil and gas in the first nine months of this year than all of Ohio’s wells produced in 2014.