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Environmental groups fighting Exxon expansion at Baytown

Exxon Mobil regional spokesman Russ Roberts said the TCEQ’s decision to issue a draft permit shows that the proposal meets the commission’s various standards.  More »

Plains GP Holdings unchanged in stock trading debut

Plains GP, which trades under the symbol PAGP, closed at $22 in New York. The company sold 128 million shares for $22 each, according to a company statement yesterday, after offering them for as much as $25 apiece.  More »

Oil inventories climbed 5.94 million barrels last week, API says

Oil supplies rose 5.94 million barrels last week, the American Petroleum Institute said.  More »

Age of Gas To Bring Greater Flexibility, Resilience, GE White Paper shows

Denser networks for natural gas will contribute to greater flexibility and improved economics, according to a new white paper released by GE. The paper, called the Age of Gas, argues that the expanding network of natural gas infrastructure expected from the gas boom, will enhance deliverability, leading to greater supply resiliency and less price volatility. […]  More »

Supreme Court takes limited review of consolidated greenhouse gas cases

Well today I was surprised that the Supreme Court granted certiorari to one of the questions from the consolidated, complex, greenhouse gas cases decided by the DC Circuit Court of Appeals.  In that case, the DC Circuit upheld the EPA’s endangerment finding for greenhouse gases, held that plaintiffs didn’t have standing to challenge another part […]  More »

Cooper Valves acquires ball valve maker Accuseal

Cooper Valves’ newly acquired company will operate as Cooper Accuseal.  More »

Companies seek release of research vessel and crew detained in Venezuela

Anadarko Petroleum said Monday that crew members on a contracted research vessel, detained by Venezuelan authorities last week, are still safe and cooperating with authorities at Margarita Island in Venezuela.  More »

Guyana presses Venezuela on seizure of ship under contract for Anadarko

The 285-foot survey research vessel, carrying five American oil workers, was conducting a seismic study under contract for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. on Thursday when it was stopped by a Venezuelan navy vessel and ordered to sail under escort to Margarita Island.  More »

Groups lose bid to stop Gulf Coast pipeline

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower-court ruling to deny a preliminary injunction to stop construction of an oil pipeline running from Oklahoma to refineries along the Gulf Coast.  More »

Energy experts: When it comes to natural gas, hedge your bets

When it comes to natural gas, the U.S. appears to be going all in. But energy experts warned Tuesday that the U.S. is better off hedging its bets.  More »

Federal shutdown postpones South Texas nuclear plant hearing

The U.S. Atomic Safety and Licensing Board said today that due to the government shutdown it would postpone a hearing that was slated to start on Wednesday, Oct. 16, in Houston.  More »

Three Eagle Ford counties are Texas’ biggest oil producers

Texas Railroad Commission preliminary data shows Karnes County wells produced more than 4.53 million barrels of oil in July – the most in the state.  More »
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