An oil tanker, right, cruises past a new liquefied natural gas tanker at the Cheniere terminal in Cameron Parish, La. (Michael Stravato/The New York Times)

Brownsville eyed for LNG export plant

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NextDecade, a privately owned company based in the Woodlands, has asked federal regulators for permission to build a liquefied natural gas export plant in Brownsville.

New Interior Fracking Rules Might Help Ease Ban Momentum

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Industry would do well to embrace the new US Department of Interior Bureau of Land Management (BLM) rules for hydraulic fracturing on public lands. Stronger regulation and compliance in the sector is the industry’s best avenue to roll back an increasing trend for localities to seek outright bans. Twenty four US states currently have municipal […]
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Southwestern Energy chief executive Steven Mueller at a drilling rig near Wonderview, Ark. (Stephen Thornton/The New York Times)

Southwestern Energy sells Pennsylvania pipelines for $500 million

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Natural gas producer Southwestern Energy will sell its gathering assets in Pennsylvania for $500 million, the company announced Thursday morning.
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Oil exports would give US leverage, former ambassador says

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So far, most of the congressional debate on crude exports has focused on the economics of the issue, but former Amb. Carlos Pascual’s comments amplify geopolitical concerns with the longstanding trade restrictions for oil.
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Report: Oil and gas on public lands a ‘blind spot’ in climate fight

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The report pinpoints rising methane emissions from oil and gas wells on public lands and waters as a significant share of the heat-trapping gases tied to all energy development nationwide.
Martin Craighead, president and CEO of Baker Hughes Incorporated, speaks at the facility located at 9110 Grogans Mill Road Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, in The Woodlands. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle)

Baker Hughes’ CEO talked with global conglomerate before Halliburton deal

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The CEO of Baker Hughes had met with a global conglomerate in Europe just weeks before his company struck a $35 billion deal to sell itself to Halliburton, new corporate disclosures show.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is briefed before a March 18, 2015 government auction of drilling rights in the central Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management)

Feds collect millions in Gulf oil drilling sale, despite falling prices

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Slumping oil prices tempered some of the industry’s enthusiasm for new drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico — but not much.
At the Motiva Port Arthur refinery on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.  (Mike Tobias/The Enterprise)

Striking Motiva workers approve contract

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Employees could go back to work as soon as Monday, said Garrett Ozment, a union representative and machinist at the refinery, which is the nation’s largest.
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Out of Keystone debate’s glare, pipelines going in nationwide

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While the Keystone project awaits a final decision, lesser-known developments have quietly added more than 11,600 miles of pipeline to the nation’s domestic oil network.
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Algeria oil corruption trial begins after 5-year delay

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In a packed courthouse that included the ambassadors of Italy, the U.S. and Germany, prosecutors read out the charges against former head of Sonatrach, Mohammed Meziane, his two sons, and 16 other company officials.
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