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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 »

Kinder Morgan opens its BOSTCO oil terminal on Houston Ship Channel

Twenty of the 51 storage tanks built during the first phase of construction are being placed into service this month, and the remaining tanks will come online during the next six months.  More »

Companies announce top LNG site for Alaska project

The companies seeking to advance a multibillion dollar natural gas pipeline project in Alaska have a leading contender for the terminal site where gas would be liquefied and shipped to Asia, signaling that a decades-old dream could become a reality even though major hurdles remain.  More »

Icahn reveals stake in Canada’s Talisman Energy

Talisman Energy shares soared in extended trading after activist investor Carl Icahn tweeted that he has accumulated a nearly 6 percent stake in the Canadian oil and gas company  More »

Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown supports hydraulic fracturing

Speaking at a panel discussion on fracking, the head of California’s Department of Conservation, Mark Nechodom, said the governor backs the oil-production technique.  More »

Crestwood seeking liquids midstream deals after Inergy merger

Crestwood Midstream Partners LP, which is expected today to complete a merger with Inergy Midstream LP, is on the hunt for more assets to expand its oil and natural gas liquids business, focusing on shale regions such as the Marcellus in the northeast U.S.  More »

Shale boom helps M&I Electric grow

M&I will expand its manufacturing capacity and add about 50 more full-time employees to its current roster of 175 by early next year.  More »

Price drop in ethane a boost to chemical firms

Ethane isn’t a term ordinary people come across every day but after processing the natural gas liquid into ethylene it does end up in a lot of ordinary things: plastic bags and bottles and even bumpers on cars. It’s used to make chemicals found in everything from antifreeze to diapers.  More »

Marathon Oil gets approval to move ahead on Kurdish project

Marathon Oil Corp. and its partners said Monday morning that they have received approval from the Kurdistan Regional Government for the first phase in an oil development in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  More »

Some anti-drilling activists change tactics, tone

For years, activists have warned that fracking can have disastrous consequences. Now some critics are doing what was once unthinkable: working with the industry.  More »

BP trial to focus on scientists’ spill estimates

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier is scheduled to hear three weeks of testimony from dueling experts to help him calculate how much oil spilled into the Gulf — a key factor in determining how much more money BP and its contractors owe for their roles in the deadly disaster.  More »
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