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Iraq warns against unloading tanker of Kurdish crude anchored off Galveston

The U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday cleared an oil tanker carrying Kurdish crude to offload its cargo, potentially paving the way for an import that could complicate U.S. relations with Iraq which has threatened to sue any buyers.  More »

Britain reopens way for fracking

Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said shale gas has the potential to increase the country’s energy supply but stressed national parks will be protected.  More »

Pemex predicts lowest production in more than two decades

The forecast was lowered to 2.41 million barrels of oil a day from a prior projection of 2.5 million, said Gustavo Hernandez, Pemex’s head of exploration and production.  More »

Texas refiner sues Utah county over pipeline rules

Tesoro Corp. wants to build a 135-mile pipeline to carry crude oil from the Uinta Basin to Salt Lake City refineries.  More »

US sending coal abroad

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution, according to an Associated Press report.  More »

The Energy Angle: Why Hillary Clinton is Right about Putin

Both energy companies and consuming countries who still think appeasing Russian President Vladimir Putin will solve their long term problems need to think again. Hillary Clinton’s tough talk about why we must stand up to energy fascism is spot on and needs to be carefully heeded. The West and China have undoubtedly benefited from cheap […]  More »

Energy execs’ salaries look like oil price: High, but stable

The growth in pay packages for top Houston public company executives stalled last year after a rising 10.9 percent the year before.  More »

Report: Tanker with disputed crude arrives near Galveston

A tanker carrying a cargo of crude oil at the center of a dispute between Iraq and semi-autonomous Kurdistan has arrived off the Texas coast, according to a report Sunday.  More »

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 »

Industry poll says Americans want more oil production, support offshore drilling

Nearly 7 out of 10 Americans support domestic offshore drilling but few believe the federal government is doing enough to encourage such production, an industry-backed survey finds.  More »
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