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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 »

New pipe mill near San Antonio will serve Eagle Ford

Alamo Tube Co. is building a new pipe mill at Alamo Junction Rail Park in the San Antonio suburb of Elmendorf.  More »

Commentary: A talk with Russell Gold, author of ‘The Boom’

Russell Gold is absolutely marvelous. Not only has he spent over a decade as an intrepid energy reporter at the Wall Street Journal, but he has written a book, ‘The Boom‘, which is the quintessential history of the US fracking revolution. The book provides a fair and balanced view on how hydraulic fracturing has kick-started […]  More »

Texas City contends for $4.5 billion methanol plant

Texas City is in the running for a $4.5 billion methanol plant that would expand its already sprawling industrial landscape.  More »

Lower sticker price keeps gasoline vehicles competitive with alternatives

Improved fuel efficiency is keeping gasoline cars cost-competitive with alternative fuel rivals, according to a government report that factors in the higher cost of the alternative vehicles along with their fuel savings.  More »

Microsoft, Lebron James, Greatness and Career Security

In just the past 10 days or so, two completely opposite yet totally related sequences of events took place which perfectly illustrate how you should carry yourself and think about your professional career if you wish to maximize your job security.  More »

Natural gas vote leaves fueling stations without standard

A group of statue regulators failed to agree on a standard for selling liquefied natural gas by its equivalence to a gallon of diesel fuel.  More »

University Fund gets a boost from Texas oil production

A fund that directs state oil royalties to Texas A&M and the University of Texas is approaching $1 billion in revenue for this year.  More »

Chevron’s $1.4 billion base oil facility comes online in Mississippi

Chevron Corp. has begun production of motor oil and industrial equipment lubricants at a $1.4 billion facility in Pascagoula, Miss.  More »

Case shows perils of standard language in non-binding deals

A lawsuit over a pipeline dispute could affect how companies draw up documents for preliminary partnership agreements.  More »

Mexico’s Senate approves energy overhaul

Opponents, primarily from the Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, denounced the move as treason.  More »

Report: Pipeline industry creating windfall for Texas

The pipeline industry was an economic boon for Texas in 2013 fueled by an oil and gas boom that’s driving demand for more pipelines, a new report found.  More »

Murkowski”s Moment

This week Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will meet with Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker to discuss expanding the classification of refined oil exports to include condensate products. The meeting comes as part of an important larger movement in Washington to relax decades-old restrictions that create a glut of domestic crude oil here at home. Sen. Murkowski […]  More »

Hollywood heavyweights attached to BP spill movie

“Deepwater Horizon,” the movie, has been under discussion since 2011, and shooting is expected to begin this winter, according to Deadline. The film will focus on the April 20, 2010, explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, which resulted in 11 deaths and 16 injuries. J.C. Chandor, who recently finished directing Robert Redford in the […]  More »

Natural gas transportation needs boost Kinder Morgan revenue

Houston pipeline giant Kinder Morgan said it increased payouts to investors by 5 percent in the second quarter as surging natural gas production created demand for the company’s transportation infrastructure.  More »
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