David Foley, CEO of Blackstone's energy investing arm, speaks during a panel at IHS CERAWeek in April 2015.

CERAWeek: Blackstone exec says don’t worry about U.S. LNG project overbuild

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The CEO of Blackstone’s energy arm says there’s little chance U.S. liquefied natural gas firms will build more export facilities than the global market can handle now that oil prices have collapsed.
Escalating political tensions that led to across-the-board federal budget cuts are putting a drag on the benefits of the oil and gas boom, CERAWeek panelists said. (Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: Europe’s natural gas network is lacking, Eni boss says

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Europe’s natural gas markets have been handicapped by a lack of infrastructure, essentially creating many separate segments instead of one united market, CEO Claudio Descalzi told CERAWeek attendees.
Panelists discuss the future of LNG amid collapsing crude prices on the third day of IHS Energy's CERAWeek conference in Houston. (Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: Weaker LNG projects could “lose their nerve” amid a slowdown, Parallax CEO says

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Falling oil prices are pumping the brakes on the global liquefied natural gas market, forcing a much-needed cooling-off period for a white hot market that has rapidly expanded in recent years, a panel of LNG experts said Wednesday.
(Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: Latin America bets on LNG

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Liquefied natural gas imports will fuel the future economic growth of Latin America, a panel of the region’s executives told IHS Energy CERAWeek attendees Wednesday morning.
Businessmen arrive to CERA Week at the Hilton Americas on March 4, 2014, in Houston. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

CERAWeek Day Three: Rich Kinder, Charif Souki, Joe Kaeser

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Day Three of the annual conference shifts to natural gas, and will feature speakers like Charif Souki, CEO of Cheniere Energy, which is building a pair of massive natural gas exports terminals in Texas.
(AP photo/Brennan Linsley)

Encana said to explore sale of Haynesville gas properties

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Encana is unloading gas assets to better focus on drilling for oil and liquids such as condensate.
The Ain Amenas gas field in Algeria, where Islamist militants raided and took hostages Wednesday Jan. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Kjetil Alsvik, Statoil via NTB scanpix, File)

More gas found in Algeria region hit by 2013 hostage-taking

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An al-Qaida splinter attacked the nearby Ain Amenas gas plant in January 2013, resulting in the death of 40 plant workers, mostly foreigners.
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Monday at the Capitol: Legislation would rename the state’s ‘worst-named agency’

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It’s been said that the Texas Railroad Commission is the worst-named agency in the state. And that’s not according to an agency detractor, but from a former chairperson. The Texas Railroad Commission has absolutely no authority over railroads. Surveys have shown wide confusion about its responsibilities. But Texas home and business owners – whether they know it […]
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Monday at the Capitol: Important Gas Consumer Legislation

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Of the thousands of bills filed so far in Austin, perhaps none would more benefit gas utility customers than House Bill 2988 and House Bill 3749. If adopted, either of these bills would help ensure that consumers continue having a strong voice at the agency that oversees home gas rates. Both bills will be considered in […]
An LNG tanker (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

Lake Charles LNG gets early environmental approval

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The finding is a sign that the Lake Charles project may clear the environmental hurdle when FERC commissioners make a final decision on the project in November.