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Environmental group urges Texas regulators to tackle methane

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The Environmental Defense Fund says some major oil companies are taking steps to reduce leaks of the greenhouse gas methane, the main component of natural gas, but that hundreds of smaller companies aren’t.
Richard Kinder, left, with wife Nancy (Craig H. Hartley/For the Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan sets vote on merger for November

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The $44 billion transaction will be the second largest energy merger in U.S. history.
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FERC highlights New England gas markets as winter approaches

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As the country heads toward winter, an analysis by Federal Energy Regulatory Commission warned that infrastructure constraints in New England could send the region’s natural gas prices soaring from recent lows to among the highest in the world for a second year.
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Shell makes deepwater gas discovery in Gabon

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Royal Dutch Shell today announced a discover off the coast of Gabon but says it will need to conduct further analysis to determine just go much gas is present.
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University of Texas wins $58 million to study methane source in Gulf

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The Department of Energy grant will allow UT to harvest the potential source of energy for the first time.
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Crestwood says strong demand for New England pipeline

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The Houston company says it has received hundreds of millions of cubic feet per day in natural gas commitments for the 30-mile pipeline.
European Union Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger attends a news conference in Berlin, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Trilateral gas talks between the European Union, Russia and Ukraine about gas supply from Russia for Europe during the upcoming winter take place in the German capital. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Ukraine fighting batters truce before gas talks begin

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Talks aimed at ensuring Russian natural gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter are being held with the European Union in Brussels today as fighting continues.
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How the Energy Revolution is Supporting Texas-Sized Economic Growth

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America is in the midst of an energy boom. We all know this. We also know the positive impact it has had on our nation’s balance sheet. The U.S. is now set to surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia in crude production, and it has already passed the former as the world’s largest producer of natural […]
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Government lags in measuring gush of U.S. crude

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The federal Energy Information Administration relies on state agencies for data about oil production, sometimes two years late. For natural gas, the EIA is collecting data from an outdated survey of producers in five states that was designed before technological advancements opened up new plays across the country.
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Tesoro Logistics buying QEP’s gas processing business

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Tesoro Logistics LP agreed to buy QEP Resources natural-gas gathering and processing business for $2.5 billion in cash to expand in the Rocky Mountain region and North Dakota.