Work has started to prepare a site in Oklahoma City for a new gas-to-liquids plant that will convert landfill gas into petroleum products. (Envia Energy)

Houston-area companies break ground on landfill gas-to-diesel project

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Construction will begin soon on the first of a series of gas-to-liquids plants under development by an array of Houston-based companies to produce petroleum products from landfill gas.
(Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

Natural gas prices rise on inventory data

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The Energy Department says natural gas in storage grew by 111 billion cubic feet for the week ending last Friday.
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Rebuilding the Nation’s Aging Energy Network

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Once the envy of the modern world, the nation’s infrastructure system now works overtime just to keep up with the growing needs of the energy grid. While many understand the need for continued investment in roads and bridges, the same cannot be easily said of the nation’s aging energy infrastructure. This network of pipelines, highways, […]
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Commentary: HB 3749: The Year’s Most Important Legislation for Gas Utility Customers

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The Houston Chronicle this week has highlighted what is likely the year’s most important state legislation for gas utility customers. House Bill 3749, by state Rep. Jim Keffer, will help ensure that Texas cities continue having a voice to defend their citizens against unwarranted gas utility rate hikes. A key legislative committee approved the bill last […]
(Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg)

Guest commentary: America’s new and improved energy mix

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Demand for alternative energy sources is untethered from oil and natural gas prices, the writers argue.
(Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle )

Kinder Morgan looks to expand natural gas route to Mexico

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If shippers sign on, Kinder Morgan would likely turn dirt on the $38 million upgrade with a completion date of mid-2017.
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BP sells UK natural gas midstream assets

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BP will raise $486 million selling its stake in a natural-gas transportation system in the U.K. North Sea.
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Report: Man-made earthquakes shake over a dozen areas in US

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The man-made quakes jolted once stable regions in eight states, including parts of Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas, according to researchers at the U.S. Geological Survey.
(Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: Mexico’s power markets draw on past privatizations

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Regulators at one point had made a chart tracking the origins of the many different elements of Mexico’s regulatory scheme.
CERAweek attendees between sessions during the IHS Energy CERAWeek Wednesday April 22, 2015 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: Freeport CEO says U.S. is only in the “fourth inning” of natural gas development

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The flood of natural gas unleashed by the shale boom is shaping the North American economy in wide-reaching and disparate ways, a panel of top gas industry executives said Wednesday.