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.
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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. Photographer: 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.
A Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. natural gas drilling rig in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. (Cabot)

Study finds radon in Pennsylvania homes on the rise while Marcellus drilling surges

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Buildings in counties where natural gas is most actively being extracted from the Marcellus shale have in the past decade had much higher measurements of radioactive radon than buildings in low-activity areas, according to the new research.
Federal regulators cleared Cheniere Energy to expand Sabine Pass LNG. Work is ongoing on the first phase of that project. (Cheniere Energy)

Cheniere cleared to expand Sabine Pass LNG

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Federal regulators approved plans to expand Sabine Pass LNG amid growing skepticism about the viability of such projects.
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The U.S. is still the world’s biggest hydrocarbon producer

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The gap between the U.S. and its next two closest rivals has expanded in dramatic fashion since 2011.
Enterprise Products Parnters docks in the Houston Ship Channel. (Photo: Enterprise Products Partners)

Enterprise completes Houston Ship Channel terminal expansion

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Enterprise Products Partners completed the first phase of its LPG export terminal expansion, allowing the company to ship more supercooled propane to buyers overseas.