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Halliburton eyeing San Antonio as site for major field office

Oil-field services giant Halliburton Co. is considering building a “super site” in San Antonio that would employ hundreds to serve its clients that are drilling in the Eagle Ford shale, Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff said.  More »

Refineries likely to shut as Hurricane Irene nears

East Coast refineries are likely to close in advance of Hurricane Irene’s arrival this weekend, analysts say. The shutdowns are already boosting gasoline prices.  More »

ERCOT issues Level 2A emergency, rolling blackouts unlikely *update*

Texas’ main electric power grid manager declared a Level 2A power emergency this afternoon and may have to implement rolling blackouts as the searing heat causes tight electricity reserves.  More »

Oil spill administrator says $5B in claims paid

The administrator of the fund BP set up to compensate victims of last year’s oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico says the fund has paid more than $5 billion in claims.  More »

Baker Hughes to hold job fair for ex-NASA workers

Out of work NASA contractors will have a shot at launching a new career in Houston’s energy sector next week.  More »

The Energy Moron moves on too soon

Dedicated readers are important to online news sites like That’s one of the reasons we’re sad to hear that a regular commenter, who used the pseudonym Energy Moron, passed away recently.  More »

TransCanada pipeline protesters arrested on White House sidewalk

TransCanada Corp.’s proposed oil pipeline from Canada drew protesters to the White House for a third day, with police arresting about 50 demonstrators who urged President Barack Obama to reject the project.  More »

Luxury in the oilfield

Down a quiet, bumpy road in a neighborhood of modest homes, lunch is served to anyone between shifts in the Eagle Ford shale oil fields.  More »

SGA attendees: New energy has benefits, challenges

New energy sources and technologies will eventually reduce America’s dependence on foreign oil, but also may bring environmental challenges and conflicts over land and resources, energy experts said.  More »

Rep. Sturla: “I’m offended by the drillers’ actions.”

A remark by a state lawmaker is shining light on what he says is a less-discussed impact of Pennsylvania’s booming natural gas industry: the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.  More »

Rural NY town wrestles with natural gas fracking

Mike Shuster and Lisa Zaccaglini found their piece of paradise at the end of a narrow and steep gravel driveway. But the married couple worry about a looming threat to the life they’ve created. They fear that hydraulic fracturing — a controversial form of natural gas drilling — could spoil the tranquility, pollute the air and perhaps even taint the drinking water.  More »

Okla. man pleads not guilty to natural gas pipeline bomb

An Oklahoma man accused of attaching a homemade bomb to a natural gas pipeline pleaded not guilty today during his first court appearance.  More »
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