The Shell logo sits on the side of a fuel tanker truck during a gasoline delivery at a gas station operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc in Utrecht, Netherlands, on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Shell is on the brink of completing its biggest acquisition as shareholders look set to back its purchase of BG Group Plc. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Shell transitioning Houston truck fleet from diesel to LNG

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The use of LNG and compressed natural gas — another new CNG fueling station opened Thursday in Houston — in commercial vehicles has rapidly expanded because of the nation’s cheap and bountiful supply of natural gas.
This May 22, 2015 photo from the U.S. Coast Guard shows two members of the Coast Guard’s Strike Team surveying the site of the pipeline break in the hills above Refugio Beach north of Goleta, Calif. (Chief Petty Officer David Mosley/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Oil stranded by Calif. pipeline break could be trucked out

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Santa Barbara County planners are expected to decide in about a week whether to grant Exxon Mobil Corp.’s latest request to use trucks to move more than 17 million gallons of oil stranded in storage after the pipeline shut down in May after the break.
The Angelica Schulte docked in the Houston Ship Channel (Enterprise Products Partners)

First crude oil export cargo from Houston Ship Channel leaving this week

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Crude oil exports began at the very end of 2015 shortly after Congress voted to end the 40-year ban.
The Theo T crude oil tanker docked in Corpus Christi (NuStar)

Here’s the first known U.S. crude oil cargo destined for export

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San Antonio-based NuStar Energy is loading the oil cargo on New Year’s Eve at its dock at the Port of Christi.
Plant operators at the control room, pipes, towers and fractional facilities at Enterprise refinery in Mont Belvieu, Texas. (Thomas B. Shea/Houston Chronicle)

Enterprise says the first shipment of export crude will sail from Houston

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Enterprise Products Partners says the shipment will be the first export of domestic crude from the Gulf Coast in four decades.
(Lisa Poole / AP2009)

Phillips 66 starts up new fractionator near Houston after delay

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The project is supported by 250 miles of new pipelines and a multimillion-barrel storage cavern complex.
(AP Photo/Reed Saxon, file)

Gasoline expected to dip below $2 nationwide for Thanksgiving

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Gasoline costs also could continue to come down through December, according to GasBuddy, which noted that prices don’t always spike during busy driving weeks.
(Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Texas gasoline prices continue to plummet below $2 a gallon

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The national average for gasoline is a bit higher at $2.19 a gallon, but that amount still dropped by six cents in the last week.
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Phillips 66 grows in Texas, Louisiana to feed refineries

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Construction recently began for a new hydrotreater at the Lake Charles Refinery to meet federal Tier 3 standards for lower sulfur content in gasoline for the beginning of 2017.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

Railroads warn they will miss deadline for safety system, stopping cargo in its tracks

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The consequences could be steep for the oil and gas industry, which increasingly turned to rail during a domestic drilling boom to move crude and refined petroleum products across North America.