Oil gushes from BP's Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico on July 12, 2010. (AP Photo/BP)

Halliburton official destroyed notes of cement test related to Gulf oil spill

A former Halliburton lab manager testified Tuesday that a company official asked him not to record results of a cement stability test related to the well in the 2010 Gulf oil spill disaster.
Guy Bourgeois III of BoyarMiller addresses a question during Aberdeen-Houston Gateway, a meeting linking people in both cities interested in expanding business ties. (Danielle Bourgeois photo)

Energy execs in Houston and Scotland connect by satellite

Scotland can become an entry point to bring hydraulic fracturing technology to the rest of Europe, said Varel CEO Jim Nixon, speaking at the meeting between the two energy capitals.
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Policy changes could free $1 trillion in energy savings

Consumers could save $1 trillion on energy costs savings for consumers by modifying several policies that would change consumer behavior, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy said in a report released Monday.
Patches of oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill are seen from an underwater vantage, in the Gulf of Mexico south of Venice, La. (Rich Matthews/AP)

Judge sets hearing for ‘fictitious claims’ in Gulf oil spill

A federal judge has scheduled a hearing next month on BP’s request to prevent payments on inflated or fictitious claims under a class-action settlement reached with victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
(Masdar, Shams Power Company)

Persian Gulf oil power takes a shine to solar

The United Arab Emirates has inaugurated the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant, which captures the heat of the sun to produce steam that turns a generator turbine.
Solar panels work at the NRG Solar and Eurus Energy America Corp.'s 45-megawatt solar farm in Avenal, Calif.  (AP Photo/The Sentinel, Apolinar Fonseca, File)

California green jobs grew at slower pace in 2010

Green jobs in California kept growing in 2010 but at a slower pace than before, according to an annual survey of the state’s emerging clean-tech industry.
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Inside the Gulf oil spill trial courtroom

See the latest witness-stand comments from Transocean CEO Steve Newman, as FuelFix reporter Harry Weber live tweets testimony in the Gulf oil spill.
Drilling in Frio County and elsewhere in the Eagle Ford Shale continues to speed up. Sanchez Energy purchased an additional 43,000 acres there Monday.

Sanchez Energy snags 43,000 acres in the Eagle Ford

Sanchez Energy Corp. has agreed to purchase 43,000 acres in the Eagle Ford Shale from Hess Corp. for $265 million.
Rangeland Energy is planning a crude oil terminal in Southeast New Mexico, similar to the one it launched in North Dakota. (Rangeland photo)

Rangeland plans crude oil terminal in New Mexico

Rangeland Energy has agreed to purchase up to 770 acres in Southeast New Mexico for a large terminal facility to handle crude oil, sand, pipe and other products.
A natural gas drilling site in the Barnett Shale. (AP file photo/Donna McWilliam)

Chesapeake sued for fixing prices, underpaying landowners

Chesapeake Energy Corp. allegedly manipulated prices and unlawfully passed on its drilling expenses to landowners, shortchanging them on royalty payments for drilling on their land, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court in Dallas.