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Plains All American announces new Permian Basin pipeline

Plains All American Pipeline said Monday it will build a 310-mile, 20-inch pipeline to move crude oil across West Texas.
Specialized tankers carry natural gas after it's chilled to a liquid state. It then is turned back into gas at its destination. (AP)

Houston hosts major gas conference amid debate over exports

Energy executives and global industry officials are preparing to open an annual liquefied natural gas summit in Houston amid a growing push by producers for government permission to increase exports of the abundant American resource.
Marvin Odum, president of Shell Americas (Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle )

Shell promotes US natural gas by using it

As it looks to boost demand for bountiful natural gas, Royal Dutch Shell figures a good way to start is by using the fuel to power its own drilling rigs, ships and heavy trucks – with hopes of spurring others to make the same transition.
ExxonMobil Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson (AP/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Exxon CEO’s compensation rises 8 percent to $27.2M

Exxon Mobil Corp. gave its CEO $27.2 million in total compensation last year, an 8 percent increase as the oil giant posted its second-highest profit ever.

Survey reveals most valued skills for oil and gas workers

A new study by the Society of Petroleum Engineers reveals the essential skills for getting a job and getting ahead in your oil and gas career.
People walk by a Shell fueling station in Jijiga, Ethiopia. (guuleed/Flickr)

Ethiopian oil plays could contain billions of barrels, but challenges abound

A study indicates that two new basins in Ethiopia could contain more than two billion barrels of oil. But getting at that oil wealth means overcoming colossal hurdles. Ethiopia has no pipelines and major investors are scarce.
Outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, shown during a recent interview, told lawmakers on Thursday that his successor will unveil new oil and gas drilling rules soon after taking office.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

New federal fracturing rule due any day

Outgoing Interior Secretary Ken Salazar says he expects his successor to reveal new rules for oil and gas drilling soon after she takes over the job.

Shell has bigger plans for Houma-to-Houston pipeline

Shell Pipeline has planned additional capacity for its fully reversed Houma-to-Houston pipeline system and is starting another open season for potential customers, the company announced Friday.
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Houston to launch energy-focused high school

The Houston school board has voted to create a new magnet high schools specializing in energy, in partnership with the Independent Petroleum Institute of America.
A thick cloud of fog and morning light engulfs wind turbines at the BP Sherbino Mesa II Wind Farm in Fort Stockton. ( Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle )

US ranks No. 1 for new wind projects

Texas leads the pack with 12,000 megawatts of wind power generation capacity, according to the American Wind Energy Association’s annual market report.