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Ouch! EPA ethanol decision angers … just about everyone

The EPA is drawing fire from refiners, environmentalists and even the ethanol industry itself for approving 15 percent blends. (Photo: Michael Cote/Flickr)  More »

Analysts: Goodbye, drill ban; good luck, producers

Industry observers say offshore drillers will adapt, but “back to normal” likely not until middle of 2011.  More »

From pump jack to fuel pump, TPG has it covered

The creation of a new firm by private equity giant TPG puts the company up to its elbows in nearly all segments of energy.  More »
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Another shale sale mystery, this one in the Haynesville

Who is buying Denbury’s Haynesville/East Texas assets for $217 million?  More »

FuelFix Newslinks |10.13.10|

No post-ban bounce for Obama, Statoil sits winter out, Wyoming fracks well.(Photo: David Ohmer/Flickr)  More »

Energy tech — wind, smart meters — already creating jobs, say panel

Texas’ wind power boom currently grow jobs, biofuels could do so in the future.  More »
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Houston should be Energy 360 capital, says Statoil VP

The city should cast off the Oil Capital cliches and promote its role developing all energy sources, says exec at Norwegian energy giant. ( Photo: Bobby L. Warren)  More »
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Energy policy and jobs event features industry leaders, advocates

Morning discussion includes the weaknesses of national energy policy and how current and future energy technology can grow jobs. (Photo: Michael Paulsen/Houston Chronicle)  More »
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El Paso CEO: Energy independence is a 'pipe dream'

Doug Foshee says supply security should be the focus of U.S. energy policy. For him, that means nat gas playing a larger role in America’s energy mix. (Photo: Kevin Fujii/Houston Chronicle)  More »

FuelFix Newslinks |10.12.10|

South Korea/KKR buy into Colonial, bye bye BP ombudsman, two takes on CNOOC. (Photo: David Ohmer/Flickr)  More »

It's the technology, stupid: Foreign shale deals aren't about the gas *update*

Foreign-controlled energy firms are less interested in North American shale operations for the natural gas than they are to get a look at the drilling and production technology. (AP Photo)  More »

A pair of foreign deals keep Eagle Ford in spotlight

More overseas energy giants make their way into U.S. gas production with CNOOC and Statoil buying stakes in South Texas’ Eagle Ford shale over the weekend. (Photo: Houston Chronicle)  More »