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FuelFix Newslinks |10.19.10|

BP says safety key to bonuses, coal plant closures coming, 15 years ’til EuroShale (Photo: David Ohmer/Flickr)  More »

Spill forum: "The moratorium ends when the drilling begins."

Drillers at energy event in Houston say they’re skeptical about the pace of new permits, but one company holds out hope for more activity by the end of the year. (Photo: US Coast Guard)  More »
Jon Bon Jovi performs during the Concert for the Coast, Friday Oct. 15, 2010 in Gulf Shores, Ala. (Photo: Skip Bolen/Getty Images)

Bon Jovi, Brad Paisley entice tourists to Gulf for spill benefit concerts

Check out our photo gallery from this weekend’s Concert for the Coast. (Photo: Skip Bolen/Getty Images)  More »

Spoofed before it started: Chevron's new ad campaign undermined

Chevron’s new ad campaign is spoofed even before it launches by The Yes Men. The San Ramon, Calif.-based firm is not amused. This is a screen shot of the fake ad the group put up on Monday.  More »

Halliburton profits soar in spite of sluggish Gulf of Mexico

Third-quarter net income climbed to $544 million from $262 million a year earlier, the Houston-based company said today. (Photo: Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle )  More »

FuelFix Newslinks |10.18.10|

Expect smaller oil profits, pirates expand their business, CNOOC sticks its neck out. (Photo: David Ohmer/Flickr)  More »

ICYMI:* A cornucopia of BP oil spill news

*In case you missed it: The feds want more money, civil lawsuits surrounding the spill creep forward, the outcome for birds is still unknown and more Gulf waters are opened for fishing. (Photo: Morano Vincent/Flickr)  More »

Study: Texas rocks, but Houston slips in job creation

Way to go, guys. Texas cities lead the pack when it comes to job creation in the U.S. The Houston area ranked in 10th place of top cities for creating and sustaining jobs. (Photo: Energy traders in Houston, Sharon Steinmann/Houston Chronicle)  More »
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FuelFix Q&A: U.K. diplomat on BP, green energy and why American expats love it there

The U.K.’s ambassador to the U.S. tells FuelFix his country’s new coalition government is about to make deep budget cuts — but it’s also aiming to attract more business investment and grow renewable energy. (Photo: Bill Olive/For the Houston Chronicle)  More »

FuelFix Newslinks |10.15.10|

Chu ponders a departure, Cali. climate bill killer gets push back, office buildings as efficiency machines. (Photo: David Ohmer/Flickr)  More »
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Oil money corrupting college research?

A new study says a rise in oil company backing for energy research at American universities threatens their scientific integrity.  More »
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This is a test: Take the OPEC quiz

Is the oil cartel older or younger than Dan Marino? Was its logo designed by Buck Rogers? Test your knowledge while OPEC meets in Vienna today.  More »