News from the Houston Chronicle energy team

Wednesday afternoon massacre? ConocoPhillips CFO, COO out in shakeup

John Carrig will retire at the end of February; Sig Cornelius and two other execs will leave by the end of December. (Photo: Robert De Niro as Al Capone in The Untouchables  More »
(Shell Oil Co.)

Shell files to drill in Alaska shallow waters *update*

Plan includes a new spill-response plan to handle blowouts similar to the Deepwater Horizon accident. (Image, courtesy of Shell, showing artist’s rendering of spill response system).  More »
(Photo: Todd Klassy/Flickr))

Shuffling the energy deal deck: GE buys, Exxon, Marathon and T-3 sell

GE’s $3 billion acquisition of Texas-based Dresser Inc. and the $422 million sale of T-3 are the latest in a flurry of energy industry assets sales. (Photo: Johnny Blood/Flickr)  More »
(Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle)

Houston energy industry leaders will discuss job creation, technology

How’s Houston going to keep its World Energy Capital title? Panelists at an Oct. 12 event will discuss how current and future energy technologies can create jobs. (Michael Paulsen/Houston Chronicle)  More »

Chron Energy Newslinks | 01.06.10 |

Oil shale prospects improve, taxes still a gasline hurdle, Jackson goes to China. (Photo: David Ohmer/Flickr)  More »

Fracking threat overstated, Pennsylvania regulator says

Surface spills of frack fluids are one thing, but the head of the state’s department of environmental protection says there are no signs of drinking water contamination during drilling. (Photo: James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle)  More »
(Photo: AEI Services)

Powering down: Texas grid operator cuts jobs

ERCOT will lay off 37 workers as new system comes on line to more efficiently manage the flow of electricity in Texas. (Photo: AEI Services)  More »
Workers on Ridgewood Energy's Vermilion 344 project.

Not everyone's afraid of the deep water

Ridgewood doubles-down in the Gulf with $200 million backing from Riverstone. Photo: Workers stand on the “jacket” of an existing shallow-water Ridgewood Energy project, Vermillon 344.  More »
Center for Biological Diversity

Enviros give Hayward the (dodo) bird

Former BP CEO Tony Hayward gets the Rubber Dodo Award from the Center for Biological Diversity for the Gulf oil spill.  More »

No 'China Syndrome' at South Texas: Nuclear plant earns safety award

This is the first time a nuclear plant has been named to magazine’s safest companies list. (Photo: South Texas Project Nuclear Operating Company).  More »

Chron Energy Newslinks | 10.05.10 |

You waste food, you waste energy. Bagdad reserves surge. Green company goes for big green. (Photo: David Ohmer/Flickr)  More »
Matt Simmons by Gary Fountain

Matt Simmons remembered at MFAH event

A noon time memorial for Simmons & Co. founder Matthew Simmons was standing room only. (Gary Fountain: For the Chronicle)  More »