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Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
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Chevron seeks buyer for Hawaiian refinery

Chevron hired an investment banking firm to identify potential buyers interested in its Hawaiian assets, which include the refinery in Kapolei on the island of Oahu, a pipeline that connects the refinery to a terminal in Honolulu and five terminals across the Hawaiian islands.  More »
John D. Rockefeller co-founded Standard Oil Company. His descendants have decided to divest the philanthropy of fossil fuels, the New York Times reported.

Oil-rich Rockefellers plan to divest from fossil fuels

After building their fortune on oil, the Rockefeller family is joining growing chorus of philanthropies, foundations, religious groups and pension funds pledging to sell assets tied to fossil fuels, the New York Times reported Sunday.  More »
David  Rainey, a former BP vice president during the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, leaves Federal Court after being arraigned on obstruction of a federal investigation in New Orleans in November 2012.   (AP Photo/Matthew Hinton)

New indictment against former BP executive

Friday’s superseding indictment makes adjustments to existing obstruction of Congress and false statement charges against David Rainey.  More »
Cheniere Energy Partners' LNG import terminal on the Louisiana side of Sabine Pass. (Photo: Cheniere Energy)

Galveston eyed for $6 billion LNG export terminal

Galveston Wharves trustees Monday will consider leasing 185 acres on the northeast corner of Pelican Island to Next Decade, a privately owned company focused on developing two Texas LNG export facilities.  More »
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U.S. crude falls for third day on dollar strength

Oil for October delivery dropped 66 cents to end at $92.41 on the New York Mercantile Exchange.  More »
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Agency can look at rig owner’s role in oil spill

Transocean had challenged the authority of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board,  More »
The sun shines over a Range Resources well site in Washington, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Range Resources to pay $4 million drilling waste fine

The fine was imposed for leaks at open pits Range operates to store the so-called flowback waste from natural gas wells.  More »
Noble Energy's offshore oil and gas rig is seen about 115 miles off Cyprus' south coast. (AP Photo/Cyprus Press and Information Office, File)

Cyprus official says Egypt, Jordan interested in gas

The Houston company Noble Energy is a partner in a field off Cyprus’ southern coast.  More »
Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass. (AP Photo/Nathan Bilow)

Senator wants to suspend coal sales on federal lands in West

Sen. Ed Markey says the Interior Department moved too slowly on promised reforms since the Democrat raised concerns about “bargain-basement” lease sales.  More »
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Oil rises on prospect of OPEC output cut

Oil for October delivery rose $1.96 to $94.88 a barrel.  More »
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Russian billionaire placed under house arrest

Russian media reports said in June that Russia’s largest oil company, state-controlled Rosneft, considered buying Bashneft, part of Vladimir Yevtushenkov’s empire.  More »
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Natural gas company seeks federal OK for pipeline

Houston-based Kinder Morgan wants a natural gas pipeline through northern Massachusetts .  More »
The Pearl gas-to-liquids plant in Qatar is the largest in the world. A&M has established a new research center in Qatar to delve into shale gas studies and train students for jobs in gas processing. (Photo: Shell)

A&M establishes gas research center in Qatar amid U.S. shale boom

Regents earlier this month formally approved the Gas and Fuels Research Center, which will serve as a clearinghouse for studies about how to produce, explore and make money from the vast new supplies of shale gas unlocked in the U.S. shale boom.  More »
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BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

Gov. Sean Parnell said he was “extremely disappointed” by the planned layoffs.  More »
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Crude bounces back on dollar’s decline

Oil for October delivery climbed 65 cents to end at $92.92 a barrel.  More »