Kayaktivists Jordan Van Voast and Martin Adams hold a sign in protest of the arrival of Shell's Arctic drilling vessel the Noble Discoverer as it came into Everett, Wash. on Tuesday. The rig arrived just as the Port of Seattle voted to delay the arrival of Shell's Polar Pioneer drill rig in Seattle. (Daniella Beccaria/seattlepi.com via AP)

Drill rigs coming to Seattle despite pleas for delay

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A Shell spokesman said it has a valid lease to use about 50 acres of terminal space on Seattle’s waterfront and a tight timeline to prepare its fleet for exploratory oil drilling this summer.
(Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT)

Documents show FBI illegally spied on Houston Keystone activists

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The documents, about 80 pages obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, show the investigation was opened in early 2013 after a meeting of the FBI and TransCanada. It was closed in June 2014 after the bureau failed to identify extremist activity amongst anti-Keystone demonstrators, the Guardian reports.
Richard Kinder at IHS Energy CERAWeek April 22, 2015 (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

Richard Kinder: Houston needs more public-private investment to attract talent

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Speaking at the Urban Land Institute spring meeting in downtown Houston, Kinder touted the progress his Kinder Foundation has made with Houston’s Discovery Green, Buffalo Bayou Park, the Museum of Fine Arts and more.
An artist rendering of Cheniere Energy's proposed LNG export terminal in Corpus Christi.

Feds hand key LNG export license to Cheniere’s Corpus Christi project

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With the move late Tuesday, the Energy Department is allowing Cheniere to export as much as 2.1 billion cubic feet per day of liquefied natural gas over the next 20 years from the planned facility to countries with which the United States does not have free trade agreements.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, center, smiles as she speaks about Keystone XL, accompanied by Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., left, sponsor of the Keystone XL pipeline bill, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Senators campaign to end ban on crude oil exports

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Senators unveiled legislation to end the longstanding ban on U.S. oil exports, with hopes to put domestic crude on the same legal footing as gasoline, diesel and other refined petroleum products.
Pipelines run toward oil storage tanks stand at the Enbridge Inc. Cushing storage terminal in Cushing, Oklahoma, U.S., on Wednesday, March 25, 2015. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Crude oil prices rise again after U.S. inventories continue to dip

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U.S. crude inventories declined by 2.2 million barrels from the week prior, which had seen a dip of nearly 4 million barrels. U.S. refinery inputs last week also decreased an average of 379,000 barrels a day from the previous week, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration update. Refineries operated at more than 91 percent capacity last week.
(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

Deal reached between Michigan, Enbridge over 2010 oil spill

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A settlement between the state and Enbridge Energy filed in Calhoun County court Tuesday, nearly five years after a broken pipeline released more than 800,000 gallons of oil, requires the company to continue to monitor the impacts of the spill on the environment. The company also agreed to spend $75 million, much of it on various projects, including a dam removal and improved access to boating and fishing on the river. Some have been finished.
Oil flows out of the top of the transition spool, which was placed into the gushing Macondo wellhead at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in July 2010. AP Photo/BP PLC, File)

Plan OK’d to drill into BP’s ill-fated Macondo reservoir

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A privately owned Louisiana firm will be looking to extract oil and gas deep under the Gulf of Mexico’s seafloor, an undertaking that proved catastrophic for BP.
The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig burns in the Gulf of Mexico on April 21, 2010, the day after the blowout of BP's Macondo well. (Associate Press photo)

Drilling set to resume near site of BP’s blowout in Gulf

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A Louisiana-based oil company, LLOG Exploration Offshore, plans to drill into the Macondo reservoir.
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Calpine adds two new top executives

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The Houston-based power company named W.G. “Trey” Griggs III as its new executive vice president and chief commercial officer. Griggs was a managing director at Goldman Sachs & Co. In his new position at Calpine, Griggs will oversee the trading, origination, development and commercial analytics groups and report to CEO Thad Hill.