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ConocoPhillips strikes oil off Senegal

The company said further evaluation would be needed to determine whether or not the well had reached enough oil to make producing it commercially viable.  More »
Work is ongoing at a liquefied natural gas plant in George West. The plant is the first of five proposed by Beaumont-based Stabilis Energy to supply oil field operators with LNG to power heavy-duty engines. (Courtesy Stabilis Energy)

Proposed LNG plant aims to fuel drilling rigs, pressure pumpers

Drilling companies in the booming Permian Basin may soon have an option to power their heavy-duty equipment with the same stuff they’re pumping from the ground.  More »
The Chevron Corp. flag flies in front of the company's administrative building in Richmond, California. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Chevron sells 30 percent stake in Canadian play

The deal expands Chevron’s relationship with Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company, creating a partnership to develop about 330,000 net acres in the liquids-rich Kaybob area of the Duvernay shale.  More »
Baker Hughes painted 1,000 drill bits pink to raise awareness about breast cancer. (Rhiannon Meyers/Houston Chronicle)

Breast cancer awareness heads to oil patch on a pink drill bit

Baker Hughes painted a thousand drill bits pink this month, adopting the rosy shade used by Susan G. Komen, the philanthropic organization that promotes education, research and advocacy for breast cancer.  More »
Cheniere Energy is considering building a terminal in Ingleside to store and and ship condensate. (Courtesy Cheniere Energy)

Cheniere considers condensate export facility near Corpus Christi

The Houston-based company is negotiating to buy 552 acres in an industrial site along the La Quinta Ship Channel for a condensate storage and shipping project which could cost between $400 and $600 million.  More »
Oil Barrels

West Texas crude settles below $90 a barrel

“You are seeing pretty good growth in oil supply and that’s weighing on the market,” an investor says.  More »
(Photo: Kim Christensen for the Houston Chronicle)

Fire at offshore Alaska gas platform prompts evacuation

No spill has been reported in Alaska’s Cook Inlet. The platform is operated by Hilcorp Alaska.  More »
Rex Tillerson, chairman, president, and CEO of ExxonMobil Corporation, address' a crowd during the Greater Houston Partnership's State of Energy event at the Hyatt Regency Houston Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, in Houston. ( Johnny Hanson / Houston Chronicle )

Tillerson: Houston at center of energy revolution

In a speech made today in downtown Houston, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson offered an extensive overview of the rise of North American oil and gas production and urged lawmakers to leave politics out of industry regulations.  More »
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Angry Michigan residents blocking Energy Transfer pipeline work

ET Rover Pipeline LLC might need to seek a court order to survey land since many residents of Genesee County are refusing to allow crews on their property.  More »
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and industry supporters, including the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, have harshly criticized the lawsuit. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

Exxon joins Jindal to face Dr. Mud in wetlands legal fight

Members of a New Orleans levee board are suing 90 oil and natural gas producers for billions over claims that they’re destroying coastal marshes.  More »
A monument to Ukrainian poet and writer Taras Shevchenko is silhouetted against an apartment building with a sign advertising Russia's natural gas giant Gazprom, in Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

Russia oil production nears record with sanctions yet to bite

Sanctions already halted some joint work between Exxon Mobil Corp. and Rosneft, threatening a project in the Kara Sea where the state-run company said last week it may have identified a billion-barrel crude discovery.  More »
Huntsman completed its $1 billion purchase of a New Jersey company's pigments business. ( Brett Coomer / Chronicle )

Huntsman completes $1 billion pigments purchase

The acquisition of assets from New Jersey-based Rockwood Holdings makes Huntsman the second-largest maker in the world of titanium dioxide and inorganic color pigments, used in paint, coatings and other products.  More »
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