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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 »
(Houston Chronicle file photo)

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 posted higher third-quarter earnings despite an unplanned outage at its Port Neches plant. ( 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 »
Russell Girsh motions to his driller to turn the equipment on at an oil rig near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/Williston Herald, Jerry Burnes, File)

N.D. oil boom widens wage gap between the sexes

North Dakota’s unprecedented oil bonanza has boosted salaries throughout the state, though the male-dominated, high-paying energy industry also is widening the wage gap between men and women.  More »
In this July 28, 2014 photo, Rick Huffstutlar walks through a pasture at his home with wind turbines in the background in Calumet, Okla. A decade ago, states offered wind-energy developers an open-armed embrace, envisioning a bright future for an industry that would offer cheap electricity, new jobs and steady income for large landowners. Today, many of the same political leaders who initially welcomed the wind industry want to regulate it more tightly.   (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma reconsiders wind subsidies as industry power grows

Now that wind turbines stand tall across many parts of the nation’s windy heartland, some leaders in Oklahoma and other states fear their efforts succeeded too well, attracting an industry that gobbles up huge subsidies, draws frequent complaints and uses its powerful lobby to resist any reforms.  More »