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Solar energy grows 30 percent in Texas, keeping pace with country

A report released Friday by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows the capacity of solar installations grew by more than 32 percent nationwide last year.
A pipeline sign marks  the main U.S. oil pipeline and storage hub at Cushing, Oklahoma. (Bloomberg photo)

U.S. crude inventories break decades-old record after huge build

A higher-than-expected build of 7.8 million barrels for the week ending on Jan. 29 pushed inventories to 502.7 million barrels.
Wind turbines manufactured by Gamesa Corp. stand at the Bharat Light & Power Ltd. Amberi wind farms in Rewalkawadi, Maharashtra, India, on Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government in July restored a wind-farm tax benefit, which could propel wind installations to a three-year high of 2,600 megawatts in 2014, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Renewable energy forecast to grow 9 percent in 2016

On a percentage basis the largest gains are expected to come in solar energy, which is anticipated to grow 28 percent.
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EIA: Natural gas prices could rise as production finally slows

Oil and gas drillers across the United States have struggled under collapsing commodity prices, driven in part by a boom in domestic shale drilling that has transformed the industry.
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Cheap fuel, warm weather lower heating bills

Nationally, this year’s winter weather is expected to be about 15 percent warmer than a relatively warm winter in 2014-15.
A pipeline sign marks  the main U.S. oil pipeline and storage hub at Cushing, Oklahoma. (Bloomberg photo)

Oil gains despite mixed inventory report

West Texas Intermediate oil for delivery in February rose by 19 cents or 0.6 percent to $30.63 per barrel in early trading.
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Nationwide gasoline average could dip as low as $1.82 a gallon in February

But GasBuddy also warned that some states are considering implementing fuel tax hikes this year.
Surging U.S. production in Texas' Eagle Ford Shale and elsewhere has flooded the global oil markets and cut prices in half, despite a small rise Friday.  ( Gary Coronado / Houston Chronicle )

Oil falls Wednesday as inventories rise

Worries about the extra crude oil sent prices down $1.20 per barrel or 3.2 percent in early trading, leaving the benchmark U.S. price at $36.67 per barrel.
Categories: Crude oil
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EIA: Exports depend on domestic production level

How the end of the export ban plays out will depend on how much oil the U.S. produces.
A pipeline sign marks  the main U.S. oil pipeline and storage hub at Cushing, Oklahoma. (Bloomberg photo)

U.S. crude inventory build sends oil prices down

The U.S. Energy Information Administration said domestic oil tanks last week took in an additional 4.8 million barrels of crude, boosting inventories to 490.7 million barrels. That’s the largest amount of oil the nation has had in reserve since a record-setting supply bulge in April.