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LNG storage tanks are seen at Cheniere's Sabine Pass LNG facility.  (J. Patric Schneider)

Williams to pipe gas to Cheniere, Freeport LNG Texas projects

The arrangements come as U.S. LNG export projects are increasingly under pressure amid the continuing rout in global commodity prices.
(Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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.

Among most big U.S. cities, Houston had the cheapest gasoline for nearly all of 2015

The EIA said that Houston had the cheapest gasoline of the cities it tracked in 47 out of 52 weeks.
Dow Chemical Company's site in Freeport. (Dow Chemical Company)

Dow Chemical launches operations at new Freeport propylene facility

The massive propane dehydrogenation unit that makes propylene — a core chemical building block of many plastics — is located at Dow’s Oyster Creek site in Freeport as part of Dow’s $4 billion expansion in the area south of Houston.
A boat passes a refinery standing along the Houston Ship Channel.  (Scott Dalton/Bloomberg)

No export ban? No problem for U.S. refiners getting tax break

The House and Senate on Tuesday evening reached a deal on tax and spending plans that included an end to the oil-trade limits that were implemented in 1975 after the Arab oil embargo.
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.
Charif Souki, chairman and chief executive officer of Cheniere Energy Inc., speaks during the 2015 IHS CERAWeek conference in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, April 22, 2015. CERAWeek 2015, in its 34th year, will provide new insights and critically-important dialogue with decision-makers in the oil and gas, electric power, coal, renewables, and nuclear sectors from around the world. Photographer: Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Charif Souki

Investors, Icahn react to Cheniere’s CEO departure

The change comes after clashes between Cheniere’s leadership and some investors over their vision for the company’s future.
Workers at the Weatherford rod-pump manufacturing plant prepare to move parts into the plant Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Katy. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

Houston’s economy stumbled again in November, index shows

Houston’s economy stumbled again in November as rampant layoffs and cutbacks among local factories and oil and gas companies combined with losses in manufacturing and trade to reverse some of recent gains made last month.
(Patrick Semansky/Bloomberg)

Wood Group buys The Infinity Group for $150 million

The privately-owned Infinity was founded in 1952 and is headquartered south of Houston in Clute, but the company also operates in La Porte along the Houston Ship Channel.
(Paul O'Driscoll/Bloomberg News)

Shell Chemical has more plans for Gulf Coast growth, Geismar GM says

Shell said the expansion will make the Shell Geismar Chemical Plant the largest producer of alpha olefins in the world.