Tag: Houston Chronicle

EPA will weigh request to require fracking chemical disclosures

The Environmental Protection Agency said it will weigh rules requiring disclosure of the chemicals used in hydraulic-fracturing fluids.  More »

Chevron to be audited by Brazil on oil spill

Brazil’s federal audit court wants to investigate contracts between Chevron Corp (CVX) and Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4), its partner at the Frade project where an oil leak occurred, O Globo reported, without saying where it got the information.  More »

Chevron spill unlikely to prompt new Brazilian rules

While fallout from the disastrous Gulf of Mexico oil spill reverberated across the deep-water drilling industry last year, the oil leaking into Brazil’s Atlantic waters this month won’t create such major waves, energy analysts say.  More »

Iraq has told Exxon it’s in breach of laws

Iraq has told Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) that the U.S. company’s contracts with the Kurdistan Regional Government to explore in northern Iraq are in violation of the nation’s law, Deputy Prime Minister Hussain al-Shahristani said.  More »

Iran says needs to spend $50 billion a year to keep oil output

Iran needs to invest as much as $50 billion a year in its oil industry to maintain its position as OPEC’s second-largest crude exporter and boost natural gas production, Oil Minister Rostam Qasemi said.  More »

Livestock farmers say ethanol eats too much corn

Livestock farmers are demanding a change in the nation’s ethanol policy, claiming current rules could lead to spikes in meat prices and even shortages at supermarkets if corn growers have a bad year.  More »

Newt Gingrich says cutting off gasoline would contain Iran

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says the United States could “break Iran within a year” if allies worked together on a strategy instead of focusing on specific tactics.  More »

Brazil says oil slick has shrunk

Brazil says the size of an oil slick at a well operated by Chevron Corp. off the coast of Rio de Janeiro state is more than 80 percent smaller than it was four days ago.  More »

Video: Administrator Lisa Jackson talks about the EPA

Recently, Jackson spoke with energyNOW! about new regulations that Republicans have dubbed “job killing” and why she didn’t resign after President Barack Obama delayed new ozone standards.  More »

Chevron hasn’t been notified of fines by Brazil

Chevron Corp. (CVX), operator of the $3.6 billion Frade oilfield off the Brazilian coast, said it hasn’t received any notices of fines or other penalties from Brazil’s government stemming from a subsea crude leak.  More »

El Paso says Tennessee gas pipeline had explosion

El Paso Corp. “isolated” part of the Tennessee Gas Pipeline in Panola County, Mississippi, after a release of fuel and fire yesterday.  More »

Oil pipeline bills in Nebraska headed for approval

A compromise that would let Nebraska influence the route of the Keystone XL and other major oil pipelines is slated for final approval.  More »