Tag: Houston Chronicle

Natural gas price plunge aids families, businesses

The price of natural gas is plummeting at a pace that has caught even the experts off guard.  More »

Oil climbs as Iran warns of Hormuz supply disruption

Oil climbed from the lowest price in almost four weeks as Iran said that a disruption to crude supplies through the Strait of Hormuz would cause a shock to markets that “no country” could manage.  More »

Project to pour water into volcano to make power

Geothermal energy developers plan to pump 24 million gallons of water into the side of a dormant volcano in Central Oregon this summer to demonstrate new technology they hope will give a boost to a green energy sector that has yet to live up to its promise.  More »

Shell leader expects Arctic offshore drilling this year

Shell Oil Co. expects to clear remaining regulatory hurdles and begin drilling later this year in the Chukchi Sea near Alaska, company President Marvin Odum said at a scientific conference on Thursday.  More »

Measure takes ND oil taxes for wildlife projects

Conservation groups said they would campaign to put a North Dakota constitutional amendment on the ballot that would reserve tens of millions of dollars of state oil tax collections for water, wildlife and conservation projects.  More »

Steffy: Other countries learning Macondo’s lessons

Other countries are learning the lesson from BP’s 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Gas prices see another big rise in 2012

The New Year hasn’t been good for gasoline prices.  More »

Hundreds seek answers at Youngstown quake meeting

Boos, applause and the occasional outburst marked a gathering of about 500 northeast Ohioans seeking explanations Wednesday for a series of earthquakes that has hit their area since deep injection drilling came to town.  More »

Japan to reduce Iran oil imports, supporting US

Japan gave a boost today to the U.S. campaign to sanction Iran over its nuclear program, pledging to buy less Iranian oil, a day after China reacted coolly to the U.S. effort.  More »

SD court hearing set in oil refinery dispute

The fight over a Texas company’s plan to build a $10 billion oil refinery in southeastern South Dakota is moving to court.  More »

TransCanada exec says Asian markets an option

A Canadian executive overseeing a plan to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas says Canadian oil producers will look to Asian markets if the U.S. government fails to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project.  More »

Pa. chief to EPA: Let science be guide in Dimock

Pennsylvania’s environmental chief said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has only a “rudimentary” understanding of the contamination in Dimock, the northeastern Pennsylvania village where residential water wells were fouled by a gas driller.  More »