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Specialist Douglas Johnson is reflected in a screen at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, July 22, 2013. Rising commodity prices made up for a disappointing quarterly performance at McDonalds, lifting the stock market Monday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

WTI oil climbs as U.S. motor-fuel supplies seen lower

December futures increased as much as 0.5 percent in New York, adding to a 0.7 percent rise yesterday.  More »
Patrick Pouyanne at the Intercontinental Hotel  in Houston. (Sharon Steinmann / Chronicle )

New Total CEO will contend with slump in production, oil

Pouyanne will have to see through a round of cost cuts as lower oil prices and weak returns from refining eat into profit at France’s largest company by sales.  More »
Patrick Pouyanne at the Intercontinental Hotel  in Houston. (Sharon Steinmann / Chronicle )

Total board could vote for new CEO as soon as Wednesday

Total SA moved its emergency board meeting from Tuesday to Wednesday, when it will likely choose a successor to Christophe de Margerie, who died in a plane crash Tuesday night.  More »
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First-of-its-kind carbon capture plant opens in North San Antonio

Austin-based Skyonic Inc. debuted its $125 million carbon capture plant on Tuesday.  More »
(Nathan Lindstrom/For the Houston Chronicle)

Nabors earnings rise after last year’s loss

Nabors Industries collected $61 million in profit in the third quarter on higher North American drilling activity, a year after it faced losses on asset impairments and other charges.  More »
Sales of equipment like these subsea trees displayed at its Houston headquarters helped FMC Technologies post a 46 percent third-quarter profit rise.  (Melissa Phillip/Chronicle)

FMC Technology profit rises 46 percent

FMC Technologies on Tuesday posted a 46 percent boost to its third-quarter bottom line, largely because of a rise in subsea technology sales and its North American high-pressure fluid control business.  More »
(Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

TransCanada’s Keystone stand-in faces $1 billion gas feud

Building an oil line from North Bay, Ontario, to Ottawa instead of altering the existing one would cost at least $1 billion more and put Energy East in jeopardy, the company says.  More »
(Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News)

High pollution levels found near Ohio gas wells

Two residents who had monitors on their property complained about noise and unpleasant odors wafting onto their property during drilling.  More »
Total CEO Christophe de Margerie (AP file photo/Christophe Ena)

Total CEO criticized Russia sanctions hours before crash

Christophe de Margerie’s last act as chief executive officer of Total SA (FP) left no room for doubt about his feelings toward Vladimir Putin’s Russia.  More »
The Freeport LNG plant on April 9, 2014 at Quintana, TX.(Thomas B. Shea/for the Houston Chronicle)

Freeport LNG widens ship channel

The Port Freeport ship channel will be widened from 400 feet to 600 feet as part of a plan proposed eight years ago when the Freeport facility was envisioned as an import terminal capable of regasifying LNG offloaded from tankers.  More »
David Stover has been named CEO of Houston-based Noble Energy, an independent oil and gas company.

David Stover moves into top job at Noble Energy

David Stover has been named Noble Energy CEO, under succession plan announced in April.  More »
(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Report: Retirees, 401Ks hold most shares in oil & gas industry

The biggest owners of oil and gas companies aren’t found inside their boardrooms.  More »
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