Fuel Fix

A crewman directs a pipe for TransCanada's Keystone XL project as it's lowered into the ground in Wood County, Texas. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Missouri lawmakers target Obama with pro-Keystone resolution

Missouri lawmakers have passed a resolution encouraging President Barack Obama’s administration to approve a proposed oil pipeline route through the middle of the United States.  More »
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg file)

Hundreds of activists rally at heated hearing on oil pipeline

Public debate grew heated Thursday about Enbridge Energy’s plan to nearly double the capacity of its Alberta Clipper pipeline across northern Minnesota.  More »
Drivers fill up at an Exxon Mobil gasoline station. (Eric Thayer / 2008 Getty Images)

Exxon gasoline terminal reopens after bad batch

ExxonMobil has reopened the racks at its Baton Rouge gasoline terminal after it shut the facility down because of problems involving more than 5 million gallons of unleaded regular fuel.  More »
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A giant sign for OAO Gazprom stands above a building in Moscow. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Gazprom stops courting US investors after Crimea crisis

The shift shows how the worst crisis in Russian relations with the U.S. and Europe since the Cold War is feeding into financial and economic relationships.  More »
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Anadarko ends long legal battle with multibillion-dollar settlement

Anadarko Petroleum said Thursday it has agreed to pay creditors and government officials $5.15 billion to settle a half-decade of legal battles over allegations that a subsidiary had improperly transferred environmental liabilities to a spin-off company nine years ago.  More »
A Bakken Shale oil project.(GE)

Report: Bakken oil output to soar as spending hits $15B

Oil production in North Dakota and Montana’s Bakken and Three Forks formations will average 1.1 million barrels per day this year, according to estimates announced Wednesday by a research firm.  More »
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Old math casts doubt on accuracy of oil reserve estimates

Billions of barrels of untapped shale oil in the U.S. are counted by companies relying on limited drilling history that exaggerate future production, casting doubt on how close the U.S. is to energy independence.  More »
Brian Gibbons (left) and Michael Aselin, both of the University of Houston, install a crank to a vehicle the team planned to enter in the 2013 Shell Eco-Marathon in Houston. ( Nick de la Torre / Chronicle )

Shell to air “Road to Houston” film in new journalistic effort (video)

“The Road to Houston” is Shell’s latest move in a effort to build its brand by expanding its global footprint in journalism.  More »
Shell's drilling rig Kulluk ran aground off a small island near Kodiak Island Tuesday Jan. 1, 2013. Opponents criticized the growing race to explore the Arctic for energy resources. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

Coast Guard blames 2012 Arctic rig grounding on bad decisions

Coast Guard investigators on Thursday rapped Shell Oil Co. and its contractors for failing to heed the dangers of towing a drilling rig across stormy Alaska waters in late 2012 — a voyage that ended when it ran aground on New Year’s Eve.  More »
Inside The Eagle Ford Shale Oil Conference

Weatherford moving to Ireland as Swiss executive pay rules change

The board of Geneva-based oil field service firm Weatherford International has voted to shift its corporate headquarters to Ireland later this year, six months after the Swiss government handed investors authority to rein in top-drawer executive pay.  More »
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Gallup: US public supports opening federal land for oil exploration

Public opinion supports opening federal land for oil exploration, but generally prefers energy policy focused on conservation, according to a Gallup poll released Wednesday.  More »
Yellow oil barrels

Oil rises on anticipation of improved jobs report

Benchmark U.S. crude gained 67 cents to close at $100.29 a barrel.  More »
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