Fuel Fix

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ConocoPhillips strikes oil off Senegal

The company said further evaluation would be needed to determine whether or not the well had reached enough oil to make producing it commercially viable.  More »
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and industry supporters, including the Louisiana Oil and Gas Association, have harshly criticized the lawsuit. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

New Louisiana law can’t stop ‘Big Oil’ lawsuit

A state judge in Baton Rouge ruled Monday that Louisiana’s Legislature missed its mark when it passed a bill seeking to halt a south Louisiana flood board’s lawsuit against dozens of oil, gas and pipeline companies over coastal damage.  More »
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New pipelines threaten U.S. Gulf Coast oil premium

U.S. Gulf crude is set to drop below international prices, after trading at a premium for the longest stretch in a year, as new pipelines bring additional supplies to the region.  More »
The Ebola virus viewed through an electron microscope. (AP Photo/Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine)

Oil companies cast wary eye to African Ebola crisis

Exxon Mobil delayed drilling an offshore exploratory will in Liberia as it and other oil companies keep a close watch on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.  More »
Work is ongoing at a liquefied natural gas plant in George West. The plant is the first of five proposed by Beaumont-based Stabilis Energy to supply oil field operators with LNG to power heavy-duty engines. (Courtesy Stabilis Energy)

Proposed LNG plant aims to fuel drilling rigs, pressure pumpers

Drilling companies in the booming Permian Basin may soon have an option to power their heavy-duty equipment with the same stuff they’re pumping from the ground.  More »
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Schlumberger artwork could fetch $85 million

The oil billionaire’s art collection, totaling 90 pieces, includes artwork that has never been exhibited before.  More »
President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

Putin power transition won’t be peaceful, exiled oil tycoon says

His comments come as Russia endures sanctions from the U.S. and European Union for its annexation of Crimea and investors pull money from the nation.  More »
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Endangered species in Eagle Ford Shale gets help from UT group

The rare creature’s likely habitat includes large swaths of the Eagle Ford Shale, the prolific oil and gas field south of San Antonio.  More »
In this June 11, 2014, photo, the scenic Little Missouri River winds it's way inside the Theodore Roosevelt National Park located in the Badlands of North Dakota. The park of more than 70,000 acres sits atop the Bakken shale. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Houston coal firm gets deeper into oil with $340M deal

Houston mineral rights owner Natural Resource Partners is buying oil land operated by one of the largest players in North Dakota for $340 million, it said Monday.  More »
A pipe emerges from dried and cracked earth that used to be the bottom of the Almaden Reservoir  on January 28, 2014 in San Jose, California. Now in its third straight year of drought conditions, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years, and reservoirs throughout the state have low water levels. Santa Clara County reservoirs are at 3 percent of capacity or lower. California Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared a drought emergency to speed up assistance to local governments, streamline water transfers and potentially ease environmental protection requirements for dam releases.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

California hydroelectric power drying up amid drought

The Energy Information Administration says the extended drought in California is hurting the state’s capacity to production hydroelectric power.  More »
Halliburton, an oil field services company,  is adding a femine touch to the gift items it distributes at job fairs and conferences, in a bid to encourage more women to join its ranks.  ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Oil business recruits women to replace the retiring old boys

The booming oil industry, in need of new talent as the previous generation nears retirement, is trying to attract more women to its ranks.  More »
Emissions from flaring, or burning of natural gas, methane and hydrogen sulphide associated with oil production, have risen in each of the last three years. Lucas Schifres/Bloomberg

Methane pollution from federal lands rising, oil boom to blame

Data from the Interior Department shows a huge uptick in methane being vented or burned as waste from wells on public lands.  More »
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