Fuel Fix

An abandoned watchtower and lines of barbed wire are seen surrounding Iraq's largest oil refinery as smoke rises from a petroleum gas flare, in the city of Beiji, north of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev, File)

Iraq militants launch fresh raid on oil refinery

Sunni militants launched a dawn raid Wednesday on a key Iraqi oil refinery they have been trying to take for days but were repelled by security forces, a commander on the scene said.  More »
BP economist Mark Finley talks about  global market forces and their impact on oil prices at the University of Houston late Tuesday.  (Collin Eaton/Houston Chronicle)

US shale boom offsetting oil lost in Middle East unrest

Without the surge in U.S. crude production, markets would have demanded higher prices, the U.S. would likely have released oil reserves from its strategic stocks, and high prices would have threatened the nation’s economic recovery, says economist Mark Finley.  More »
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Koch to start European power trading as it plans LNG expansion

Koch Supply & Trading will start buying and selling European electricity and expand its liquefied natural gas business to take advantage of a globalizing market for the fuel.  More »
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Officials shut drilling waste well after second quake

Colorado regulators have ordered the shutdown of an oil and gas wastewater disposal well east of Greeley after seismologists detected two earthquakes in the area in less than a month.  More »
Greg Thiergart, a radio communication technician with CenterPoint Energy, works on a smart meter project in Houston. (Houston Chronicle file photo/Johnny Hanson)

Crumbling US grid gets jolt driving smart Houston power

When fully deployed, CenterPoint’s intelligent grid will give the utility unprecedented control and insight into its almost 50,000 miles of power lines and systems.  More »
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France sells stake in GDF to raise $2 billion for Alstom

France sold a $2 billion stake in GDF Suez SA, the country’s largest natural-gas distributor, as it seeks cash to buy a holding in Alstom SA.  More »
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Oil fluctuates as traders eye Iraq, US output

The price of crude oil fluctuated on Wednesday as investors monitored the turmoil in Iraq and weighed a report claiming U.S. export controls would be loosened.  More »
GE is testing this prototype 20,000 psi ram blowout preventer at its Houston Technology Center. The 20ksi program also includes new wellheads, connectors, control systems, and riser systems. (GE Oil & Gas)

GE to design, build new generation of blowout preventers

Danish rig contractor Maersk Drilling is turning to GE engineers in Houston to build a new generation of deep-water blowout preventers designed to handle the highest reservoir pressures the industry has ever tackled.  More »
A Petrohawk Energy Co. drilling site at the Eagle Ford Shale in McMullen County. (Jake Lacey)

Biggest deals in the Eagle Ford Shale

Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas has completed the $3.1 billion sale of its Eagle Ford Shale assets to a subsidiary of Encana Corp. Check out the eight other deals that have carried the biggest price tags in South Texas history.  More »
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US challenges oil export ban with approvals for two Texas companies

The Obama administration has cleared the way for two energy companies to sell an ultra-light variety of crude overseas after minimally processing it, a decision that tests the limits of a long-standing ban on exporting U.S. crude.  More »
The Maersk Developer's derrick supports two sets of drawworks, allowing some operations to be performed simultaneously. A patent dispute has sidelined the ability to use the dual drawworks for simultaneous drilling operations in U.S. waters. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / Houston Chronicle)

Video: Onboard the Maersk Developer

Take a look at operations on the Maersk Developer as it drills an exploratory well for Statoil in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »
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Report: Independent producers leading growth in US oil and gas reserves

U.S. oil and gas reserves increased 9 percent last year, according to a newly released analysis that’s a testament to the industry’s current boom period.  More »
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