Fuel Fix

Police scuffle with protesters demonstrating in opposition to the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, Monday, March 10, 2014, as they block a door to the federal building in Philadelphia. The protestors say the pipeline would contribute to global warming. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Keystone foes make drastic last-ditch effort

“We’re trying to create as much pressure as we can on President Obama,” one environmentalist said. “We want to personalize this. This isn’t just the faceless masses.”  More »
Charles "Chuck" Davidson, CEO of Noble Energy. (Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle)

Houston oil company announces next CEO

Noble Energy President David Stover will succeed CEO Charles Davidson.  More »
(AP Photo/Skagit Valley Herald, Scott Terrell)

Cleanup to begin at site of Pennsylvania derailment

Cleanup is scheduled to begin Tuesday at the site of a train derailment in northeastern Pennsylvania.  More »
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Rail tanker cars in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg)

EIA: Natural gas will slash diesel’s dominance as rail fuel

Liquefied natural gas will likely eat into diesel’s market share in fueling freight locomotives over coming decades, largely because U.S. natural gas will remain cheap as domestic production surges, the Energy Information Administration projects.  More »
Fitz Acheson, welding market segment engineer for Climax, demonstrates the company's BB5000 line boring machine during the grand opening of its new Houston facility near Hobby Airport. The tool is compact to work in spaces too restrictive for most boring machines, according to Climax.

Equipment company expands to Houston (photos)

Oregon-based Climax Portable Machine & Welding Systems has opened its first Houston facility, the company’s latest move to capitalize on the region’s energy boom.  More »
The Luminant Lake Hubbard natural gas power plant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings Corp., stands in Dallas, Texas. Matt Nager/Bloomberg

Energy Future Holdings misses filing deadline

The decision not to submit the report could be another step toward bankruptcy.  More »
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Feds announce plan to auction 21 million Gulf acres

The rights to drill in 21.4 million acres of the western Gulf of Mexico will be put on the auction block this August, the Obama administration said Tuesday.  More »
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Oil down slightly ahead of Ukraine meeting

The price of oil fell to near $103 a barrel Tuesday ahead of talks aimed at defusing tensions between the West and Russia over Ukraine.  More »
Cranes stand at the construction site for Southern Co.'s Kemper County power plant near Meridian, Mississippi, on Feb. 25, 2014. The facility will be the only U.S. commercial power plant that will capture its own carbon emissions. (Gary Tramontina/Bloomberg)

Coal’s best hope is costly power plant in Mississippi

Rising from the scrub pines of central Mississippi is a $5.2 billion construction project that may determine the future of coal in the age of global warming.  More »
A giant sign for OAO Gazprom stands above a building in Moscow. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Gazprom assures Europe gas supply; German firm starts deliveries to Ukraine

The head of Russian gas giant Gazprom told a European energy leader Tuesday that it will continue to provide a reliable supply of natural gas to the European market, according to Reuters.  More »
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Houston oil field biotechnology firm to go public

Glori Energy wants to combine an influx of public capital and biotechnology to revamp old, nearly infertile U.S. sandstone reservoirs in a bid to free up some 8 billion barrels of stranded oil it has targeted.  More »
Aerial photo of a well pad in southwestern Pennsylvania. (Photo courtesy Dana Caulton)

Study raises new concerns about emissions from shale gas wells

Researchers found higher-than expected emissions of a potent greenhouse gas emanating from Pennsylvania wells, according to a study published Monday that adds to concerns about the environmental footprint of natural gas.  More »
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