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Oil flows out of the top of the transition spool, which was placed into the gushing Macondo wellhead at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in July 2010. AP Photo/BP PLC, File)

Judge rules Anadarko emails don’t show fault in Gulf oil spill

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) officials urged BP Plc to drill deeper into the Gulf of Mexico well that caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history even after BP warned that doing so would be unsafe.  More »
Trimac Transportation driver Robert Williams used the liquified natural gas lane to fill his truck at the Flying J truck stop on I-10 East in Baytown Thursday Aug. 23, 2012.(Dave Rossman/For the Chronicle)

Texans boost natural gas use for driving, but not for power

Texans increased their use of natural gas to fuel cars and trucks in 2013, but reduced its use to power lights and appliances, according to new federal data.  More »
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More Texas shale gas soon will head to Mexico

Federal regulators have approved Energy Transfer Partners’ plan to extend one of its pipelines from South Texas into Mexico.  More »
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Chevron launches news site for California town

The Richmond Standard offers a daily stream of local news, crime and sports stories, with an emphasis on short, entertaining features.  More »
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Feds clearing path for Pacific wave energy test

The Interior Department is sending out a feeler for companies interested in harnessing wave power off the Pacific Northwest before allowing a Oregon State University project to advance.  More »
Snehal Desai is the global business director for Dow Water & Process Solutions, based in Edina, Minnesota. He is responsible for developing and implementing growth strategy for DW&PS and leading the 1800 people who work in the business. (Dow)

Guest commentary: World Water Day puts focus on new sustainability challenge

Water is essential to all of our lives. But Snehal Desai, global business director for Dow Water & Process Solutions, explains that we don’t have to choose between clean water and energy resources.  More »
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Oil rises above $99 amid new sanctions on Russia

The price of oil extended losses Friday as seasonal maintenance of refineries crimps U.S. demand and a stronger dollar makes the commodity more expensive.  More »
Doug Lawler, CEO of Chesapeake, is interviewed before participating in a panel during CERA Week at the Hilton Americas on March 4, 2014, in Houston. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

CEO: Rock can get Chesapeake out of hard place

Doug Lawler’s strategy for turning Chesapeake Energy around after a rough spell centers on making the most of what the company already has: great shale positions.  More »
A Petrohawk Energy natural gas drilling site in the Eagle Ford Shale is shown in September 2009. (Jake Lacey/Houston Chronicle file photo)

Private equity shifts shale strategy as land grab ends

For KKR & Co. (KKR) and Apollo Global Management LLC (APO), leaders of the biggest shale-field buyouts, the difference between failure and success may come down to 93 days.  More »
Didi Fung, a contractor for the Environmental Protection Agency, collects water samples Feb. 5 from the Dan River.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

Regulators say Duke pumped coal ash into river (photos)

North Carolina regulators say Duke Energy illegally pumped 61 million gallons of contaminated water from a coal ash pit into the Cape Fear River, marking the eighth time in less than a month the nation’s largest electricity company has been cited for environmental violations.  More »
Officials prepare clean-up materials at the scene of a leak from a crude oil pipeline on Tuesday, March 18, 2014, in Colerain Township, Ohio.  (AP Photo/The Cincinnati Enquirer, Gary Landers)

5-inch pipeline crack leaks oil in nature preserve

A 5-inch crack in a pipeline caused more than 10,000 gallons of crude oil to leak into a suburban nature preserve, officials said Thursday.  More »
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People making moves in Houston’s energy world

Houston is home to one of the nation’s fastest growing workforces, fueled largely by the expansion of the energy industry. Check out who has capitalized on the booming business with recent job changes and promotions.  More »
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