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Midstream firms build to meet Eagle Ford condensate production

Buckeye Partners and other midstream interests are betting millions on light oil called condensate from the Eagle Ford Shale.  More »
Houston-based Boardwalk Pipeline Partners said Sept. 3, 2014 that it will purchase Chevron's Evangeline ethylene pipeline system.

Boardwalk to buy Chevron pipeline for $295 million

Boardwalk Pipeline Partners L.P. has worked out a $295 million deal to buy the Evangeline ethylene pipeline system from Chevron, Boardwalk announced Wednesday.  More »
Gina McCarthy, nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency, speaks at a climate workshop. (Alex Brandon/AP)

EPA looking at new mandates on methane

EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy signaled that the agency may turn to voluntary programs and regulatory mandates in its bid to clamp down on methane emissions tied to oil and gas drilling.  More »
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Oil rises on possible Ukraine cease-fire

Oil for October delivery advanced $2.66, or 2.9 percent, to settle at $95.54 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.  More »
In this Oct. 15, 2010 file photo, a cleared area is shown in San Bruno, Calif., where several homes were destroyed by a fire from a gas pipeline explosion. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

PG&E plans to appeal penalty in deadly blast

The filing didn’t list a reason for the appeal. The gas pipeline explosion in a San Francisco suburb killed eight people in 2010.  More »
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Shell announces Utica gas discovery

Shell Oil Co. announced two successful new discovery wells in the northern, central part of Pennsylvania in a move that may suggest the sweet spot of the Utica formation extends further than previously thought, company officials said.  More »
Most of Israel’s gas is contained in two offshore fields in the Mediterranean Sea: Tamar, seen here, and Leviathan.
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Noble Energy to supply Israeli gas to Jordan’s power company

Noble and Jordan’s national power company signed a non-binding letter of intent that would provide Jordan with 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas over 15 years from the Leviathan field in the Eastern Mediterranean sea. That’s equal to 300 million cubic feet per day.  More »
Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, poses at the Capitol Rotunda on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Barton: Time to lift crude export ban

Rep. Joe Barton is now convinced: U.S. oil producers should be able to freely sell their crude overseas.  More »

Buckeye Partners to buy $860 million in Trafigura Eagle Ford midstream assets

Buckeye Partners L.P. said Tuesday it would enter the fast-growing Eagle Ford region with an $860 million deal to acquire an 80 percent interest Trafigura AG’s South Texas midstream assets.  More »
Patrick Juneau, administrator of the Deepwater Horizon Claims Center. (Houston Chronicle)

BP wants spill claims official ousted

BP says Patrick Juneau failed to disclose a major conflict of interest.  More »
Abby Brockway sits atop a tripod erected on train tracks Tuesday in Everett, Wash.  AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

5 protesters blocking oil train arrested

The group Rising Tide Seattle erected a tripod of poles over the tracks.  More »
The electrical panel failure at Valero's Texas City refinery that caused the release of a plume of toxic gas Sunday was unrelated to electrical grid problems that plagued the plant years ago. (Sharon Steinmann/Houston Chronicle file photo)

Valero’s refinery release unrelated to prior Texas City power outages

Texas City emergency officials asked some residents to shelter in place for several hours early Sunday when an electrical malfunction caused Valero’s refinery it to emit toxic fumes.  More »
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