Fuel Fix

In this Sept. 9, 2010 file photo, a massive fire following a pipeline explosion roars through a mostly residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

City: Emails show ‘cozy’ ties of PG&E, regulator

The 7,000 pages of emails between leaders at PG&E and California Public Utilities Commission President Michael Peevey and his staff were released as the result of a lawsuit filed by the city of San Bruno.  More »
Cheniere Energy already is expanding this LNG plant in Louisiana, but federal agencies are in conflict over plans for a Texas facility. (Cheniere Energy)

Investors go after Cheniere’s defense of stock grants

Cheniere Energy investors say the company can’t use stock exchange rules to justify $1.86 billion in stock grants they claim were never legally approved by shareholders.  More »
A tanker sails in the morning sun. (Louis Vest, Getty Images)

Iraq warns against unloading tanker of Kurdish crude anchored off Galveston

The U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday cleared an oil tanker carrying Kurdish crude to offload its cargo, potentially paving the way for an import that could complicate U.S. relations with Iraq which has threatened to sue any buyers.  More »
The Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.

Exxon Mobil stays mum on report of Beaumont refinery expansion

Exxon Mobil Corp. isn’t commenting on a news report that it is considering a big expansion of its Beaumont refinery.  More »
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CP Exploration II gets $150 million credit line

Local private equity firm Post Oak Energy Capital committed a $150 million line of equity to CP Exploration II, a privately-held exploration and production company based in Dallas and Lafayette, La., the companies announced Monday morning.  More »
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Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos

An international court on Monday ordered Russia to pay more than $50 billion to the former majority shareholders of now defunct oil company Yukos, ruling that the state engaged in a ruthless campaign to destroy what was once the country’s biggest oil producer.  More »
British Prime Minister David Cameron. (AP)

Britain reopens way for fracking

Business and Energy Minister Matthew Hancock said shale gas has the potential to increase the country’s energy supply but stressed national parks will be protected.  More »
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Pemex predicts lowest production in more than two decades

The forecast was lowered to 2.41 million barrels of oil a day from a prior projection of 2.5 million, said Gustavo Hernandez, Pemex’s head of exploration and production.  More »
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Texas refiner sues Utah county over pipeline rules

Tesoro Corp. wants to build a 135-mile pipeline to carry crude oil from the Uinta Basin to Salt Lake City refineries.  More »
In this May 22, 2014 photo, a rainbow forms as sprinklers spray water to prevent coal dust from entering the air at Dominion Terminal Associates' coal terminal in Newport News, Va. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

US sending coal abroad

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution, according to an Associated Press report.  More »
Charif Souki, CEO of Cheniere Energy, was 2013's top-paid public company CEO in Houston and the nation. (James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

Energy execs’ salaries look like oil price: High, but stable

The growth in pay packages for top Houston public company executives stalled last year after a rising 10.9 percent the year before.  More »
A tanker sails in the morning sun. (Louis Vest, Getty Images)

Report: Tanker with disputed crude arrives near Galveston

A tanker carrying a cargo of crude oil at the center of a dispute between Iraq and semi-autonomous Kurdistan has arrived off the Texas coast, according to a report Sunday.  More »
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