Fuel Fix

T. Boone Pickens speaks at the 2014 World LNG Conference on Jan. 22, 2014, in Houston. (Eric Kayne/For the Chronicle)

Panel: Don’t expect high natural gas prices any time soon

Panelists at a Houston energy forum said natural gas prices are likely to stay at relatively low prices because of the surge in production from shale.  More »
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Injuries reported in blast at Wyoming tank owned by Houston company

Houston-based EOG Resources owns a storage tank where an explosion Tuesday caused injuries but no deaths.  More »
U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell.  (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

U.S., California release roadmap for solar projects

“We have amazingly special places here,” U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said.  More »
Yellow oil barrels

Oil rises on Chinese manufacturing numbers

Crude for November delivery rose 69 cents to $91.56 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.  More »
Delta Airlines planes parked at the gates in Atlanta. (William Montgomery photo)

Delta: Oil exports would prompt refinery closures

Delta Air Lines’ top fuel executive on Tuesday made an impassioned argument against ending the longstanding ban on exporting crude, saying the proposed trade policy change would fatten oil producers’ bottom lines while hurting domestic refiners and consumers.  More »
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Dresser-Rand among companies proposing $8 billion wind farm to power Los Angeles

The group of four companies said they plan to submit the project proposal to Southern California power officials next year.  More »
Enbridge is running advertisements on the role energy plays fueling our daily lives. (Image courtesy Enbridge)

Enbridge aims to burnish image with feel-good ads

Enbridge is aiming to change the national debate about energy — and buff up its own image at the same time — with a multi-million-dollar advertising campaign highlighting how oil and gas fuel our lives.  More »
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Midland, Cushing price difference not letting up, report says

A new government report says West Texas Intermediate crude traded in the Permian Basin market of Midland has averaged almost $6.70 per barrel less than the U.S. benchmark price set at a hub in Cushing, Oklahoma.  More »
Jose Valdez welds a tank at Kerrville-based Fox Tank Co., which which builds steel oil field tanks. (William Luther/San Antonio Express-News)

Shale boom buoys businesses far removed from oilfields

The boom has been most generous to companies working in states with the most oil and gas activity, but the economic boost has also trickled down to steel-makers and machine tool manufacturers based in regions with no production, the report said.  More »
Drilling at Marathon Oil Corp.'s operations in the Eagle Ford Shale formation in South Texas. (Marathon Oil)

Eagle Ford booms to the tune of $87 billion

Economic activity related to oil and gas exploration in South Texas is up 43 percent in just the last year in the region.  More »
A drilling rig in the Utica Shale. (Chesapeake)

Total to sell stake in Utica midstream business for $450 million

A day after revealing plans to sell $10 billion in assets by 2017, French oil giant Total announces plans to sell its stake in a Utica Shale project.  More »
(AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Buckeye Partners opening Port of Albany terminal to Canadian oil sands shipments

The Houston-based MLP said the rebuilt terminal will open this spring and would be ready for rail shipments of tar sands oil by the third quarter of 2014.  More »
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