Fuel Fix

A massive fire roars through a residential neighborhood in San Bruno, Calif. in September 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Utility to be arraigned in fatal pipeline blast

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. officials are set to appear in court on Monday to face federal felony charges involving safety violations tied to a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.  More »
College students and supporters hold up signs at a rally to support fossil fuel divestment outside of City Hall in San Francisco, Thursday, May 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Divestment campaigns struggle against stock market, profits

The divestment campaigns have had limited success, but it’s a movement that administrators are noticing.  More »
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Alaska legislature approves advancing gas line project

The Alaska Legislature has passed a bill setting the state’s participation in a major liquefied natural gas project.  More »
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Halliburton posts $622M in first-quarter net income

Halliburton says it was profitable in the first-quarter after reporting a loss for the period a year ago.  More »
Ireland's Minister of State Fergus O"Dowd listens to Shay Curran, founder of C-Voltaics, during a tour at the University of Houston's Energy Research Park in April 2014. (Dave Rossman photo)

Emerald Isle seeks black gold offshore

Fergus O’Dowd, Ireland’s Minister of State for the NewEra project, visited Houston this month to push the European nation’s oil and gas potential.  More »
Shareholders have criticized Chesapeake’s board for failing to rein in what they’ve seen as Chief Executive Officer Aubrey McClendon’s risk-taking and overspending at the company. (F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg )

Shale pioneer McClendon hires Chesapeake in Utica

Aubrey McClendon, the pioneering shale wildcatter who helped usher in the U.S. energy renaissance, has hired the company that fired him to drill wells for his newest natural gas venture.  More »
Calpine Corp.'s Guadalupe Energy Center combined-cycle power plant. (Calpine Corp. photo)

Calpine selling southeastern power plants for $1.6B

Houston power generator Calpine Corp. is selling power plants in the southeastern United States for $1.57 billion, a move is says could help focus its efforts in wholesale power markets in Texas, California and elsewhere, the company said Friday.  More »
Mayor Julian Castro laughs prior to the announcement of a three-year agreement between Microsoft and UTSA to research and develop sustainable technologies to make data centers more energy efficient and economically viable. The announcement took place at UTSA. (Robin Jerstad/For the Express-News)

Texas school partners with Microsoft for energy efficiency research

Microsoft Corp. and the University of Texas at San Antonio entered into a three-year partnership to research and develop sustainable-energy technologies that benefit data centers.  More »
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Shell plans Russian expansion with Putin support

Shell CEO Ben van Beurden won a promise of support for the plan from President Vladimir Putin at a meeting at the Russian leader’s residence.  More »
A worker walks through the TransCanada Corp. Houston Lateral Project pipe yard in Mont Belvieu, Texas, U.S., on Wednesday, March 5, 2014.  (Scott Dalton/Bloomberg)

Obama administration delays action on Keystone XL

The Obama administration on Friday said it was giving eight federal agencies more time to weigh in on the Keystone XL pipeline, a move almost certain to delay a final decision on the controversial project until after the Nov. 4 midterm elections.  More »
A boat passes a refinery standing along the Houston Ship Channel.  (Scott Dalton/Bloomberg)

US exporting a ‘tidal wave’ of gasoline, other fuels

U.S. refiners are sending a “tidal wave” of gasoline, diesel and other refined products onto the world market, taking advantage of the surge in domestic oil development that has helped drive Gulf Coast crude stockpiles to record levels, according to a new report.  More »
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Labor shortage threatens to bust shale boom

Labor shortages, causing delays in construction, threaten to slow the Gulf Coast energy boom and push back the date when the country can meet its own energy needs, estimated by BP Plc to be in 2035.  More »
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