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Kinder Morgan picks Pemex subsidiary for Tennessee-to-Texas pipeline project

Kinder Morgan has closed a solicitation period for shipping contracts along its South System Flexibility Project with a commitment from the natural gas arm of Petróleos Mexicanos.  More »
BG Group appoints Statoil Chief Helge Lund as CEO. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

BG Group appoints Statoil CEO to end leadership void

BG’s new appointment may end a turbulent three-year period where the company’s stock dropped 35 percent.  More »
Apache Corp.'s announced the resignation of Alfonso Leon, its chief financial officer, Oct. 14 (Apache Corp)

Apache to get third CFO in eight months

Alfonso Leon, the company’s chief financial officer and executive vice president, resigned Tuesday, the Houston-based exploration and production company announced.  More »

(AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Refiners to Obama: Keep renewable fuel quotas down

Refiners warned the administration that if it gives in to Corn Belt demands for higher mandates, it could cause gasoline prices to spike.  More »
A drill rig works in  Ohio. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Study links Ohio quakes to hydraulic fracturing

Study co-author Paul Friberg said that fracturing rock results in micro-earthquakes but that some of the Harrison County tremors were significantly larger than expected.  More »
Containment booms are placed on the beach in an effort to clean the beach from effects of the Deepwater Horizon in 2010 in Elmer's Island, Louisiana. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Treasury clears way for oil spill recovery grants

A Treasury Department statement says that, so far, the trust fund has $653 million. That figure is expected to grow by billions.  More »
Scott Sheffield, CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources and C. Boyden Gray, former  ambassador to the European Union, speak about oil exports at The Aspen Institute in Washington, D.C. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / The Houston Chronicle)

Exec sees Texas condensate exports soaring

Texas could be exporting 1 million barrels per day of an ultra-light oil known as condensate if oil companies have their way.  More »
Pipelines lead to a ship being loaded at Kinder Morgan Energy Partners’ terminal in Pasadena, which will be expanded as part of a $240 million project the company announced Oct. 14, 2014. The expansion includes 2.1 million barrels of storage between Kinder Morgan’s Pasadena and Galena Park terminals, and an additional dock for ocean-going vessesls at the Galena Park facility. (Kinder Morgan photo)

Kinder Morgan to expand Houston docks and storage

Kinder Morgan plans a quarter-billion-dollar expansion of its Houston Ship Channel storage and shipping complex.  More »
Oil Barrels

Crude oil falls deeper into bear territory

West Texas oil for November delivery dropped $3.90 to $81.84 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the lowest settlement since June 28, 2012.  More »
(AP file photo)

Permian crudes weaken after Sunoco pipeline spill

Crude extracted from the largest U.S. oil field weakened against the U.S. benchmark after producers lost access to Midwest markets when a 4,000-barrel spill in Louisiana forced the shutdown of a key pipeline.  More »
Israeli soldiers kneel during a drill near the Israel and Gaza border, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday as the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state began an intensive effort to end more than two weeks of fighting that has killed hundreds of Palestinians and dozens of Israelis. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

Israel sees gas as key to transforming Mideast relations

After this summer’s war in Gaza battered Israel’s international reputation, the country’s leaders say they have a new foreign policy tool to build relations with its neighbors: natural gas.  More »
John Ragan, left, of NRG, Brian Green, president and CEO of the Houston Food Bank, center, and Tony Napolillo, program manager of Green Mountain Energy Sun Club, right, check out the new installation of solar panels on the roof of the Houston Food Bank building on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, in Houston. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle )

Houston nonprofit banking on solar

Officials at the nonprofit say the savings from going solar will be redirected back into its mission.  More »
(Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Shell Pipeline begins second open season for Westward Ho pipeline

The line will accommodate an anticipated increase in U.S. Gulf of Mexico crude oil coming into Louisiana.  More »
The head office of Statoil in Stavanger, Norway.  (AP Photo / Kent Skibstad, NTB scanpix, File)

Statoil announces Tanzania gas discovery

The Norwegian energy company has had a presence in Tanzania since 2007.  More »
FLARING DAY 1 KMH 2

N.D. governor: State responding to natural gas flaring problem

About one-third of the natural gas produced in North Dakota is burned off due to a lack of infrastructure  More »
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