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Bakken Shale speculator is charged with arranging murders

Federal prosecutors have accused the owner of a fracking venture of plotting the shooting death of his partner.  More »
University of Houston engineering students met with more than 100 employers Thursday.

For engineering students, first impressions count

As more than 100 companies — mostly in the energy sector — descended on the University of Houston Hilton for fall recruitment Thursday, Vita Como, senior director of the school’s engineering career center, has an important message: engineers are in demand, but first impressions count.  More »
The Deepwater Horizon oil rig burns after an explosion in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Agency can look at rig owner’s role in oil spill

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a federal safety board’s right to investigate the role of Transocean Deepwater Drilling Corp. in the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil disaster.  More »
Hydraulic fracturing, a drilling technique in which water, sand and chemicals are blasted underground to force out natural gas and crude trapped in layers of rock, has led to a surge in U.S. production of hydrocarbons including NGLs. (Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg)

Environmental groups crank up heat on methane mandates

Environmental groups on Thursday pressured the Obama administration to clamp down on methane leaking from the oil and gas sector by imposing new regulations targeting wells, valves and other infrastructure.  More »
Rich Kinder, left, chairman and CEO of Kinder Morgan. (Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle )

Kinder Morgan looks to Maine to fill proposed pipeline capacity

With New England staring down another winter, Kinder Morgan and other companies have been seeking opportunities to fill the region’s growing energy needs.  More »
The sun shines over a Range Resources well site in Washington, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Range Resources to pay $4 million drilling waste fine

The fine was imposed for leaks at open pits Range operates to store the so-called flowback waste from natural gas wells.  More »
Noble Energy's offshore oil and gas rig is seen about 115 miles off Cyprus' south coast. (AP Photo/Cyprus Press and Information Office, File)

Cyprus official says Egypt, Jordan interested in gas

The Houston company Noble Energy is a partner in a field off Cyprus’ southern coast.  More »
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Feds slapped with lawsuit for delaying oil payment transparency rule

Oxfam America is suing the Securities and Exchange Commission in a bid to force it to finish rewriting congressionally mandated rules requiring companies to disclose what they pay foreign countries for oil, gas and other minerals.  More »
The Chevron Corp. flag flies in front of the company's administrative building in Richmond, California. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Chevron first energy giant to meet new sustainable shale standards

The Center for Sustainable Shale said Thursday that Chevron Corp. is the first energy company to pass a review of 22 production sites in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia.  More »
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N. Dakota needs $800 million for housing, schools in wake of oil boom, state GOP says

North Dakota Republicans have put forward a plan to spend millions on rising problems in the wake of the oil boom in the state and the population increase that has resulted.  More »
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska (AP Photo/Chris Miller)

Lawmakers urge close look at energy costs

Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Tim Scott want their Capitol Hill colleagues to examine how proposed policies will affect energy bills and the families paying them.  More »
Charif Souki, CEO of Cheniere Energy, was 2013's top-paid public company CEO in Houston and the nation. (James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

Cheniere Energy shareholders say ‘nay’ on pay

In a non-binding vote, Cheniere Energy shareholders have rejected the company’s 2013 compensation for its top brass, including $142 million in salary and stock grants for CEO Charif Souki.  More »
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