Fuel Fix

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 »

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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 »
In a cell phone photo taken by protesters and provided to news media by the Calhoun County Sheriff Department, Chris Wahmhoff stands near the pipeline he crawled into Monday morning, June 24, 2013 near Marshall, Mich. Wahmhoff emerged from the pipe about 5 p.m., after 10 hours.  Protesters seek to halt Enbridge Inc.'s building of a new line, saying it endangers public health. (AP Photo/Calhoun County Sheriff Department via The Enquirer)

Protestor who spent 10 hours in pipeline to face trial

The Kalamazoo man is a Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate.  More »
Fatih Birol, chief economist for the International Energy Agency in Paris, (Dave Rossman photo)

Oil demand growth this year seen weakest since 2009

Oil demand will expand at the slowest pace since 2009 this year as global economic growth weakens.  More »
A CHC helicopter

GE to buy helicopter fleet for $1.8 billion

General Electric said it will use the helicopters to transport drilling rig crews to offshore platforms.  More »
Yellow oil barrels

Brent crude at a nearly 4-year low

West Texas intermediate crude dropped 8 cents to $85.74 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.  More »
(AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)

Speculators push oil into bear market as supply rises

Money managers reduced bets on rising oil prices by the most in five weeks, helping push U.S.- traded futures into a bear market.  More »
(Photo courtesy of Shell Oil Co.)

Offshore drilling a winner in tight contests

A new poll shows that support for Arctic drilling is high in states where there are close Senate races.  More »
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy/Houston Chronicle)

N.D. officials tout $4 billion plastic factory

Two top North Dakota lawmakers were among the supporters of the project that would convert some of the state’s abundant natural gas into plastic.  More »
North American refineries face growing competition at home and abroad at a time when global demand has flattened. (Valero Energy photo)

Gulf Coast crude imports fall to lowest level in 6 years

Advances in technology have unleashed vast new supplies of U.S. oil, reducing the nation’s need for foreign crude.  More »
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Crowdfunding sites inspire amateur energy inventors

Online crowdfunders like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have produced a few successful technology and media startups. But the sites are also home to thousands of amateur inventors with big ideas that ultimately fail.  More »
The OneSubsea exhibit booth at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference. (Collin Eaton/Houston Chronicle)

OneSubsea gets $270 million for Pemex’s first deepwater subsea field

OneSubsea announced Monday that it won a $270 million contract to develop a subsea production system for Pemex that will serve the first deepwater subsea field developed by Pemex, Mexico’s national oil company.  More »
Targa Resources is provider of midstream natural gas and NGL services. Targa employees are working at the Galena Park terminal. Photo: NA / HC

Targa Resources to acquire Atlas for $5.9 billion

The acquisition will create a company with a presence in four of the top five basins by active rig count.  More »
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