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Instead of letting carbon dioxide escape and contribute to global warming, Skyonic Corp. turns the gas into baking soda and hydrochloric acid that can be sold to the cattle and oil industries. (John Davidson/Skyonic via Bloomberg)

Texas cash-from-carbon program lures climate skeptics

Technologies to package and reuse carbon dioxide, instead of releasing emissions into the atmosphere, are emerging as President Barack Obama steps up his fight against global warming.  More »
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal.  (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro)

Jindal signs bill to scuttle levee board oil suit

The suit says drilling and dredging by oil, gas and pipeline companies are partially to blame for the degradation of coastal wetlands that serve as a natural hurricane buffer for New Orleans.  More »
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Vermont sues refiners over use of gasoline additive

The Vermont Attorney General’s office is suing more than two dozen of the country’s largest refiners of gasoline over the use of the gasoline additive MTBE that it says has caused widespread groundwater pollution.  More »
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Energy industry places big bets on Republican Senate victory

Energy companies are giving more to Republicans to help them win a U.S. Senate majority and counter President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda.  More »
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Wind farm project faces delay over tax credit uncertainty

Construction of a $115 million wind farm in southeastern South Dakota is being delayed because of investors’ uncertainty about a federal wind energy production tax credit.  More »
Michael Jenkins, left, and Joshua Dugan work on an oil rig running on Anadarko’s Raybank Well near Mentone, about 90 miles west of Midland.

Anadarko: 1,000 Eagle Ford wells and counting

The Woodlands-based Anadarko Petroleum Corp. has drilled more than 1,000 Eagle Ford Shale wells so far — and it’s averaging bringing one new well online every day.  More »
Phillips 66 has struck a deal with a Chevron subsidiary to buy the Beaumont Terminal, capable of carrying 7.1 million barrels of oil equivalent.

Phillips 66 buys big oil storage terminal on Gulf Coast

Phillips 66 struck a deal Thursday for what may become its largest oil and refined-product storage terminal as it anticipates an influx of crude oil to migrate to the Gulf Coast.  More »

Quiz: What shale play are you?

Like snowflakes, no two shale formations are the same. Each rock has its own peculiarities. Its own unique geology. Its own “Je ne sais quoi.” Which shale play is your seismic soul mate? Take this FuelFix.com quiz to find out!  More »
BP Deepwater Horizon drilling rig

Investigators release new findings on cause of BP oil spill

Federal investigators shed new light Thursday on why a key safety device failed to stop a blowout at BP’s Macondo well, which triggered the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history four years ago.  More »
An Eagle Ford well near Kenedy, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

Posing a question: How do yoga revenues compare with Eagle Ford costs?

Oil companies will spend about $27 billion drilling wells in the Eagle Ford Shale this year, according to Houston energy research firm Wood Mackenzie.  More »
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., with the help of California’s grid operator, is moving to unite the holdings under a single market capable of dispatching power across seven states every five minutes. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Buffett’s $26 billion power bet seen paying off

Warren Buffett’s $26 billion bet on western U.S. power plants, transmission lines and wind farms is poised to pay off.  More »
Flowers grow in front of a sign at the Chesapeake campus in Oklahoma City.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Chesapeake faces new charges on Michigan leasing

Chesapeake has denied the allegations and has withdrawn from exploration in Michigan.  More »
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