Fuel Fix

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GOP Railroad Commission candidate suggests water conservation

AUSTIN — Oil and gas companies should work together to conserve water in Texas, the Republican candidate for the state Railroad Commission said in a position paper on Wednesday. But he stopped short of suggesting any state action to compel them. “In key areas, where water shortage is experienced and oil and gas operators have […]  More »
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Shareholder suit seeks to block Encana’s purchase of Athlon Energy

A new lawsuit brought by a shareholder of Forth Worth-based Athlon Energy hopes to block Encanca Corp.’s $7.1 billion acquisition of the Texas oil company.  More »
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Rising crude supplies send oil futures down

Oil for November delivery decreased $1.47, or 1.7 percent, to $87.38 a barrel.  More »

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh.  (Associated Press)

Freeh says Alabama man should return Gulf claim money

Former FBI leader Louis Freeh contends most of the 2009 revenue came not from seafood harvesting, but from marine debris cleanup work,  More »
Cheniere Energy Partners' LNG import terminal on the Louisiana side of Sabine Pass. (Photo: Cheniere Energy)

Corpus Christi LNG clears hurdle toward federal approval

The agency found that while construction and operation of the import and export terminal could have some adverse effects, mostly temporary and short-term, they will be minimal.  More »
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Houston startup raises $700M to tap aging Permian fields

The months-old company wants to pump money into the Permian Basin’s aging wells that could prosper again with carbon dioxide injections.  More »
A Keystone XL pipeline protester demonstrates outside of the White House on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press)

Keystone be darned: Canada finds oil route around Obama

From the Canadian perspective, Keystone has become a tractor mired in an interminably muddy field.  More »
In this photo taken on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014, contracted employees with a two-man Dominion route survey team work their way across a field near Guthrie Road in Suarts Draft, Va. They help survey the route for the Dominion's proposed natural gas pipeline. (AP Photo/The Staunton News Leader, Mike Tripp)

Appalachian pipeline gets a new route

Energy companies have revised the route of a proposed natural gas pipeline that would run from West Virginia to Virginia.  More »
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Shell begins production from its first deepwater Malaysia project

The project could eventually lead to peak production of 135,000 barrels of oil per day for a joint venture including ConocoPhillips and Shell.  More »
A capping stack maintained by the Marine Well Containment Company is transported to a storage facility by crain (Photo: MWCC)

Gulf spill consortium gets new head

The organization was created in the wake of 2010′s Deepwater Horizon disaster, and counts BP, ExxonMobil, Chevron and other companies in its membership.  More »
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Shale boom tested as plummeting prices threaten U.S. drillers

More supply from hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, and less demand, are contributing to the tumble in West Texas Intermediate crude.  More »
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Missing Vietnamese tanker likely captured by pirates

If confirmed, it would be the 12th such case of piracy since April in Southeast Asia, where tankers have been hijacked, cargo stolen and later released.  More »
A jar holding wastewater from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

American Water Works CEO says company could provide fracking services

The largest publicly traded water utility in the U.S. is in discussions about providing additional services to fracking companies.  More »
U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, D-Colo. (center) helps as Solar City employees Jarret Esposito (left) and Jake Torwatzky install a solar panel on a home in south Denver in 2010. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

SolarCity loan deal could propel rooftop market

SolarCity’s loan will allow customers to own their systems and still pay less for electricity, a simpler and cheaper prospect.  More »
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Pipeline growth points to shale boom’s infrastructure demands

An expanding web of pipelines is ferrying more oil and natural gas liquids across the United States.  More »
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