Fuel Fix

The United States Capitol building in Washington, D.C. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / The Houston Chronicle)

House tackling Keystone XL & gas exports in pre-election debate

Although gasoline prices have tumbled to four-year lows, that isn’t stopping lawmakers on Capitol Hill from exploiting concerns about high energy costs ahead of the mid-term elections.  More »
A McDermott International subsea construction vessel installs 65 miles of umbilicals and other subsea structures as it builds up Chevron's Jack and St. Malo project in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: McDermott International/Business Wire)

McDermott completes its work on Chevron’s Jack and St. Malo offshore projects

Engineering and construction firm McDermott International announced Monday that it’s completed its portion of work on Chevron’s Jack and St. Malo project in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »

Chevron draining natural gas after worker death

Authorities said that a Chevron Corp. subsidiary was still releasing natural gas Sunday from a pipeline off the Louisiana coast where a Saturday incident killed a maintenance worker.  More »
The Cushing, Okla., pipeline hub.

Oklahoma oil hub getting bigger with new pipelines

New pipeline projects are expanding the size of an Oklahoma crude oil hub that is already one of the most important oil storage facilities in the world.  More »
Global Managing Director of Accenture's new energy business Melissa Stark poses for a portrait on Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, in Houston. ( J. Patric Schneider / For the Chronicle )

Q&A: Accenture’s shale expert Melissa Stark on unconventional plays worldwide

Melissa Stark, managing director of Accenture’s New Energy Business, is the consulting firm’s expert on shale development. The firm recently published an update on the outlook for unconventional plays in nine countries. Stark, who’s worked in the United Kingdom for 20 years, spoke with the Chronicle recently about what’s on the horizon for shale and tight oil and gas worldwide.  More »

1 dead in gas accident on offshore La. platform

A contractor was killed and two others were injured Saturday during maintenance on a Chevron natural gas pipeline off the Louisiana coast, authorities said.  More »
Pump prices could fall below $3 in Houston in the coming weeks, analysts predict.

Houston pump prices could tumble below $3 per gallon

As fall approaches and gasoline prices continue to tumble, some Houston-area pumps could soon start selling gasoline for less than $3 per gallon, said Tom Kloza, GasBuddy’s chief oil analyst.  More »
A monument to Ukrainian poet and writer Taras Shevchenko is silhouetted against an apartment building with a sign advertising Russia's natural gas giant Gazprom, in Moscow. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, file)

Poland resumes gas deliveries to Ukraine

The spat between Poland and Russia came amid concerns that Moscow is ready to use its energy exports as a political weapon over the crisis in Ukraine.  More »
The head office of Statoil in Stavanger, Norway.  (AP Photo / Kent Skibstad, NTB scanpix, File)

German firm buys shares in North Sea oil, gas

Wintershall’s deal is with Norwegian company Statoil for $1.25 billion. Norway, along with Russia, is a key supplier of gas to Europe.  More »
EIA Natgas Storage

Natural gas inventories rise quickly after large drawdown

Natural gas storage is quickly catching up the five-year average level after a larger than reduction of inventories in the most recent, harsh winter, according to a new report form the Energy Information Administration.  More »
Yellow oil barrels

Brent crude tumbles to two-year low

The European benchmark’s decline narrowed the premium to West Texas Intermediate oil.  More »
A logo sits on a sign outside Foster Wheeler AG's offices in Reading. (Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg)

Foster Wheeler: Changes not coming next year

Global engineering conglomerate Foster Wheeler told employees that changes to the company’s structure associated with its acquisition by AMEC won’t take place until next year.  More »
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