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Phillips 66's Bayway Refinery is located on the New York Harbor in Linden, N.J. (Phililps 66)

Phillips 66 moving Bakken oil by rail in $1B deal

Phillips 66 has begun shipping crude by rail from North Dakota to a refinery in New Jersey in an effort estimated at more than $1 billion.  More »
Targa Resources, a provider of midstream natural gas and NGL services, is being recognized in the Chronicle 100 special section. Targa employees are working at the Galena Park terminal. Photo: NA / HC

Targa Resources expands on Houston Ship Channel

A partnership controlled by Targa Resources is pumping $25 million into an expansion on the Houston Ship Channel that it expects will boost its logistics and export capabilities.  More »
Solar panels are installed in Arlington, Ariz.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Silicon glut costly for CPS partner

The financial performance of the parent company of OCI Solar Power, which leads the consortium selected by CPS Energy to build its massive solar power project, deteriorated significantly between 2011 and 2012, regulatory filings show.  More »
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President Barack Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Obama environmental picks seen focusing on oil boom

Four years ago, President Barack Obama said his energy and environmental advisers would work to develop a “new hybrid economy” based on wind, solar, and other renewable energy sources.  More »
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Contractors to run Tenn., Texas nuclear plants

A group of contractors headed by Bechtel National and Lockheed Martin has been selected to manage nuclear weapons facilities in Tennessee and Texas.  More »
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First Solar buys Solar Chile for undisclosed sum

Solar panel maker First Solar has purchased Chilean solar development company Solar Chile as energy demand continues to rise in the region.  More »
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Opinion: Why Venezuela and Chavez are big players in the energy sector

With the rapid deterioration in the health of Venezuela’s President Hugo Chavez, it seems a pertinent time to look at why Venezuela and Chavez play such an integral role in the global energy market.  More »
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Tesoro will convert Hawaii refinery to a terminal

Tesoro is converting its Kapolei Refinery in Hawaii into a terminal, then will put it up for sale.  More »
The South Texas Project nuclear power plant near Bay City can generate 2,700 megawatts of electricity.(John Davenport / San Antonio Express-News)

Brief fire prompts shutdown of reactor at Bay City nuke plant

One of the South Texas Project’s nuclear reactors was shut down after a transformer fire Tuesday, but the reactor was not damaged, a plant spokesman said.  More »
A drilling rig stands over a natural gas well near Interstate 70 west of Rifle, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Deloitte report boosts natural gas exports

A study concludes that U.S. natural gas prices would rise about 15 cents per million British thermal units by 2030 if exports are allowed.  More »
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US agency investigating after oil tanker hits bridge

Monday’s crash of the Overseas Reymar into the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been classified as a “major marine casualty.” No oil leaks were reported.  More »
(Buster Dean/Houston Chronicle)

Oil production to grow at fastest rate ever

With rising crude production, gasoline prices are expected to drop from $3.63 per gallon of regular in 2012 to $3.34 in 2014, according to the federal projections.  More »