Fuel Fix

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Iowa ethanol lobby starts 2016 campaign to regain influence

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, backed by state corn-grower and renewable-fuels associations and the Washington-based biofuels lobby Growth Energy, on Thursday formed America’s Renewable Future, to make the Renewable Fuels Standard an issue in the 2016 race.  More »
A rally against gas drilling is held in Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale formation Tuesday, June 7, 2011 in Harrisburg, Pa.  (AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower)

Gas drilling watchdog group settles suit over terror listing

The gas drilling coalition’s lawsuit said the bulletins characterized it as a potential threat to infrastructure without evidence.  More »
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Texas wind cracks 10 percent threshold

The amount of wind power generated in the state cracked the 10 percent threshold last year for the first time as the industry continues to make strides in the western and Panhandle regions of Texas.  More »

The sun sets on a drilling rig in Frio County, Texas.  (Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News)

Report: U.S. land rig count could fall 30 percent

The number of onshore oil and gas wells in the U.S. will fall 26 percent this year to 27,000, research firm Wood Mackenzie said in a new report published Thursday.  More »
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Crude, natural gas futures fall on storage report

Crude oil and natural gas futures fell on Thursday as traders grappled with inventory builds for both fuels.  More »
H.E. Youcef Yousfi, the Algerian Minister of Energy and Mines, gives the opening keynote during CERAWeek on Wednesday, March 9, 2011, in Houston.  (Photo: Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)

Algeria to boost oil production in face of falling prices

Youcef Yousfi told the parliament Thursday that Algeria was working on dozens of deposits and studying the possibility of boosting production to increase revenues.  More »
Under a portrait of the late Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, left, talks with Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega during the 8th Petrocaribe Summit in Managua, Nicaragua. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix, File)

Venezuela’s Maduro sees U.S. wielding oil as weapon to ‘destroy’ nation

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has avoided substantial cuts to social programs amid the slide in crude, the commodity that provides 97 percent of Venezuela’s dollars.  More »
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Oil trader sees no return to $100 crude

Brent crude climbed 0.8 percent to $49.44 a barrel at 10:48 a.m. in London on Thursday. It rose as high as $115.71 in June.  More »
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U.S. witness: Spill response removed far less crude than BP expert estimates

A retired Coast Guard official testified Wednesday the massive oil spill response BP managed out of Houston in 2010 fell short of typical efforts to remove crude from the ocean.  More »
Crews dig up land at a saltwater spill site near Blacktail Creek outside Williston, N.D. A North Dakota health official called the 70,000 barrel spill the state's largest during the state's current oil boom. (AP Photo/Williston Herald, Zack Nelson)

Nearly 3 million gallons of brine spill in North Dakota oil boom’s largest leak

The saltwater, known as brine, is an unwanted byproduct of oil and natural gas production that is much saltier than sea water and may also contain petroleum and residue from hydraulic fracturing operations.  More »
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., is surrounded by reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015. Following the success of the GOP in the midterm elections, the 80-year-old Republican from the oil-producing state of Oklahoma is the new chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Senate votes overwhelmingly that ‘climate change is real’

The language adopted by the Senate on Wednesday did not specify whether human activity was triggering the phenomenon.  More »
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Richard Kinder to step down as CEO in June

The move had been telegraphed since December, but a time for the transition had not been set until the company announced its fourth-quarter 2014 earnings Wednesday.  More »
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OPEC: Oil won’t sink to $20, but rebound will be slow

Oil slumped almost 60 percent since June as OPEC nations continued pumping amid the highest U.S. production in more than three decades.  More »
Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg

BHP backing away from U.S. drilling

BHP Billiton Ltd., the biggest overseas investor in U.S. shale, will cut the number of its rigs there by about 40 percent as plunging petroleum prices add to concerns about lower iron ore earnings.  More »
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Commentary: What I think about when I think about crude

Some of the factors Voices blogger Matt Smith thinks about when he thinks about oil.  More »
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