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Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon speaks during the opening of a compressed natural gas filling station in Oklahoma City in 2009. (AP Photo, File)

McClendon collects $680M to buy shale acreage in Oklahoma

Aubrey McClendon’s new oil and gas venture wants to buy a sizable chunk of oil land in northern Oklahoma to supplement its large position in Ohio.  More »
The Energy Department has already approved six proposals, including Cheniere Energy Inc.’s $10 billion plan to add LNG export capacity to the existing Sabine Pass import terminal in Louisiana. (Cheniere Energy Inc./Bloomberg)

Houston-area company lastest to seek approval to build LNG export facility

Excelerate Energy, based in The Woodlands, is the latest in a long line of companies looking to cash on the natural gas boom via an LNG export facility.  More »
An oil pump works near Stanley, N.D. (AP file photo/James MacPherson)

Oil rises, but natural gas sinks in volatile trade

Natural gas futures one point neared $6.50 per 1,000 cubic feet before dropping to to $5.45.  More »
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Rich Kinder of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners in control room at office at Company's offices. (Photo: Carlos Antonio Rios, Houston Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan shares fall amid cash flow questions

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rich Kinder purchased 199,165 shares of Kinder Morgan Inc. Monday.  More »
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

One gas well sealed after fatal blast in Pennsylvania

The well caught fire Feb. 11.  More »
A BNSF Railway train hauls crude oil in Montana. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

North Dakota governor: Stronger oil tankers needed

New voluntary efforts by rail companies to boost the safety of hauling oil across the nation’s train tracks are a good step forward, but more needs to be done, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Monday. Stronger, more robust oil tankers are also essential to complement slower speeds around cities and better track maintenance, said the Republican governor.  More »
Shell and SSE are looking to develop the world's first full-scale gas carbon capture and storage project – the Peterhead Project.

Shell reaches landmark with world’s first industrial carbon capture project

The British government, already a strong advocate of clean energy, showed that it is planning to put its money where its carbon is, signing an agreement on Monday to move ahead on the world’s first industrial-sized carbon capture project.  More »
Workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near Burlington, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)

Chesapeake Energy mulls sale, spinoff of division

Chesapeake Energy Corp. is considering selling or possibly spinning off its oilfield services unit to help maximize shareholder value.  More »

Natural gas wagers jump on tumbling supplies

Hedge funds increased bullish bets on natural gas for the fifth time in six weeks as arctic weather stoked demand for the heating fuel, depleting stockpiles and sending prices to a five-year high.  More »
A ship sits docked along the Houston Ship Channel in Houston on Jan. 30, 2014. (Scott Dalton/Bloomberg)

Massive oil ships play ‘chicken’ in the Houston Channel

All along this 52-mile (84-kilometer) shipping lane, there are signs of the energy resurgence that BP Plc says might enable the U.S. to meet all its own needs by 2035.  More »
A Bakken Shale oil project.(GE)

More work needed to stop flaring gas, officials say

Energy companies are making strides in capturing the natural gas that flows out of North Dakota oil wells but still have a long way to go to stop burning off the fossil fuel, governors and business executives said Monday.  More »
A crewman directs a pipe for the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas. The northern leg has not yet received approval from the Obama administration. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Keystone’s future in hands of Nebraska’s new pipeline regulator

A Nebraska agency faulted over campaign donations from regulated companies may soon decide the fate of Keystone XL, its first review of an oil pipeline.  More »