Fuel Fix

(Clean Energy Fuels)

Natural gas vote leaves fueling stations without standard

A group of statue regulators failed to agree on a standard for selling liquefied natural gas by its equivalence to a gallon of diesel fuel.  More »
Tank cars carrying oil and other materials travel through the nation's capital. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / Houston Chronicle)

Regulator: New oil train rules could have wide reach

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx suggested Monday that coming mandates to boost the safety of hauling oil by train will go beyond requiring changes to the tank cars.  More »
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Oil prices rise above $104; natural gas sinks

Natural gas prices sank further below $4 on forecasts for cooler temperatures in parts of the U.S.  More »
Royalties from oil production on state lands is pushing Texas' Permanent University Fund toward a record $1 billion in annual revenue. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

University Fund gets a boost from Texas oil production

A fund that directs state oil royalties to Texas A&M and the University of Texas is approaching $1 billion in revenue for this year.  More »
Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
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Chevron’s $1.4 billion base oil facility comes online in Mississippi

Chevron Corp. has begun production of motor oil and industrial equipment lubricants at a $1.4 billion facility in Pascagoula, Miss.  More »
Halliburton workers are shown at a natural gas drilling site near Ponder, Texas. (Donna McWilliam/AP)

North American production bolsters Halliburton profits 21 percent

Halliburton cleared a 21 percent profit boost in the second quarter as demand for oil production equipment climbed in North America and drills kept spinning in the eastern hemisphere, the company said Monday.  More »
(Image: EPA) Improvements in fuel efficiency will drive down energy demand among passenger vehicles in the coming decades.

Report: Fuel-efficiencies drive down passenger vehicles’ energy demands

Passenger vehicles will burn less fuel in the coming decades as automobile manufacturers make more fuel-efficient cars and trucks, slashing energy demand even as more Americans hit the road, a new report finds.  More »
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TETRA’s gas compression arm to make $825M acquisition

A unit of TETRA Technologies said Sunday it will pay $825 million for a West Texas firm that owns one of the largest fleets of natural gas compressors in the nation.  More »
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Case shows perils of standard language in non-binding deals

A lawsuit over a pipeline dispute could affect how companies draw up documents for preliminary partnership agreements.  More »
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Mexico’s Senate approves energy overhaul

Opponents, primarily from the Democratic Revolution Party, or PRD, denounced the move as treason.  More »
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Oil stays over $103 on global turmoil

The industry calls this higher price, based only on fear, a “risk premium.”  More »
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Shell, Exxon Mobil employees aboard downed flight

Employees of Royal Dutch Shell and Exxon Mobil Corp. were aboard the Maylasia Airlines flight that crashed in eastern Ukraine Thursday.  More »