Fuel Fix

Cheniere Energy already is expanding this LNG plant in Louisiana, but federal agencies are in conflict over plans for a Texas facility. (Cheniere Energy)

Feds vs. feds: EPA questions energy agency’s environmental review

The Environmental Protection Agency says another federal agency hasn’t fully addressed how a proposed liquefied natural gas export plant in Corpus Christi might affect air, water and wildlife in the region.  More »
A drilling rig in the Utica Shale. (Chesapeake)

McClendon’s American Energy, Regency to build $500M Utica pipeline

A $500 million pipeline planned for next year could carry natural gas from Aubrey McClendon’s growing web of gas wells in Ohio to the Gulf Coast and several mid-western and southern states.  More »
An aerial view of the Cameron LNG terminal in Hackberry, La. Sempra Energy is the majority owner of Cameron LNG. (Photo: Cameron LNG)

Companies take a big step toward LNG export plant in Louisiana

Sempra Energy, GDF Suez and other investors have made a final decision to move forward with a liquefied natural gas export plant in Hackberry, La.  More »
Scott Sheffield, chairman and CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources, speaks in Midland, Texas. (Tim Fischer\Reporter-Telegram)

Pioneer CEO: US oil production could hit 14 million barrels/day

Technological improvements will allow energy companies to scrape more crude out of the ground and drive U.S. oil production higher, even as producers seek new overseas markets for the fossil fuels, executives said Wednesday. Pioneer Natural Resources CEO Scott Sheffield predicted U.S. oil production could hit 14 million barrels per day, well above the 9.5 million barrel mark projected by government forecasters.  More »
Pemex's Yuum K'ak' Naab floating production, storage and offloading vessel works in Mexico's Bay of Campeche. (Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg)

Mexican lawmakers approve overhaul ending Pemex monopoly

The Mexican Congress has passed legislation aimed at ending state-owned Pemex’s 75-year state monopoly on the energy industry.  More »
Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Report faults Chevron in deadly gas well fire

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection said that a contract worker with no oil field experience worked on the well, contrary to company policy,  More »
Yellow oil barrels

Gasoline futures rise, crude oil keeps declining

Refineries slowed their operations, pushing gasoline inventories down by the most in four months.  More »
Houston volunteers are loading supplies to help fight Africa's ebola outbreak. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Ebola outbreak threatens oil-producing Nigeria

So far the ebola virus outbreak in Africa isn’t much affecting energy operations there, but that could change with reports that the disease has reached Nigeria, the continent’s most populous nation and a major oil producer.  More »
EIA map

New tool maps flood risks at nation’s power plants, refineries

The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Wednesday unveiled a new mapping tool, giving the public its first glimpse into flooding risks at the nation’s power plants, oil refineries, pipelines and other critical energy infrastructure.  More »
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EOG touts its latest Permian play

EOG Resources Inc. executives said Wednesday they’re optimistic about the prospects for the Second Bone Spring Sand, its latest target for drilling, which sits beneath the Leonard Shale in southeast New Mexico.  More »
(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

New pipeline to move stranded oil from Eaglebine

An Oklahoma firm is planning a pipeline to carry crude docked at the ancient meeting place of shale and sandstone formations in East Texas to Houston’s oil refining hub.  More »
A Chesapeake Energy storage tank near Dilley, Texas. (Pat Sullivan/AP)

Chesapeake profits down on natural gas glut

Second-quarter net income plunged by more than half compared to a year earlier even as the company cut spending and raised production.  More »