Fuel Fix

(Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News)

Oil rout goes unnoticed in Eagle Ford shale

U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil has dropped 24 percent from its June high, but oil workers in the Eagle Ford shale can’t help but feel optimistic.  More »
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Wisconsin man to bike Enbridge pipeline path in protest

The 80-year-old man is biking through counties where the Canada-based company’s crude oil Pipeline 61 could be built.  More »
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Hedge funds cut bullish bets on crude as prices tumble

Crude is now trading in a bear market, underpinned by speculation that OPEC members are favoring market share over prices.  More »
Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar talks with the media after the annual shareholders meeting Wednesday, May 16, 2007, in The Woodlands. ( Melissa Phillip / Chronicle)

Halliburton execs point to U.S. shale as profits leap 70 percent

U.S. shale plays have become laboratories for experiments with more production stages, more sand and, in West Texas, a lot more horizontal rigs – a development Halliburton executives say has required an unprecedented level of oil-field service intensity.  More »
(World Economic Forum / Photo by Norbert Schiller)

India PM uses oil price slump to ease curbs deterring Chevron

India’s recently elected prime minister, Narendra Modi, has made energy security his priority.  More »
Workers clean up the 4,000 barrels of crude oil Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, that spilled in Tete Bayou northwest of Shreveport, La. Sunoco Logistics, operator of the Mid-Valley Pipeline, has responded with more than 250 personnel to the site to contain and recover the oil, which entered Tete Bayou but did not reach Caddo Lake. (AP Photo/The Shreveport Times, Henrietta Wildsmith)

Officials say oil spill has not reached Caddo Lake

Officials said Saturday that the oil has been contained without reaching Caddo Lake, which straddles the Texas-Louisiana state line and provides drinking water for some water systems.  More »
Ram Sunkara

Q&A: Small generators pose big challenge to utilities

“Distributed generation” — or power generators installed at or near the sites they serve — threaten to shake up the electricity sector as we know. Attorney Ram Sunkara discusses how the industry will have to adapt to the new technology.  More »
The Freeport LNG plant on April 9, 2014 at Quintana, TX.(Thomas B. Shea/for the Houston Chronicle)

Construction authorized at Freeport LNG

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators on Friday cleared the way for construction at a planned natural gas exporting facility at Quintana Island, Texas. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission authorized Freeport LNG to start initial site preparation and begin building liquefaction and pre-treating facilities at its planned export terminal. But the agency told Freeport LNG it cannot […]  More »
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Oil rigs slump by most in two months after prices slide

Rigs targeting oil in the U.S. fell by the most in two months as producers curbed drilling following the biggest price rout since 2012.  More »
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Brent oil and West Texas crude rise

WTI for November delivery gained 5 cents to $82.75 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The futures are down 3.6 percent this week and 16 percent in 2014.  More »
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Man who claimed Alaska pipeline sabotage acquitted of lying to FBI

An Alaska man who told federal investigators he blew a hole in the trans-Alaska pipeline in 1978 has been acquitted of lying to the FBI.  More »
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Chevron drillship arrives deep in the Gulf of Mexico

The Pacific Sharav, built to Chevron’s specifications, will work in the Keathley Canyon under a five-year contract with Pacific Drilling, a Houston-based ultra-deepwater drilling contractor.  More »
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