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Transocean's Deepwater Asgard arrived in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2015 to work under a two-year contract with Chevron. (Chevron)

Sixth Chevron drillship arrives in the Gulf of Mexico

The drillship, called the Deepwater Asgard, will work in the Mississippi Canyon under a two-year contract with Transocean, a Swiss rig contractor  More »
A 40-year-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports means oil tankers in U.S. waters usually are bringing the cargo into U.S. ports. (Michael Stravato/The New York Times)

Natural gas industry lobbyists ask feds to put LNG projects on fast track

America’s Natural Gas Alliance on Tuesday called on the federal government to revamp its lengthy and expensive permitting process for projects aimed at exporting supercooled gas to foreign markets, arguing that such exports are in the country’s national interest.  More »
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Koch lobbyist to senators: Don’t reform biofuel mandates. Repeal them.

Philip Ellender, the president of Koch’s government affairs arm, is lobbying the Senate against a plan to reform the nation’s renewable fuel mandates in favor of repealing it altogether.  More »
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Oil prices retreat after OPEC reports 810,000-barrel boost in March

OPEC predicted output from U.S. oil fields would stall out and eventually fall later this year as producers park hundreds of drilling rigs.  More »
A Houthi Shiite fighter stand guard as people search for survivors under the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi airstrikes near Sanaa Airport, Yemen, Thursday, March 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

Al-Qaida captures oil terminal, airport in south Yemen

Officials said al-Qaida fighters clashed Thursday with members of one of Yemen’s largest infantry brigades outside Mukalla, a city the militants overran earlier this month.  More »
In this March 31, 2015 photo, a supply vessel crosses an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. The New Orleans-based company has downplayed the leak's environmental impact, likening it to scores of minor spills and natural seeps that the Gulf routinely absorbs. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

AP: Offshore wells buried during Hurricane Ivan have been leaking oil into the Gulf since 2004

An Associated Press investigation has revealed evidence that the spill is far worse than what the company behind the leak has publicly reported.  More »
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Obama’s climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

A federal appeals court hears arguments Thursday in two cases challenging the EPA’s far-reaching proposal to cut Earth-warming pollution from the nation’s coal-fired power plants.  More »
Rich Kinder, left, chairman and CEO of Kinder Morgan. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan CEO says to expect more acquisitions

Kinder Morgan’s board said it would raise the dividend to 48 cents per share, up 14 percent from the prior year’s Q1 payout of 42 cents per share.  More »
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OPEC surge ahead of Iran exports could stall oil recovery

The International Energy Agency says Russia, India and others gobbled more cheap crude last month but oil-exporting states including Saudi Arabia pushed out more crude than in almost two years, a bid to remain kings in the oil market as Iranian exports loom.  More »
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Crude prices rising after inventories show a slower gain

Futures traders bid up the price of U.S. crude after a government report showed a smaller-than-expected gain in inventories.  More »
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Shell exec: U.S. risks losing drilling dollars to Brazil, Canada and Mexico

The Obama administration’s plan for selling offshore oil and gas leases from 2017 to 2022 could jeopardize the United States’ competitiveness as Brazil, Canada, Mexico and other countries aggressively compete for drilling dollars, a Shell executive told Congress.  More »
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Activists occupy BP headquarters ahead of 5-year anniversary of Gulf oil spill

Protesters carried signs criticizing the company’s response to the 2010 offshore platform explosion and oil spill that killed 11 workers and unleashed hundreds of millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf in 2010.  More »
Wind turbine blades wait to be shipped out by rail at the Port of Corpus Christi in Corpus Christi, Texas. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg)

Politics threatening Texas wind energy, advocates say

Industry-friendly policies helped Texas retain its position last year as the nation’s top wind energy producer, but partisan politics now threaten to ruin that reputation, wind advocates say.  More »
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waits for the start of a meeting on Iran's nuclear program with officials from Britain, France, Germany, China, the European Union and Iran at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Tuesday, March 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

Kerry: still confident U.S. can conclude Iran nuclear deal

Secretary of State John Kerry said the challenge of finishing the negotiations with Iran over the next 2½ months would loom large over the G-7 meeting.  More »
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Shale output is falling faster than expected

Just five months after Saudi Arabia put the market into a tailspin by refusing to cut supply despite a global glut, the shale oil industry will record its first monthly dip since 2013.  More »
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