Fuel Fix

Anadarko headquarters in  The Woodlands.

Anadarko’s bid for Tronox settlement at ‘impasse’

Anadarko said the “reasonable range” of a potential loss in the case is zero to $1.4 billion.  More »
Then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar speaks at the White House in 2012. (AP file)

No contempt of court order urged for Salazar

The central theme of the hearing was whether Interior Department Secretary Ken Salazar’s actions were within the bounds of his authority.  More »

Amid subsidy debate, wind power hits 50-gigawatt milestone

The wind industry is putting its growth and Republican support on display as presidential candidate Mitt Romney gets some heat for his opposition to the wind power federal tax credit.  More »

Allen Parish agrees to property lease for refinery

The Allen Parish Police Jury has agreed to lease more of the former Arizona Chemical property in Oakdale to a Texas-based company for a $100 million refinery.  More »
Money Roll

DCP Midstream Partners reports 36 percent decrease in Q2 earnings

DCP Midstream Partners reported $35 million in earnings for second quarter 2012, a 36 percent decrease from its second quarter 2011earnings of $55 million, the company reported on Tuesday evening.  More »
The LNG carrier, a tank ship designed for transporting liquefied natural gas, is towed into port. (Lex Van Lieshout, Getty Images)

To export or not export? That’s the question

A few weeks ago, before I was to give a speech to a local civic group, someone at my table asked me how I felt about exporting natural gas. On the one hand, the answer seems simple.  More »
A contractor closes a valve on a tanker truck at a Range Resources hydraulic fracturing operation in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Texas’ fracking disclosure law leaves questions

A report by The Dallas Morning News examines holes in the recently enacted fracking disclosure law that allows companies to avoid detailing the amount of chemicals used, incidental chemicals or trade secrets.  More »
A dispersant plane passes over an oil skimmer on April 27, 2010 as it cleans oil in the Gulf of Mexico near the coast of Louisiana. (AP file photo/Patrick Semansky)

Environmental groups sue EPA for stronger dispersant rules

Environmental groups are suing to force the Environmental Protection Agency to issue a rule on the use of dispersants, such as were used to break up crude after the 2010 Gulf oil spill.  More »
Firefighting crews continue to pour water onto a unit after a fire at a Chevron refinery on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012 in Richmond, Calif. (AP Photo/The Contra Costa Times, Aric Crabb)

Chevron response to refinery fire under criticism

Investigators were looking at how a small, seemingly insignificant leak at one of the country’s biggest oil refineries quickly unraveled into an intense fire that sent acrid black smoke into the sky and hundreds of people to hospitals with health complaints.  More »
A drilling rig aims for oil in the Bakken Shale near Watford City, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson)

TX man accused of murder in ND oil patch shooting

A Texas man accused in a fatal shooting at a crew camp in the western North Dakota oil patch has been formally charged with murder, attempted murder and terrorizing.  More »
The Chevron Genesis in the Gulf of Mexico. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Interior Dept. fights drilling moratorium ruling

Federal lawyers are preparing to defend the Obama administration’s moves to shut down offshore drilling in the wake of BP’s oil 2010 oil spill before an appellate panel on Wednesday.  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 shares soar 11% after record quarterly profit

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK), the second- largest U.S. natural-gas producer, soared after reporting the highest quarterly profit in company history and boosting its asset-sales target to avoid a funding shortfall.  More »