Fuel Fix

(Marcus Bengtsson/Creative Commons)

Shell’s Arctic icebreaker damaged in Alaska

on
Shell’s contracted ice management vessel, the MSV Fennica, is being examined by marine experts, but it is uncertain how quickly a breach in its hull can be repaired and whether this will delay the company’s hopes to begin drilling an oil well in the Chukchi Sea later this month.

Shell’s Arctic icebreaker damaged in Alaska

on
(Marcus Bengtsson/Creative Commons)
Shell’s contracted ice management vessel, the MSV Fennica, is being examined by marine experts, but it is uncertain how quickly a breach in its hull can be repaired and whether this will delay the company’s hopes to begin drilling an oil well in the Chukchi Sea later this month.
Low clouds blanket Anchorage, Alaska, east of downtown, on Friday morning, December 7, 2012. An optical illusion known as Fata Morgana distorts the view of the mountains west of Cook Inlet. Alternating warm and cold layers of air bend light to create the effect. (Marc Lester/Anchorage Daily News/MCT)

Hilcorp acquires Exxon Mobil subsidiary’s Alaska assets

on
The new deal is part of Hilcorp’s expansion in the state. The company arrived four years ago and has since become a major player in oil and gas in Cook Inlet and the North Slope.
Categories: featured, General

A boat passes a refinery standing along the Houston Ship Channel.  (Scott Dalton/Bloomberg)

Houston port’s $35B blitz led by energy investments (photos)

on
As record oil and gas output floods the country with cheap and abundant energy and brings the U.S. closer to energy independence, the bulk of the fuels get squeezed through Houston, the country’s largest export gateway and the core of its biggest refining region.
Categories: featured, Markets, Refining
Attendees arrive at the winter NAPE Expo earlier this year. The summer show is under way this week at the George R. Brown Convention Center .   (Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle)

Expo draws oil players large and small in changing market (photos)

on
Energy executives from across the country gather in Houston every winter to haggle over North American oil land and offshore projects in the Gulf of Mexico.
Categories: Deals, Premium

(fotolia)

Low on natural gas, California told to power down

on
With a move that usually comes in the height of summer when temperatures are soaring and air conditioners blasting, Californians were urged to voluntarily cut their electricity use after frigid weather across the U.S. and Canada caused a shortage of natural gas at Southern California power plants.
Categories: Electricity, Natural gas
Activists engage in civil disobedience Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the White House in Washington, D.C., in hopes of pressuring President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press)

Keystone XL pipeline records sought in Sierra Club suit

on
Keystone XL pipeline records are being sought by the Sierra Club in a lawsuit claiming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has to make public documents related to its review of TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s project.
(Image: Fotolia)

Crude oil slightly down ahead of US jobs report

on
The price of oil fell slightly Friday as market players readied for the release of a crucial U.S. jobs report.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
(Mr. T in DC/Flickr)

Cold weather prompts call for power conservation in Texas

on
The state’s main grid operator is asking consumers to reduce electricity use to ensure adequate power as temperatures fall overnight.
Categories: Electricity, featured
(AP file photo/Paul Sakuma)

GE Oil & Gas adding jobs at Texas facility

on
GE Oil & Gas Inc. will invest $8 million and add 175 jobs at its manufacturing facility, which manufactures equipment used in the production of natural gas.
Categories: Natural gas, Workforce