Fuel Fix

Alan Sadler

Feds’ plan to boost biofuel targets draws fire from all sides

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In trying to balance the competing interests of oil companies and biofuel producers, the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed renewable fuel quotas for 2014, 2015 and 2016 have pleased almost no one.

Feds’ plan to boost biofuel targets draws fire from all sides

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Alan Sadler
In trying to balance the competing interests of oil companies and biofuel producers, the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed renewable fuel quotas for 2014, 2015 and 2016 have pleased almost no one.
U.S. Coast Guard image showing the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk aground off a small island near Kodiak Island on Jan. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

Feds rap Shell for poor planning in botched tow of 2012 Arctic drilling rig

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The NTSB report comes at a pivotal time for Shell, which has asked federal regulators for permission to resume exploratory oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea as soon as July.

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Oil prices bolstered by severe US cold snap

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The price of oil rose Tuesday, with unusually cold weather in the U.S. expected to fuel demand.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets, Weather
Tamar offshore rig, off the coast of Israel
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For Noble gas field, Middle East proves most profitable customer

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Noble Energy’s first deal to export natural gas from Israel shows that surrounding Middle Eastern countries may be the most lucrative market to unload massive reserves of an offshore field called the Leviathan.
Categories: Deals, Natural gas

A new video from the National Propane Gas Association promotes the fuel's use in lawnmowers and road vehicles. (National Propane Gas Association)

Propane industry makes new push for wider use of fuel (video)

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Propane is for more than just your backyard grill, and the companies who sell the fuel are trying to get more Americans to use it.
A Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. natural gas drilling rig operates in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. (Cabot Oil)

10 Things to Consider About the Marcellus Shale

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If the Marcellus Shale were a country, it would rank 8th in the world in terms of natural gas production, producing more than Saudi Arabia.
Crewmen bend a piece of pipe on a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Voting majority backs Keystone XL pipeline, poll finds

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The oil industry has spent years working to convince lawmakers and the American public that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline means more energy and more jobs for the U.S. But it looks like the sales pitch hasn’t been a complete success.
Jack Gerard, CEO of the American Petroleum Institute, speaks at a Houston Chronicle editorial board meeting June 18, 2013.

API launches new election-year campaign (video)

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The oil industry’s leading trade group is kicking off a new ad campaign leading into the November elections to tout the economic power of domestic energy production.
Categories: Politics/Policy
Oil Barrel

Crude down slightly after last week’s plunge

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Crude prices are falling because global supplies appear strong enough to meet growing demand in the U.S.
Categories: Crude oil