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This drilling rig is working in the South Texas Eagle Ford where EOG Resources had been active.  Photo: Courtesy Photo / HC

Shale oil gamble has EOG sitting pretty

For a company that has ridden a wave of innovation to soaring earnings, the Houston headquarters of EOG Resources doesn’t have much evidence of innovators.  More »
The Phoenix-Arrington Ranch plant is owned by Eagle Rock Energy Partners in the Texas Panhandle. (Ken Childress Photography / Houston Chronicle)

Major acquisition was ‘defining moment for’ Eagle Rock Energy

Catapulted by a May 2011 acquisition that was the largest in its history, Eagle Rock Energy Partners logged major growth in earnings per share last year along with a strong return to shareholders.  More »
Key Energy Services is being recognized in the Chronicle 100 special section. A Key fishing and rental manager inspects inventory. Photo: None / ©Troy Fields

Key Energy Services makes an impressive 180

Onshore well services contractor Key Energy Services put the finishing touches on a major turnaround effort last year, posting significant increases in revenue and earnings and carving out the No. 3 spot on the Chronicle’s 100 public company list.  More »
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A Linn Energy relief driller loads drill rods onto a rig in Indiana, Pa. (AP file photo/Andrew Rush)

Linn Energy buys Wyoming operations from BP for $1.025 billion

BP plans to sell two of its properties in Wyoming to LINN Energy for $1.025 billion in cash, it announced today.  More »
Rodney Curtis, employee at Gulf Coast Trucking Plains Marketing, LP, 10214 Beaumont Hwy., working on tanker truck tires Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011, in Houston. ( Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle )

Brimming with oil and natural gas

Across its fuel transportation network, Plains All American Pipeline has hit capacity and is expanding to meet the burgeoning need to move fossil fuels across the country, the company’s leaders say.  More »
The Motiva refinery in Port Arthur, Texas.

Damage from caustic leak at new Motiva plant may cost millions to fix

A major component of the $10 billion Motiva refinery expansion project in Port Arthur will shut down for several months because of caustic corrosion, a Shell spokeswoman says.  More »
CVR Energy was named to the Chronicle 100 list of leading companies. CVR s Coffeyville operations, both the refinery and the fertilizer plant.  (Photo: Houston Chronicle)

All the pieces fall right into place for CVR Energy

Eight years after a private equity group acquired a Coffeyville, Kan., oil refinery out of bankruptcy to use as a building block for CVR Energy, the Sugar Land company vaulted to No. 5 on the Chronicle’s list of top public firms.  More »
Targa Resources, a provider of midstream natural gas and NGL services, is being recognized in the Chronicle 100 special section. Targa employees are working at the Galena Park terminal. Photo: NA / HC

Targa Resources Corp. grows by focusing internally

Targa Resources Corp. spent last year focused on internal growth, a move applauded by investors.  More »
Interior Secretary Ken Salazar climbs stairs down from a rig drilling an oil well for Newfield Exploration Co. in North Dakota. The company expects to drill two wells at the site tapping the Bakken formation and eventually produce 3,000 barrels per day of oil. Jennifer A. Dlouhy/Houston Chronicle

Officials: ND energy policy is model for country

Officials say North Dakota’s robust and diverse energy sector can provide a template for the country.  More »
Gulfmark Energy, a subsidiary of Adams Resources, purchases crude oil and the well head and transports it by truck. The company offloads to the storage tanks awaiting barge transportation through the Port of Victoria, Texas. Adams Resources is being recognized in the Chronicle 100.

Adams Resources & Energy rank 7th in Chron 100

Adams Resources & Energy’s crude oil marketing and transportation subsidiary, GulfMark Energy, gets credit for a big portion of the company’s success last year. The company also took advantage of strong activity in the Eagle Ford Shale.  More »
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Debby reduces Gulf production by 44 percent

Exxon Mobil Corp. is resuming normal operations in the Gulf of Mexico after evacuating some staff and shutting in production because of Tropical Storm Debby, the company said Monday.  More »
An Energy XXI platform in Grand Isle in the Gulf of Meixco. Energy XXI is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company whose growth strategy emphasizes acquisitions, enhanced by its value-added organic drilling program. Energy XXI will be recognized in the Chronicle 100 special section.

Energy XXI builds on successful year to rank 8th

Energy XXI had a big year in 2010, and it showed in 2011.  More »