Fuel Fix

Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years

FILE - This Oct. 11, 2013 file photo shows cleanup at the site of an oil pipeline leak and spill near Tioga, N.D. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)
“It’s now just become part of our lives,” Patty Jensen said of the massive spill from a Tesoro Corp. pipeline that was discovered in September 2013 by her husband.
Rigs stacked at a business 20 miles west of Farm-To-Market Road 1788 photographed Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Reporter-Telegram, James Durbin)

A single oil rig was shut down last week, extending six month decline

As the price of oil seemingly began to stabilize for now near $60 a barrel, the U.S. oil rig count slowed its pace of decline down to a crawl. The number of U.S. oil rigs is now at 659, according to Baker Hughes data, after dropping by eight oil rigs a week prior.

(Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle)

Shale boom to push pump prices down next year

Barring bad weather and major disruptions in the global oil supply, market forces may curb unbridled U.S. gasoline prices next year more than any year since the country emerged from economic recession.
Categories: Crude oil, Gasoline
Apache Corp. has opened a new compressed natural gas fueling station in Houston, near the Galleria mall. (Zain Shauk/Houston Chronicle)

CNG prices to jump 30 percent at some pumps

The price of compressed natural gas for cars and trucks will jump 30 percent at some stations because of a federal tax credit that will expire on Tuesday.


Howard Energy Partners building two South Texas liquids facilities

San Antonio-based Howard Energy Partners has started construction on two liquids handling facilities for the Eagle Ford Shale region.
Categories: Eagle Ford

Quit Digging

An old adage about life is that when you are in a hole quit digging.  With trust in government at an all time low, actions that further erode trust and credibility are just more examples of keep on digging.  The Wall Street Journal recently reported a case of EPA doing exactly that. It is no […]
Categories: General
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A reader asks: “How can you make an oil & gas internship turn into an oil & gas job?”

Even in oil & gas, where the market is good for job seekers, internships are crucial for getting your foot in the door. While they present a great opportunity for interns to build their skill set, they provide an equally good chance for companies to perform an “extended interview” and evaluate things like work ethic, dependability, and “fit” with the company culture. Today, a budding oil & gas professional from Rice University wants to know how they can ace this interview and secure their place in the industry!
A worker sends signals to the oil derrick platform at the Spindletop reservoir's newly operational drilling site on Monday, December 23, 2013.
(Guiseppe Barranco/The Beaumont Enterprise)

A new life for Spindletop (photos)

Hard-hatted roughnecks returned to Spindletop this week, aiming to make another historic strike on the storied grounds.
(AP file photo/Grand Forks Herald, Eric Hylden)

North Dakota requires companies to report pipeline locations

Thousands of miles of underground gathering pipelines in North Dakota are being mapped under new rules that require companies to report the locations to the state, a change that is being hailed by regulators, industry and the state’s biggest landowner group.
Categories: General