Fuel Fix

In this Dec. 17, 2014 photo, workers tend to oil pump jacks behind a natural gas flare near Watford City, N.D. Natural gas, the nation's most prevalent heating fuel, is getting cheaper just as winter is arriving because of mild temperatures and plentiful supplies. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

U.S. oil output still barreling toward 45-year record

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U.S. oil production edged down in May and will likely continue swooning until early next year as plunging crude prices continue to pummel domestic producers, according to a new federal report.

U.S. oil output still barreling toward 45-year record

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In this Dec. 17, 2014 photo, workers tend to oil pump jacks behind a natural gas flare near Watford City, N.D. Natural gas, the nation's most prevalent heating fuel, is getting cheaper just as winter is arriving because of mild temperatures and plentiful supplies. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
U.S. oil production edged down in May and will likely continue swooning until early next year as plunging crude prices continue to pummel domestic producers, according to a new federal report.
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

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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.
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Report: Lower power reserve margin would be more economic for Texas

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Texas should keep a 10.2 percent to 14.1 percent cushion of electric generation capacity, according to a report Friday that will inform and probably intensify a politically charged debate over the future of the state power market.
Categories: Eagle Ford, Electricity
Trucker Glenn Ingram of Elk Grove, Calif., collects his chains during a winter storm, Thursday in the Donner Summit/Boreal region in Nevada. . (AP Photo/The Reno Gazette-Journal,  Tim Dunn)

Pump prices fell in January as drivers stayed home

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Benchmark crude oil for March delivery fell 74 cents to close at $97.49 a barrel.

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The beginning of my adventure with Google Glass for oil & gas

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In order to show just how great the potential for Glass is, Google is actively looking for storytellers or “Explorers” (like this fireman) to show how they can apply this technology to their areas of technical expertise. Today I am incredibly excited that I was invited to be a part of the Explorer program.
Crewmen lower a pipe for TransCanada's Keystone XL project into the ground in Wood County, Texas. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Pivotal Keystone XL study seen boosting chances for approval

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The State Department on Friday said the Keystone XL pipeline is unlikely to dramatically boost demand for Canada’s oil sands, delivering a verdict that angered environmentalists even as it gave President Barack Obama the evidence he needs to approve the controversial project.
An LNG import tanker neared a terminal in Texas in 2008. (Guiseppe Barranco/Beaumont Enterprise)

Dramatic shifts underway in Americas energy trade

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The rapid growth of U.S. oil and gas production is dramatically changing trade patterns in the region, and next year’s expansion of the Panama Canal likely will prompt even more dramatic shifts, according to a new report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Categories: Asia, LNG, Markets
Shell's Kulluk drilling rig, shown under tow in January 2013 after running aground in Alaska, must go to Asia for repairs.

Court ruling insulates foes and fans of Arctic drilling

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In the heated political battle over drilling in chilly Alaskan seas, a court ruling drilling proponents blame for thwarting the activity provides handy cover for stakeholders from Anchorage to Washington.
Categories: Arctic, Politics/Policy
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Southcross begins work on $125M pipeline in Eagle Ford

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Southcross Energy Partners has started to build a 94-mile pipeline in a natural gas-rich region in the Eagle Ford Shale, a $125 million project expected to begin piping gas later this year.
Categories: Eagle Ford, Pipelines