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Drilling foes want to buy Wyoming Range leases

Opponents of natural gas drilling in the Wyoming Range want to buy an energy company’s drilling leases, but both sides appear to be waiting for the other to make the first move.  More »
A Petrohawk Energy natural gas drilling site in the Eagle Ford Shale is shown in September 2009. (Jake Lacey/Houston Chronicle file photo)

Eagle Ford Shale’s has had profound impact on Texas

The Eagle Ford shale drilling boom has had a profound impact on wages and job growth, and the increased drilling in 23 South Texas counties will likely have a continued impact on the state, according to a new report by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.  More »
KBR Tower in downtown Houston (AP file photo/Pat Sullivan)

KBR investors approve declassifying board elections

Shareholders of KBR overwhelmingly approved a proposal, supported by management, calling for directors to be elected annually.  More »
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Shale play a worry for Bexar ozone

There are concerns that development of the Eagle Ford Shale could push the San Antonio area over the limit of federal standards for ozone levels, an expert told the members of the Eagle Ford Task Force.  More »
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Weatherford’s S.A. hub completed

Oil field services company Weatherford International Inc. provided more details this week about the completion of its 108-acre facility in south San Antonio at Interstate 37 and Loop 1604.  More »
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EnerJex’s Kansas oil production rises

San Antonio-based EnerJex Resources Inc. said oil production has increased 50 percent, to about 150 barrels of oil a day, from its Mississippian project in southeast Kansas.  More »
Royalties from oil production on state lands is pushing Texas' Permanent University Fund toward a record $1 billion in annual revenue. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

Your clothes might not say it, but they’re made from oil

You might not notice it, but nearly everything you wear or touch is probably made from petroleum.  More »
Exxon Mobil Corp. chairman and chief executive Rex W. Tillerson speaks to reporters during a news conference. (AP file photo/LM Otero)

Typical CEO made $9.6M last year, AP study finds

Profits at big U.S. companies broke records last year, and so did pay for CEOs.  More »

Chesapeake conflict of interest seen in Thunder playoffs

Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK), whose top executive invested in the Oklahoma City Thunder, almost doubled its spending on the professional basketball team during the past four years buying tickets, luxury box seats and naming rights for the home arena.  More »
Workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near Burlington, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)

Ohio legislators approve new drilling rules

Rules regulating oil and gas well construction, water handling, and the disclosure of chemicals used in drilling cleared final legislative hurdles Thursday before heading to Gov. John Kasich.  More »
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Where in the World is the Cheapest Gas?

Gas prices are from April 2 to April 11. Data weren’t available for some countries and the ranking excludes countries where per capita income is less than $4 a day. Premium gas prices are used to achieve equivalent octane comparisons.  More »
Oil sands operations near Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada. (AP file photo/Canadian Press, Eamon Mac Mahon)

Oil sands company raises $11M for Utah project

A tiny Canadian company announced it had raised enough money to start producing oil from Utah’s tar sands for a first-of-its kind project in the U.S.  More »
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Prosecutors: ex-BP engineer’s bail conditions should stand

A former BP engineer charged with destroying evidence sought for a U.S probe of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill shouldn’t be released from the travel restrictions imposed on him, the U.S. said.  More »
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Kinder Morgan completes $21 billion mega-deal with El Paso

Joining the two Houston-based companies has formed a mammoth network of natural gas pipelines and storage across the country.  More »
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Feds order deep-water drill of containment systems

The Obama administration is ordering a live, deep-water test of emergency equipment designed after the 2010 oil spill to cap and contain crude flowing from damaged subsea wells. The drill will build on past “tabletop” exercises to evaluate the readiness and effectiveness of the containment systems.  More »