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Top executives based equity

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How the compensation numbers in the survey were determined

The Houston Chronicle’s survey of executive compensation compares figures that companies provide the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in their annual proxy statements.  More »
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Gulf turbine plan sparks wildlife debate

The 300 offshore wind turbines proposed for the Gulf of Mexico near South Padre Island would rival the Tower of the Americas in height, with 280-foot blades longer than the wingspan of a Boeing 747.  More »
Oil workers on an Eagle Ford Shale rig near Tilden, Texas. (John Davenport, San Antonio Express-News)

Businesses, workers feel lull of natural gas glut

The pace of things is a little slower in Mansfield these days.  More »
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Tony Hayward loads trucks with Kurdish oil awaiting pipe

Tony Hayward, the former chief executive officer at BP Plc (BP/), is now loading a fleet of as many as 500 trucks a day while he waits for a new pipeline to carry oil from his fields in northern Iraq.  More »
Stranded passengers wait for their power to get restore, at New Delhi railway station, in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 30, 2012. Northern India's power grid crashed Monday, halting hundreds of trains, forcing hospitals and airports to use backup generators and leaving 370 million people — more than the population of the United States and Canada combined — sweltering in the summer heat. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

370M Indians swelter in darkness after power fails

Northern India’s power grid crashed Monday, halting hundreds of trains, forcing hospitals and airports to use backup generators and leaving 370 million people — more than the population of the United States and Canada combined — sweltering in the summer heat.  More »
Supporters of a successful effort in 2012 to renationalize Argentina's largest oil company, YPF, wave flags. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Repsol follows BP into Namibia on prospects for first oil

Repsol SA (REP), Spain’s biggest oil producer, is following BP Plc (BP/) into Namibia, a West African nation with no proven oil reserves.  More »
The Exxon Baton Rouge, top, attempts to off load crude oil from the Exxon Valdez on March 26, 1989. (AP file photo)

Exxon Valdez allowed entry into India shipbreaking yard

India’s Supreme Court ruled that the ship that spilt millions of gallons of oil in waters off Alaska in 1989 can be recycled in the nation’s biggest scrapyard in a defeat for an environmentalist.  More »
Former Progress Energy CEO Bill Johnson arrives in Raleigh, N.C., in July to testify at the N.C. Utilities Commission. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Takaaki Iwabu)

Core drama at largest US electric company lingers

The investigations into whether regulators and consumers were misled in the run-up to the merger of North Carolina’s two Fortune 500 energy companies could continue quietly for months after a deadline arrives next week.  More »
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Enbridge Energy reports oil spill in Wisconsin

A pipeline carrying crude oil to Chicago-area refineries has leaked about 1,200 barrels of oil into a Wisconsin field, Enbridge Energy Partners said Saturday.  More »
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Oil rises for 5th day on Europe action hopes

Oil prices rose for a fifth day ahead of a meeting Monday between the U.S. Treasury Secretary and top European finance officials as expectations remain elevated for ECB action to prevent Spain’s financial woes from deepening.  More »
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Steffy: Worst of both worlds likely for Texas power consumers

Columnist Loren Steffy says that Texas regulators are turning more and more to a controlled market to solve problems with electric deregulation.  More »