Fuel Fix

Flowers grow in front of a sign at the Chesapeake campus in Oklahoma City.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Chesapeake’s biggest shareholder backs CEO

“All of the leadership controversy is now moot,” Southeastern officials said in a letter.  More »
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Enterprise, Enbridge advance work on Seaway pumps

The Seaway line ends near Freeport, south of Houston.  More »
Then-Interior Secretary Ken Salazar speaks at the White House in 2012. (AP file)

Oil and gas production growing under Obama?

The Obama administration today continued to trumpet growth in domestic oil and gas production that has happened under its watch.  More »
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Oil above $90 in Asia for first time since May

Oil rose above $90 a barrel in Asia for the first time since May after the U.S. government said oil demand is on the rise and regional stock markets rebounded on strong earnings and improved U.S. economic data.  More »
Cleanup worker Jeiner Foronda places fresh absorbent boom in the affected marshland of Terrebonne Parish, La., while cleaning up oil from the Deepwater Horizon spill. ( Smiley N. Pool / Chronicle )

Nuclear regulators & drilling experts to talk process safety

International drilling regulators and oil industry leaders will join representatives from the nuclear power sector in discussing workplace safety during a two day hearing in Houston next week.  More »
TNK-BP headquarters in Moscow (AP file photo/Misha Japaridze)

TNK-BP investors eye BP’s share in oil firm

Russian shareholders TNK-BP, the U.K. oil company’s joint venture in Russia, said Wednesday that they are interested in buying a 25 percent stake in the company.  More »
(AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Natural gas-fueled power plant set for Temple

Dallas-based Panda Power Funds says financing has been secured to build a 758-megawatt power plant in Central Texas.  More »
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Reuters says Chesapeake employees could get $100 million perk

A group of 1,600 Chesapeake employees – mainly those in the mid-level position – could get between millions in cash if the company changes hands as part of an employee perk written into contracts, according to a Reuters report.  More »
Selena Gomez arrives on the red carpet at the 22nd Annual MuchMusic Video Awards at the MuchMusic HQ on June 19, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)

Teen pop star Selena Gomez a future employee of the EPA?

Selena Gomez working for the Environmental Protection Agency might seem like a nightmare for some, but it’s a dream for EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.  More »
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Where does your money go at the gas pump?

Who should get the blame for high gas prices? Study shows where your gas money goes, and it might surprise you.  More »
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Utility chiefs worry U.S. rush to gas will crowd out other fuels

The U.S. is at risk of relying too much on natural gas as transportation, manufacturing and electric-power industries vie for the cheap fuel, top executives of three power utilities said.  More »

BP targets availability of two new biofuels by 2014

BP Plc (BP/) is testing two advanced biofuels that could be commercially available by 2014, said Philip New, chief executive officer of the U.K. petroleum company’s biofuels unit.  More »