Fuel Fix

Ken Salazar, Tommy Beaudreau

BLM oil, gas lease sale nets more than $28 million

Parcels in New Mexico, Texas and Oklahoma netted more than $28 million in the Bureau of Land Management’s quarterly oil and natural gas lease sale.  More »
Environmental activists stage a "human oil spill" at the Michigan Capitol in Lansing, Mich. to protest plans to replace and expand a pipeline that fouled the Kalamazoo River two years ago, Wednesday, July 18, 2012. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Melissa Anders)

Environmentalists stage Capitol ‘human oil spill’

Environmental activists have staged a “human oil spill” at the Michigan Capitol to protest plans to replace and expand a pipeline that fouled the Kalamazoo River two years ago.  More »
Welding crews lay pipelines in Texas to move oil and gas extracted from the Eagle Ford Shale to market. (John Davenport/San Antonio Express-News)

Texas leaders to discuss policies at energy summit

State leaders and private-sector energy experts will meet at the Irving Energy Summit to discuss developing Texas’ natural resources.  More »
Tokyo Electric Power Co. President Naomi Hirose arrives at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo for a press conference Thursday, July 19, 2012. The new head of the operator of Japan's crippled nuclear plant has vowed to try to overcome deep public distrust in his company. But Hirose also says he's not ready to agree with a parliamentary panel's conclusion that cozy ties between the government and industry were to blame for last year's nuclear disaster. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

TEPCO president vows to overcome public distrust

The new head of the operator of Japan’s crippled nuclear plant has vowed to try to overcome deep public distrust in his company.  More »
Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

Venezuela says Chevron to invest $2 billion in field

Venezuela is a major oil supplier to the United States.  More »
(AP file photo/David J. Phillip)

Kinder Morgan profits fall, distributions grow

Second-quarter profit fell 33 percent decline as Kinder Morgan prepared to sell off assets to meet regulatory requirements for its El Paso acquisition.  More »
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 »
(Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)

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 »
(Photo: Fotolia)

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 »