Fuel Fix

Shell's Arctic drilling vessel the Noble Discoverer arrives in Everette on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (Daniella Beccaria, seattlepi.com)

Records detail equipment failure on Arctic drilling rig

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Categories: Arctic, featured
The records, provided by the U.S. Coast Guard in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, also describe a botched fire drill by the crew of another Shell-contracted drilling rig months before it began boring an exploratory oil well in the Chukchi Sea.

Records detail equipment failure on Arctic drilling rig

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Categories: Arctic, featured
Shell's Arctic drilling vessel the Noble Discoverer arrives in Everette on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. (Daniella Beccaria, seattlepi.com)
The records, provided by the U.S. Coast Guard in response to a Freedom of Information Act request, also describe a botched fire drill by the crew of another Shell-contracted drilling rig months before it began boring an exploratory oil well in the Chukchi Sea.
(Jordan Blum/Houston Chronicle)

Getting a glimpse of Exxon Mobil’s new campus

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The complex resembles a modern college campus with plenty of landscaping, about 20 buildings, three large parking garages, a wellness center and more.

Cheniere Energy plans is adding LNG export capacity to the existing Sabine Pass import terminal in Louisiana. (Cheniere Energy Inc./Bloomberg)

Houston-area company lastest to seek approval to build LNG export facility

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Excelerate Energy, based in The Woodlands, is the latest in a long line of companies looking to cash on the natural gas boom via an LNG export facility.
An oil pump works near Stanley, N.D. (AP file photo/James MacPherson)

Oil rises, but natural gas sinks in volatile trade

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Natural gas futures one point neared $6.50 per 1,000 cubic feet before dropping to to $5.45.
Rich Kinder of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners in control room at office at Company's offices. (Photo: Carlos Antonio Rios, Houston Chronicle)

Kinder Morgan shares fall amid cash flow questions

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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rich Kinder purchased 199,165 shares of Kinder Morgan Inc. Monday.
Categories: General
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

One gas well sealed after fatal blast in Pennsylvania

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The well caught fire Feb. 11.
Categories: Natural gas
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

North Dakota governor: Stronger oil tankers needed

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New voluntary efforts by rail companies to boost the safety of hauling oil across the nation’s train tracks are a good step forward, but more needs to be done, North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple said Monday. Stronger, more robust oil tankers are also essential to complement slower speeds around cities and better track maintenance, said the Republican governor.
Shell and SSE are looking to develop the world's first full-scale gas carbon capture and storage project – the Peterhead Project.

Shell reaches landmark with world’s first industrial carbon capture project

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The British government, already a strong advocate of clean energy, showed that it is planning to put its money where its carbon is, signing an agreement on Monday to move ahead on the world’s first industrial-sized carbon capture project.
Categories: Coal, Europe
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)

Chesapeake Energy mulls sale, spinoff of division

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Chesapeake Energy Corp. is considering selling or possibly spinning off its oilfield services unit to help maximize shareholder value.