Fuel Fix

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Chevron to cut 950 jobs in Houston, 1,500 companywide

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Chevron currently counts about 8,000 Houston-area employees and fewer than 65,000 workers worldwide. Chevron had closer to 9,000 Houston workers two years ago.

Chevron to cut 950 jobs in Houston, 1,500 companywide

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(David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)
Chevron currently counts about 8,000 Houston-area employees and fewer than 65,000 workers worldwide. Chevron had closer to 9,000 Houston workers two years ago.
Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar (Melissa Phillip/Chronicle)

Paychecks rose for some Houston energy CEOs in 2014

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The 10 highest-paid executives in Houston last year all work in the energy industry, despite domestic oil’s long and lingering swoon.

(AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

New lawsuit filed against Cape Wind power project

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Opponents of a proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound have filed a federal lawsuit saying the state overstepped its authority when it brokered an agreement for a major utility to buy power from the project.
Categories: Legal issues, Wind
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European Union relaxes renewables target

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The European Commission is shying away from more ambitious mandatory renewable energy goals in its fight against climate change.
Categories: Environment, Europe

Oil Barrel

Oil above $95 as IMF raises global growth forecast

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The price of oil rose Wednesday amid expectations for solid demand after the International Monetary Fund raised its growth forecasts for the world and U.S. economies.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
Searchers dig through the rubble for victims of the inferno in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, Monday, July 8, 2013, as  firefighter continue to hose down tanker cars to prevent explosions.  A runaway train derailed igniting tanker cars carrying crude oil .  (AP Photo/ THE CANADIAN PRESS,Ryan Remiorz)

Railroad in deadly Canada derailment auctioned off

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A Chapter 11 trustee had said the goal was to recoup losses for creditors while keeping the entire rail line in operation.

Categories: Accidents, Canada, Rail
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Texans shaken by quakes demand halt on injection wells (video)

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Residents of a North Texas town that has been shaken by a rash of earthquakes descended on a meeting of state regulators Tuesday and called for a moratorium on nearby injection wells.
Categories: Politics/Policy, Weather
An INOXCVA mobile refueling system was on display at the company's Baytown plant on Jan. 21, 2013. (Zain Shauk/Houston Chronicle)

Portable LNG system could solve oil field refueling problems

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Some energy companies have started moving water and sand to oil fields on trucks powered by natural gas, but refueling them can sometimes be a challenge.
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, questions a witness during a Senate hearing on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

GOP senator: Obama set to give big gift to Big Oil

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Unless President Barack Obama wants to give a big gift to “Big Oil,” he needs to personally intervene in a fight over the nation’s renewable fuels policy, a Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley said Tuesday.