Fuel Fix

Anadarko headquarters in  The Woodlands.

Anadarko may bring Exxon Mobil into Phobos project

Exxon Mobil may cover Anadarko’s costs for the project’s first exploration well.  More »
Nuclear  Regulatory Commission Chairman Gregory Jaczko briefs White House reporters on Thursday, March 17, 2011 regarding nuclear concerns following the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. (AP Photo)

Report: Nuclear safety chief bullied workers

An internal investigation has concluded that the departing chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission engaged in bullying and intimidation, creating a tense working environment at the agency.  More »
With federal inspectors watching, Shell deploys its Arctic well capping stack in the Puget Sound. (Photo: Shell Oil Co.)

Salazar: Feds likely to approve Shell’s Arctic drilling permits

A top Obama administration official predicted today that Shell will win government permits to drill exploratory oil wells in Arctic waters north of Alaska, despite stiff environmental opposition.  More »
(AP file photo/Grand Forks Herald, Eric Hylden)

Sunoco plans reversal of West Texas crude pipeline

Sunoco Logistics began seeking customers Monday for a pipeline reversal plan that will carry 150,000 barrels of crude per day from the Permian Basin to Gulf Coast refineries  More »
(Photo courtesy of Shell Oil Co.)

Feds finalizing 5-year drilling plan with heavy Gulf focus

The Obama administration this week will finalize a plan for selling offshore drilling leases over the next five years that focuses on the Gulf of Mexico but still would allow three auctions of Arctic areas.  More »
The Keystone XL pipeline was planned to be built near the sandhills in north central Nebraska, shown here. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

U.S. grants TransCanada permit for portion of Keystone XL pipeline

The Obama administration has granted construction permits for the lower half of the Keystone XL pipeline through Texas, officials told The New York Times on Tuesday.  More »
One of EnCana's SAGD oilsands operations located near Christina Lake.

Chesapeake loses $1.4 billion in value since Friday

Shares in Chesapeake Energy Corp. continued their fall today, a day after a report that the embattled natural gas producer was colluding with a rival to depress land prices.  More »
A shopper chooses packs of octopus caught in the water off Fukushima at a supermarket in Soma, Fukushima Prefecture, northeastern Japan, Monday, June 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Japan sells first fish caught since nuclear crisis

The first seafood caught off Japan’s Fukushima coastline since last year’s nuclear disaster went on sale Monday, but the offerings were limited to octopus and marine snails because of persisting fears about radiation.  More »
(Photo: Mobility, Flickr)

Federal court upholds EPA’s greenhouse gas rules

A federal appeals court is upholding the first federal regulations to reduce the gases blamed for global warming.  More »

Internal combustion engine may see a makeover

The internal combustion is still king of the roadways, but some manufacturers are looking into ways to maximize the efficiency of the engine.  More »
(Photo: Houston Chronicle file)

Philadelphia hopes peer pressure could prompt energy changes

The Philadelphia City Council is hoping companies can learn energy conservation from each other by require owners of large commercial buildings to record their yearly water and energy usage.  More »
Jess Burrow, left, and James Patterson, look over the damage caused outside the home of Joe and Mary Reneau when their chimney was toppled by Saturday's earthquake, in Sparks, Okla. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

North Texas has another minor earthquake

The U.S. Geological Survey says a 2.6 magnitude quake happened around 4 a.m. Tuesday in North Texas.  More »