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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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.

(Victor Dubreuil)

Nigeria orders audit for billions in missing oil revenue

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The Central Bank last year reported nearly $50 billion worth of oil sold by the state oil corporation had not been paid to the government.
Categories: Africa
Money Roll

Alaska spill-prevention account facing shortfall

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An account used for the cleanup of contaminated sites, non-emergency spill response and other activities soon will not have enough money to keep up with costs, the director of the state’s Division of Spill Prevention and Response told lawmakers Thursday.
Categories: Accidents, Arctic
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Oil price falls below $100

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Oil prices fell Friday as fresh U.S. economic data and higher-than-expected crude supplies pointed to weak demand.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
(AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

Huge thermal plant opens as solar industry grows (photos)

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A windy stretch of the Mojave Desert once roamed by tortoises and coyotes has been transformed by hundreds of thousands of mirrors into the largest solar power plant of its type in the world, a milestone for a growing industry.
Categories: Solar
Tankers in the Houston Ship Channel. (Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)

Energy pushes Texas exports to highest value ever

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HOUSTON —  Fueled by the rapid expansion of the oil and gas industry, Texas exports reached their highest value in history in 2013, jumping 5.6 percent over the previous year, according to new federal data. Texas is by far the nation’s largest exporter, moving $279.7 billion in merchandise from its borders last year. Nearly 39 percent […]
Categories: Markets

Ziff Energy launching an Eagle Ford study

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Ziff Energy is launching an Eagle Ford Shale benchmarking study – a competitive analysis of companies that will look at production and operations. Sergey Turchin, director of operations consulting at Ziff Energy, said that so far nearly a dozen operators have signed on for the study, which will look at issues such as production efficiency […]
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Oil dips; natural gas soars on supply report

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Natural gas futures jumped 40 cents, or 8 percent, to $5.22 per 1,000 cubic feet.