Fuel Fix

Pemex Refinery in the Hidalgo State in Mexico

Pair of companies to build 700,000-barrel crude oil storage near Houston

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The two companies said they will build about 700,000 barrels of new crude oil storage and a pipeline near Seabrook, Texas, about 30 miles southeast of Houston.

Pair of companies to build 700,000-barrel crude oil storage near Houston

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Pemex Refinery in the Hidalgo State in Mexico
The two companies said they will build about 700,000 barrels of new crude oil storage and a pipeline near Seabrook, Texas, about 30 miles southeast of Houston.
Rigs stacked at a business 20 miles west of Farm-To-Market Road 1788 photographed Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Reporter-Telegram, James Durbin)

Total rig count finally rises, but oil rigs are down again

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The rise in rigs drilling for natural gas increased by five for the week, which was more than the loss of three oil rigs from last week, according to data from oil services provider Baker Hughes.

(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Hyundai, Kia to pay millions in fuel settlement

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Hyundai and its sister company Kia said Monday that they will pay up to $395 million to consumers as part of a proposed settlement over overstated gas mileage.
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Retail gasoline prices up slightly across Texas

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Retail gasoline prices across Texas have risen slightly as drivers take to the roads for the holiday season.
Categories: Gasoline

Dave Welker, then the FBI special agent in charge for New Orleans, leaves Federal Court after the sentencing of two former New Orleans police officers in the shooting death and burning of Henry Glover's body in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Fraud director tapped as interim chief for Gulf spill claims office

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The administration office overseeing BP settlement payments to victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has named an interim chief executive.
Categories: Gulf oil spill, People
Motorists drive past a gas station selling regular unleaded gasoline for less than $3.00 a gallon Nov. 26 in Independence, Mo. The nationwide average price for a gallon of gas was up to $3.25, according to AAA Monday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Oil slips below $99 a barrel; pump price rises

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Last week, oil rose nearly 3 percent.
Categories: Crude oil, Gasoline
The Phoenix-Arrington Ranch plant is owned by Eagle Rock Energy Partners in the Texas Panhandle. (Ken Childress Photography / Houston Chronicle)

Eagle Rock to sell midstream business for $1.3B

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Houston-based Eagle Rock Energy Partners is selling 8,100 miles of gathering pipeline and several processing plants for $1.3 billion, a move to transform into a pure upstream firm, the company said Monday.
Categories: Deals
(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

More Eagle Ford pipeline expansion

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A joint venture of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Magellan Midstream Partners LP has entered into a long-term agreement to move Eagle Ford Shale liquids for Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Categories: Eagle Ford, Pipelines
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Top officials leave BP oil spill claims office

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BP’s latest full-page newspaper ad suggests the departure of two senior officials who administered payments to victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is evidence of “mounting problems” at the settlement program.