Fuel Fix

m736807

These are the experts drawing battle lines in crude export debate

on
The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
glam-derricks

The oil patch palette

on
Categories: featured, General

These are the experts drawing battle lines in crude export debate

on
m736807
The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
glam-derricks

The oil patch palette

on
A couple of years ago we presented some examples of how the grit and steel of the oil field can take on its own beauty in the hands of a skilled photographer or digital artist.
Categories: featured, General
Roger B. Plank, chief financial officer and executive vice president of Apache Corporation, speaks at the Oil & Gas Conference in Denver, Colorado in 2006. (Matthew Staver/Bloomberg News)

Apache president steps down, new CFO announced

on
Apache President and Chief Corporate Officer Roger Plank will step down after 32 years with the Houston-based oil and gas producer, the company announced Friday along with other leadership changes.
Categories: People
Burned out vehicles sit among the ruins following a natural gas pipeline explosion in Knifley, Ky. on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014. The underground line in rural southern Kentucky exploded early Thursday, sending two people to the hospital and destroying two homes, (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)

Gas line blast injures two, destroys homes

on
The 30-inch pipeline, which was about 20 feet underground, is owned by Columbia Gulf Transmission. It brought fresh fears to some residents who are opposing a nearby pipeline project by Williams Co.

Methane Hydrate: The Energy Source of the Future. (Maybe).

on
Some areas of the world are getting desperate to find new sources of energy. In recent days I’ve read about such wacky ideas, from creating fuel from old plastic bags to converting beer waste into electricity. All the while, there are global energy sources going unharnessed, leading to cows literally blowing the doors off barns. There is one source, however, […]
Categories: LNG, Natural gas
(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Texas rises among largest solar-energy workforces

on
Texas last year jumped two spots in the top ranks of states leading the nation’s solar payroll, a new report shows.
Categories: Solar, Workforce
David Blackmon is managing director of Strategic Communications for Houston-based FTI Consulting. Prior to joining FTI in 2012, he worked on public policy issues for a number of oil and gas companies,  including Shell, Burlington Resources, El Paso Corp., and Coastal States.

Guest commentary: Ceres report misses key facts on oil industry’s water use

on
Oil industry consultant David Blackmon says the new Ceres report on Texas water use focuses on the oil and gas industry for ideological reasons. Anyone interested in really addressing this state’s looming water issues in any real way should focus their attention elsewhere, he says.
(Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)

Enbridge reports first quarterly loss in two years on hedging

on
Enbridge Inc., the largest transporter of Canadian crude to the U.S., reported its first quarterly loss in two years on hedging contracts.
Categories: Canada, Pipelines
(AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian, file)

Occidental Petroleum to split, move to Houston

on
Occidental Petroleum Corp. today announced its plans to move the company to Houston and spin-off another business that will be based in California.