Fuel Fix

Chevron's massive deep water offshore platform is headed to the Gulf of Mexico where it is expected to begin production this year. (Chevron)

Exxon, Chevron clear to bid on Mexican shallow-water blocks

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Mexico forecasts that the opening of the energy industry will bring in $62.5 billion in private investment by 2018 and increase its annual oil output by 500,000 barrels a day in that time.

Exxon, Chevron clear to bid on Mexican shallow-water blocks

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Chevron's massive deep water offshore platform is headed to the Gulf of Mexico where it is expected to begin production this year. (Chevron)
Mexico forecasts that the opening of the energy industry will bring in $62.5 billion in private investment by 2018 and increase its annual oil output by 500,000 barrels a day in that time.
FILE - This Oct. 11, 2013 file photo shows cleanup at the site of an oil pipeline leak and spill near Tioga, N.D. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)

Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years

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“It’s now just become part of our lives,” Patty Jensen said of the massive spill from a Tesoro Corp. pipeline that was discovered in September 2013 by her husband.

Accenture Group Chief Executive Resources Jean Marc Ollagnier speaks during a Houston Chronicle interview Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Houston.  (James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle)

Q&A: Oil executives explore growing U.S. energy muscle

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Jean-Marc Ollagnier, CEO of Accenture’s resources group, talks about what’s on the minds of the decision-makers at some of the world’s largest energy companies.
Categories: Natural gas, Shale

The EU’s Lost Decade

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In the aftermath of the adoption of the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, the EU, led by Germany, remained in the forefront of climate policy by pledging to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020.  To achieve this objective and show the rest of the world how to be successful and green, EU nations adopted renewable […]
Categories: General

An artist rendering of the new Phillips 66 corporate headquarters campus in Westchase area is displayed during the groundbreaking ceremony.  (James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle)

Phillips 66 breaks ground on new Houston headquarters

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Check out photos from the groundbreaking of Phillips 66′s new Houston headquarters, a 14-acre site in the Westchase district.
Categories: Real estate, Refining
Almost 40 million Americans will drive more than 50 miles for 2013 Thanksgiving dinner, and their blessings will include lower-priced gasoline. (Photo: Flickr)

Even if you have a gas-gobbler, you’ll pay less this year

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Motorists who shop around will be able to find gasoline for under $3 a gallon next week in most of the country.
Categories: Gasoline, Transportation
(AP Photo/Dina Cappiello, File)

Wind energy company pleads guilty to eagle deaths

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For the first time, the Obama administration is taking action against wind farms for killing eagles.
Categories: Environment, Wind
(Image: Fotolia)

Oil slips, but stays higher for the week

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The price of ethanol, which is blended into gasoline, nearly doubled over the past two weeks.
Categories: Crude oil, Gasoline
(Image: Fotolia)

Top 10 beneficiaries of fracturing dollars in Congress

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Find out which senators and representatives received the largest campaign contributions from the hydraulic fracturing industry during the 2004 and 2012 campaign cycles, and which Texas representative ranks No. 1.