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.

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Oil and gas ban spurs lawsuit in New Mexico county

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A decision by one northern New Mexico county to prohibit oil and natural gas development has prompted a statewide industry group and three landowners to challenge the ban in federal court.
Categories: Legal issues
(AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

Next generation of biofuels is still years away

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The first trickle of fuels made from agricultural waste is finally winding its way into the nation’s energy supply, after years of broken promises and hype promoting a next-generation fuel source cleaner than oil.
Categories: Biofuels

Oil Barrel

Oil swings after biggest gain in week

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West Texas Intermediate traded near a five month low on signs of expanding supplies, while Brent advanced amid disruptions in Libya, widening the spread between the two crudes to the most since April.
Categories: Crude oil
University of Houston lab manager Mike Darnell looks through a Soxhlet Extractor, used to extract hydrocarbon from test rocks at the Center For Petroleum Geochemistry. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

UH enhances energy research with multimillion-dollar lab (photos)

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The University of Houston revealed Wednesday the newest equipment in what’s slated to become a multimillion-dollar geochemistry lab that will enhance the school’s research in deep-water exploration, shale and other unconventional resources.
Categories: Exploration
Oil pumps  operate near Lost Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

EIA: Oil prices will decline in 2014 as US production soars

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Prices for crude and oil-based fuels, which have been declining in recent weeks, will continue to fall through the end of the year and will average lower in 2014, according to a federal report released Wednesday.
Categories: Production
Commercial vessels spray water on the fire aboard the West Delta 32 production platform. (Coast Guard photo)

Feds cite Houston firm, contractors in fatal Gulf blast

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A federal agency alleges that safety deficiencies by a Houston company and its contractors led to the deaths of three oil platform workers in an explosion last year.
Categories: Accidents, featured

NuStar moves forward with Eagle Ford upgrades

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San Antonio-based Nustar Energy LP will move forward with the second phase of its South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System project, CEO Curt Anastasio told analysts Tuesday, according to a Reuters report. The pipeline system moves Eagle Ford Shale crude from several locations in South Texas to NuStar’s Corpus Christi NorthBeach facility at the Port of 
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