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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.

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OPEC pumps least crude in more than 2 years

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OPEC reduced crude production in November to the lowest level in more than two years as output dropped below the organization’s 30 million barrel-a-day ceiling for a third month.
Categories: Markets, Production
Solar panels are installed in Arlington, Ariz.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

US solar gained 35% in third quarter

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Developers installed 930 megawatts of photovoltaic solar capacity in the U.S. during the third quarter and are on pace to almost double that, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association.
Categories: Solar

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Natural gas company proposes pipeline upgrade

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American Midstream Partners is proposing the reconstruction of its American Midstream Midla mainline pipeline in Louisiana and Mississippi.
Categories: Pipelines
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Court looks at EPA rule on cross-state pollution

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The U.S. Supreme Court indicated Tuesday it could breathe new life into a federal rule requiring states to reduce power plant pollution from the South and Midwest that fouls the air in the eastern U.S.
Categories: Electricity, Environment
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10 ways to slim your power bill this winter

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Winter weather can send electricity costs soaring for people who like to keep their homes cozy. For ways to help slim your bill, take a look at these home heating tips from TXU Energy.
Categories: Electricity
Houston Mayor Annise Parker, shown in Houston discussing a plan to run airport shuttles on natural gas, told a Washington audience on Dec. 10, 2013, that fossil fuels will remain a key part of the nation's energy supply. (Photo: Cody Duty/Houston Chronicle)

Parker: We need tough decisions on climate

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Local, state and federal governments need to make tough decisions to help blunt the effects of climate change, Houston Mayor Annise Parker said Tuesday.
Categories: Environment
The Texas Panhandle sky silhouettes a Linn Energy drilling rig in Wheeler County. (Linn Energy)

Linn Energy settles suit with shareholders over Berry deal

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Houston producer Linn Energy reached a settlement last week with shareholders who had opposed its acquisition of Berry Petroleum Co., the company said in regulatory filings Tuesday.
Categories: Deals