Fuel Fix

Alan Sadler

Feds’ plan to boost biofuel targets draws fire from all sides

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In trying to balance the competing interests of oil companies and biofuel producers, the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed renewable fuel quotas for 2014, 2015 and 2016 have pleased almost no one.

Feds’ plan to boost biofuel targets draws fire from all sides

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Alan Sadler
In trying to balance the competing interests of oil companies and biofuel producers, the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed renewable fuel quotas for 2014, 2015 and 2016 have pleased almost no one.
U.S. Coast Guard image showing the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk aground off a small island near Kodiak Island on Jan. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

Feds rap Shell for poor planning in botched tow of 2012 Arctic drilling rig

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The NTSB report comes at a pivotal time for Shell, which has asked federal regulators for permission to resume exploratory oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea as soon as July.

An Apache rig drills for natural gas at Matagorda Island in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Apache Corp. via Bloomberg News)

Apache earnings rise on higher North American liquids production

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Increased oil and natural gas liquids production in North America drove Apache Corp. profits 86 percent in the third quarter to $300 million, the company said Thursday.
Categories: Finance/Earnings
(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Congress seen debating oil exports while wary of gasoline costs

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Senator Lisa Murkowski, the top Republican on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, believes the debate on oil exports will happen “sooner rather than later,” according to Robert Dillon, a spokesman for the Alaska lawmaker.

J. Michael Yeager. (Billy Smith II/ Houston Chronicle)

BHP Billiton’s former oil chief Yeager expects more U.S. M&A

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Yeager, who led BHP’s $20 billion move into the U.S. shale gas industry before leaving the Melbourne-based company earlier this year, is focusing on oil in his new role at Maverick, an explorer developing fields south of Houston.
Categories: Deals, General
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Cyprus, France’s Total to cooperate on gas plant

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They say a facility that will liquefy gas for export to European and Asian markets will be their top priority as they try to turn a profit on any newfound offshore deposits.
Categories: LNG, Markets, Natural gas
Crewmen work a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Texas farmer wins entry of default in Keystone pipeline case

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He is one of the last Texas landowners still battling Calgary-based TransCanada over the company’s use of eminent domain laws.
Categories: Keystone XL
A Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. natural gas drilling rig operates in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania. (Cabot Oil)

The artsy side of energy (photos)

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Refineries and drilling rigs clean up real nice in energy company photos.
Categories: featured, General
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Tesoro’s profit falls in third quarter

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Weak margins led to a decline in profit for refinery Tesoro Corp. in the quarter ended Sept. 30.