Fuel Fix

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stand on the stage prior to the Voters First Presidential Forum for Republicans at Saint Anselm College August 3, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Energy industry lobbying arm lays out wish list for White House hopefuls

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It’s time for presidential candidates to start outlining their plans for energy policy, a top oil industry leader says.

Energy industry lobbying arm lays out wish list for White House hopefuls

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stand on the stage prior to the Voters First Presidential Forum for Republicans at Saint Anselm College August 3, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
It’s time for presidential candidates to start outlining their plans for energy policy, a top oil industry leader says.
The shadows of  workers in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MRC Global cuts more jobs as profits dip

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MRC Global said Monday it has now cut 680 jobs total dating back to last year as the oil-field pipes, valves and fitting supplier has adapted to the low oil price environment.

Direct Energy's Frontera natural gas power plant in South Texas has a capacity of 494 megawatts. (Photo: Direct Energy)

Top 5 Ways Energy Production Benefited Consumers in 2013

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Its been a busy year for U.S. energy production with consumer prices on the decline due to increasing domestic supplies of natural gas and oil. Here are the Top 5 energy related news stories that benefit consumers in 2013.
Mark Tarrien (CQ), director of production and quality control, holds a sample of biodiesel at the Green Earth Fuels biodiesel production facility in Galena Park, Texas, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007. ( Johnny Hanson / For the Chronicle)

Biodiesel production rising amid fraud concerns

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Biodiesel production has soared in recent months, although concerns about fraud in the market remain.
Categories: Biofuels

(Brett Clanton/Houston Chronicle)

Houston company nearly doubles proved reserves with $581M deal

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Houston-based Vanguard Natural Resources agreed to buy natural gas-heavy properties in Southwestern Wyoming for $581 million, a deal that would nearly double its reserves, the company said Monday.
Categories: Deals, Natural gas
(Photo: Marcellus Protest/Flickr)

Survey finds few know what fracking really is

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In a recent survey published by researchers at Oregon State, George Mason and Yale universities, more than half of respondents reported knowing little or nothing of fracking. And almost 60 percent of those surveyed said they had no opinion on the subject.
(Sam Hodgson/Bloomberg)

Utilities fight back as rooftop solar heats up

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With bills for 1,600 square foot houses like these running as high as $400 a month, solar is seen as less a green statement than an economic no-brainer given state and federal tax credits for as much as 65 percent of installation costs.
Categories: Electricity, Solar
A rig works in the Marcellus Shale. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Despite chill, natural gas prices unlikely to rise much

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Natural gas prices have been on the rise this winter, but they are likely to fall in the coming months because of limited demand for the fuel and because of coal.
New Yorkers and visitors ride Citi Bikes in Times Square to generate energy to power the New Year's Eve Ball on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision for Citi/AP Images)

Bicycles will help power Times Square’s New Year’s Eve bash

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Bicycles installed in Times Square are being connected to 12-volt deep cycle batteries that will help illuminate the famed ball that will descend New Year’s Eve.
Categories: Electricity