After almost two years of negotiation, diplomats are closer than ever to sealing an accord that would return energy-rich Iran to world markets while giving regional rivals guarantees that the Islamic Republic’s nuclear work can’t be used to make weapons.
Since the beginning of the shale production boom, Kinder Morgan and other companies that operate pipelines and other oil and gas infrastructure have boosted their spending from about $7 billion in 2006 to $26 billion last year.
The Greater Houston Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance has selected a University of Houston engineer as its inaugural president, as Houston prepares itself for natural gas vehicles to take off in the United States.
Leaked oil from a ruptured pipeline in an eastern Chinese port city exploded Friday, killing at least 35 people, injuring 166 and contaminating the sea in one the country’s worst industrial accidents of the year, authorities said.
The federal government has ordered five companies to cease their offshore oil and gas operations, after the firms failed to give regulators a required audit of safety plans newly required since the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster.
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