Chron Energy Items: 1.11.08

Some of the energy stories in today’s Houston Chronicle.
Galveston biodiesel plant to spend on repairs and claims: The owners of a biodiesel plant in Galveston said Thursday they will spend $15 million to upgrade the facility and settle legal claims against it after Chevron Corp. “abandoned” the project last year.
Government seeks to restore Enron conviction: Lawyers for the former finance chief of Enron’s failed broadband unit want an appeals court to back up a trial judge’s decision to wipe his record clean. The outcome could affect former CEO Jeff Skilling’s fate.
DIGEST: ConocoPhillips loses out in Alaska, Bush to nominate Houston lawyer for energy post
Briefs: Chevron says profit will rise
Kenya’s economy in turmoil: (Associated Press) Lounging by the hotel pool in one of Kenya’s nature reserves, Debbie Shillito sees a small advantage to the travel warnings issued after a presidential election here sparked violence.