Chron Energy Items: 03.06.08

A few of the energy related stories in today’s Houston Chronicle or on
Finds in Gulf slump: New oil and natural gas discoveries in the Gulf of Mexico hit a 10-year low last year, but that doesn’t mean the region is running dry, analysts with research firm Wood Mackenzie said Wednesday.
Qatar Airways to fly here: With Houston’s oil and gas sector on its radar screen, Qatar Airways said Wednesday it will start new service later this year between Houston and Doha, Qatar’s capital.
In the money and on the list: Warren Buffet takes top spot and Houston’s top names are in energy, including trader John Arnold.
Iraqi oil development talks under way: New York Times — The Iraqi government is negotiating with American and European oil companies to manage the development of five new fields in northern and southern Iraq, an Oil Ministry official said Wednesday.
Briefs: KBR’s finance chief departs.