Chron Energy Items: 03.31.08

A few of the energy related stories in the Houston Chronicle or on over the weekend and today:
With Angola a hot spot for exploration, Chevron flies workers from Africa to Louisiana to complete training for offshore jobs: It was break time at Chevron Corp.’s Louisiana training center for offshore workers, but Manuel Agostinho Barros never left the classroom. He was too into the workings of a natural gas turbine to crave a soda or a snack.
Biofuel startup slow going as slow as molasses: Loren Steffy: Maybe it’s fitting that Pete Carrothers’ business plan is slow to develop.
Venezuela is rerouting oil in Exxon Mobil dispute: Associated Press — Venezuela is rerouting oil to China that had previously been sent to a U.S. refinery co-owned by its state oil company and Exxon Mobil Corp., Venezuela’s oil minister said Friday.
The Well: Smith buys South Texas properties.
Electric car network in the offing: Associated Press — Denmark’s DONG Energy and a Silicon Valley-based startup firm said last week they would install an electric car network that includes about 20,000 recharging stations in the Scandinavian nation.
Rowan to pursue sale or spinoff of LeTourneau: Bloomberg News — Rowan Cos. will pursue monetization of its manufacturing unit LeTourneau Technologies Inc.