Chron Energy Newslinks | 08.07.09 | Got some change in your pocket, Houston? Thank oil.

New FTC oil manipulation rules comes with $1 million fine: That’s per day, btw.

Energy prices help boost Houston personal income: But we’re still 20th nationally.

Will Gazprom force Exxon to do otherwise with its Sakhalin gas?

Oil set for fourth week of gains on optimism

El Paso net income down 59 percent.

Mariner Energy reports $17.9 million 2Q profit.

Gastar Exploration reports net loss.

Thanks for the gesture, says government officials as Chinese soften on climate bill opposition. And they even buy a carbon credit, and a climate change skeptic changes his tune.

Plains Exploration prices public offering.

Crosstex sells Mississippi, Alabama and South Texas assets for $220m.