Chron Energy Newslinks | 09.16.09 | A new field off Africa and the slippery climate bill.

35.5 mpg is the new standard.

• What gas glut? Oops, maybe there is a glut after all

Surge in Colombia’s oil production comes at Venezuela’s expense.

• North Texas homeowners take Chesapeake to court over cancelled gas leases.

Regency pipeline to extend into Haynesville.

• Buyout firm buys Midland’s Parallel Petroleum for $483 million.

Chevron sells some of its Gorgon gas to Korea.

The ghost fleet: hundreds of ships docked off Singapore, waiting out the recession.

Condoms: the cheapest way to curb greenhouse gas emissions.

Dept. of Interior gets serious about reacting to climate change.

Today’s Senate energy hearing looks to EU’s carbon trading scheme. But Sen. Reid says there’s always next year on climate bill.

• The Economist takes a look at sun spots. Where’d they go?

• Schwarzenegger and opponents want the same amount of renewables, but disagree on how to get them.

Can solar work without subsidies? they ask on NPR.