Chron Energy Newslinks | 11.13.09 | Shell loves our hemisphere, Dow aims higher.

• Shell expects the Americas to have big role.

• Former Willbros consultant admits bribery plot.

They want Texas to plug in with hybrid vehicles.

Texas Curb ‘Em: How the Lone Star State slashed emissions.

• Coal Star State: Much of the country turns away from coal but Texas is looking at 12 new power plants.

• Energy Future Holdings (think the old TXU) fails to make deep debt cut in tender offer.

Dow Chemical outlines strategy of higher-margin business.

• Blackouts highlight Chavez’ looming economic woes.

Shale or sham? Loren Steffy talks to Art Berman.

• Quicksilver says West Texas Barnett field more difficult than North Texas’ shale.