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Fuelfix is moving. Here are the details.

Wed Jun 07 18:46:21 +0000 2017

Fuel Fix, the Houston Chronicle’s must-read source for energy industry news and analysis, is moving to chron.com, the Chronicle’s free site. Typing FuelFix.com should redirect you to the new site, which will host the same quality content you’ve come to expect. If you are not automatically redirected, you can click here to go to chron.com/business/energy. The transition ...
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Market Currents: Qatar’s energy exports

Tue Jun 06 13:54:57 +0000 2017

As pockets of geopolitical tension leave the crude market neither shaken nor stirred, hark, today we dig into some of these hotspots to see what their energy flows look like, and how they could be impacted: Fears have been stoked in recent days about the impact to US imports of Venezuelan crude amid possible sanctions being applied ...
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Houston’s USD Partners expands to carry Canadian oil sands by rail

Mon Jun 05 15:14:54 +0000 2017

With pipeline capacity still relatively limited from the Canadian oil sands into the U.S, Houston’s USD Partners is expanding its terminal capacity in Oklahoma to offer more rail transportation access. While rail transportation still is considered more dangerous than pipelines, rail car access offers oil companies more affordable transportation options from Canada when plans for ...
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California solar company coming to Texas

Mon Jun 05 15:05:52 +0000 2017

The California-based solar panel company Sunrun has partnered with Think Energy, a retail electricity arm of the French power company Engie, to offer residential solar panel packages for Texas residents. Sunrun will offer solar panel systems for lease or purchase for Texas residents; the company will also help arrange a purchase through a loan program. ...
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Oil gives back gains as impact from Middle East dispute seen as limited

Mon Jun 05 14:28:14 +0000 2017

Oil erased earlier gains as a diplomatic clash involving OPEC members Saudi Arabia and Qatar was seen having limited impact on the group’s policy. Futures slipped 0.3 percent in New York, erasing an earlier gain of 1.6 percent. Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt said they will suspend air and sea travel ...
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Oil jobs rebound as U.S. drilling fleet grows for 5 straight months

Fri Jun 02 17:19:50 +0000 2017

American oil producers put up another eight drilling rigs this week in fields stretching across West Texas, Colorado and North Dakota, bringing workers back into the oil patch after a job-killing oil bust. By conservative estimates, the surge in U.S. drilling has brought back more than 15,000 jobs back to oil patches across the nation ...
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Atmos Energy hiked gas rates while over earning by millions

Fri Jun 02 16:41:41 +0000 2017

In recent years, Dallas-based Atmos Energy has raised its gas utility rates while still earning millions more than a state cap allows. Atmos earned above the allowable level in 2013 and 2015, too, and both times the Railroad Commission, which regulates gas utilities, allowed the company to raise rates with few questions asked. A state ...
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Exxon may have misled investors on climate costs, New York AG tells judge

Fri Jun 02 16:40:38 +0000 2017

New York’s top cop told a judge that his investigation into Exxon Mobil Corp.’s public statements about climate change uncovered “significant evidence” the oil giant may have misled investors about how it calculates the impact of the Earth’s warming on its assets. The probe revealed that Exxon for the past decade may not have been ...
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Market Currents: Oil still roiled

Fri Jun 02 15:01:02 +0000 2017

As oil ventures into forty dollardom once more, today’s blog takes a peek at a number of supply side influences, from Basrah buoyed to Brazil nuttiness, all via a ‘call on shale’. Hark, here are a number of things to consider in oil markets today: According to reports, Brazilian exports are set to ramp up super-strongly ...
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U.S. coal demand falls to lowest level since ’84

Fri Jun 02 14:58:33 +0000 2017

The U.S. power sector consumed 677 million short tons of coal last year, the lowest level since 1984, the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported Friday. That was a 35 percent decline from 2008, when coal demand in the power sector hit its peak. The fall comes not only as natural gas, wind turbines and solar ...
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What's behind the spike in pump prices where you are?

Mon Jun 10 14:47:15 +0000 2013

After prices spiked much higher than average in several parts of the country, a lot of drivers are wondering why they're suddenly shelling out more to fill up.After prices spiked much higher than average in several parts of the country, a lot of drivers are wondering why they're suddenly shelling out more to fill up.



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Part 4: Disputes on  fracking impact obscure its future

Fri Apr 12 21:33:31 +0000 2013

Many facts about fracking's impact on the environment remain hotly contested. Consequences like water contamination have proven, but often it is not clear if they were directly caused by fracking or the result of sloppy drilling practices.Many facts about fracking's impact on the environment remain hotly contested. Consequences like water contamination have proven, but often it is not clear if they were directly caused by fracking or the result of sloppy drilling practices.



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Drivers could see lower gas prices this summer

Wed Apr 03 22:26:35 +0000 2013

Drivers can expect "significantly lower" gasoline prices this summer, but only if gas futures drop below the key level of $2.90 a gallon, professional trader Jim Iuorio told CNBC on Wednesday.
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Part 3: Energy boom could shake global order

Sun Mar 31 16:25:39 +0000 2013

Power Shift: A dramatic change is occurring in how energy is being produced and consumed around the world – one that could lead to far-reaching changes in geopolitics.Power Shift: A dramatic change is occurring in how energy is being produced and consumed around the world – one that could lead to far-reaching changes in geopolitics.



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Video: Oil may again alter Mideast's course

Fri Mar 29 20:32:24 +0000 2013

April 1, 2013: As energy production in North America climbs, NBC News' Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel explores what it will mean to oil-producing countries in the Middle East. (NBC News Web Extra)As energy production in North America climbs, NBC News' Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel explores what it will mean to oil-producing countries in the Middle East. (NBCNews.com)



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Part 2: Boom begins to ripple through US economy

Mon Mar 25 08:52:16 +0000 2013

The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.The boom in new oil and natural gas flowing through U.S. pipelines is beginning to ripple through the wider American economy.



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Oil firms, environmentalists OK new fracking rules

Wed Mar 20 17:42:22 +0000 2013

In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation's biggest energy companies and environmental groups have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast.In an unlikely partnership between longtime adversaries, some of the nation's biggest energy companies and environmental groups have agreed on a voluntary set of standards for gas and oil fracking in the Northeast.



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For oil markets, China isn't what it used to be

Wed Mar 20 16:57:55 +0000 2013

Analysts argue that China has less pull on market prices than it did even a few short years ago.
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Interactive map: Where US energy is produced

Mon Mar 18 14:39:23 +0000 2013

See which states produce different types of energy, and where "fracking" is taking place.See which states produce different types of energy, and where "fracking" is taking place.



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Part 1: Energy boom dawning in America

Mon Mar 18 14:23:27 +0000 2013

In a turnaround that industry insiders describe as nothing short of amazing, advances in drilling technology have drastically altered America's energy picture, setting the stage for a boom that many believe could supercharge the entire economy.In a turnaround that industry insiders describe as nothing short of amazing, advances in drilling technology have drastically altered America's energy picture, setting the stage for a boom that many believe could supercharge the entire economy.



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Video: Residents welcome energy boom, while it lasts

Sat Mar 16 02:12:20 +0000 2013

March 14, 2013: New technology is creating a boom in energy extraction in the Permian Basin. For most residents, it's a welcome boost to the economy. (msnbc.com)New technology is creating a boom in energy extraction in the Permian Basin. For most residents, it's a welcome boost to the economy. (NBCNews.com)



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