Oct. 19–A former Schlumberger leadership team is partnering with a family-led pipeline firm in The Woodlands to create a publicly traded company called Strike Inc. The team’s firm, Sentinel Energy Services, is buying a majority stake in Strike and taking the pipeline inspection and construction firm public with the slightly tweaked name that adds “Inc.”
Oct. 19–CALDWELL — Three years ago, Allen Startz found himself in an unwanted kinship with thousands of other oilfield workers in South Texas’Eagle Ford shale — laid off with few prospects nearby. He left his home in Bryan to work in the Permian Basin in West Texas, making plenty of money, but growing exhausted from
Oct. 19–BP says it has begun production ahead of schedule at one of its major projects in the Gulf of Mexico. It’s an expansion of the company’s Thunder Horse field, one of the Gulf’ largest, about 160 miles southeast of Port Fourchon. The so-called Northwest Expansion will boost production at the Thunder Horse field by
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Oct. 19–Evacuation orders were lifted Thursday afternoon for 4,000 Bay Point residents who were forced out of their homes the prior night after an underground vault caught fire, threatening a gas pipeline. Contra Costa County firefighters extinguished a grass fire in the area of Bailey Road around 6 p.m. Wednesday, but they returned to the
Oct. 18–BAY POINT — A fire that sparked inside a Chevron natural gas pipeline vault Wednesday forced the evacuation of about 4,000 people from 1,400 nearby homes that lasted until Thursday afternoon and prompted a staff investigation by the California Public Utilities Commission, authorities said. The evacuation order issued late Wednesday night, which covered an
Oct. 18–Updated at 12:50 p.m.Oct 18: This story will be updated as new ads are released. WASHINGTON — In a hard-fought, high-stakes race, Sen. Ted Cruz and Rep. Beto O’Rourke need to reach as many Texans as possible. Ads on TV, radio and online are among the main tools. Some of their ads are upbeat,
Oct. 18–PROVIDENCE — Federal regulators have approved construction of a $180-million natural gas processing plant proposed by National Grid on the Fields Point waterfront that won the support of labor unions and business groups but was opposed by environmental advocates, residents of nearby neighborhoods and a slate of elected officials that included Mayor Jorge Elorza.
Oct. 18–BP said Thursday it started up its expansion of its massive Thunder Horse field in the Gulf of Mexico a few months early. The Northwest Expansion project in the Thunder Horse is expected to increase production in the field by 30,000 barrels a day, bringing total production to more than 200,000 barrels of oil
Oct. 18–NORFOLK — Two congressmen have asked the Navy to look into the safety of a natural gas pipeline set to run beneath a Norfolk shipyard — a project that has become a flash-point. Colonna’s Shipyard has been waging a campaign against Virginia Natural Gas’Southside Connector Distribution Pipeline Project for weeks, saying that the utility