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  • HOUSTON, Aug 11- Kinder Morgan Inc as a combined company will have the opportunity to make sizable acquisitions in the natural gas and crude oil pipeline and processing sector, the company's chief executive officer told investors on a conference call on Monday.

  • Aug 10- Top U.S. pipeline company Kinder Morgan Inc said on Sunday it will put all its publicly traded units under one roof in a $70 billion deal that responds to investor concerns about its growth prospects and complicated financial structure. The affected units include Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP, Kinder Morgan Management, and El Paso Pipeline Partners.

  • Kinder Morgan to combine its family of companies Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 6:46 PM ET

    NEW YORK— The group of oil and gas pipeline and storage companies controlled by Kinder Morgan but traded separately will combine and become the 4th biggest U.S. energy company by market value.

  • Texas energy firm worker killed in Egypt Sunday, 10 Aug 2014 | 12:04 PM ET

    HOUSTON— An American employee of Texas- based energy company Apache Corp was killed last week in an apparent carjacking in the western Egyptian desert, officials said Sunday. He said the attack occurred Wednesday as the employee was driving in the desert between Qarun and Karama, southwest of Cairo.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 7- European oil prices in a year's time have risen to a premium over immediate prices for the first time since 2012, as turmoil in Iraq and Libya and tensions between Russia and the West elevate supply risks in the months ahead.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 7- Crude oil prices rebounded on Thursday after reports the United States was considering airstrikes on advancing Islamic militants in Iraq revived concerns about supply disruptions from OPEC's No. 2 oil producer. Brent crude gained 85 cents to settle at $105.44 a barrel, and rose more than $1 in post-settlement trading.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 7- Crude oil climbed on Thursday, rebounding from the lowest prices in months as the security situation in northern Iraq deteriorated, reviving concerns about supply disruptions. White House spokesman Josh Earnest would not confirm that airstrikes were being considered, saying: "There are no American military solutions to the problems in Iraq."

  • *Markets jittery about possible U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. NEW YORK, Aug 7- Crude oil climbed on Thursday, rebounding from the lowest prices in months as the security situation in northern Iraq deteriorated, raising concerns of supply disruptions. He said ample global supplies were still pressuring oil prices, and noted there were no disruptions in Iraq yet.

  • LONDON/ HOUSTON Aug 7- Exxonmobil Corp is evacuating staff from Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region as the radical militants of the Islamic State advance towards its capital, an industry source said on Thursday.

  • Houston approves ride services Uber, Lyft Wednesday, 6 Aug 2014 | 6:37 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 6- The city council in Houston gave the green light to smartphone-enabled car ride services on Wednesday, removing legal uncertainty around popular services including Uber and Lyft. Separately, the city council in Dallas reviewed rules that could make the services legal there, too.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 6- New England power generators need to lock into more natural gas pipeline capacity to avoid a supply squeeze and record prices seen last winter, Spectra Energy Corp's chief executive officer said on Wednesday.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday, with Brent crude falling to a nine-month low as ample supplies in Europe and North America outweighed fears that violence in the Middle East and North Africa could disrupt production.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 5- Oil prices tumbled on Tuesday, with Brent crude leading the decline as ample supplies in Europe and North America outweighed fears that turmoil in the Middle East and North Africa could disrupt production.

  • DENVER, Aug 4- Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper said on Monday he has brokered a deal between environmentalists and the energy industry that could avoid two ballot initiatives that would have curtailed oil and gas drilling.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 4- The Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq asked a U.S. court on Monday to throw out an order to seize some 1 million barrels of disputed crude oil and allow the cargo to be freely delivered in Texas.

  • Aug 4- Private equity firm Warburg Pincus LLC said on Monday it had agreed to invest up to $600 million in equity in Zenith Energy, a developer and operator of terminals that store and distribute petroleum, natural gas liquids and petrochemicals.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 1- Trustees involved in JPMorgan Chase& Co's proposed $4.5 billion settlement with investors in money-losing mortgage bonds accepted the bank's offer on Friday for the vast majority of the trusts holding the securities.

  • HOUSTON, Aug 1- Baghdad wants to settle a high-stakes dispute over $100 million worth of Kurdish crude oil in Iraq's courts, although the oil is sitting in a tanker off the coast of Texas, a U.S. court filing said on Friday.

  • *Ohio refinery to undergo turnaround in 4 Q. Aug 1- PBF Energy Inc is taking some crude by rail at its Ohio refinery via a third party, but the company may build its own offloading facility there, Chief Executive Officer Tom Nimbley told analysts on Friday.

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