OLD Media Moves

Houston Chronicle to publish FuelFix content in biz section

September 19, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

The Houston Chronicle announced Wednesday that it will begin publishing content from the energy industry website FuelFix in Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

The move coincides with the paper’s hiring of AP reporter Harry Weber to cover energy news.

“I’m pleased to welcome Harry to our energy staff,” Chronicle business editor Laura Goldberg said in a statement. “His tenacious reporting style and extensive experience covering the oil spill make him a valuable addition to our team of talented journalists who excel at providing comprehensive coverage of the energy industry from exploration and production to pipelines and refineries.”

Extending FuelFix to print from the web, where it has attracted nearly 2 million unique visitors this year, is a natural next step in the Chronicle’s expanding coverage of one of the region’s most important industries, Chronicle president John T. O’Loughlin said.

“Six of the top ten employers in Houston are energy sector companies,” O’Loughlin said in a statement. “In a city where everyone is both talking about and affected by oil and gas, we know how important it is to host this conversation.”

Joining the Chronicle as the charter advertising sponsor is Statoil, the petroleum refining company that this year was named the top business in its field on Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies” list. The firm also advertises on FuelFix.com.

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