5 things to know in Texas energy this week

Deals took the spotlight in Texas energy news last week, which featured a merger, a Mexican logistical agreement and the overturning of a jury decision on a broken deal from 2014. Meanwhile, Kinder Morgan dropped some strong earnings numbers and Paragon came out of bankruptcy with a fresh board of directors. Here are five things to know in Texas energy this week.

• Houston-based Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) posted strong second-quarter earnings, saying it would increase its dividend by 60 percent…

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Huntsman’s pigments and additives business launches IPO to raise around $500M

The Woodlands-based Huntsman Corp. (NYSE: HUN) announced July 24 that its pigments and additives subsidiary has launched its initial public offering of 22.7 million shares.

Venator Materials PLC’s IPO is expected to be priced between $20 and $22 per share, and Huntsman plans to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 3.4 million shares.

Before deducting the underwriting discount and estimated offering expenses, the IPO could raise up to $499.4 million, or $574.31…

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Photos: Restaurant and bar near downtown Houston transformed into new concept

Refinery Burgers and Whiskey restaurant and bar just outside of downtown Houston has been transformed into a new concept.

South Bank Seafood Bar opened in its place, at 702 W. Dallas St., earlier this month. Houston-based Eighty Six’d Hospitality Group — which also owns Bovine & Barley, The Fish, HTX Fan Tavern and Rose Gold Cocktail Den — said the name references the concept’s location on the south bank of Buffalo Bayou.

Eighty Six’d partners Michael Collins and Jason Lowery created…

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Space Center Houston launches crowdfunding campaign for Mission Control restoration

As part of an ongoing fundraising effort, Space Center Houston has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $250,000.

The crowdfunding effort, called “The Webster Challenge: Restore Historic Mission Control,” launched July 20 and had raised more than $162,500 as of July 23. The 30-day campaign runs through Aug. 19, and the city of Webster will match each gift dollar for dollar, up to a $400,000 maximum.

The Kickstarter funds will go toward Space Center Houston’s $5 million “On a Mission:…

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