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These are the experts drawing battle lines over oil exports

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The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
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The oil patch palette

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These are the experts drawing battle lines over oil exports

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The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
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The oil patch palette

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A couple of years ago we presented some examples of how the grit and steel of the oil field can take on its own beauty in the hands of a skilled photographer or digital artist.
Categories: featured, General
Oil wells in the Franja del Orinoco region of Venezuela (Houston Chronicle)

Crash could cost cities in U.S. and Canada cities $170 billion

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The losses, which represent about 2 percent of combined GDP for the 35 cities studied, surpassed estimates for the impact of natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes as well as terrorist attacks, the London-based insurance market said Thursday in a report.
Categories: Crude oil
A multibillion-dollar expansion of  Dow Chemical Co's Freeport complex is one of many Gulf Coast petrochemical projects driven partly by low-priced U.S. natural gas.  (Dow Chemical Co. photo)

Taiwanese company proposes $9.4 billion chemical project in Louisiana

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Formosa Chairman Bao-Lang Chen and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal jointly announced the feasibility study for the project that would produce ethylene.

The shadows of  workers in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Oil jobs keep keep falling

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Since oil prices started falling in June 2014, some 14 percent of the country’s mining support jobs have been lost — about 62,700 in all.

Changing US oil dynamics and cheaper gasoline

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‘Clack! cla-cla clack-clack clack-clack CLACK!!’ (today’s fanfare for Nonfarm Friday was played on football helmets to celebrate the start of college football season). It is the first Friday in September, which means we see official US employment data, aka nonfarm payrolls. Today’s report has showed 173,000 jobs were created in August, which was less than […]
Categories: Crude oil, Gasoline, Shale
Damage on a barge is seen as it is moored along the Kentucky shore of the Mississippi River at Columbus-Belmont State Park in Columbus, Ky., Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. A tow, seen in the background, traveling north on the river struck the barge as it was traveling south across the river. The Mississippi River has been closed to barge traffic because the damaged barge leaked clarified slurry oil. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)

More than 120,000 gallons of oil may have spilled into Mississippi River

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COLUMBUS, Ky. (AP) — Clean up crews planned to go into the Mississippi River on Friday in Kentucky after a collision between two tow boats caused an oil spill that prompted the closure of that part of the river. The collision Wednesday evening near Columbus, Kentucky, damaged at least one barge carrying clarified slurry oil. […]
Categories: Accidents, Crude oil
A bicyclist walks by Langdell Hall, the Harvard Law Library, on the campus of the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Harvard seen forgoing $108 million a year divesting fossil fuels

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While dozens of schools have committed to stop buying fossil fuel company stocks, most wealthier institutions such as Harvard declined, saying it goes against their fiduciary duty to rule out such investments.
Categories: Finance/Earnings
A crew works on a damaged barge along the shore of the Mississippi River moored at Columbus-Belmont State Park in Columbus, Ky., on Thursday. (AP Photo/Stephen Lance Dennee)

Part of Mississippi River closes after oil spill

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The Coast Guard said it was working with the barge owner, Inland Marine Services, to determine the exact amount of oil that poured into the water.
In this March 31, 2015 photo, the wake of a supply vessel heading towards a working platform crosses over an oil sheen drifting from the site of the former Taylor Energy oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of Louisiana. Down to just one full-time employee, Taylor Energy Company exists for only one reason: to fight a Gulf of Mexico oil leak that has gone largely unnoticed, despite creating miles-long slicks for more than a decade. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Settlement over decade-old Gulf oil leak filed in court

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The Waterkeeper Alliance says Taylor Energy will release more information about its efforts to stop oil from leaking at the site where an offshore platform toppled during Hurricane Ivan in 2004.