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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 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.
Concerned citizens fill the Seattle City Council's chambers following a rally for the need of a statewide moratorium on potentially dangerous oil-by-rail projects Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, at City Hall in Seattle. Oil trains have exploded in different regions in the U.S., causing death and property damages. (Jordan Stead, seattlepi.com)

Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster

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The production boom has made oil trains a daily fact of life in places like Philadelphia, where they roll past major hospitals, including one for children.
A worker walks under a road of pipelines at the Petroleos Mexicanos Miguel Hidalgo oil refinery in Tula de Allende, Mexico, on Thursday, March. 6, 2013. Susana Gonzalez /Bloomberg

Refiners would lose big if oil export ban is loosened, EIA report says

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Congress is set to begin considering legislation to end the prohibition as soon as next week, though a split in the industry is complicating the effort to get it passed, particularly the Senate.
Categories: Refining
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Holly Energy Partners buys Enbridge’s stake in Frontier line

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Holly Energy Partners said Thursday it had bought out Enbridge’s 50 percent stake in the Frontier Pipeline for an undisclosed amount.
Categories: Pipelines
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Commentary: Is Texas lagging in an area of energy policy? Find out what the experts say

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Distributed Energy, or DE, is defined as energy generated on the customer’s side of the electric meter. Think, for example, of electricity coming from small-scale diesel generators that otherwise provide backup power for large buildings. Rooftop solar panels also can provide distributed energy.
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