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Tesoro reports slight drop in earnings

The company’s net income fell to $224 million, or $1.70 a share, compared with $227 million, or $1.64 a share, for the second quarter of 2013.  More »

Oil companies forfeit Arctic drilling rights

Oil companies that had locked up more than 1.3 million acres of the Beaufort Sea for drilling in 2007 have since relinquished nearly half that territory, signaling the industry’s appetite for tapping those Arctic waters may be waning even as the Obama administration makes plans to auction off more of the area.  More »

Total pledges cost cuts after record-low output hurts profit

Total is counting on new projects to increase its oil production to 2.6 million barrels a day in 2015 and to about 3 million barrels two years later.  More »
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Valero earnings up on increased volumes

The crude oil that Valero made into fuels averaged 2.7 million barrels a day, an increase of 115,000 barrels a day compared with the second quarter of 2013.  More »

Feds extend deadline for offshore drilling comments

Oil companies, environmentalists and other stakeholders will have more time to weigh in on what coastal waters should be available for drilling beginning in 2017.  More »

Marshals won’t seize tanker’s oil unless it’s brought closer to shore

U.S. marshals won’t seize oil at the center of an ownership dispute unless smaller vessels transfer the oil from a tanker in the Gulf of Mexico and carry it closer to U.S. shores.  More »

Phillps 66 earnings down 9.9 percent

Refining and logistics company Phillips 66 saw its second quarter profits fall nearly 10 percent, the company reported Wednesday.  More »

Anadarko profits fall on one-time costs; production jumps

Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s profits dropped 76 percent in the second quarter on $442 million in derivative losses, impairments and other one-time costs even as its oil production climbed higher, the company reported Tuesday.  More »

Waste Management to sell waste-to-energy business for $1.9 billion

Waste Management Inc. will sell its waste-to-energy business to a private equity firm for $1.9 billion, the company announced Tuesday.  More »

BP profits jump on Rosneft stake

BP’s profits jumped 65 percent in the first quarter on a surge in Rosneft earnings, even as its global oil production and refining businesses declined, the company reported Tuesday.  More »

NOV profits up 17 percent

Oil gas equipment provider National Oilwell Varco’s profits increased nearly 17 percent in the second quarter, the first full quarter since CEO and president Clay Williams took the reins of the Houston-based company.  More »

Investors go after Cheniere’s defense of stock grants

Cheniere Energy investors say the company can’t use stock exchange rules to justify $1.86 billion in stock grants they claim were never legally approved by shareholders.  More »

Iraq warns against unloading tanker of Kurdish crude anchored off Galveston

The U.S. Coast Guard on Sunday cleared an oil tanker carrying Kurdish crude to offload its cargo, potentially paving the way for an import that could complicate U.S. relations with Iraq which has threatened to sue any buyers.  More »

Cheniere to ‘reassess’ bonus plan for its CEO

Cheniere, based in Houston, gave CEO Charif Souki a $142 million compensation package in 2013,  More »

Houston praised, some others panned, for gas pipeline maintenance

An alliance of labor unions and environmentalists says in a new report that the U.S. should expedite repairs to aging municipal gas pipelines.  More »
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