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McClendon’s West Texas venture plans Wall Street debut

Wildcatter Aubrey McClendon’s oil and gas startup in West Texas may be the latest venture in the Permian Basin to beckon for Wall Street investors, sitting astride one of the most lucrative U.S. shale plays.  More »

Chevron’s profits climb 13 percent thanks to refining boost

The second-largest U.S. oil company also benefited from selling off some some of its assets as part of three-year divestment program.  More »

Exxon sees profit rise on refining strength

Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson said that the earnings growth was “driven by higher margins and improved operations in the downstream and chemical businesses.”  More »
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Who sets gas prices? Look to London, not US, report says

Who sets gas prices? Look to London, not US, report says

The government’s top energy analysts weighed into the debate on exporting crude Thursday, releasing a study asserting that the cost of gasoline inside the United States is closely tied to the price of international crudes, not domestic oil.  More »

Kirby Corp. grows onshore with hydraulic fracturing boom

Kirby Corp., a Houston-based barge shipping company, is growing its business on shore. Since hydraulic fracturing took off, Kirby has found a growing market for its diesel engine services division. The engines power hydraulic fracturing pumps, and demand has been rising in recent years.  More »

Enterprise Products posts higher profits in Q3

The Houston-based MLP reported higher fees in some sectors and an increase in crude volume moving through its pipelines.  More »

NOV CEO: Rig count may fall modestly in 2015

National Oilwell Varco saw higher demand for rig equipment and aftermarket services.  More »

ConocoPhillips considers spending cuts in face of falling oil prices

The largest independent said both production and profits rose in the third quarter, but warned it may begin to pull back its budgets in 2015 as prices fall.  More »

Shell says lower oil prices could affect pace in Permian

European oil giant Royal Dutch Shell saw its profits slide 4.6 percent in the third quarter as it began to feel the dip in crude oil prices.  More »

U.S. crude output rises to highest since 1980s on shale boom

U.S. crude production climbed to the highest level in at least three decades last week as the shale boom moved the country closer to energy independence.  More »

Shell Midstream surges in early trading

Shell’s midstream initial public offering took flight early Wednesday, gaining more than 40 percent shortly after trading started.  More »

Hess officials coy about what falling crude prices means for spending

On a week in which many executives have tried to downplay concerns about declining crude oil prices, the message provided one of the clearest pictures yet of how, exactly, the latest slide would affect earnings.  More »

Anadarko CEO: Lower oil prices could bring more acquisitions

A decline in oil prices may offer up discounts for key acquisitions in Colorado and elsewhere, Anadarko CEO Al Walker said.  More »

Hess profits increase 140 percent amid asset sale

Hess Corp.’s third quarter profits increased 140 percent to $1 billion, the New York-based exploration and production company announced, as the company enjoyed the proceeds of a massive asset sale.  More »

Oil & gas industry standards could be beneficial, but obstacles abound

Standards sound great, but I see obstacles to their adoption. I’ll outline those this week, and, since no one likes people who complain about problems but never offer any solutions, I’ll share some thoughts on how to overcome these issues.  More »
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