Archives for May 2007
  • More Exxon-induced anger

    Judging from the reader responses to Kristen Hays' story today from the Exxon Mobil shareholder meeting, ...

    Judging from the reader responses to Kristen Hays' story today from the Exxon Mobil shareholder meeting, readers get really fired-up no matter what one writes about them. But comments Tillerson made a ...

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  • While it's good to be diversified in business, Houston-based Gulf Biomedical Corp. seems to be taking tha ...

    While it's good to be diversified in business, Houston-based Gulf Biomedical Corp. seems to be taking that idea to a new level. In a news release issued over Business Wire the firm describes itself as ...

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  • And even more on Marathon

    We wrote a story Friday about Marathon Oil being sued by Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo for allege ...

    We wrote a story Friday about Marathon Oil being sued by Kentucky Attorney General Greg Stumbo for allegedly gouging gasoline customers in the months after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita to the tune of $ ...

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  • More on Marathon

    Houston's Marathon Oil revealed in an SEC filing this week it may face legal action by regulators for all ...

    Houston's Marathon Oil revealed in an SEC filing this week it may face legal action by regulators for allegedly trying to manipulate oil prices in 2003. See our story on this today. Marathon's Garyvil ...

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  • A plateau in rising E&P project costs?

    The high cost of doing business in the energy industry may be showing some sign of slowing down, accordin ...

    The high cost of doing business in the energy industry may be showing some sign of slowing down, according to a relatively new index of capital costs. The IHS/CERA Upstream Capital Costs Index (UCCI) ...

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  • While there is growing momentum in the U.S. behind ethanol, biodiesel and other alternative fuels, an eco ...

    While there is growing momentum in the U.S. behind ethanol, biodiesel and other alternative fuels, an economist with the International Energy Agency cast doubt this week at OTC on the overall role bio ...

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  • Publicly, the energy industry is paying more attention to environmental concerns like global warming. But ...

    Publicly, the energy industry is paying more attention to environmental concerns like global warming. But an informal poll this week at OTC suggested the industry believes it may have bigger prioritie ...

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  • If you've followed one of the biggest stories in Houston's energy community of the past two years the sig ...

    If you've followed one of the biggest stories in Houston's energy community of the past two years the signs on a couple of OTC booths may have caught your eye: At U.K.-based Pyroban: "Addressing vehic ...

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  • The oil industry is usually pretty tight-lipped when it comes to mistakes, but Peter Marshall, a former S ...

    The oil industry is usually pretty tight-lipped when it comes to mistakes, but Peter Marshall, a former Shell engineer well-known for his work helping the industry improve the design of off-shore plat ...

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  • One reader's comment on this morning's story about recruiting in the energy industry: As a recruiter I ca ...

    One reader's comment on this morning's story about recruiting in the energy industry: As a recruiter I can tell you there are plenty of qualified people who are getting passed over due to age and by a ...

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  • What conference is complete without a gift shop? The Offshore Technology Conference has one spilling over ...

    What conference is complete without a gift shop? The Offshore Technology Conference has one spilling over with T-shirts, caps, jackets, button-downs and coffee cups complete with the conference logo. ...

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  • The Interior Department's Minerals Management Service says the oil and gas industry's growing interest in ...

    The Interior Department's Minerals Management Service says the oil and gas industry's growing interest in tapping resources in the Gulf of Mexico's deepest waters could be a boon to domestic oil and g ...

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