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Commentary: How to survive a bust

Some recession lessons for workers worried about being on the wrong side of the latest oil bust.  More »

Plunging oil prices take toll on Texas budget outlook

Republican Comptroller Glenn Hegar said his estimate expects “moderate expansion” in the Texas economy while reflecting uncertainties in oil prices..  More »

Commentary: Lower crude prices aren’t all bad for the industry

Lower crude prices bring benefits to the industry.  More »

Game camera catches spill by oil truck

The mystery of an oil-field truck spill that closed two roads in Karnes County in March may have been solved — by a game camera.  More »

Ted Cruz calls for close look at Exxon Mobil deal in Russian Arctic

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, traveling in Israel and Eastern Europe to meet foreign leaders, said Wednesday that the U.S. should review a planned Exxon Mobil Corp. oil exploration project with the Russian state-controlled company Rosneft as the West looks for ways to apply more pressure over the Ukraine crisis.  More »

Mexican diplomat reassures potential energy investors about security

Mexico’s foreign minister said the security situation in Mexico is improving and shouldn’t deter investors eager to take advantage of its expanding energy sector.  More »

Houston made a good impression, for the most part

Thursday was the final day of the 45th OTC, Houston’s largest annual convention. As visitors and vendors headed home, what impressions of Houston — good and bad, big and small — did they take with them?  More »

Oil companies warm to Canada’s chilly waters

Eastern Canadian provinces are promoting their cold offshore waters as a hot opportunity for finding new offshore oil plays.  More »

Mini-models steal the show at Houston’s OTC

With hundreds of vendors vying for attention at the 45th annual Offshore Technology Conference, colorful models of oil industry vessels, platforms and equipment, some of them the size of a small car and costing thousands of dollars, arguably can start a conversation that ends in a sale.  More »

On engineers’ playground, OTC oddities dazzle the layman (photos)

Visitors at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference that opened Monday sampled “Texas style” hot sauce concocted by a Houston industrial lubricants company. And, in an incongruous a nod to the Old West, they snapped photos of Eli the horse and his Texas cowgirl rider.  More »

Welcome to OTC! Top 10 things you should know about Houston

A hearty Houston welcome to the 90,000 of you hitting town for the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference. If you’re new to town, here are some things to keep in mind while you explore.  More »

Houston’s best places to eat and drink during OTC

Hungry? You’re in the right place. Besides the Texas-size servings of barbecue to Tex-Mex, Houston also offers top fine dining. And to wash it all down, we’ll also point you to the best places for classic cocktails and beers.  More »

30 ways to enjoy Houston during OTC

Want to get out of NRG Park during the Offshore Technology Conference? Here’s your guide to culture, music, attractions and fitness activities in Houston this week.  More »

ETP demands $915 million from Enterprise

Energy Transfer Partners is asking a judge to award it $914.6 million for damages it suffered over an alleged joint venture with Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners that failed in 2011.  More »

Nominate your employer for Houston’s Top Workplaces awards

Do you believe your workplace deserves some positive attention? Do think your company can be a model for treating employees the right way? Are you happy to go to work each day? Then nominate your company for the Houston Chronicle’s fifth annual Top Workplaces awards.  More »
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