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Don Mason


Citgo will pay back wages to workers at Corpus plant

The U.S. Labor Department said that 239 employees will receive a total of $460,853 in unpaid overtime for the average 15 minutes a day they spent briefing employees arriving for the next shift.
Categories: General, Refining, Workforce
Crude prices rose early Wednesday on reports that U.S. inventories declined over the past week.

Lower refinery use sends oil stores up

U.S. benchmark crude pulled back from earlier highs after a government report showed a rise in inventories.
Categories: Crude oil, General
Workers perform maintenance on an offshore facility operated by Mexico's national oil company, PetrĂ³leos Mexicanos. (Susana Gonzalez photo/Bloomberg)

Mexico tries again to attract private oil investment

Mexico is trying to make its second lease auction more successful than the first as it strives to overhaul its energy sector.
Harold Hamm Chairman and CEO Continental Resources,  during IHS Energy CERAWeek Tuesday April 21, 2015 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

Continental Resources will cut up to $350 million in capital spending

Continental Resources is reducing capital spending, deferring some well completions and idling two of its 10 rigs in the Bakken Shale.

The oil patch palette

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
H.B. "Trip" Doggett, shown last year at the Taylor offices of the  Electric Reliability Council of Texas, says he'll retire next year as CEO of the agency that manages most of the state power grid. (Houston Chronicle photo)

CEO of Texas power grid manager will retire next year

Doggett, an electrical engineer who formerly worked with power generator and natural gas utility Duke Energy, joined ERCOT as chief operating officer in 2008 and was named president and CEO two years later.
(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, File)

Oil resumes price fall after hitting high for 2015

Oil prices are falling again in anticipation of growing U.S. supplies and a global glut.
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Phillips 66 sells pipelines to related partnership for $1 billion

Phillips 66 Partners will buy two pipelines running from oil fields to refineries, and one carrying refined products from the Gulf Coast to the Midwest.
Categories: Pipelines, Refining
(AP file photo/Paul Sakuma)

Gasoline’s new price streak points upward

Gasoline prices have risen over the past week, mostly because of seasonal factors that typically send the price up in the final weeks of winter.
(Photos by Chevron)

Companies announce first oil from deep-water Gulf fields

Oil has begun flowing at the Jack/St. Malo project in the deep-water Gulf of Mexico.