Equipment company expands to Houston (photos)

Oregon-based Climax Portable Machine & Welding Systems has opened its first Houston facility, the company’s latest move to capitalize on the region’s energy boom.  More »

George Bush Library launches offshore drilling exhibit (photos)

The George Bush Presidential Library has launched an exhibit that tells the story of offshore drilling, highlighting technological innovations in the industry and the former president’s work as a Texas oilman.  More »

Report: Bad gasoline shipped from Exxon’s Baton Rouge terminal

Exxon Mobil’s Baton Baton Rouge gasoline terminal shipped out tainted fuel that has clogged up car systems, the state’s commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry told The Advocate.  More »

Guest commentary: World Water Day puts focus on new sustainability challenge

Water is essential to all of our lives. But Snehal Desai, global business director for Dow Water & Process Solutions, explains that we don’t have to choose between clean water and energy resources.  More »

People making moves in Houston’s energy world

Houston is home to one of the nation’s fastest growing workforces, fueled largely by the expansion of the energy industry. Check out who has capitalized on the booming business with recent job changes and promotions.  More »

Energy tie to Malaysian jet mystery? (video)

Did an oil rig worker see the Malaysian jet going down?  More »

New acid accident burns 2 workers at Tesoro refinery in Calif.

Two contractors doing maintenance work at a Tesoro Corp.’s refinery in California suffered burns Monday when they were splashed with sulfuric acid, an accident that occurred in the same processing unit where two employees were burned by acid last month, officials said.  More »

Akin Gump and Simpson Thacher hire energy partners from competitors

By Mark Curriden Texas Lawbook It pays off for lawyers to be professional with the counsel across the table in a big transaction. Two major law firms – Simpson Thacher & Barlett and Akin Gump – said Monday they are expanding their corporate energy practices in Houston by hiring partners from competitor law firms. In […]  More »

Top 15 quotes from energy leaders at the CERAWeek conference

Check out the best quotes from oil industry executives and government leaders at the IHS CERAWeek energy conference in Houston.  More »

Guest commentary: Mexico energy reform offers a new framework for a new era

David Goldwyn, former special envoy for international energy affairs at the U.S. State Department, details why — despite being far from finished — signs are positive for Mexico’s new energy policy.  More »

Texas pipeline company wins $319M in legal dispute

After a day and a half of deliberation, a 12-person jury has found that Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners and Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners were in a partnership in 2011 during their proposed joint venture to construct a crude oil pipeline from Cushing, Okla. to the Gulf Coast.  More »

Poll: Should the US lift its ban on oil exports?

Just a few years ago, the answer would have been obvious. But is now the time to reconsider the 40-year-old U.S. oil export policy?  More »
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