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NOV completes leadership, business unit shuffle

National Oilwell Varco saw a lot of change in 2014, following the naming of its new CEO and the reorganization of its business units.  More »

Proposed transmission line puts corporate powerhouses at odds

The Public Utility Commission of Texas will decide whether CenterPoint Energy can build a new transmission line that two Houston generating companies oppose.  More »

Texas oil regulator wields rhetorical sword against industry enemies

Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter sees a threat to the state’s booming oil industry from invading Islamists, Russian propaganda and Barack Obama.  More »

Israel looks to Texas for energy investment, expertise

Texas, with its history of oil booms and busts, offers expertise for a country new to the energy game.  More »

Guest commentary: Offshore is next target for environmentalists

Guest commentary: There is still time for the industry to take back control of the online narrative before activists chip away at the 68 percent of Americans who currently support offshore oil and gas drilling.  More »

Researchers at work on using liquid nitrogen instead of water in fracturing

Petroleum engineers in Colorado are working on a process called cryogenic fracturing, which replaces water with searing cold liquid nitrogen or liquid carbon dioxide.  More »

Crude oil rides Texas’ rails with little tracking

For generations of producers drillers in Texas, where a vast pipeline system has grown with the fits and starts of the oil industry’s notorious business cycle, railroads provided little more than a relatively expensive last resort. But in the boom associated with the hydraulic fracturing, producers increasingly enlist trains to handle the glut.  More »

Tanker reappears on tracking system, and it’s still in the area

A tanker of oil at the center of a dispute between Kurdistan and Iraq apparently is still in Galveston-area waters despite two days of absence from maritime tracking systems.  More »

Guest commentary: Eight steps to plug cybersecurity holes

Since governmental guidelines and voluntary practices of today can quickly turn into the requirements of tomorrow, the oil and gas pipeline industry can prepare now.  More »

Texas lawmakers focus on oil boom

Above all, the oil boom has emerged as a singular force driving the state’s great challenge of the 21st century, the post-urbanization population surge.  More »

Guest commentary: Partnerships needed to tackle global energy challenges

The global energy industry must seek new avenues to meet growing demand.  More »

New Texas rules on oil wastewater wells in the works

The proposed rules would require companies seeking a wastewater well permit to submit more information about the seismic history of their site and the underground pressure the water will cause.  More »
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