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King Abdullah’s death not expected to change oil policy

No change in oil policy is expected.  More »

Beaumont event touts benefits of Keystone XL

Crude has long coursed from Canada to Oklahoma through the existing Keystone pipeline. Southeast Texas connected to that line in January last year when the Keystone XL southern leg ending in Nederland was complete, and Gulf Coast plants are already refining crude from Canadian fields.  More »

Texas job growth to slow as oil prices tank

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said Tuesday that Texas would continue to add jobs in 2015, but that the total number of new jobs could decrease by up to 173,000.  More »

Analyst: No reason oil will stop at $50

Though oil producers have started slowing down drilling plans for 2015, U.S. production is not losing steam, and the imbalance between global oil supply and demand persists.  More »

Commentary: Protecting World Heritage sites should be oil industry resolution for 2015

Only Royal Dutch Shell and Total have publicly committed to not carry out or support extractive activities in World Heritage sites.  More »

New York health department says ‘no’ to fracking

Dr. Howard Zucker unveiled his findings as part of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s cabinet meeting early Wednesday afternoon.  More »

Oil companies produce more for less as crude prices fall

Because of improved drilling and completion efficiencies that lower production costs, some oil companies will produce more next year even as they cut spending amid falling crude prices.  More »

Decades-old laws figure in oil export debate

Refiners say a century-old rule protecting American shipping will benefit overseas refining competitors if the U.S. starts exporting crude.  More »

Grand jury indicts Monahans man for alleged oil theft

If convicted of the three charges, a Monahans man faces up to 20 years in federal prison  More »

Workers wonder if they’ll survive oil field merger

Workers are anxious about their jobs after Monday’s announcement that Halliburton is buying oil field services rival Baker Hughes.  More »

Eagle Ford trial settled

More than half of the trust’s beneficiaries had sued JPMorgan for more than $415 million in damages, alleging that the nation’s largest bank had cut sweetheart deals with some of its commercial clients for the mineral rights.  More »

Eagle Ford Shale mineral-rights trial moves forward

JPMorgan Chase Bank, as one-time trustee of the South Texas Syndicate Trust, is accused by some of the trust’s beneficiaries of mismanaging the mineral rights to 132,000 contiguous acres in LaSalle and McMullen counties.  More »

Fracking ban divides Denton

As Election Day nears in this small city 30 miles north of Dallas, a wary unease has settled over the early voting on a local referendum of national significance. If passed, the proposition would be the first to completely ban the petroleum extraction technique known as hydraulic fracturing in one small corner of the great oil and gas boom state of Texas.  More »

Valley hopes for economic boom from Mexico’s energy measures

The Rio Grande Valley, which has missed out on most the oil and gas boom in the nearby Eagle Ford Shale, may get its own boost from increased economic activity tied to Mexico’s energy overhaul.  More »

Kirby Corp. grows onshore with hydraulic fracturing boom

Kirby Corp., a Houston-based barge shipping company, is growing its business on shore. Since hydraulic fracturing took off, Kirby has found a growing market for its diesel engine services division. The engines power hydraulic fracturing pumps, and demand has been rising in recent years.  More »
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