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Loren Steffy

(John Davenport/San Antonio Express-News)

Deadliest danger for oil workers is on the road

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Talk to almost anybody in the oil business and they’ll tell you it’s inherently dangerous.
Categories: Accidents, Workforce

Deadliest danger for oil workers is on the road

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An oil industry exemption from highway safety rules needs to be re-examined. It’s putting not just the oilfield workers at risk but the driving public as well.

Carl Icahn: Chesapeake’s white knight?

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The activist investor may see embattled Chesapeake as more than just a passive investment.
Oklahoma City Thunder Kevin Durant, left, celebrates with head coach Scott Brooks in the final seconds of Game 4 in a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks, Saturday, May 5, 2012, in Dallas. The Thunder won 103-97. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Another concern for Chesapeake investors: what if the Thunder rolls again?

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Given all the disclosures bombarding Chesapeake Energy investors in recent weeks, basketball may be the farthest thing from their minds, but the company’s liabilities extend, literally, in the arena of professional sports.
Categories: General

Another concern for Chesapeake investors: what if the Thunder rolls again?

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Given all the disclosures bombarding Chesapeake Energy investors in recent weeks, basketball may be the farthest thing from their minds, but the company’s liabilities extend, literally, in the arena of professional sports.
Dust permeates the air at a Chesapeake Energy Co. hydraulic fracturing operation at a well site near Carrizo Springs, Texas. (John Davenport/San Antonio Express News)

Steffy: Chesapeake’s house of financial horrors

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Chesapeake Energy’s best hope for survival, at least for the near future, may be the same muddled financial structure that has led to the company’s unraveling.
Categories: General

Is fracking flopping on foreign finances?

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Hydraulic fracturing, the drilling process that releases oil and natural gas from deep inside shale formations, has sparked a boom in the U.S. and a glut of natural gas that has driven prices to their lowest in a decade. While there’s been a lot of talk about exporting fracking techniques to other parts of the […]
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Steffy: Energy industry thin skinned

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The Offshore Technology Conference is like a big choir with a rotating roster of preachers. Few sour notes are heard.
Categories: Crude oil, Offshore, OTC, Social
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OTC: A more balanced view on climate change

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It’s Thursday afternoon, the final hours of the Offshore Technology Conference, and it’s in these waning hours when some of the more interesting and diverse presentations emerge.
Categories: Crude oil, Offshore, OTC, Social

OTC: A more balanced view on climate change

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The luncheon discussion on climate change at the Offshore Technology Conference offered one of the more balanced views on the subject this week.
Categories: Environment, OTC