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McClendon’s West Texas venture plans Wall Street debut

Wildcatter Aubrey McClendon’s oil and gas startup in West Texas may be the latest venture in the Permian Basin to beckon for Wall Street investors, sitting astride one of the most lucrative U.S. shale plays.  More »

Exxon sees profit rise on refining strength

Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson said that the earnings growth was “driven by higher margins and improved operations in the downstream and chemical businesses.”  More »

Who sets gas prices? Look to London, not US, report says

The government’s top energy analysts weighed into the debate on exporting crude Thursday, releasing a study asserting that the cost of gasoline inside the United States is closely tied to the price of international crudes, not domestic oil.  More »

ConocoPhillips considers spending cuts in face of falling oil prices

The largest independent said both production and profits rose in the third quarter, but warned it may begin to pull back its budgets in 2015 as prices fall.  More »

U.S. crude output rises to highest since 1980s on shale boom

U.S. crude production climbed to the highest level in at least three decades last week as the shale boom moved the country closer to energy independence.  More »

Shell Midstream surges in early trading

Shell’s midstream initial public offering took flight early Wednesday, gaining more than 40 percent shortly after trading started.  More »

Cheniere’s Sabine Pass terminal nearing finish line

As companies scramble to announce new plants and expansion projects to capitalize on abundant supplies of cheap, natural gas, Cheniere Energy is nearly finished with the first phase of its liquefaction export terminal.  More »

BP CFO: $70 oil would threaten Big Oil projects

The Big Oil industry’s prized projects won’t face major cuts unless oil prices fall below $70 a barrel, BP’s chief financial officer told investors on Tuesday.  More »

Mercedes drivers stung by shale boom’s quirks at the pump

The shale oil boom is proving far less kind to Mercedes-Benz drivers than it is to those sitting behind the wheel of a Toyota Camry or Chevrolet Impala.  More »

Researchers find oil footprint from 2010 Gulf oil spill

New research is shedding more light on the fate of the crude that gushed out of BP’s failed Macondo well in 2010.  More »

PE firm Warburg Pincus raises $4B for energy investments

A private equity shop that lured the former U.S. Treasury Department chief to the firm last year has collected $4 billion for its first energy fund to pour cash into U.S. oil explorers and other companies.  More »

Sasol approves plan for $8.1 billion ethane cracker near Lake Charles

The project is driven by the abundance of low-cost ethane and natural gas in the U.S., which has prompted many chemical makers to beef up their U.S. facilities.  More »
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