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Shell Midstream launches IPO

Royal Dutch Shell’s midstream partnership launched its initial public offering in New York Monday, the company announced Monday.  More »

Oil rout goes unnoticed in Eagle Ford shale

U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil has dropped 24 percent from its June high, but oil workers in the Eagle Ford shale can’t help but feel optimistic.  More »

Halliburton execs point to U.S. shale as profits leap 70 percent

U.S. shale plays have become laboratories for experiments with more production stages, more sand and, in West Texas, a lot more horizontal rigs – a development Halliburton executives say has required an unprecedented level of oil-field service intensity.  More »

Oil rigs slump by most in two months after prices slide

Rigs targeting oil in the U.S. fell by the most in two months as producers curbed drilling following the biggest price rout since 2012.  More »

Chevron drillship arrives deep in the Gulf of Mexico

The Pacific Sharav, built to Chevron’s specifications, will work in the Keathley Canyon under a five-year contract with Pacific Drilling, a Houston-based ultra-deepwater drilling contractor.  More »

Natgasoline clears EPA hurdle for $1 billion methanol plant in Beaumont

The massive Beaumont project is expected to require thousands of construction workers and carry a more than $20 million annual payroll once it begins producing methanol at the end of 2016  More »

WTI rebound above $80 holds as Goldman Sachs sees no oil glut

West Texas Intermediate is heading for its biggest one-day gain in a month.  More »

Eagle Ford expected to hit 1.6 million barrels next month

The Eagle Ford Shale is expected to make 1.61 million barrels of oil per day in November, up 42 percent from the year before, according to a new government report. The field is making around 1.58 million barrels of oil daily this month, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  More »

Southwestern Energy cuts $5.4 billion deal for Chesapeake gas land

Houston’s Southwestern Energy Co. is planning to drop $5.4 billion on gas-rich land in West Virginia and Pennsylvania in one of the biggest recent deals for acreage in a region buffeted by pressure on gas prices.  More »

Citigroup sees $1.1 trillion stimulus from oil plunge

Crude prices are plunging amid signs that OPEC won’t act to eliminate a surplus as global growth slows.  More »

Oil slump means canceled projects as investment declines

With oil approaching a four-year low, producers will be cautious about sanctioning investment, according to some experts.  More »

Report: Oil exports could drive manufacturing renaissance

Allowing oil companies to sell crude overseas could result in tens of thousands of new jobs at home, a new paper says of the United States’ longstanding crude export ban.  More »
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