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Kinder Morgan shares fall amid cash flow questions

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Rich Kinder purchased 199,165 shares of Kinder Morgan Inc. Monday.  More »

The Death Knell for Climate Change Orthodoxy?

In the short space of less than two weeks, there have been several  climate change actions that might be signs bordering on desperation.  First, Secretary of State John Kerry stated that climate change was like a weapon of mass destruction.  And then, President Obama announced plans for additional heavy-duty vehicle fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas […]  More »

A highly positive initial reaction to Google Glass from the oil & gas industry…and some skepticism too

I shouldn’t have been surprised then that, despite the highly positive response I received towards my efforts, there were some skeptical comments, most revolving around the possibility of even taking Glass out into the field. Today still, cell phones for instance aren’t allowed in certain field areas: there would be catastrophic HSE consequences if a signal accidentally triggered a piece of equipment like a wireline gun.  More »

Duke earnings rise 58 percent in 4th quarter

Duke Energy Corp., based in Charlotte, N.C., is the nation’s largest electric utility.  More »

Washington Needs to Embrace the New American Century: More Thoughts on US Exports

I don’t always agree with New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman but his column today is a must read. In a nutshell, he is arguing that innovation in the United States is driving us to greatness again (shale, the internet of things, 3-D printing, etc.) and potentially fantastic job creation but he notes correctly that […]  More »

Apache has $800 million deal for Argentina operations

Apache Corp. has a deal to sell its operations in Argentina to YPF Sociedad Anonima for $800 million in cash.  More »

Newpark selling waste unit for $100 million

Newpark Resources says it wants to focus on its core business activities that include drilling fluids and mats.  More »

Iran aiming to make oil contracts better for foreign investors

Iran said Sunday it plans to introduce a new generation of oil contracts by June that promise to be more attractive to foreign investors as it seeks to significantly boost production should international sanctions hobbling its vital energy industry be lifted.  More »

Researchers study string of Texas earthquakes

FORT WORTH — Researchers collecting seismic data hope it allows them to determine what role wastewater injection wells have played in a string of small earthquakes northwest of Fort Worth. The area in northeast Parker County, about 15 miles northwest of Fort Worth, has experienced more than 30 small earthquakes since November. Last month more […]  More »

Spike in oil-by-rail fueled by regulatory delays, experts say

Rapidly developing oil and gas production in North Dakota, Texas and other states is outpacing the construction of new pipelines and other infrastructure to carry those fuels to market, energy experts and former government officials warned Thursday.  More »

Moniz declines to comment on oil exports

During a visit to San Antonio Thursday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said President Barack Obama’s push for use of all energy sources — his “all of the above” energy policy — is the best solution to meet the nation’s power needs.  More »

Tesoro posts quarterly loss

Tesoro Corp. swung to a loss and widely missed analysts’ estimates in the fourth quarter of 2013 as a result of lower refining margins, higher stock-based pay and a loss related to the sale of a refinery  More »
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