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“Experience” Is Not The Same Thing As Achievement

In oil & gas I’m dismayed to see that the phrase “has more experience” is sometimes used interchangeably with the phrase “has been around longer”. There’s a clear difference, and it’s important to see both what that difference is and what its implications are.  More »

LNG Exports – First Mover or Laggard?

The American shale gas revolution has led to a strong and growing interest in liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports as a result of domestic supply far outstripping domestic demand, coupled with strong international demand. Current U.S. policy requires Department of Energy (DOE) approval for exports to countries with which the US does not have free […]  More »

Houston firm to buy Tesoro’s Hawaii refinery

Houston-based Par Petroleum Corp. will pay Tesoro $75 million, plus working capital of $225 million to $275 million, for the 94,000-barrel-a-day refinery in Kapolei, Hawaii. The deal includes the purchase of retail stores and associated logistics.  More »

Emcor to buy RepConStrickland for $455 million

Emcor said Monday it would pay cash to purchase the privately held Texas-based firm, whose majority shareholder is an affiliate of the private equity fund ArcLight Capital Partners.  More »

Is Shale Revolution Helping With Climate Goals

This post was written by Rosa Dominquez-Faus, post-doctorial researcher at the Institute of Transportation Studies, UC Davis. Author Michael Levi in his new book Power Surge argues that renewable energy and the shale revolution are complementary rather than competing energy strategies for the United States. Indeed, analysis shows that CO2 emissions from the power sector […]  More »

Oil staying above $96 ahead of US factory data

Oil prices were up slightly Friday as traders awaited the release of industrial production data from the U.S. later in the day.  More »

Marathon Oil’s Cazalot to step down

Former ExxonMobil Development Co. executive Lee M. Tillman has been named to succeed Clarence P. Cazalot Jr. as president and CEO of Marathon Oil Corp.  More »

Eagle Ford kids learn all about energy

Kaycee Mabe, 10, has always been “kind of interested” in science, but two days into the Karnes County Eagle Ford Energy Camp her feelings have changed.  More »

Saudi Arabia remains key to oil prices, despite U.S. production surge

Saudi Arabia’s actions will continue to have a big influence on world oil prices despite rising production outside the kingdom and other OPEC members, panelists said during a forum at Rice University.  More »

House panel advances energy bills; Senate approval doubtful

The House Natural Resources Committee approved a suite of bills that aim to boost domestic energy development and ratchet up pressure on the Obama administration to open new areas to oil and gas drilling.  More »

A Roadmap For Oil & Gas Young Professionals Pursuing Graduate Education

Last week, I made the case that going back to school for a graduate degree is essential if you want to enjoy a successful career progression. I also said that the choice of degree was up to you: if you’re set on being a researcher a PhD is a requirement, but for those looking to learn more without following too narrow a path, an MBA or technical Master’s is the way to go.  More »

Dover Energy breaks ground on new facility

Dover Energy, which creates machinery for the oil industry, broke ground on Tuesday in Pearland for their new facility, consolidating Dover’s multiple Texas locations into one regional facility.  More »
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