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To clean up coal, Obama pushes more oil production

America’s newest and cleanest coal-fired power plant comes with a catch: The heat-trapping carbon dioxide removed from its smokestack pollution will help force more oil out of the ground.  More »

Free! A (small) slice of Eagle Ford mineral rights

If you’ve been missing out on this whole oil boom thing that’s happening in South Texas, the new Shiner Landing development is offering a chance to win some Eagle Ford Shale mineral rights. OK, so it’s a small amount of minerals.  More »

Several energy ministers say no OPEC cut needed

Ministers from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Iraq said OPEC needn’t cut production next year to make room for additional supplies from Iran, Libya and U.S. shale oil.  More »

Oil rises, natural gas soars

The price of oil rose 1 percent Thursday as stockpiles declined and new indications that demand is rising in the U.S., the world’s largest crude consumer. The price of natural gas soared nearly 5 percent to close at $4.46 per thousand cubic feet — the highest price since July of 2011 — after the government […]  More »

Chevron puts downtown tower on hold

The downtown skyscraper project that Chevron announced this summer has been put on hold, the oil company said Thursday.  More »

How did one reader secure two oil & gas job offers? Which one should they choose?

If you’re interested in breaking into the oil & gas industry, you’ll want to pay special attention to this week’s column. A few days ago I received an email from a Young Professional that was frustrated with their career, wanted to break into oil & gas upstream operations, and through hard work was able to secure two offers with leading service companies.  More »

Canadian court says Ecuadoreans can pursue Chevron assets

A lawsuit by a group of Ecuadoreans to seize Chevron Corp.’s Canadian assets can proceed in the country, a Canadian court ruled Tuesday.  More »

Libya’s eastern oil ports will stay shut, capping oil sales

A Libyan rebel leader refused to hand over control of three oil ports to the government, keeping a lid on the North African nation’s crude sales in a development that may buoy the price of the fuel.  More »

Coast Guard wants barges to ship fracking water

The U.S. Coast Guard wants to allow barges filled with fracking wastewater to ply the nation’s rivers on their way toward disposal. Many environmentalists are horrified, but industry groups say barge transport has its advantages  More »

Crude from Colorado rides train to new railport

A trainload of crude Colorado arrived last week at a new railport in Orange County.  More »

Predictions of a coming carbon asset bubble overstated

Lately, it has been fashionable to talk of “stranded carbon assets” that will emerge as a risk to investors as pressure to mount a serious global climate policy increases.  More »

Exxon predicts fossil fuels will reign supreme through 2040

Oil and gas will provide the bulk of the energy needed to fuel the world by 2040, with most of it coming from North America, Russia and the Middle East, Exxon Mobil predicted Thursday.  More »
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