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Energy reform among several sweeping changes for Mexico

The much-discussed overhaul of Mexico’s energy sector is only one of several policy initiatives bringing fundamental changes south of the border, panelists said in Houston.  More »

Unlikely partners launch new attempt on fracking standards

A hotly debated partnership between major oil and gas companies and some environmental groups moved forward Tuesday, almost a year after it was first announced.  More »

Some Key Takeaways from BP’s Latest Outlook to 2035

Here are the key observations and takeaways from BP’s recently released 20-year forecast on global energy.  More »

Boeing, Etihad, Total to develop aviation biofuels

Aircraft maker Boeing Co., Etihad Airways, the oil company Total and others say they will work together on a program to develop an aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates.  More »

In N. Dakota, derailment strengthens pipeline push

The explosive derailment of an oil train near Casselton last month has North Dakota’s senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines.  More »

Q&A: Company goes global to find local talent

Swift Worldwide Resources, a global oil and gas staffing company with 23 offices on six continents, moved its worldwide headquarters from London to Houston last year. Swift specializes in the recruitment of contract and direct-hire positions across all sectors of the oil and gas industry.  More »

FBI plan to put agents in Bakken Shale sparks flap

Crime on both sides of the states’ border has spiked as thousands of new workers brings drug traffickers in their wake.  More »

BP can’t stop seafood payments, plaintiffs attorneys say

BP Plc should keep paying more than $2.3 billion to seafood-industry interests as part of a settlement of claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill while a fraud probe tied to the accord is pending, plaintiffs’ attorneys said.  More »

New tests find more methane in North Texas water

Texas’ oil and gas regulator has opened a new investigation into allegations that methane is contaminating North Texas water after residents complained that independent sampling by university researchers revealed high levels of the explosive gas in their residential wells, the state agency and scientists said.  More »

Oil and gas drilling sales help GE’s fourth quarter

General Electric Co. posted increased revenue and profit for the fourth quarter on rising sales in emerging markets, higher banking profit, and stronger global sales of aircraft engines and oil and gas drilling equipment.  More »

EP Energy to sell fewer shares than anticipated in IPO

EP Energy may only see three quarters of the capital it had expected to collect in its initial public offering, launched Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.  More »

Shell issues profit warning for fourth quarter

Royal Dutch Shell PLC has issued a profit warning for the fourth quarter, saying results will be worse than most analysts expected due to a mix of lower production, higher costs, and a worse performance by its refining division  More »
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