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Senate debates wind tax credit

Wind energy supporters are hoping to blow past opponents in the Senate, as the chamber considers broad legislation to renew dozens of expired tax breaks — including one credited with making turbines spin in Texas.  More »

Apache names Annell Bay to its board

Bay, 58, recently retired after six years as vice president of Global Exploration at Marathon Oil Co.  More »

Ohio House plans vote on tax hike for oil drillers

The bill imposes a 2.5-percent severance tax on horizontal wells, including those extracting resources through hydraulic fracturing.  More »

GE, Devon sign collaboration deal

GE and and Oklahoma-City based natural oil and gas producer Devon Energy will partner on developing technology designed to improve unconventional production, the companies accounted Monday.  More »

Gazprom threatens to halt gas shipments to Ukraine on June 3

OAO Gazprom, Russia’s gas-export monopoly, will stop supplying gas to Ukraine on June 3 unless it starts making payments for fuel supplies.  More »

Investigators seek breakthrough a year after EU raided Big Oil

Twelve months after raiding oil companies and Platts in a hunt for evidence of possible manipulation of price benchmarks, European Union officials are looking for a breakthrough.  More »

EPA considers requiring disclosure of fracking chemicals

The agency could require companies to give the government details on what’s being used to break apart shale rock and release trapped oil and gas, according to a notice today on Reginfo.gov.  More »

US hopes to tap offshore wind potential

The federal government is committing nearly $150 million toward construction of three wind farms off the U.S. coast, a move intended to generate power from the renewable source by 2017.  More »

OTC gives teens tips on preparing for oil and gas careers

High school students learn essential career skills at OTC.  More »

There’s plenty of buzz far from OTC’s hive

Illinois-based company finds that being the farthest away from the conference’s center of activity isn’t a bad thing.  More »

New offshore tech center coming to Houston

The government agency that oversees offshore drilling plans to stand up a new technology center in Houston.  More »

Where are the blue-collar workers?

Blue collar job candidates are scarce at the Offshore Technology Conference this year to the angst of recruiters who are looking for them.  More »
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