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Exxon Mobil CEO: Not moving headquarters to Houston

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ExxonMobil’s CEO on Thursday dashed Houston’s hopes that the multinational oil and gas giant would relocate its headquarters to Houston, saying he plans to continue to honor the company’s foundational principals to keep separate its executive suites from its operations.
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Wireless Seismic facing patent infringement suit

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The Sugar Land-based company with investment from energy giants Total and Chesapeake is facing a federal lawsuit alleging that it’s infringing on a rival firm’s patents.

Government Overhaul: Long Overdue

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The October 22 edition of the New York Times ran an article, Nation’s Confidence Ebbs at a Steady Drip, that focused on the public’s loss of confidence in the Federal Government, the President, and Congress. The article pointed out that the President began his presidency committed to restoring public confidence that had been severely damaged […]
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Occidental profits fall 24 percent amid deflating crude prices

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Occidental Petroluem said domestic oil production costs rose in the third quarter.
A multibillion-dollar expansion of  Dow Chemical Co's Freeport complex is one of many Gulf Coast petrochemical projects driven partly by low-priced U.S. natural gas.  (Dow Chemical Co. photo)

To solve worker shortage, Dow offers apprenticeships

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Dow Chemical expects to hire 60 apprentices, who will receive two to four years of training and on-the-job experience to prepare them for work as chemical process operators, instrumentation and equipment technicians and analyzer technicians.
(Ryan Remiorz, The Canadian Press)

US tribes testify against Canada pipeline

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Kinder Morgan Canada has proposed a $5.4 billion expansion of its existing Trans Mountain pipeline, which links oil from Alberta’s tar sands to the Vancouver, British Columbia-area.
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Shell makes deepwater gas discovery in Gabon

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Royal Dutch Shell today announced a discover off the coast of Gabon but says it will need to conduct further analysis to determine just go much gas is present.
(Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News)

High pollution levels found near Ohio gas wells

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Two residents who had monitors on their property complained about noise and unpleasant odors wafting onto their property during drilling.
Total CEO Christophe de Margerie (AP file photo/Christophe Ena)

Total CEO criticized Russia sanctions hours before crash

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Christophe de Margerie’s last act as chief executive officer of Total SA (FP) left no room for doubt about his feelings toward Vladimir Putin’s Russia.
The Freeport LNG plant on April 9, 2014 at Quintana, TX.(Thomas B. Shea)

Freeport LNG widens ship channel

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The Port Freeport ship channel will be widened from 400 feet to 600 feet as part of a plan proposed eight years ago when the Freeport facility was envisioned as an import terminal capable of regasifying LNG offloaded from tankers.