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Oil prices slip

The price of oil slipped to near $103 a barrel on Wednesday as concerns over Russia’s military advance into Ukraine eased, but the situation remained tense overall.  More »

Coursework is the fastest way to transition into the oil & gas industry

There is no “magic bullet”: finding a new job is hard enough, and it becomes even tougher if that desired new job is in an industry you’re unfamiliar with, let alone a highly technical and complex one such as oil & gas.  More »

Don’t expect international shale boom quite yet, experts say

While tight oil plays in the U.S. are booming, reproducing that success abroad could be challenging for American companies, energy executives and analysts said Tuesday.  More »

Crude oil drops after big jump over Ukraine crisis

The price of crude oil dropped sharply Tuesday after a big jump the day before over concern that Russia’s military advance into Ukraine could result in economic sanctions against one of the world’s major energy suppliers.  More »

Oil export ban can be lifted piecemeal, analysis says

President Barack Obama should follow the lead of previous commanders-in-chief by creating exceptions to the United States’ 39-year-old ban on exporting American crude, Sen. Lisa Murkowski argued Monday.  More »

Natural Gas Vehicles: Good or Bad for Climate?

This post was written by Rosa Dominguez-Faus, post-graduate research fellow at the Institute for Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis Private businesses, municipal fleets and state governments are increasingly embracing natural gas vehicles (NGVs) as a cleaner, cheaper alternative to traditional oil-based fuels, gasoline and diesel, but new scientific studies are calling into question the […]  More »

Grid operator asks for conservation as cold grips state

The state’s grid operator is asking electric customers to conserve power as more cold moves through Texas and heating demand rises.  More »

Iraq official says oil exports jump in February

Iraq’s daily oil exports surged to 2.8 million barrels per day in February, some half million barrels more than in the previous month.  More »

Calpine buys San Antonio-area power plant for $625 million

Houston-based Calpine Corp. has added a Guadalupe County power plant to its fleet of nearly 100 in the U.S. and Canada.  More »

Growing Momentum for Energy Exports?

Support for lifting restrictions on U.S. energy exports is gaining momentum in Congress.  Recently, members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee put their support behind the growing chorus to lift restrictions on U.S. energy exports.  They join Senators Murkowski and Landrieu, the ranking member and now-chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee. […]  More »

Freeport LNG gets $1.2B in equity from Japanese utilities

Freeport LNG, which plans to build a major natural gas and liquefaction facility, signed an agreement that provides the final piece of equity it needs for the initial phase of its plans.  More »

Regulatory limbo keeping safer crude cars off the tracks, lawmaker says

The government’s long delay in drafting mandates for stronger tankers to haul crude across the nation’s train tracks is paralyzing companies that want to invest in safer cars, a Democratic lawmaker charged Wednesday.  More »