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Iraq wants tanker dispute to stay in U.S.

Iraq wants an international dispute over a tanker of crude floating for three months off Galveston’s coast to remain in U.S. courts because Kurdistan refuses to resolve the matter on Iraqi soil, according to recent court filings.  More »

German CEO: The world is watching US moves on Keystone XL

Business leaders around the world are watching to see what the United States does with the Keystone XL pipeline, the CEO of engineering giant Siemens said Friday.  More »

Freeport LNG obstacles cleared in two rulings

Executives stressed that the company would move swiftly to begin construction after the final regulatory hurdles fell away at a groundbreaking ceremony Monday.  More »

EIA: Natural gas storage inventories rebounding

Natural gas inventories rose by 40 billion cubic feet last week, extending a long run of higher-than-average storage injections, the U.S. Energy Information said today in a weekly report.  More »

House passes Keystone XL bill

The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation authorizing the Keystone XL pipeline on Friday, even as Senate supporters work to line up 60 votes to send the measure to the White House.  More »

One Halliburton worker dead, two injured in Colorado accident

Halliburton Co. confirmed that one worker died and two were injured during an accident in Colorado Thursday.  More »

Keystone XL backers counting votes in Senate

Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu and other supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline are racing to line up 60 votes in favor of the project, ahead of a milestone vote next Tuesday.  More »

Halliburton, Baker Hughes in talks for mega deal

Two of the world’s biggest oil field service companies are in talks to fuse their businesses together and end decades of rivalry in a deal that may be valued at more than $20 billion.  More »

Petrochemical construction boom fueling demand for Houston workers

More than 120 petrochemical plants worth $80 billion are slated for construction, or scheduled to open, within the coming years, stoking concerns about a shortage of skilled employees to build and operate the plants once they come online.  More »

Natural gas exports bill gets feds’ attention

Legislation to accelerate natural gas exports could win the Obama administration’s endorsement — with some changes.  More »

Our Snookered President

The applause for the climate agreement between President Obama and China ought to be an embarrassment.  The President was snookered and apparently doesn’t know.  China promised to cap emissions in 16 years and the President promised to increase emission reduction actions now.  What kind of deal is that?  It’s a bad economic and environmental. China’s […]  More »

Cheaper gasoline may translate to a boost in holiday spending

For every 1 cent drop in gas prices, Americans save about $3.7 million.  More »

Dow Chemical to sell off even more assets

Dow Chemical executives on Wednesday announced plans to sell off even more assets in the next two years, continuing a push to streamline operations and pull back from products that no longer fit within the company’s business strategy.  More »

LNG exports could increase production and price of gas, report says

Liquefied natural gas exports could mean more natural gas production, more economic growth and an increase in consumer prices, according to a government analysis.  More »

Production starts at natural gas development in Malaysia

Startups in Malaysia are expected to add about 60,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day to ConocoPhillips production volumes by 2017.  More »
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