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Marathon Oil highlights its Eagle Ford production

The company at the end of last year was making 65,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in the field. By the end of this year, its target is 85,000 barrels.  More »

Software startups draw surge of excitement from energy companies

A crowd of investors and oil executives descended on Houston this week to hear from entrepreneurs in T-shirts and jeans about their software ideas for the energy industry.  More »

Two Countries, Two Views On Oil & Gas

On a recent trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of the things that really struck me was the attitude the majority of the population seems to have towards oil & gas.  More »

Oil falls below $93 as China manufacturing weakens

The price of oil fell below $93 per barrel Thursday after a survey showed manufacturing activity in China falling to its lowest level in seven months, a sign that the recovery in the world’s No. 2 economy is fading.  More »

Renewable fuel standards distort markets, critics say

Renewable fuel standards are distorting the market for ethanol and other biofuels, panelists said at a conference on refining.  More »

An Overgoverned Society

This is the title of a book written in 1976 by W. Allen Wallis, Chancellor of the University of Rochester. The first page of the book quoted President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. “(W)e have built up new instruments of public power in the hands of the people’s government. This power is wholesome and proper, but in […]  More »

Coast Guard to take testimony on Shell’s Arctic grounding

The Coast Guard will kick off hearings Monday on how a Shell rig used for Arctic Ocean exploratory drilling ended up aground off a remote Alaska island.  More »

Enbridge Energy cleans up 2,500-barrel crude leak at Cushing terminal

Oil leaked from a trunk line connected to a tank on the property, then flowed outside of a berm into a containment pond, according to a National Response Center filing.  More »

The Bigger Meaning of the Syrian Crisis

For decades, academic scholars and regional political commentators have written about the “Arab order” which loosely referred to the trend line in the political economy of the Middle East. The musings about the new Arab order gained prominence with independence movements in the early twentieth century and remain in today’s discourse. The promise of past […]  More »

Politics, bribery charges swirl around Uganda oil

Uganda, which has confirmed oil deposits of about 3.5 billion barrels, wants to extract at least 1.2 billion barrels over the next three decades. That figure could rise when more oil blocks are put up for exploration later this year, potentially making Uganda one of Africa’s top oil producers.  More »

Texas House OKs utility-backed bill affecting rate cases

At issue is money that transmission companies collect from customers in advance to cover federal taxes on company profits.  More »

Apache CEO compensation target reduced

The target bonus for Chief Executive Officer Steve Farris was reduced to 150 percent of base salary from 200 percent, the Houston-based company said in a regulatory filing Friday.  More »