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Long supply chain keeps oil industry pumping

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America’s energy renaissance isn’t brought to you by Big Oil. That’s the message the American Petroleum Institute is delivering with a new report that shines a spotlight on the nearly 30,000 businesses that supply the oil and gas industry with equipment and services.
The United States is exporting more petroleum products, primarily from the Gulf Coast, according to a new U.S. Energy Information Administration report. (Courtesy: EIA)

Gulf Coast drives surge in U.S. exports of petroleum products

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The United States is exporting more petroleum products, most of which is coming from the Gulf Coast.

Biorefineries planned for South Louisiana

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Gov. Bobby Jindal and Frank Randazzo, the company’s chief operating officer, said Monday that NFR BioEnergy will convert sugar cane waste, known as bagasse, into hardened energy pellets for use as fuel at global power plants.
Tamar offshore rig, off the coast of Israel
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Israel looks to Texas for energy investment, expertise

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Texas, with its history of oil booms and busts, offers expertise for a country new to the energy game.
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Guest commentary: Offshore is next target for environmentalists

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Guest commentary: There is still time for the industry to take back control of the online narrative before activists chip away at the 68 percent of Americans who currently support offshore oil and gas drilling.
Shell's Auger tension-leg platform in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Shell)

Shell announces first oil from Cardamom field in Gulf of Mexico

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Shell Oil Co. announced Monday that it had begun production from a subsea project in the Gulf of Mexico that is expected to eventually produce 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.

Brent crude falls below $100 for first time in 14 months

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Brent crude fell below $100 a barrel for the first time since June 2013 as a slowdown in imports into China reinforced signs of surplus supply. West Texas Intermediate dropped to the lowest in almost eight months.

Iowa Senate candidates stress support for ethanol

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Ethanol production has become a key issue in Iowa’s closely matched U.S. Senate race, with both candidates pledging support for an industry that is important to the state’s corn-powered agricultural economy
Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari)

Ending oil export ban drawing more talk on Capitol Hill

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The head of a Republican energy task force predicts the U.S. House of Representatives will advance legislation next year to relax a decades-old ban on exporting most U.S. crude.
Sand or other small substances are used in hydraulic fracturing to prop open fissures in shale formations to allow natural gas to flow. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Mark Steil)

Rangeland inks sand services deal with Halliburton

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Sugar Land’s Rangeland Energy has singed a multi-year deal with Houston-based oil services company Halliburton Co. to provide fracking sand rail unloading, storage and distribution in West Texas’ Delaware Basin, a part of the larger Permian Basin.
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