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Train carrying crude oil derails in Canada

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The derailment involved 10 train cars — some of which caught fire and entered the Mattagami River System, police said
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Oil sector loses jobs in February

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About 1,100 oil and gas workers lost their jobs in February, as low crude prices spurred energy companies to lay down rigs and lay off employees.
A woman walks on a snow-covered street in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Feb. 3, 2012. Fresh heavy snow has triggered traffic chaos in Belgrade and other Serbian cities, further complicating relief efforts as Eastern Europe's harshest cold snap in decades spreads to the north of the country. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

Continued cold finally boosts natural gas

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Natural gas in working storage fell by 228 billion cubic feet to a total of 1.71 trillion cubic feet in the week ending Feb. 27, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration data.
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Volatile Bakken crude expected to keep flowing through Texas

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AUSTIN – Despite falling oil prices, production cutbacks and persistent safety concerns, rail officials plan to continue shipping millions of gallons of volatile crude oil from the Bakken region of North Dakota through Texas, according to updated records provided by state officials on Wednesday. Average weekly volumes reflect little change from a first batch of […]

Nabors cuts more than 3,400 jobs

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Via Collin Eaton, FuelFix: HOUSTON – Nabors Industries  has cut 12 percent of its 29,000-employee workforce as oil producers continue to send U.S. land rigs to the sidelines, the drilling contractor’s CEO said Tuesday. That includes a 10-percent cut from its sales staff and a 20-percent reduction in its U.S. drilling workforce, or about 3,480 […]
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Don’t suffer from “analysis paralysis” when making your next career move

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That question, “now what?”, is a scary thing, because it implies uncertainty, and for some that implies failure.
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Texas grid can handle the heat, operator says

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Texas power plants should be able to meet spring and summer electricity demand, the state’s grid operator said Monday.
Categories: Electricity, General
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Guest commentary: dealing with low energy prices

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Many Texans have seen this movie before, and some of us have seen it several times. Until the commodity cycle turns, as it always does, refocus on the basic blocking and tackling of running a business. Take protective measures to guard against avoidable losses.

Climate Skepticism: Today’s Witch Hunt and McCarthyism

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Although the Salem witch trials took place in the 1690s, witch hunts are still used as a tactic of social persecution and a means to censure and demonize those who do not conform to the climate orthodoxy. From Salem to McCarthyism to today’s increasingly strident attacks on so called “climate skeptics,” witch -hunts are a […]
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Dynegy scraps California sales

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On Tuesday, the company reported a net loss of $104 million in the fourth quarter of 2014. It had a $91 million loss during the same period a year ago.