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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Katy Perry performs at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Neb. on Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/The Omaha World-Herald/Mark Davis)

Commentary: Mixing energy and pop: If Katy Perry and I were to do a duet…

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…I would have no squabble in doing one of her hits,  but we would have to work in some commodity themes into the lyrics. So here are some ideas I am working on pitching her. Roar – We could definitely belt this one out. Not only does roaring louder, louder than a lion sound like fun, […]
The United Kalavryta, shown in the Gulf in late July, about 60 miles off Galveston's coast. (Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)

Iraq’s attorneys again ask judge for crude seizure

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Iraq’s attorneys once again asked a federal judge to seize 1 million barrels of contested crude, claiming that the tanker floating off the coast of Galveston since late July plans to offload and sell its cargo within the United States. Kurdistan in court has explicitly not confirmed or denied whether it owns the crude, leading […]
Tamar offshore rig, off the coast of Israel
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Noble Energy to supply Israeli gas to Jordan’s power company

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Noble and Jordan’s national power company signed a non-binding letter of intent that would provide Jordan with 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas over 15 years from the Leviathan field in the Eastern Mediterranean sea. That’s equal to 300 million cubic feet per day.
The United Kalavryta, shown in the Gulf in late July, about 60 miles off Galveston's coast. (Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)

Iraqi, Kurdistan lawyers face off in U.S. court over stranded tanker’s oil

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An international oil dispute played out in U.S. courts on Friday, as the Kurdish Regional Government faced off against Iraq over a disputed tanker of Kurdish crude that’s been languishing off Galveston’s coast for nearly a month.
A Peshmerga fighter flashes the sign for victory on top of an armoured vehicle on the front line of fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants 20 kilometres east of Mosul, on Monday.  Kurdish peshmerga fighters backed by federal forces and US warplanes pressed a counter-offensive Monday against jihadists after retaking Iraq's largest dam, as the United States and Britain stepped up their military involvement. AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

Crude oil falls 1 percent to $96.41

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Kurdish and Iraqi forces seized control of Iraq’s largest dam from Islamic State militants.
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Obit indicates Arkansas man was Apache supervisor slain in Egypt

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Details in an obituary indicate the Apache Corp. worker killed in Egypt last week was a 28-year company veteran who mostly recently lived in Fayetteville, Ark.
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Slaying of Apache Corp. worker underscores dangers in Egypt

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The shooting death of an Apache Corp. oil worker in Egypt last week underscored the dangers of working in Egypt’s remote oil patches, and may make investors nervous about the Houston company’s continued presence there.
The United Kalavryta, shown in the Gulf in late July, about 60 miles off Galveston's coast. (Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)

Tanker carrying disputed crude hasn’t moved or unloaded oil

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A tanker remains anchored off Galveston two weeks after it arrived carrying 1 million barrels of crude it can’t unload because of a dispute involving ownership of oil produced in Iraq.
The United Kalavryta, shown in the Gulf in late July, about 60 miles off Galveston's coast. (Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard)

Marshals won’t seize tanker’s oil unless it’s brought closer to shore

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U.S. marshals won’t seize oil at the center of an ownership dispute unless smaller vessels transfer the oil from a tanker in the Gulf of Mexico and carry it closer to U.S. shores.