Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei (Bloomberg News/ILNA/document IRAN)

UN, Iran head for showdown over nuclear inspections

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Tehran is now negotiating a deal with six world powers that puts long-term caps on its present nuclear activities. The International Atomic Energy Agency, led by Yukiya Amano, will monitor Iran’s compliance with the deal.
Holli Ladhani is the new CEO of Rockwater Energy Solutions in Houston. (Rockwater)

Houston oil field services company’s CEO resigns, successor steps up

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Former President and CEO Larry O’Donnell will remain the chairman of the board. He said he is leaving the day-to-day leadership roles to focus on his family.
(AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)

G-7 calls for zero fossil-fuel emissions by end of 21st century

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The Group of Seven is pushing to “decarbonize,” meaning any polluting gases from burning oil, gas or coal must be canceled out by carbon-capture or other technologies by 2100.
Abdalla El-Badri, general secretary of the OPEC (Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

OPEC ministers threw support behind market share strategy with silence

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About the only surprise to come from OPEC’s decision on June 5 to leave oil output unchanged was that everyone got along.
(Image: Fotolia)

Oil drilling in Montana taps out

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Montana drilling has been very limited during the Bakken oil boom, but it’s been decades since the state was without a single drilling rig.
(Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Drilling tax hike proposed by Ohio gov. on rocks

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A drilling tax increase proposed by Republican Gov. John Kasich isn’t likely to re-emerge in the Ohio Senate budget revisions due Monday.
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Calif. oil regulator resigns

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A top California oil and gas regulator has resigned amid questions about oilfield contamination of the state’s water supplies, officials confirmed Friday.
In this May 21, 2015 file photo, workers prepare an oil containment boom at Refugio State Beach, north of Goleta, Calif..(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Pipeline firm said California oil spill ‘extremely unlikely’

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Nearly 1,200 pages of records, filed with state regulators by Plains All American Pipeline, detail a range of defenses the company established to guard against crude oil spills and, at the same time, prepare for the worst should a spill occur.
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Demonstrators walk toward the Capitol during a rally to protest Minnesota's proposed Sandpiper pipeline, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in St. Paul, Minn. The protestors are calling for the cancellation of the proposed Sandpiper oil pipeline that would travel near some of the state’s pristine waters. (Jim Gehrz/Star Tribune via AP)

Hundreds gather for St. Paul protest against pipeline

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The rally in St. Paul came one day after Minnesota regulators endorsed the $2.6 billion Sandpiper pipeline that would carry crude oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields to Superior, Wisconsin, according to the Star Tribune.
Amedeo Marcotulli is the new Xodus Subsea general manager in Houston. (Xodus)

Xodus Subsea adds new Houston leadership, but slows growth plans

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Xodus Subsea launched in October as a global energy engineering firm with plans to quickly establish a North American headquarters in Houston and grow.

But then the collapse in oil prices sped up. Fast forward a few months and London-based Xodus Subsea has a new Houston leadership team in place, although the growth plans have slowed along with the overall energy market.