EOG Resources CEO Bill Thomas at EOG's offices in downtown Houston Thursday Sept. 25, 2014. (Billy Smith II  / Chronicle)

EOG CEO: Industry wary of false start on oil recovery

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The energy sector won’t repeat last year’s mistake of rapidly boosting production the next time the price of oil hits $60 a barrel, said the chairman and CEO of EOG Resources.
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Industry report: Majority of energy sector thinks it is repeating mistakes

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About 56 percent of 920 global energy executives surveyed believe too many companies are short-sighted about making quick cutbacks, said the “A New Reality” report from DNV GL, a leading technical adviser to the industry. Nearly three quarters of those surveyed said a new phase of budget management is needed to prepare to succeed in a sustained period of low oil prices.
Charif Souki, former CEO of Cheniere Energy speaks during an interview. (James Nielsen/Houston Chronicle)

Ousted Cheniere CEO says he is staying on board of directors

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Charif Souki said he intends to stay on Cheniere Energy Inc.’s board of directors for the time being and that the company doesn’t have the authority to remove him until at least June.
Vicki Hollub on Tuesday was named as Occidental Petroleum CEO Stephen Chazen's replacement after he steps down later this year. (Occidental)

Incoming Occidental CEO gets promotion

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Vicki Hollub, set to become the CEO of Houston’s Occidental Petroleum next year, has been named the company’s president and chief operating officer.
David Crane, president and chief executive officer of NRG Energy Inc., speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview at the Robin Hood Investors Conference in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015. Crane said that the market is craving simplification and that he would not focus on acquisition. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg  *** Local Caption *** David Crane

NRG Energy CEO David Crane steps down amid financial woes

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Crane, who led NRG for 12 years out of bankruptcy and into greater national relevance, is being replaced by Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Mauricio Gutierrez.
LyondellBasell CEO Bob Patel left, and plant manager Todd Monette right, walk through the Olefins Plant of LyondellBasell Chemical Company during a tour Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Channelview. 
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LyondellBasell continues India growth with new deal

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LyondellBasell said the Zylog deal will double its automotive customer base in India.
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Noble Energy planning more layoffs, company confirms

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Noble Energy has warned employees that it’s planning additional job cuts as it ratchets back spending plans to cope with persistently anemic oil prices.
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Phillips 66 names new CFO

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Phillips 66 Vice President of Investor Relations Kevin Mitchell, 49, will become the executive vice president of finance and CFO on Jan. 1 after Maxwell steps down, Phillips 66 said Friday in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
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Commentary: The Skills Gap – And What We Can All Do About It

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According to the Department of Labor, about 8 million Americans were unemployed in September, with countless more underemployed. You’d think it’d be rather easy for many employers to fill job openings with that many people job hunting. Unfortunately, it is not always that easy.  Hundreds of thousands of job openings that require basic proficiency in […]
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Getting a glimpse of Exxon Mobil’s new campus

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The complex resembles a modern college campus with plenty of landscaping, about 20 buildings, three large parking garages, a wellness center and more.