David E. Roberts, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Marathon Oil Corporation (credit: Marathon Oil)

Former Marathon executive receives $4.6 million in severance pay

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Marathon Oil Company plans to pay its former chief operating officer $4.6 million in severance following his resignation last week, Marathon said in a December 14 letter.
David E. Roberts, Jr., Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Marathon Oil Corporation (credit: Marathon Oil)

Analysts surprised by Marathon Oil exec resignation

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David E. Roberts will step down this week “to pursue other interests,” after 17 months as chief operating officer, Marathon Oil announced Monday.

Energy panel sparks discussion on health risks

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A showdown on an energy panel in Houston left some in the audience concerned about the industry’s balancing of health risks while pursuing the economic benefits of natural gas drilling.
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Panelists address the 2012 Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy and Technology. (Thomas B. Shea photo)

Women in top energy jobs cite technical, personal skills

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Women serving in top energy jobs spoke at the Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy and Technology.
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GenOn names executive cuts in sale to NRG Energy

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NRG Energy and GenOn Energy plan to slash 500 employees across both companies in their $1.7 billion merger.
Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson

Land commmissioner: time for protestors to leave the treehouse

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Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson says the Keystone XL Pipeline protestors are “eco-anarchists.”
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Potter becomes president of FMC Technologies

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Robert L. Potter has been appointed president of FMC Technologies. John T. Gremp will keep his roles as chairman and chief executive officer.
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Dwindling refrigerant supply raises cost of AC repairs

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Staying cool this summer could get a lot more expensive because of the phase-out of an air conditioning refrigerant.
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Remi Urbanowski, left, a member of the financial council for the Polish embassy in Washington, and Ludomir Lasocki, advisor to the Polish Prime Minister, center, toured the area and learned about oil drilling that could be coming to their country in Karnes, Texas.  Karnes County rode waves of booms and busts numerous times in its history. Now the area is riding the wave of the Eagle Ford Shale play, bringing with it wealth, people, traffic and new construction to the area, but when drilling is eventually over, the area could be permanently changed by the next bust.  (AP Photo/Victoria Advocate, Angeli Wright)

South Texas county wary as oil boom settles in

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A check for more than $300,000 was inside, the first royalty check from an Eagle Ford Shale well drilled on their property on the edge of Karnes County.
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The Facebook Inc. website is displayed on a Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) Blackberry 9900 smartphone in this arranged photograph in Tokyo, Japan. Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Blackberry market fading, but is energy industry still embracing it?

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Behind the glitz and the glamour of the Offshore Technology Conference, there is one thing clear about the energy industry – it loves smartphones.