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Calls for $100-a-barrel oil show many betting on rebound

Higher prices will be back soon enough because the current slowdown in demand growth will prove fleeting, many in the market are saying.  More »
Patrick Pouyanne at the Intercontinental Hotel  in Houston. (Sharon Steinmann / Chronicle )

Total’s Pouyanne sticks to cost-cutting as profit falls

Patrick Pouyanne, who was named to succeed de Margerie last week, plans to “hit the road” to visit contacts in the oil industry and in several resource-rich countries  More »
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Pirates target oil tankers in Asia route as attacks climb

Gangs of thieves armed with knives and guns are making Southeast Asian waters increasingly dangerous for small tankers carrying fuels such as gasoil or marine diesel.  More »
John B. Hess, chairman and chief executive officer of Hess Corp. (F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg News)

Hess announces plans to proceed with $6 billion Gulf project

The announcement comes at a time when many observers have questioned what sliding oil prices will mean for the future of the oil industry.  More »
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Anadarko-affiliated partnership to pay $1.5 billion for Permian midstream company

Western Gas Partners, a partnership formed by Anadarko, will pay $1.5 billion cash for Nuevo Midstream, a Houston-based  midstream company focused on gathering, processing and moving oil and gas from the Permian Basin.  More »
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Commentary: Lower crude prices aren’t all bad for the industry

Lower crude prices bring benefits to the industry.  More »
The Deepwater Millennium drillship  works on an Anadarko Petroleum Corp. project in the Rovuma Basin off the coast of Mozambique. (Anadarko Petroleum Corp.)

Anadarko profits jump on U.S. oil production

Anadarko Petroleum Corp.’s net income surged fivefold in the third quarter.  More »
Workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near Burlington, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)

Texas panel amends disposal well rules over earthquake concerns

As of Nov. 17, disposal well operators must research U.S. Geological Survey data for a history of earthquakes within 100 square miles of a proposed well site before applying for a permit.  More »
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ONEOK buys Chevron NGL pipelines for $800 million

The deal gives the company 2,600 miles of natural gas liquid gathering pipelines from southeast New Mexico to Mont Belvieu.  More »
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Noble Energy sees net income double in Q3

Noble Energy said it hit a sales volume record while prices remained high, though the company missed analysts’ expected earnings per share.  More »
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BP CFO: $70 oil would threaten Big Oil projects

The Big Oil industry’s prized projects won’t face major cuts unless oil prices fall below $70 a barrel, BP’s chief financial officer told investors on Tuesday.  More »
Gas pump (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Mercedes drivers stung by shale boom’s quirks at the pump

The shale oil boom is proving far less kind to Mercedes-Benz drivers than it is to those sitting behind the wheel of a Toyota Camry or Chevrolet Impala.  More »
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