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OTC through the years

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The Offshore Technology Conference held its first event in 1969. Look back through 46 years of history at photos from the early days of Houston’s biggest conference.
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OTC: Houston pitmasters do barbecue right

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After years of being overshadowed by Hill Country power smokers such as Franklin, Mueller and Snow’s, Houston’s pitmasters are serving up notable briskets, ribs and sausage.
In this Jan. 24, 2015 file photo, Saudi Arabia's King Salman attends a ceremony at the Diwan royal palace in Riyadh. Salman on Wednesday, April 29, 2015, redrew the line of succession, appointing a counterterrorism czar as crown prince and placing his own defense minister son in line for the crown, in a dramatic reshuffle that reflects the kingdom?s mounting security concerns and newly assertive foreign policy. (AP Photo/Yoan Valat, Pool)

Salman abandons Saudi royal balancing act to impose rapid change

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In less than four months, the king has overhauled his cabinet, removed princes from government roles, merged ministries and realigned the succession.
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OTC: Where to eat, drink around Houston

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The Houston Chronicle has a few suggestions for the best spots to eat and drink during next week’s Offshore Technology Conference.
Steaks are prime at Vic & Anthony's, but chef Carlos Rodgriuez has many talents.

OTC: Stake a claim for exceptional steak

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Texans love their beef, and Houston is brimming with exceptional steakhouses. Here are some we recommend.
(Photo: The Prundent Cyclist, Flickr)

OTC: Need to seal a deal? Belly up to the bar

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Here’s a sampler of some of Houston’s most popular watering holes, ranging from iconic icehouses to classic cocktail bars.
Enterprise Products Partners, which operates this complex in Mont Belvieu, also plans a propylene plant on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Enterprise Products, Occidental to build gas processing facility

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The announcement accompanied Enterprise Product’s first quarter results for 2015.
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Phillips 66 shelves plans for oil processing projects

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In a call with investors on Thursday, Phillips 66 revealed that it will postpone plans for at least a year to build a condensate splitter and second fractionator at its Sweeny refinery.
Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips CEO, speaks during the opening panel discussion of IHS Energy CERAWEEK on Monday, April 20, 2015, in Houston. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle )

ConocoPhillips boosts production despite pain from cheap oil

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The biggest hurdle during the quarter was the low price of crude, the company said in a statement released early Thursday.
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Texas has the nation’s No. 1 oil field

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Texas has shown a significantly stronger presence in the EIA’s top 10 than it did in the agency’s last report in 2009.