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CERAWeek: World leaders at Paris climate talks won’t make same mistakes as 2009, experts say

“There was a perception of failure” in Copenhagen, Todd Stern told IHS Energy CERAWeek. “People don’t want to go back there again.  More »
Gregory Boyce, chief executive officer of Peabody Energy Corp. (F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg News file photo)

CERAWeek: Clean power plant rule offers significant pain with ‘negligible environmental benefit,’ coal producer says

Coal-fired power plants wouldn’t be the only beneficiary of carbon capture and storage technology, Peabody Energy CEO Greg Boyce said, stressing that in a carbon-constrained world, natural gas plants will need the tech too.  More »
Ernest Moniz Sec. of Energy United States during the IHS Energy CERAWeek Wednesday April 22, 2015 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: Energy chief sees no ‘compelling’ case for oil exports yet

The oil industry hasn’t made “an overly compelling argument” for crude exports, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Thursday.  More »
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz tours the headquarters of PECO energy company in Philadelphia, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The White House has released a four-year energy plan, Quadrennial Energy Review, designed to fight climate change, modernize power plants and find other ways to ensure the nation a steady supply of safe energy. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

CERAWeek: Ernest Moniz envisions more energy-swapping between North American powers

Broadening the transfer of energy and power resources across North American borders could yield big benefits for the United States, Canada and Mexico.  More »
Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser (Getty Images)

CERAWeek Q&A: Siemens CEO will focus on integrating acquisitions amid downturn

Siemens AG CEO Joe Kaeser talked with FuelFix ahead of his CERAWeek presentation Wednesday about his continued faith in the oil and gas business and global crude demand.  More »
From left to right: Hess Corp. CEO John Hess, Pioneer Natural Resources CEO Scott Sheffield and Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm at the 2015 IHS CERAWeek conference in Houston. (Joshua Cain/Houston Chronicle).

CERAWeek: To grow production tomorrow, focus on diversifying today

Oil producers focusing on dense U.S. rock formations must diversify their portfolios for long-term growth, but that’s a big challenge amid low crude prices.  More »
Statoil CEO Eldar Saetre speaks at the 2015 IHS CERAWeek conference (Joshua Cain/Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: In low-carbon, low-price world, oil industry must collaborate and cut costs, Statoil CEO says

The fall in crude prices requires the industry to “do more than just hit the brakes,” Statoil CEO Eldar Saetre said.  More »
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CERAWeek: The Strategic Petroleum Reserve needs a makeover

The nations’ strategic oil stockpile may need to be brought into the modern era, experts told CERAWeek attendees.  More »
Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, president of the Republic of Iceland, speaks at IHS Energy CERAWeek.

CERAWeek: Arctic energy should include renewables, foreign leader says

Arctic oil gets plenty of talk, but Arctic wind also offers big potential, Iceland’s president says.  More »
Patrick Pouyanné, CEO of French oil company Total, speaks Tuesday morning at IHS Enery CERAWeek in Houston. (Billy Smith II / Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: Total CEO not eyeing U.S. unconventionals

The factory drilling that marks unconventional oil and gas development requires a totally different business model and skill set than traditional plays, Total’s CEO said.  More »
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CERAWeek: Low prices slow, but won’t end, Canadian oil sands development

Expansions will keep moving ahead in Alberta, even though new greenfield projects are being halted amid low crude prices.  More »
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell at the 2015 IHS CERAWeek (Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: Interior Secretary Jewell aims to reassure wary oil executives

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will go before a crowd of wary energy industry executives Monday to make the case that federal regulations are essential to reassure a worried public.  More »
(From left to right) IHS Vice Chairman Daniel Yergin interviews Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski and ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance at the 2015 IHS Energy CERA Week (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

Ryan Lance at CERAWeek: Production cuts now could lead to big price swings later

Oil prices may rebound, but volatility is here to stay, ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance predicted Monday.  More »
Sen. Lisa Murkowski speaks at the IHS Energy CERA Week conference in Houston on April 20, 2015. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

CERAWeek: U.S. crude export ban is a sanction against ourselves, Murkowski says

“We shouldn’t lift sanctions on Iranian oil while we are keeping sanctions on American oil,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski told energy executives at IHS Energy CERAWeek. “It makes no sense.”  More »
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Activists in kayaks on horizon as Shell’s Arctic rig arrives at Washington port

Activists opposed to Arctic drilling are preparing to greet the rig when it makes it to Emerald City, with some threatening a flotilla of kayaks to box the ship in.  More »
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