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Oil companies lose trans-Alaska pipeline case

The ruling states that the project to update four pump stations and control systems along the 800-mile line, known as Strategic Reconfigurations, was “imprudently” managed.
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Watch: Anadarko’s Heidelberg spar makes 400-mile trip to deep Gulf of Mexico

On Monday, the Woodlands-based oil explorer released a video showing the spar’s 23,000-ton hull traveling 400 miles over four days.
From left, Betsy Cavillo, Jemillie Martinez and Trina Painter pose for a photo in the photo booth at the Houston Chronicle's annual Top Workplaces event Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, in Houston.  ( Jon Shapley / Houston Chronicle )

Energy companies among Houston’s Top Workplaces

Nearly 79,000 Houston-area workers were surveyed to determine the winners of the sixth annual Top Workplaces event.
The Anadarko Petroleum Corp. logo is seen on the hard hat of a contractor at the company's oil rig site in Fort Lupton, Colorado, U.S., on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. U.S. crude oil inventories rose by 1.4 million barrels in the week ended Aug. 8, to 367 million, compared with the consensus-estimated draw of 1.6 million. Photographer: Jamie Schwaberow/Bloomberg

Anadarko, Occidental, Devon all had huge tax bills in 2014

Three of the biggest oil and gas producers in the world — Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips and Chevron — also appeared on the list.
An aerial view of the Ensco 8502 drilling rig in the Gulf of Mexico. (Jennifer Dlouhy/Houston Chronicle)

Low oil prices drive down bidding for Gulf of Mexico drilling rights

With just five companies participating and only 33 leases sold, the turnout was the lowest western Gulf auction since area-wide leasing began in 1983, according to the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management.
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CEO Al Walker, gives a speech after his company won top ranked large employer during the Houston Chronicle's Top Workplaces Awards Gala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Houston. (Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)

Anadarko CEO: Outlook still uncertain for shale comeback

Earlier in the year, before initial declines in service costs, Anadarko had estimated it would take $3 billion in capital expenditures to keep production levels flat. Now, Walker said, it would take about $2.7 billion, and there is still room for improvement.
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Anadarko Petroleum posts 73 percent decline in net income

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. posted a 73 percent decline in second-quarter net income Tuesday as it got lower prices for the extra oil and gas it was pumping from wells in Colorado and Texas.
In this April 2010 file photo, oil can be seen in the Gulf of Mexico, more than 50 miles southeast of Venice on Louisiana's tip, as a large plume of smoke rises from fires on BP's Deepwater Horizon offshore oil rig. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Supreme court rejects BP, Anadarko appeals over Gulf oil spill fines

A federal appeals court last year upheld Barbier’s conclusion about BP’s and Anadarko’s liability under the Clean Water Act. The offshore explosion released millions of barrels of oil into the Gulf, the largest spill in U.S. history.
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Fortune 500: Oil prices take slight toll on rankings for Houston companies

Some Houston-based oil and gas companies saw their rankings slip this year after months of low commodities prices hammered the industry.
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Anadarko writes down $3.7 Billion in value from Utah field

Anadarko Petroleum Corp. reported its biggest quarterly loss in more than a decade after writing down the value of a single field in Utah by $3.7 billion.