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A visitor passes a production map of the United States for one of the exhibitors at the Winter NAPE Conference at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Photo: Brett Coomer / © 2012 Houston Chronicle

NAPE conference focuses criticism on Obama

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The annual NAPE Conference provided a forum for the oil and gas industry to target administration policies that critics say have limited domestic fossil fuel production.

A tale of two oils

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In my column last week about the Keystone XL Pipeline, I discussed how the price spread between West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude indicated the need for more pipeline capacity between the Midwest and the Gulf Coast. At the moment, Brent — which is basically the global price for oil — is about $113 a […]
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Offshore rig (AP photo)

Industry blasts White House retreat on offshore drilling

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The Obama administration’s decision not to expand offshore drilling is angering industry leaders and their allies in Congress. (Photo: AP)