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Shell Oil President Marvin Odum, center, speaks at the University of Houston energy symposium, "Carbon tax: Is it the right time?" on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. ( Karen Warren / Houston Chronicle )

Shell Oil Co. president touts carbon tax over piecemeal regulations

A carbon tax or cap-and-trade system in the U.S. — and globally — would serve the energy industry better than the current slate of piecemeal state and federal regulations, Shell Oil Co. President Marvin Odum said Tuesday at a University of Houston energy symposium on “Carbon Tax: Is It the Right Time?”
John Christmann IV, chief executive officer of Apache Corp., speaks during an interview at the company's headquarters in Houston, Texas, U.S., on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. (Aaron M. Sprecher/Bloomberg)

Apache shares surge on report of interested buyer

Apache Corp. shares climbed as much as 13 percent on Monday.
(Chevron photo)

Chevron starts production offshore Central Africa

Located 65 miles offshore the African coast, the Lianzi Field is situated in a zone between the Republic of Congo and the Republic of Angola, Chevron’s first development in Congo and its cross-border offshore project in the region. It’s expected to produce an average of 40,000 barrels of crude per day.
Categories: Africa, Crude oil
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Gasoline dips to $1.90 a gallon for Greater Houston

Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy, predicted gasoline prices may tick up slightly this week and then come down more as the holiday season approaches.
(David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

Chevron will lay off thousands more workers, slash spending

The job cuts add to the list of 1,500 jobs already slashed this year, including 950 in Houston.
Chevron's massive deep water offshore platform heads to the Gulf of Mexico. The project was slated to start production this year, but that's been delayed after several subsea installation tendons sustained damage. (Chevron)

Chevron says Anchor discovery in Gulf of Mexico shows promise

Appraisals of the Chevron’s Anchor discovery deep in the Gulf of Mexico indicate the prospect could hold large stores of oil, but more testing needs to be done, Chevron and its partners announced Thursday.
Moderator Alexandra Pruner leads a panel discussion covering resilience and optimism in a low price environment at the 2015 Women's Global Leadership Conference in Energy on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015, in Houston. ( Brett Coomer / Houston Chronicle )

Oil and gas execs say companies still recruiting to keep up with talent lost in layoffs

Burned by the talent crunch created by prior downturns, energy companies have not stopped beating the block for new recruits.
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.

Feds probing death of worker on Gulf drillship

The worker on the Pacific Santa Ana was killed as the drillship prepared to bore a well for Chevron, BP and ConocoPhillips.
The hull of Chevron's Big Foot oil platform takes a three-month journey from Korea to Texas. (Chevron)

Investigation ongoing into failure at Chevron’s Big Foot project

Chevron’s beleaguered Big Foot platform has been towed back to South Texas while the company continues to investigate the failure of equipment used to latch the hulking steel platform to the seafloor.