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Deloitte: We’ve seen bottom of oil prices

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Crude oil prices continued an upward trend Tuesday but fell once again by Wednesday afternoon, when West Texas Intermediate was down $4.61 and trading at $48.44 per barrel.
Growing concern about water use during hydraulic fracturing prompted the Railroad Commission to adopt new rules for water recycling.  Photo: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Water outreach should be a priority for drillers, report says

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Oil companies don’t have the best reputations in the communities where they drill, and can be seen as threats to local water supplies.
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Five things to know about the U.S. energy landscape

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Adam Sieminski, head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, spoke at 2014 Deloitte Energy Conference in Houston about long-term trends facing the energy sector. Here are five takeaways from his presentation.
Dow Chemical's petrochemical complex in Freeport is one of the largest in the world. (Dow Chemical)

Shale boom boosts diverse group of refining, LNG, petrochemical interests

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Unlike the first wave of investment, which gave the biggest boost to smaller independent oil companies that got an early start in shale plays, the manufacturing resurgence will involve a diverse set of players, including chemical giants like Dow Chemical and LyondellBasell, which are planning to expand their capacity along the Gulf Coast, and midstream companies hoping to export LNG, according to a report by the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions
A pumpjack operates at the Inglewood Oil field in Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

Deloitte: OPEC influence waning as US shale surges

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Over the next five or six years, surging shale-oil production in the United States could cut deep into the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ influence over global oil prices, a new report says.
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Economists: Energy industry growth slowing, could hit Houston economy

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Experts on Houston’s energy economy say the oil and gas industry is facing a slowdown that will affect job growth, mirroring the tempered outlook energy executives showed in a recent survey.
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Upstream spending spree to slow in 2014

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New projects have been the focus of major energy companies during the shale boom, with producers buying up large swaths of acreage, but upstream companies won’t be looking to continue that spending spree in 2014, according to an analysis from Deloitte.
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Houston pipeline firm files for $500M IPO

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Houston pipeline operator Enable Midstream Partners filed Tuesday for a $500 million initial public offering, one of a dozen midstream master limited partnerships to plan debuts on Wall Street this year.
Pipelines run from the offshore docking station to four liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanks at the Dominion Resources Inc. Liquified Natural Gas facility in Cove Point, Md.  (AP Photo/Matt Houston, File)

Midstream spending, market value rise to new heights on pipeline demand

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Since the beginning of the shale production boom, Kinder Morgan and other companies that operate pipelines and other oil and gas infrastructure have boosted their spending from about $7 billion in 2006 to $26 billion last year.
William McArthur (front), astronaut and director of the safety and mission assurance for NASA. (Emily Pickrell/Houston Chronicle)

NASA offers oil industry better risk management strategies

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NASA and Deloitte plan to offer a range of risk-management capabilities to oil and gas companies, based on their collaborative experience.
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