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Getting a glimpse of Exxon Mobil’s new campus

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The complex resembles a modern college campus with plenty of landscaping, about 20 buildings, three large parking garages, a wellness center and more.
(Photographer: Ty Wright/Bloomberg)

Texas gasoline prices drop as Midwest sees a price spike

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Average retail gasoline prices in Houston fell 3.1 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.38 per gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,559 gas outlets in Houston.
A very large smokestack flare burns off flammable product after an explosion in a processing facility at the ExxonMobil refinery in Torrance, Calif. on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015. A small ground fire was quickly extinguished and the facility's flare system was triggered for safety reasons. Two workers suffered minor injuries. (AP Photo/Daily Breeze, Chuck Bennett)

California refinery may restart next month following February blast

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An application was filed Wednesday to set a Sept. 2 hearing for Exxon Mobil to restart an old piece of equipment, called an electrostatic precipitator, or ESP, while the damaged equipment that exploded is still being repaired, said Mohsen Nazemi, deputy executive officer of engineering and compliance for the South Coast Air Quality Management District regulating body in California.
(Photographer: Paul O'Driscoll/Bloomberg News.)

Shell leaving conservative ALEC over climate change views

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Shell, which has become more vocal about calling climate change a threat along with some other energy giants like Total and BHP Billiton, followed the recent moves made by BP and Occidental Petroleum in opting to leave ALEC, which is made up of conservative state legislators and numerous private sector interests.
EOG Resources CEO Bill Thomas at EOG's offices in downtown Houston Thursday Sept. 25, 2014. (Billy Smith II  / Chronicle)

Four Houston oil companies among Goldman Sachs’ picks for likely acquisition targets

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A new report makes says giants like Exxon Mobil and Chevron could be targeting shale exploration and productions companies with strong assets and balance sheets.
Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei (Bloomberg News/ILNA/document IRAN)

Updated: Exxon lobbyist revises federal disclosure deport on Iran work

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Former U.S. Senator Don Nickles, who runs a Washington lobbying firm, revised a federal disclosure report about work for Exxon Mobil Corp. to say his company was enlisted to monitor legislative activity related to Iran, not to lobby.
Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson speaks to 2015 IHS Energy CERAWeek. (Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)

Exxon profits fall 46 percent amid cheap crude

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The Irving oil giant made $4.9 billion, or $1.17 a share, in January-March period, compared to $9.1 billion, or $2.10 a share, in the same period the year before. Quarterly revenues plunged from $106.3 billion to $67.6 billion.
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Exxon might be next in line for mega deal, analysts say

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Exxon Mobil Corp. could be the next big oil firm to pull off a major corporate takeover like Royal Dutch Shell’s $70 billion bid this week for BG Group, Morgan Stanley analysts say.
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is briefed before a March 18, 2015 government auction of drilling rights in the central Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management)

Feds collect millions in Gulf oil drilling sale, despite falling prices

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Slumping oil prices tempered some of the industry’s enthusiasm for new drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico — but not much.
(Kimberly White/Bloomberg News)

Fuel-thirsty California looks to Eastern Canada, Asia for supply

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Tankers are bound for California after a spate of refinery shutdowns that propelled the premium for the state’s special blend of gasoline to a seasonal record.