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Chevron CEO John S. Watson in Houston in April 2014. (Mayra Beltran/Houston Chronicle)

Chevron’s CEO calls for an end to the crude export ban

Watson has been a vocal proponent for lifting the ban, joining a chorus of oil executives – including ConocoPhillips’ Ryan Lance, Continental Resources’ Harold Hamm and Hess Corp.’s John Hess – weighing in on a national debate about the 1970s-era restriction.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest speaks during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015. Earnest discussed another potential government shutdown, Americas response to the Syrian refugee situation and other topics. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Administration balks at GOP-led effort to lift oil export ban

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-California, is set to tell a Houston audience that the chamber will vote this month on a measure lifting the oil export ban, but the White House doesn’t back the bill.
Rex Tillerson, chairman, president, and CEO of ExxonMobil Corp. ( Johnny Hanson / Houston Chronicle )

Tillerson: Houston at center of energy revolution

In a speech made today in downtown Houston, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson offered an extensive overview of the rise of North American oil and gas production and urged lawmakers to leave politics out of industry regulations.
A multibillion-dollar expansion of  Dow Chemical Co's Freeport complex is one of many Gulf Coast petrochemical projects driven partly by low-priced U.S. natural gas.  (Dow Chemical Co. photo)

Report: Export boom will boost Houston job growth

A report by the Greater Houston Partnership and HSBC Bank says Houston may enjoy a 15 percent rise in exports, creating 55,000 new jobs.
Construction at Chevron Phillips Chemical's Cedar Bayou 1-Hexene plant in Baytown will will be completed in early 2014. The expansion there and at other Chevron Phillips plants along the Gulf coast was prompted by low natural gas prices. (Chevron Phillips)

Houston ranks No. 1 for corporate growth

The Houston area had more corporate expansion projects last year than any other large city in the country, according to a new report from Site Selection magazine.
Downtown Houston (Bobby L. Warren/Wikimedia Commons)

Energy job growth keeping Houston economy healthy

In a Q&A with the Houston Chronicle, experts say a shortage of skilled workers is the biggest impediment to Houston’s energy-driven economic expansion.
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Houston business leaders lobby Congress on energy, health care

Houston business leaders visited Washington, D.C., last week to press energy proposals and seek changes in health care policy they say would benefit the city.
Chron 100 Dough Foshee

El Paso CEO: Energy independence is a 'pipe dream'

Doug Foshee says supply security should be the focus of U.S. energy policy. For him, that means nat gas playing a larger role in America’s energy mix. (Photo: Kevin Fujii/Houston Chronicle)