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Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto holds the documents he signed that enact reforms to the constitution at the National Palace in Mexico City, Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.  (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

Report: How to make business sense of Mexico’s energy reform

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Mexico is opening its oil and gas fields to foreign investment for the first time in decades – a potential business bonanza for companies that can navigate the changes.
(Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images)

UT Energy Poll: Americans say gasoline prices are geting better (but they’re still too high)

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With fuel costs plummeting alongside the collapse in crude oil, more Americans feel they’re getting a fair price at the gasoline pump now than at any time since late 2011.
(AP Photo/University of Wyoming)

Students in energy programs getting nervous as oil prices plummet

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College seniors hoping to start careers in the energy sector are worrying about their job prospects now that crude oil prices continue to fall.
(Johnny Hanson/Chronicle)

Nature article questions natural gas optimism

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The report highlights conflicting estimates about the long-term viability of increasing natural gas production, and warns that acting on the assumption natural gas will always be cheap may not be ideal.
(Image: Department of Energy)

University of Texas wins $58 million to study methane source in Gulf

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The Department of Energy grant will allow UT to harvest the potential source of energy for the first time.
A new grant program coordinated through three Texas universities looks to find ways to commercialize academic research (Flickr/horiavarlan).

Texas schools get $3.75 million to commercialize their research

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A $3.75 million National Science Foundation grant will help researchers at Rice, Texas A&M and the University of Texas investigate commercial applications for their work.
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)

Surge of industrial projects to lift U.S. gas demand

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A wave of gas-to-liquids investments and other U.S. industrial projects will likely boost demand for natural gas by 19 to 31 percent through the end of the decade, a new study shows.
(Ken Childress)

Study: Cline Shale could have $20 billion impact

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An updated study estimates that the oil and gas industry in a slice of West Texas could have a $20 billion economic impact and support more than 30,000 jobs by 2022.
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Poll: Economics trump environment on energy issues

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When it comes to energy, more Americans are concerned about protecting their pocketbook than the environment.
Mayor Julian Castro laughs prior to the announcement of a three-year agreement between Microsoft and UTSA to research and develop sustainable technologies to make data centers more energy efficient and economically viable. The announcement took place at UTSA. (Robin Jerstad/For the Express-News)

Texas school partners with Microsoft for energy efficiency research

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Microsoft Corp. and the University of Texas at San Antonio entered into a three-year partnership to research and develop sustainable-energy technologies that benefit data centers.