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Floor hands make a pipe connection on Orion Drilling Co.'s Perseus drilling rig near Encinal in Webb County, Texas. Drilling in Mexico would seem a natural next move for the thousands of wildcatters who have brought a boom to Texas, yet until the violence abates that’s not likely to happen. (Eddie Seal/Bloomberg)

Drug gangs attacks block Mexican shale boom

Violent drug traffickers are the latest challenge facing Mexico as it attempts to replicate the kind of shale bonanza taking place in Texas.  More »
A placard warns of flammability on a tank car carrying crude oil near a loading terminal in Trenton, N.D. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)

California warns of oil-by-rail while keeping data secret

California’s government agencies aren’t ready to handle the safety risks accompanying a boom in oil shipments by train, the state said in a report this week.  More »
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Perry: California should learn something from Texas

During the bulk of his controversial talk to the Commonwealth Club of California , Perry held up his own state as a model for responsible energy production and economic growth.  More »
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Noble, Consol to sell stock in Marcellus pipe partnership

Consol Energy Inc. and Noble Energy Inc., which joined forces in the Marcellus Shale almost three years ago, are planning to offer stock in a natural gas pipeline partnership that handles output from jointly owned acreage.  More »
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Gas utilities take action against methane as US mulls standards

Utilities have issued a plan to speed replacement of aging pipes and take other steps to cut climate-worsening leaks of methane, acting before the government can issue new rules.  More »
Power lines and pump jacks dot the horizon in the Permian Basin just west of Midland, Texas.

Wolfcamp Shale layers could put play among most profitable

Wood Mackenzie showed that operators with at least five years of proprietary drilling or that spend around 70 percent of their North American budgets in the Wolfcamp have seen as much as six times the oil production per 1,000 foot lateral drilling lengths, measured over 10 months.  More »
Enterprise Product's existing LPG export terminal at the Houston Ship Channel. (Photo: Enterprise Products Partners)

Enterprise to build ethane export facility at Houston Ship Channel

Houston-based pipeline company Enterprise Products Partners has signed a 30-year agreement with the Port of Houston Authority and will build its previously-announced ethane export facility at the Houston Ship Channel, the company said Thursday.  More »
Several signs remind drivers of large trucks used by the oil industry to avoid the road to farmlands and the historical Killdeer Mountian historic battlefield Wednesday, June 11, 2014, near Killdeer, N.D. The Kildeer site was surveyed by a team of archeologists when a power company wanted to run new power lines through the area. Indian tribes feared the project could disturb the remains of native people who were killed there but archeologists hired by the utility found ?nothing of consequence? along a 150-foot right of way. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

Oil boom produces jobs bonanza for archaeologists (photos)

Across the hyperactive oil fields of North Dakota, oil companies’ drilling plans often must wait for another team known for slow, meticulous study — archaeologists.  More »
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich. (AP Photo/Akron Beacon Journal, Paul Tople)

Drilling states explore earthquake issue

In 2012, Gov. John Kasich halted disposal of fracturing wastewater surrounding a well site after a series of earthquakes later tied to a deep-injection well.  More »
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‘Big Men’ follows West Africa’s conflict over oil riches (video)

“Big Men”, now playing at Sundance Cinema in downtown Houston, follows the conflict between militants, government and business for the riches that flow from West Africa’s oil wealth.  More »
Vladimir Putin, Russia's president. (Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Ukraine rejects Putin’s offer of gas discounts

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Russia was offering the discount as a “partnership deal.”  More »
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Oil barely changes after World Bank forecast

The World Bank downgraded its forecast for the global economy this year.  More »
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