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Oil price rebounds from 8-month low

Crude for October delivery rose $1.16, or 1.3 percent, to settle at $92.83 a barrel .  More »
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Gas price fears factor into oil export debate

A new survey ordered up by refiners fighting to preserve the oil export ban suggests voters are wary of selling crude overseas while the United States still relies on foreign supplies and as gasoline prices hang in the balance.  More »
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Nabors’ biggest investor sells stake amid rising profits

The largest shareholder of Nabors Industries hawked its 8.5 percent stake Thursday even as the Houston driller appears to have crested over a long lull in profits.  More »
Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter. (photo courtesy of Texas Railroad Commission)

Back from South Texas, regulator re-warns of pipeline threat

Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter returned Thursday from a visit to oil installations with a grim safety assessment. But the industry, he stressed, was not to blame.  More »
The Cameron International Building in Houston (Photo: Holliday Fenoglio Fowler)

Cameron taps OneSubsea CEO for top lieutenant role

Houston oil field equipment maker Cameron International said Thursday it has bumped executive Scott Rowe up to the role of president and chief operating officer, the top lieutenant for CEO Jack Moore.  More »
The Freeport LNG Liquefaction Project expansion (Freeport LNG)

New Boardwalk pipeline to supply Freeport LNG project

Gulf South Pipeline Co., a subsidiary of Houston-based Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, plans to build a 65-mile pipeline to feed the planned Freeport LNG Development facility.  More »
An oil  train goes through Bakersfield, Calif.  (AP Photo/The Bakersfield Californian, Casey Christie)

Senators chide freight railroads on delays

The rail industry’s top lobbyist said the industry is struggling to keep up with a sharp increase in freight rail demand created by the oil boom in the Bakken region of North Dakota and two years of unusually bountiful agriculture harvests.  More »
President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, Presidential Press Service)

Sanctions threaten Putin’s oil deals with Exxon Mobil, Shell

Russian President Vladimir Putin called Exxon Mobil “an old and reliable partner” during a ceremony last month marking the start of drilling at an offshore Arctic prospect.  More »
A tram with an ad from Russian gas giant Gazprom adorns a  train. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Russian gas supplies to Poland drop by a quarter

Some commentators believe it to be retaliation by Moscow against Poland for its decision to help Ukraine with gas.  More »
Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh .  (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Official says fighting in Iraq delays Iran gas exports

Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said the pipeline goes partly through territory now controlled by the Islamic State group.  More »
Oil Barrels

Crude settles below $92 a barrel

Crude inventories fell 972,000 barrels to 358.6 million last week, the Energy Information Administration said.  More »
An aerial view of the Cameron LNG terminal in Hackberry, La. Sempra Energy is the majority owner of Cameron LNG. (Photo: Cameron LNG)

Cameron LNG export terminal can break ground

The Energy Department on Wednesday handed critical final government licenses to the Cameron LNG project in southwestern Louisiana and a much smaller Florida facility, giving both approval to widely export natural gas around the globe. The two projects now are part of an elite club, joining only one other would-be LNG exporter in the continental United States to be fully authorized.  More »
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