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Denton voters pass fracking ban

The vote made Denton, which sits atop a large natural gas reserve, the first city in Texas to pass such a ban. It sets up a legal showdown between the city and industry groups that have warned the ban could be followed by lawsuits and a severe hit to Denton’s economy.  More »
A tanker sails in the morning sun. (Louis Vest, Getty Images)

BHP Billiton to export condensate overseas

BHP Billiton is preparing to export a processed, ultra-light oil overseas without the government’s explicit authorization — a move likely to be mimicked by other energy companies eager to sell crude to foreign buyers.  More »
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Antero Midstream raises $1 billion in IPO

The partnership will own and operate pipelines and other assets of natural gas producer Antero Resources, including in the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia and the Utica Shale in southern Ohio.  More »

EOG Resources CEO Bill Thomas at EOG's offices in downtown Houston Thursday Sept. 25, 2014. (Billy Smith II  / Chronicle)

EOG profit doubles on low-cost wells even as oil price falls

CEO William Thomas boosted EOG’s growth target for oil even in the face of a market slump  More »
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Houston company’s fracking plans near W.Va. chemical plant on hold

A full hearing on the matter is scheduled for Nov. 12.  More »
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White House monitoring oil drop, no action seen on reserves

West Texas Intermediate touched $75.84 a barrel, the lowest intraday price since Oct. 4, 2011 as Saudi Arabia price cuts deepened a selloff in crude.  More »
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California company to build GTL facility in Houston by Q4 2015

The project has backing from Sterling Private Capital and Eagle Oil & Gas Co., both based in Dallas.  More »
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GOP Chairman: Keystone XL will get approval if Republicans win Senate

Getting approval for TransCanada’s pipeline would be among the top priorities for a Republican-controlled Senate.  More »
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Cuomo: Hydraulic fracturing is ‘divisive’ issue

But the governor continued to say he will let scientists decide on the drilling practice.  More »
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Valero’s profit triples in third quarter

Valero attributed the results to wider discounts for crude oils relative to the international benchmark crude and stronger gasoline margins in most regions.  More »
The Bakken shale remains a key growth opportunity for Marathon Oil. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

Marathon remains committed to shale drilling despite falling oil price

Despite falling oil prices, Marathon Oil said it remains committed to key U.S. shale plays.  More »
Targa Resources is provider of midstream natural gas and NGL services. Targa employees are working at the Galena Park terminal. Photo: NA / HC

Targa profits double in third quarter, led by NGLs

Targa Resources Partners said it saw more volume and fees from its natural gas liquid business.  More »
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Oil prices hit 3-year lows after Saudi discount

The market was shaken by news that Saudi Arabia was cutting prices for the U.S. to compete with the surge in oil production there.  More »
Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar (Melissa Phillip/Chronicle)

Halliburton CEO expects shale to reverse oil price slump

Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar is joining the chorus of oil executives who say they aren’t worried about falling oil prices, and expect them to climb next year.  More »
Marathon Oil's corporate headquarters in Houston.  (AP file photo/Pat Sullivan)

Marathon’s profit falls 24 percent on crude price slump

Marathon Oil reported a 24 percent drop in third-quarter profit, as lower crude prices offset higher production.  More »
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