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Chevron's massive deep water offshore platform is headed to the Gulf of Mexico where it is expected to begin production this year. (Chevron)

Exxon, Chevron clear to bid on Mexican shallow-water blocks

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Mexico forecasts that the opening of the energy industry will bring in $62.5 billion in private investment by 2018 and increase its annual oil output by 500,000 barrels a day in that time.

Exxon, Chevron clear to bid on Mexican shallow-water blocks

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Chevron's massive deep water offshore platform is headed to the Gulf of Mexico where it is expected to begin production this year. (Chevron)
Mexico forecasts that the opening of the energy industry will bring in $62.5 billion in private investment by 2018 and increase its annual oil output by 500,000 barrels a day in that time.
FILE - This Oct. 11, 2013 file photo shows cleanup at the site of an oil pipeline leak and spill near Tioga, N.D. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)

Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years

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“It’s now just become part of our lives,” Patty Jensen said of the massive spill from a Tesoro Corp. pipeline that was discovered in September 2013 by her husband.

A boat of tourists moves on Dubai creek, with the city skyline in the background in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. (AP file photo/Kamran Jebreili)

The oil slump is emptying the stores of Dubai

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With the plunge in crude throttling economies across the Middle East, gold buyers are harder to find.
Categories: Crude oil, Middle East
Steaks are prime at Vic & Anthony's, but chef Carlos Rodgriuez has many talents.

OTC: Stake a claim for exceptional steak

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Texans love their beef, and Houston is brimming with exceptional steakhouses. Here are some we recommend.
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OPEC oil output near 2 1/2-year high as Saudis show no letup

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Prices tumbled the first quarter of this year as U.S. output surged to the highest level in more than four decades and OPEC members pumped more barrels.
Categories: Crude oil, Middle East
(Photo: The Prundent Cyclist, Flickr)

OTC: Need to seal a deal? Belly up to the bar

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Here’s a sampler of some of Houston’s most popular watering holes, ranging from iconic icehouses to classic cocktail bars.
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Enterprise Products Partners, which operates this complex in Mont Belvieu, also plans a propylene plant on the Texas Gulf Coast.

Enterprise Products, Occidental to build gas processing facility

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The announcement accompanied Enterprise Product’s first quarter results for 2015.
Categories: Finance/Earnings
Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson speaks to 2015 IHS Energy CERAWeek. (Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)

Exxon profits fall 46 percent amid cheap crude

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The Irving oil giant made $4.9 billion, or $1.17 a share, in January-March period, compared to $9.1 billion, or $2.10 a share, in the same period the year before. Quarterly revenues plunged from $106.3 billion to $67.6 billion.
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Phillips 66 shelves plans for oil processing projects

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In a call with investors on Thursday, Phillips 66 revealed that it will postpone plans for at least a year to build a condensate splitter and second fractionator at its Sweeny refinery.
Categories: General, Refining