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These are the experts drawing battle lines in crude export debate

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The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
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The oil patch palette

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These are the experts drawing battle lines in crude export debate

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The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
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The oil patch palette

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A couple of years ago we presented some examples of how the grit and steel of the oil field can take on its own beauty in the hands of a skilled photographer or digital artist.
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David (left) and Charles Koch.

Oil industry execs among donors to Koch brothers super PAC

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The Koch brothers have long kept the donors to their political causes secret, but rules governing a new super PAC they formed require that the backers be made public.
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(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

In search of safety, utilities bring in experts: each other

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The American Gas Association is taking a page from the nuclear and airline industries in a new push to make pipelines and utilities safer.
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A sign at the entrance to the Schlumberger campus in Sugar Land, Texas (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, file)

Schlumberger profit jumps 13.6 percent

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Schlumberger profits jumped 13.6 percent in the third quarter as sales in North America and in its production segment picked up.
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Feds settle Gulf pollution case

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A Houston oil and gas company must pay to settle government charges alleging it illegally dumped oil and chemicals into the Gulf of Mexico.
Driller Paul Allison operates the independent Barrett Brothers Number 1 drilling rig in Presideo County between Alpine and Marfa, Texas.

Shale boom weans U.S. from foreign oil, creates new opportunities

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Although the U.S. is far from achieving anything close to full energy independence, the rapid resurgence in domestic oil and gas production has slashed the nation’s reliance on foreign oil in a short period of time and created new opportunities for refineries and pipeline companies, an energy analyst said Thursday.
(AP Photo/Mark Stehle)

New York court rejects bid to revive fracking ban case

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A motion by bankrupt Norse Energy against the town of Dryden in western New York was denied by the state’s highest court.

Time to “Simmer Down” on Fiscal Crises

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Fiscal brinksmanship – those seasonal scenarios during which our government tiptoes to the edge of the latest government shutdown, fiscal cliff, or sequestration – has become as much a part of the Washington political culture as seersucker on summer Thursdays. And thanks to the fact that we have grown accustomed to funding our government through […]
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