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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CEO Al Walker. (Nick de la Torre / Houston Chronicle)

Anadarko Petroleum cuts dividend 81 percent

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The cut will save the company $450 million annually.

Anadarko Petroleum cuts dividend 81 percent

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CEO Al Walker. (Nick de la Torre / Houston Chronicle)
The cut will save the company $450 million annually.
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IEA: Oil glut could still grow in second half of 2016

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The 13-member OPEC raised its daily output by 280,000 barrels in January as Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq bolstered production.
The Texas Panhandle sky silhouettes a Linn Energy drilling rig in Wheeler County. (Linn Energy)

Linn Energy buying Devon assets for $2.3 billion

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Houston’s Linn Energy has inked a deal to buy assets in five U.S. operating areas from Devon Energy Corp. for $2.3 billion.
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Utility deals heating up with gas glut

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Near-zero interest rates and low power prices caused by a glut in natural gas are increasing the appeal of regulated utility assets, which offer stable cash flow and returns.
Categories: Deals, Electricity
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Trial to start over Texas pipeline bomb attempt

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A man charged with trying to blow up a Dallas-area natural gas pipeline corresponded with imprisoned Unabomber Ted Kaczynski before the 2012 blast.
Categories: Legal issues, Pipelines
Yellow oil barrels

Oil price weakens ahead of China data

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The price of oil declined Monday as markets waited for the preliminary reading of China’s manufacturing for June.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
Tamar offshore rig, off the coast of Israel
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Israeli field may supply gas to Egypt facility

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Delek Drilling said it is negotiating a deal to provide seven billion cubic meters of natural gas from the offshore Leviathan gas field to British company BG’s plant in Idku, Egypt, through an underwater pipeline annually for 15 years.
Qarun Petroleum Company's oil shipping tanks at Dashour with the Giza pyramids as a backdrop. (courtesy of Apache Corp.)

Apache stays strong in Egypt

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Despite political turmoil that has rocked Egypt for most of this decade — the 2011 revolution that overthrew longtime strongman Hosni Mubarak and last year’s ouster of elected President Mohammed Morsi — Apache executives remain enthusiastic about their prospects there and say the political situation hasn’t affected production.
Categories: Africa
A WellAware radio that's connected to a solar panel sends back real-time data gathered at this oil well site in Beeville. The San Antonio-based WellAware is a tech startup that's focused on oil field data. (Jennifer Hiller/San Antonio Express-News)

San Antonio energy tech company attracts high-profile investors

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WellAware Holdings Inc., whose software lets energy companies track wells, pipelines and other oil-field equipment using smartphones, says it has secured $37 million in funding.
Categories: Oil field services
A demonstrator holds up a prop representing dirty oil during a mass sit-in in front of the British Columbia legislature in Victoria, B.C. on, Oct. 22, 2012.  Canada's government on Tuesday, June 17, 2014,  approved a controversial pipeline proposal that would bring oil to the Pacific Coast for shipment to Asia, a major step in the country's efforts to diversify its oil exports if it can overcome fierce opposition from environmental and aboriginal groups.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jonathan Hayward)

Photos: The other battle for Canada’s oil sands

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As debate over the Keystone XL pipeline drags on in the United States, another contentious battle to move Canada’s oil sands crude to market hit a milestone last week.
Categories: Canada, Pipelines
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Diesel demand projected to soar on economic growth

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Economic growth in the United States will cause demand for diesel to rise over coming decades, even as gasoline use continues a steady decline, according to a federal analysis released this week.
Categories: Gasoline, Transportation
Jobs in cold, muddy conditions - like this WORKOVER JOB on a WORKOVER RIG in Canada - are THE. WORST.

For some people, the “Great Crew Change” can’t come fast enough

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Because people like this are EXACTLY why accidents continue to happen in the oilfield.
A chart of earthquake activity in Oklahoma from 1882 to 2013 is on display at the Oklahoma Geological Survey in Norman, Okla., (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma looks for answers on earthquakes

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Earthquakes used to be almost unheard of on the vast stretches of prairie that unfold across Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, but they’ve become common in recent years.
Categories: Weather
The Air Products and Chemicals Inc. hydrogen production facility in Port Arthur supplies hydrogen for converting heavy crude oils into cleaner burning gasoline and low sulfur diesel. It's the site of a U.S. Department of Energy carbon capture and storage pilot program. (Air Products and Chemicals Inc.)

Port Arthur carbon capture project hits milestone

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The U.S. Department of Energy today said a carbon-capture project in Port Arthur has reached a key milestone: a million metric tons of carbon dioxide blocked from being released into the air.