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Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips CEO, speaks during the opening panel discussion of the 2015 IHS Energy CERAWEEK. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

Top energy bosses buck trend of falling executive pay

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The 10 highest-paid executives in Houston last year all work in the energy industry and, despite domestic oil’s long and lingering swoon that began last summer, seven of them made more money than they did in high-flying 2013.
(Photographer: Eddie Seal, Bloomberg)

Return to drilling sends rig count up by 21

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Categories: Crude oil, featured

Top energy bosses buck trend of falling executive pay

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Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips CEO, speaks during the opening panel discussion of the 2015 IHS Energy CERAWEEK. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)
The 10 highest-paid executives in Houston last year all work in the energy industry and, despite domestic oil’s long and lingering swoon that began last summer, seven of them made more money than they did in high-flying 2013.
(Photographer: Eddie Seal, Bloomberg)

Return to drilling sends rig count up by 21

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U.S. drillers put more oil rigs to work this week than they have since last April, according to Friday’s Baker Hughes rig count.
Categories: Crude oil, featured
The LNG vessel Dukhan sits moored at the Enagas SA gas storage facility at the port of Barcelona. (Xabier Mikel Laburu/Bloomberg)

Alaska LNG Project takes step forward with FERC filing

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The Alaska LNG project is a joint effort among Exxon Mobil, ConocoPhillips, BP, TransCanada and the state of Alaska that aims to run an 800-mile pipeline from Alaska’s North Slope to a natural gas liquefaction plant in the town of Nikiski on the southern coast’s Cook Inlet.
Categories: LNG, Natural gas
(Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg)

Moody’s outlook on BP debt turns negative after ruling

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Moody’s Investors Service changed its outlook on billions of dollars of BP’s corporate debt from stable to negative a few days after a federal court’s ruling in the Deepwater Horizon case.

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Oil falls as China’s economy shows signs of slowing

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Oil for October delivery fell 63 cents to settle at $92.66 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
Saudi Arabia's South Ghawar Basin has major unconventional gas reserves and the infrastructure to handle gas transportation (flickr/saudi_waltercallens).

Nine countries that could hold the next Eagle Ford

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The U.S. economy has enjoyed an energy renaissance thanks to technology like fracking and horizontal drilling that unlocked previously inaccessible geological formations. Some of that same technology is now poised to be used around the world.
This photo taken on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014, and provided by Robert A. Franco, shows a billboard in Coshocton, Ohio opposing deep-injection wells . Michael Boals, an Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” on billboards opposing local deep-injection wells is fighting a legal threat from the Texas well owner on grounds he’s exercising his free speech. (AP Photo/Robert A. Franco)

Anti-fracking billboards in Ohio coming down

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An Ohio man who uses a biblical reference and a statement against “poisoned waters” in billboards opposing the disposal of gas-drilling wastewater says the messages will come down Tuesday.
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TCAP Mailbag: Discounts Set to Expire?

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“Is it true that the state will soon discontinue its bill assistance program for low-income Texans? And if so, are there low-income programs that can take its place?”
Categories: Consumers, Electricity
Shell's Auger tension-leg platform in the Gulf of Mexico. (Photo: Shell)

Shell announces first oil from Cardamom field in Gulf of Mexico

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Shell Oil Co. announced Monday that it had begun production from a subsea project in the Gulf of Mexico that is expected to eventually produce 50,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day.
Categories: General