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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CEO Al Walker, gives a speech after his company won top ranked large employer during the Houston Chronicle's Top Workplaces Awards Gala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Houston. (Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)

Anadarko CEO: Outlook still uncertain for shale comeback

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Earlier in the year, before initial declines in service costs, Anadarko had estimated it would take $3 billion in capital expenditures to keep production levels flat. Now, Walker said, it would take about $2.7 billion, and there is still room for improvement.

Anadarko CEO: Outlook still uncertain for shale comeback

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CEO Al Walker, gives a speech after his company won top ranked large employer during the Houston Chronicle's Top Workplaces Awards Gala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Houston. (Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)
Earlier in the year, before initial declines in service costs, Anadarko had estimated it would take $3 billion in capital expenditures to keep production levels flat. Now, Walker said, it would take about $2.7 billion, and there is still room for improvement.
Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar (Melissa Phillip/Chronicle)

Paychecks rose for some Houston energy CEOs in 2014

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The 10 highest-paid executives in Houston last year all work in the energy industry, despite domestic oil’s long and lingering swoon.

Dow Chemical's petrochemical complex in Freeport is one of the largest in the world. (Dow Chemical)

Shale boom boosts diverse group of refining, LNG, petrochemical interests

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Unlike the first wave of investment, which gave the biggest boost to smaller independent oil companies that got an early start in shale plays, the manufacturing resurgence will involve a diverse set of players, including chemical giants like Dow Chemical and LyondellBasell, which are planning to expand their capacity along the Gulf Coast, and midstream companies hoping to export LNG, according to a report by the Deloitte Center for Energy Solutions
Categories: Chemicals, General, Refining
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Job negotiations: If you feel you’re getting a raw deal, you probably are

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One of the best parts about writing this column has been hearing from readers around the world, and this week I’ll share one such exchange to illustrate how a “good” negotiation should go.

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OPEC cuts demand outlook by most in three years on shale

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The change implies that OPEC’s 12 members would need to cut output by about 1.1 million barrels a day from the 30.3 million they produced in August.
Former National Economic Council Lawrence Summers  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Former Obama aide makes case for oil exports

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Former White House economic adviser Larry Summers on Tuesday insisted that the U.S. should lift its decades-old ban on exporting crude, arguing that the policy is a relic of the1970s that is holding back the United States’ potential.
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Oil prices see steady decline as demand remains weak and production strong

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Prices for crude oil have been in a steady slide for months thanks to a combination of anemic oil demand growth and a tide of growing production that hasn’t been slowed by international conflicts.
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Brent crude narrows premium over West Texas benchmark

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Brent for October settlement fell $1.04, or 1 percent, to $99.16 a barrel.
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Natural gas industry unveils security program

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A new program led by natural gas utilities could help improve the safety of their infrastructure by allowing them to more effectively share information about the threats they’re facing.