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Getting a glimpse of Exxon Mobil’s new campus

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The complex resembles a modern college campus with plenty of landscaping, about 20 buildings, three large parking garages, a wellness center and more.

Getting a glimpse of Exxon Mobil’s new campus

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(Jordan Blum/Houston Chronicle)
The complex resembles a modern college campus with plenty of landscaping, about 20 buildings, three large parking garages, a wellness center and more.
The shadows of  workers in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Oil industry needs half a trillion dollars to endure price slump

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If oil stays at about $40 a barrel, the shakeout could be profound.

White smoke rises from the Chevron refinery during a controlled burn, the morning after a toxic fire in Richmond, Calif.  (AP Photo/The Contra Costa Times, Laura A. Oda)

Study: Chevron refinery plan won’t boost pollution

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Chevron Corp.’s plan to upgrade its aging Richmond refinery won’t add to air pollution if the oil company follows all its proposed steps, according to a draft environmental report released Tuesday by the city.
Categories: Environment, Refining
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Oil companies bid big bucks for Gulf drilling rights

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Oil and gas companies pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for drilling rights in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday, during a high-stakes auction that demonstrated their enthusiasm for offshore development and marked BP’s return to the bidding after a suspension related to the Gulf oil spill.
(AP Photo/Bela Szandelszky, File)

Crimea crisis won’t cut Russia gas flow to Europe, IHS says

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The crisis in the Crimea is unlikely to mean a cutoff of natural gas deliveries to the Ukraine and Europe, an international energy think tank said Wednesday.
Categories: Europe, Natural gas
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Working in oil & gas shouldn’t just be about the money

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I know doctors do very well, but I would rather do math and physics than biology, and I dislike the sight of blood. I knew that going back to high school, so pursuing a career in medicine just for the money would have been disastrous for me.
Categories: General
(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

SolarCity posts profit on rooftop demand, tax benefit

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SolarCity Corp., the biggest U.S. solar power provider by market value, posted a profit in the fourth quarter as demand for rooftop power systems surged and a tax benefit boosted results.
Categories: Finance/Earnings, Solar
KiOR's facility in Columbus, Miss. (KiOR)

Texas biofuel maker’s stock falls after warning of possible bankruptcy

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Kior Inc., the operator of the first U.S. commercial-scale cellulosic biofuel plant, fell the most on record after management told regulators they have serious doubts about staying in business.
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California may cut gasoline demand 9 percent by 2020

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California may cut gasoline demand by at least 9 percent through 2020 as consumers switch to greener cars and state and federal policies boost efficiency.
Categories: Gasoline