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OPEC split on need for long-term oil-price forecasts

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The disagreement reflects internal divisions over whether OPEC policy should focus on prices or the stability of the oil market.

OPEC split on need for long-term oil-price forecasts

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The disagreement reflects internal divisions over whether OPEC policy should focus on prices or the stability of the oil market.
Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips CEO, speaks during the opening panel discussion of the 2015 IHS Energy CERAWEEK. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

ConocoPhillips to cut 10 percent of global workforce

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ConocoPhillips said Tuesday it is planning to cut roughly 1,800 employees, or 10 percent of its global workforce, in the next several weeks as it deals with low oil prices.

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Prosecutors ask $197M fine for CITGO in 2006 spill

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LAKE CHARLES, La. — The Justice Department wants a federal judge to fine Citgo Petroleum Corp. at least $197 million in a Clean Water Act enforcement lawsuit filed in a 2006 oil spill at the company’s Lake Charles refinery. The Advocate reports the Justice Department argued in court filings this month that the legal maximum […]
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Report: Increased rig demand lifting drillers’ prospects in 2014

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Helmerich & Payne and other early adopters of new rig advances have held an edge over latecomers with older models, but the technology gap is narrowing and a recent upturn in demand may begin leveling the field, according to a report released this week.
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Oil flows out of the top of the transition spool, which was placed into the gushing Macondo wellhead at the site of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in July 2010. AP Photo/BP PLC, File)

Judge rules Anadarko emails don’t show fault in Gulf oil spill

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Anadarko Petroleum Corp. (APC) officials urged BP Plc to drill deeper into the Gulf of Mexico well that caused the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history even after BP warned that doing so would be unsafe.
Trimac Transportation driver Robert Williams used the liquified natural gas lane to fill his truck at the Flying J truck stop on I-10 East in Baytown Thursday Aug. 23, 2012.(Dave Rossman/For the Chronicle)

Texans boost natural gas use for driving, but not for power

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Texans increased their use of natural gas to fuel cars and trucks in 2013, but reduced its use to power lights and appliances, according to new federal data.
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More Texas shale gas soon will head to Mexico

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Federal regulators have approved Energy Transfer Partners’ plan to extend one of its pipelines from South Texas into Mexico.
Chevron hired an investment banker to gauge buyer interest in its Hawaiian operations.
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Chevron launches news site for California town

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The Richmond Standard offers a daily stream of local news, crime and sports stories, with an emphasis on short, entertaining features.
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Feds clearing path for Pacific wave energy test

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The Interior Department is sending out a feeler for companies interested in harnessing wave power off the Pacific Northwest before allowing a Oregon State University project to advance.
Categories: Offshore