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Military, business and political voices all clamoring over oil exports

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The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
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The oil patch palette

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Military, business and political voices all clamoring over oil exports

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The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
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The oil patch palette

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A couple of years ago we presented some examples of how the grit and steel of the oil field can take on its own beauty in the hands of a skilled photographer or digital artist.
Categories: featured, General
Sweeny is the largest refinery by capacity in the portfolio of Phillips 66, Houston’s biggest Fortune 500 company. (Ryan Holeywell/Houston Chronicle)

Phillips 66 expands area facilities with gaze focused abroad

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Originally built by the U.S. government to process fuel for Allied aircraft during World War II, Phillips 66’s Sweeny plant now is the largest refinery by capacity in the portfolio of Phillips 66, Houston’s biggest Fortune 500 company.
Categories: featured, Refining
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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.
Categories: Oil field services
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.
(AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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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