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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.
(Photographer: Eddie Seal, Bloomberg)

Return to drilling sends rig count up by 21

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Categories: Crude oil, featured

Paychecks rose for some Houston energy CEOs in 2014

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Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar (Melissa Phillip/Chronicle)
The 10 highest-paid executives in Houston last year all work in the energy industry, despite domestic oil’s long and lingering swoon.
(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
Cheniere Energy plans is adding LNG export capacity to the existing Sabine Pass import terminal in Louisiana. (Cheniere Energy Inc./Bloomberg)

Asia eyes US natural gas as Louisiana shale profits taper

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As early as next year, cargoes of liquefied natural gas shipped from Gulf Coast terminals to fast-growing Asian countries will propel the region into the ranks of global gas exporters such as Qatar and Australia for the first time.
Categories: LNG, Shale
(Steve Hockstein/Bloomberg)

Any Threat to the Electricity Grid Is a Tier One Problem

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There are threats to the U.S. electricity grid which can be prevented, threats that can be mitigated, and there are threats that can be avoided altogether. Let’s walk through each scenario. We know how important it is to aggressively address vulnerabilities. The August 2003 blackout was the worst in recent U.S. history leaving an estimated […]

Robert Kaluza, a BP well site leader from the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion, enters Federal Court before he is arraigned on manslaughter charges in New Orleans in November 2012. AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Judge delays trial for two BP well site leaders

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The case involves BP well site leaders Robert Kaluza and Donald Vidrine.
Categories: Gulf oil spill
TransCanada chief executive Russ Girling  speaks at the company's investor day in Toronto. (SeongJoon Cho/Bloomberg)

TransCanada CEO ‘undeterred’ by new hurdle for Keystone XL

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TransCanada Corp. officials said Thursday they are undaunted by a Nebraska court ruling that analysts widely believe will mean more delays for the Keystone XL pipeline.

Bloomberg: Sanchez stock down with watery well

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The stock of Houston-based Sanchez Energy Corp. declined the most in three months after reporting an Eagle Ford Shale well made more water than oil, Bloomberg is reporting. Sanchez fell 7 percent to $29.74, the biggest drop since Nov. 7. Bloomberg says: The Sante North 1H well produced 766 barrels of water, 150 barrels of […]
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Yellow oil barrels

Oil below $103 as Chinese factory activity drops

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U.S. retail gasoline prices continued their seasonal climb.

How much did oil and gas workers earn last year?

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The average pay for North American oil and gas professionals dropped last year to $92,160, according to Rigzone. Their pay was $94,722 in 2012. Globally, average compensation fell 2 percent to $95,820 last year. “While pay is leveling off, it’s worth noting that oil and gas workers in North America at current rates are earning […]
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