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(AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Oil’s slide continues into August

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Monday’s slide follows a bearish July, when concerns that the glut of oil may not be easing sparked a sell off and erased gains crude had posted in May and June.

Oil’s slide continues into August

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(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Monday’s slide follows a bearish July, when concerns that the glut of oil may not be easing sparked a sell off and erased gains crude had posted in May and June.
Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson

Oil CEOs’ grim outlook rubs off on speculators fleeing market

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Exxon, the biggest U.S. energy producer, reported July 31 its lowest profit since 2009 while No. 2 Chevron posted its worst results in 12 years.
Categories: Crude oil, featured
Tankers in the Houston Ship Channel. (Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)

Surge in fuel exports boosting US trade balance

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The value of net refined fuel exports from the U.S. increased 55 percent in 2013 over the prior year, reaching $33 billion, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
Categories: Markets, Refining
A pedestrian walks on a bridge in front of wind turbines at the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city in Tianjin. (Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg)

China narrows gap to US in renewable-energy ranking

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China closed in on the U.S. at the top of a renewable-energy ranking by consultants EY after installing record solar-power capacity last year.
Categories: Asia, Solar

Mississippi River Oil Spill

Mississippi spill highlights risk of US oil boom

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A barge crash that spilled enough oil to temporarily shut a stretch of the Mississippi River highlights the transportation risks of the U.S. energy boom just as regulators respond to several rail accidents involving crude.
Categories: Accidents, Environment
Minority Democrats outlined their proposal for changes to Alaska's oil tax structure should a referendum on the current system be approved later this year, on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, in Juneau, Alaska. Pictured are, from left, Rep. Les Gara and Sens. Hollis French and Bill Wielechowski. All three are from Anchorage. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

Alaska’s minority Democrats unveil oil tax plan

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Minority Democrats in the Legislature on Monday unveiled their vision of an oil tax system should voters this summer roll back the tax structure lawmakers approved last year.
Categories: Arctic, Politics/Policy
Oil prices pulled back Wednesday after reaching highs for 2015 on Tuesday.

Oil falls to near $102 a barrel

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The price of oil slipped Tuesday as expectations of a buildup in U.S. crude inventories dampened sentiment.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
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Google Glass is one example of wearable tech in the oil & gas industry…what about smart watches?

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My brother and I were driving home together this evening, and given that he works in tech and I have been even more interested in tech than usual since I started my project with Google Glass, naturally the conversation turned to….tech. Specifically, the conversation turned to smart watches, since Samsung has just announced their second […]
Categories: General, Workforce
A dusk view of a support vessel next to the illuminated Na Kika oil and natural gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico. (BP)

BP starts pumping crude at major deep-water Gulf project

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BP said Monday it began pumping crude from a new well at one of its four major deep-water hubs in the Gulf of Mexico last week, the second major startup in U.S. offshore region this year.
Categories: Gulf of Mexico