Fuel Fix

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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.

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Official: Canadian oil won’t hurt ND production

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The director of the North Dakota Pipeline Authority says proposed increases of crude from Canada’s oil sands likely won’t have an impact on the state’s soaring oil production.
An Eagle Ford well near Kenedy, Texas. (Eric Gay/AP)

The Dallas Fed says energy industry remains ‘solid’

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The latest Beige Book from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is out, and it said the energy industry “remains solid” with healthy demand for oil field services.
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Labor union comes out against oil exports

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The United Steelworkers on Monday declared its opposition to exporting American crude, siding with refiners who say it would hike oil prices and pare their margins.
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Report: Oil exports and higher royalties should go together

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The Obama administration would shortchange taxpayers if it heeds the oil industry’s calls to lift a 39-year-ban on exporting U.S. crude without first hiking the royalty rate companies pay the government for drilling on federal lands, according to a new report.
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Marrying tablets and Google Glass to increase the efficiency of oil & gas field operations (video)

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For these reasons, I have started to program what I’m calling for now a “Digital Tally Book”; eventually it will be a standalone application for field engineers, as well as an easy way to send relevant content to the Google Glass device.
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United Rentals buying Texas pump rental company

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United Rentals says it’s buying National Pump, the second-largest pump rental company in North America, for $780 million.
U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, speaks during a business conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 9, 2014.  (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

US commerce secretary in Gulf ahead of Obama visit

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Penny Pritzker’s visit comes just weeks before President Barack Obama is scheduled to fly to Saudi Arabia to meet King Abdullah in an effort to patch over strained relations due to U.S. policy on Iran and Syria. It will be Obama’s first visit to Saudi Arabia since 2009.