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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.

The oil patch palette

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Categories: featured, General
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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.
(ALEXANDER KLEIN/AFP/Getty Images

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.

(AP Photo/Scanpix, Statoil)

Norway’s oil stimulus nears tipping point as growth fades

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A near half-decade boom in oil investments in Norway is about to come to an end, sapping momentum in the economy of western Europe’s largest crude producer, the country’s main economic forecaster said.
Categories: Europe, Politics/Policy
(AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

OPEC production surges as Iraq pumps most in 35 years

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OPEC crude production rose above its target for the first time in five months as Iraq pumped the most in 35 years, according to the International Energy Agency.
A customer puts fuel in his vehicle at a Shell gas station in Peoria, Illinois. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

IEA raises 2014 oil demand estimate as world economy recovers

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Oil demand will be higher in 2014 than previously estimated as global economic growth recovers, the International Energy Agency said. Pressure on supplies will ease in coming months as seasonal consumption dips.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
(Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Green push blows away German coal-power profits

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s campaign to limit climate change with an energy system based on renewable sources is cutting into profits of companies that still provide 57 percent of the power that keeps Europe’s biggest economy humming.
Categories: Coal, Environment, Europe
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska (AP Photo/Chris Miller)

Senator: Energy technology needed to combat climate change

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The U.S. has made progress at addressing climate change, but additional technologies are needed to promote the use of abundant energy resources while combating emissions, Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska.
Categories: Crude oil, Environment
An electricity utility tower in Underwood, North Dakota. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Power-grid attack fuels debate over threat of snipers vs. hackers

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U.S. energy regulators’ efforts to harden the power grid against snipers and terrorists are fueling a debate over whether they’re diverting resources from other threats, like cyber attacks.
(AP file photo/Paul Sakuma)

Shell to slash oil field spending, jobs in the Americas

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Shell will slash spending and staff in its oil and gas field operations in the Americas, CEO Ben van Beurden told investors Thursday, largely in response to disappointing results in U.S. shale plays.