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Workers prepare two compressor modules for OneSubsea’s multiphase compressor. (OneSubsea)

OTC Tech Awards: OneSubsea’s gas compressor tech is a first for deepwater development in the North Sea

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As thousands of oil and gas professionals from all over the world converge on Houston this week, Statoil will be installing the world’s first wet gas compressor on the floor of the North Sea.

OTC Tech Awards: OneSubsea’s gas compressor tech is a first for deepwater development in the North Sea

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Workers prepare two compressor modules for OneSubsea’s multiphase compressor. (OneSubsea)
As thousands of oil and gas professionals from all over the world converge on Houston this week, Statoil will be installing the world’s first wet gas compressor on the floor of the North Sea.
Houston's success hosting the annual Offshore Technology Conference is one of the selling points boosters are using in hopes of attracting the 2017 World Petroleum Congress.

Global guests descend on OTC 2015

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The Offshore Technology Conference is a truly international event, drawing visitors from more than 130 countries.
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    The Astrodome overshadows an entrance to the Offshore Technology Conference at NRG Park on Thursday, May 8, 2014, in Houston. ( J. Patric Schneider / For the Chronicle )

    OTC setup underway at NRG Center

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    The floor of the massive OTC conference is already filling up with booths, models and gadgets. The event begins May 4 at NRG Center.
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    OTC through the years

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    The Offshore Technology Conference held its first event in 1969. Look back through 46 years of history at photos from the early days of Houston’s biggest conference.
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Pressure mounts on US over IMF reform

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Almost 100 policy makers and academics have written to both houses of the US Congress urging them to ratify a 2010 deal to reform the IMF
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Anger at dead pigs in Shanghai river

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Nearly 3,000 dead pigs are found dumped in a river that is an important source of the city’s drinking water, causing outrage on social media
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Inaction amps up summer power worries

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The Public Utilities Commission could and should take steps to ease the threat, it probably won’t.
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Saratoga has dual-zone completion in Main Pass well

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Saratoga Resources Inc. (NYSE MKT: SARA) has completed its Roux Toux well as a producer.
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Commercial oil tanker AbQaiq readies itself to receive oil at Mina-Al-Bkar Oil terminal (MABOT), an off shore Iraqi oil installation.(U.S. Navy)

Eagle Ford Shale boosts growth at Texas ports

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Port Corpus Christi used to be a crude importer but is transforming into an exporter thanks to the Eagle Ford Shale activity, with companies taking crude by barge from Corpus Christi to refineries in Louisiana and other states.
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Is U.S. energy independence realistic?

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Some say it’s not realistic to suggest that the United States will stop importing oil entirely, because of the nation’s dependence on the broader global economy.
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(Photo: Horia Varlan/Flickr)

Startup turning natural gas glut into gasoline

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San Francisco startup Siluria Technologies says its process may be able to make chemicals and fuels at a cost competitive with — or lower than — the cost of similar products made from crude.
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Steffy: Rolling blackouts loom with PUC inaction

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By the time the Public Utility Commission gets around to addressing the reliability crisis facing the Texas’ electricity grid, it may be holding meetings by candlelight, says Houston Chronicle columnist Loren Steffy.
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This is an undated handout photo issued by Total E&P UK Ltd of Total's Elgin PUQ (Process/Utilities/Quarters)  platform. A two-mile exclusion zone has been set up around the offshore platform in the North Sea which has been evacuated after a gas leak, Tuesday, March 27, 2012. The leak on Total's Elgin PUQ platform, about 150 miles (241km) off the coast of Aberdeen, led to the evacuation of all 238 workers on Sunday. (AP Photo  / TOTAL E&P UK Ltd)

Total restarts production after North Sea gas leak

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French energy group Total says it is slowly restarting gas production in an area of the North Sea where a well sprang a leak nearly a year ago.
Categories: Natural gas, Offshore
President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden and House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, gestures as he gives his State of the Union address during a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, Pool)

Obama confers with energy, oil executives on second-term agenda

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President Barack Obama has conferred with more than a dozen oil, natural gas and clean-energy executives, as well as academic advisers, at the White House in advance of an energy-policy speech in Illinois next week, spokesman Josh Earnest said.
A Chesapeake Energy drilling rig (Photo: Chesapeake Energy)

Chesapeake may sell some shares in Clean Energy Fuels

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Chesapeake Energy Corp. (CHK), the U.S. natural gas producer selling as much as $7 billion in assets this year to plug a cash shortfall, may sell part of its stake in Clean Energy (CLNE) Fuels Corp.
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Anadarko Petroleum Corp. drills a series of wells on a pad on a Weld County farm near Mead, Colo. in the northeastern part of the state. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

Gas rigs drop to fewest since 1999 as drilling declines

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Oil and gas rigs in the U.S. fell for a third straight week to the lowest level since January after producers moved equipment out of gas plays.
A hydrogen explosion rocks the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station number three reactor on March 14, 2011. (AFP PHOTO/HO/NHK)

Japan’s cleanup lags from tsunami, nuke accident

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Two years after the triple calamities of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster ravaged Japan’s northeastern Pacific coast, debris containing asbestos, lead, PCBs — and perhaps most worrying — radioactive waste due to the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant looms as a threat for the region.
Categories: Nuclear

China opens way to keep Zhou at PBoC

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China’s central bank governor Zhou Xiaochuan is set for more time at PBoC after government hands him advisory role that allows him to work beyond 65
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India gang rape suspect found dead

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Ram Singh, accused of driving the New Delhi bus on which a 23-year-old woman was raped and fatally assaulted, hanged himself in his cell, police say
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