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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.

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.
Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips CEO, speaks during the opening panel discussion of the 2015 IHS Energy CERAWEEK. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

ConocoPhillips to cut 10 percent of global workforce

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ConocoPhillips said Tuesday it is planning to cut roughly 1,800 employees, or 10 percent of its global workforce, in the next several weeks as it deals with low oil prices.

Juan Carlos Zepeda Molina, president of Mexico's National Hydrocarbons Commission, speaks during Wednesday's Greater Houston Partnership conference on Mexico's energy sector overhaul.

Mexico will release Pemex seismic data for investors’ review

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Mexico will release years of oil exploration testing data as it opens its energy sector to international investment, a top Mexican regulator said in Houston Wednesday.
Categories: Latin America
Froylán Gracia Galicia, Pemex executive chief of staff, says the opening of Mexico's energy sector could bring in $35 billion in private investment. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle)

Mexico anticipates energy overhaul will bring in billions

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The opening of Mexico’s energy market is expected to bring in as much as $35 billion in outside investment, a Mexican oil executive says.
Categories: General, Latin America
Antelope graze not far from gas drilling rigs in western Wyoming's Upper Green River Basin. (Photo: Mead Gruver, Associated Press)

Fracturing secrets case back before Wyoming judge

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Wyoming was the first state to require disclosure of fracturing fluid ingredients to state regulators.
A deal signed in May 2013 between Exxon Mobil Corp. and Qatar Petroleum International would add a liquefied natural gas export terminal to the existing Golden Pass import terminal in the Port Arthur community of Sabine Pass.

Senate panel blocks vote on LNG export plan

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A plan to accelerate U.S. natural gas exports in response to Russia’s invasion of Crimea failed in the Senate on Wednesday, amid criticism that it could derail a Ukraine aid package.
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Oil drops to below $98 on China economy

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China’s drop in exports in February fueled worries of a further slowdown in the world’s second-largest economy.
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Texas leads growth in clean energy jobs

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Texas, California and New York were among the nation’s leaders in adding green energy jobs during the final months of 2013, according to a new analysis. New wind projects helped drive the growth in the Lone Star State.
Categories: Politics/Policy, Texas, Wind
A jackup rig works on an Energy XXI project in the Main Pass complex of the Gulf of Mexico, located in about 100 feet of water near the mouth of the Mississippi River. (Martin L Vargas / Energy XXI)

Energy XXI chief: Massive Gulf merger will drive oil field growth (photos)

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Energy XXI’s $1.5 billion deal to buy another offshore oil and gas producer is a rare breed in the energy industry, as corporate acquisitions have given way to a slew of asset transactions in recent years. CEO John Schiller says it’s a chance to capitalize on synergies that oil producers don’t typically get when offshore leases simply trade hands.