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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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Grid operator says 4 new plants will ease demand

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Peak demand this summer is expected to exceed 68,000 megawatts.
Categories: Electricity
Daniel Yergin, vice chairman IHS CERAWeek Conference Chairman (left) , leads a panel on the future of shale gas with Marvin Odum, president Shell Oil Company; Fred Krupp, president
Environmental Defense Fund; and Governor of Colorado John Hickenlooper,  during the IHS CERAWeek energy conference. ( Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle )

Environmentalist: Methane emissions hurt benefits of natural gas

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The energy industry must continue to manage rogue natural gas emissions that release methane into the atmosphere in order to maximize the fuel’s potential as a sustainable source of energy, the head of the Environmental Defense Fund said Wednesday.
An LNG carrier departs an Australia harbor. (kenhodge13/Flickr)

Feds could order more natural gas export studies

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz went further than ever before Wednesday in suggesting the Obama administration could redo the economic analysis that is underpinning each of its case-by-case decisions on exporting American natural gas.
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Oil down as Ukraine fears ease, U.S. supplies rise

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U.S. crude for April delivery dropped $1.88 to close at $101.45 a barrel.
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Exxon Mobil to cut spending this year

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The company says it will reduce capital spending by 6 percent.
Tony Weber, managing partner and chief operating officer of Natural Gas Partners, speaks at the IHS CERAWeek energy conference in Houston on March 5, 2014. ( Melissa Phillip / Houston Chronicle )

Oil and gas flow may not meet pipelines’ cash flow expectations

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Pipeline companies are competing for reliable, long-term customers to meet the demands of investors expecting steady cash flows.
Categories: General
Bill Maloney, executive vice president of Statoil (Emily Pickrell/Houston Chronicle)

Statoil: Mexico is still a wait-and-see investment opportunity

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Mexico passed the constitutional laws that could open up its energy sector to private investment last December, but the regulations governing the details are still being developed – and these regulations will be critical in determining whether companies like Statoil would consider investing.
Categories: Latin America