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Rig rout puts smaller drillers in front as oil majors scale back

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Sound Oil Plc, a Mediterranean producer one-500th the size of Eni SpA, will start exploring fields in Morocco and Italy toward the end of 2015 and early 2016, while Cairn Energy Plc and Savannah Petroleum Plc plan wells in West Africa.

Rig rout puts smaller drillers in front as oil majors scale back

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Sound Oil Plc, a Mediterranean producer one-500th the size of Eni SpA, will start exploring fields in Morocco and Italy toward the end of 2015 and early 2016, while Cairn Energy Plc and Savannah Petroleum Plc plan wells in West Africa.
Pemex Refinery in the Hidalgo State in Mexico

Pair of companies to build 700,000-barrel crude oil storage near Houston

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The two companies said they will build about 700,000 barrels of new crude oil storage and a pipeline near Seabrook, Texas, about 30 miles southeast of Houston.

Eagle Ford, Cline Shale spur UTSA to offer oil and gas certificate

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The University of Texas at San Antonio  College of Engineering has a new oil and gas certificate for undergraduate students. The certificate is offered through the school’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in response for the need for engineers in two big Texas shale plays – the Eagle Ford and the Cline Shale. UTSA mechanical engineering faculty […]
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Eagle Ford Consortium Conference set for April

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Registration is open for the third annual Eagle Ford Consortium Conference at the Convention Center from April 21 to 23. Speakers will include Rod Skaufel, BHP Billiton Petroleum president of North America shale production, Carlos Rubinstein, chairman of the Texas Water Development Board, and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro. The title of the conference is “Driving the 21st […]
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Keystone XL southern leg launches as safest pipeline ever, CEO says

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TransCanada has started delivering oil to the Texas coast through the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Canadian company confirmed Wednesday.
A crewman directs a pipe on a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas, in 2012. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Commentary: A tale of two pipelines — It’s time for common sense to prevail

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Even as Keystone XL’s southern leg launches today, delay pervades the remainder of the Keystone XL pipeline. Why more than five years after the initial filing are we still waiting for a final decision from the Obama Administration?

Punish Success And Reward Rent Seeking and Bigger Government

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Real Clear Politics recently ran an article by a writer from the so- called Center for American Progress.  I say so-called because from the content of the article, the organization would be more accurately named the Center for American Distress or the Center for Political Bambozzle.  It uses and misuses tired old assertions about oil […]
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HR personnel look away: Using a service company as a stepping stone to an operator

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It is highly likely that without a service company taking a chance on me, I wouldn’t be enjoying the great career in oil & gas that I’m in today. Today’s question comes from a reader who also started with a service company, but whose desired career path entails joining an operator. At what point will they be ready to make the jump?
The growth of renewable energy could slow unless the industry gets more certainty about policies surrounding them, the International Energy Agency said in a new report. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Germany can’t bear hefty green energy costs, minister says

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Germany must focus on the cheapest clean-energy sources as well as efficient fossil-fuel-fired plants to stop spiraling power prices, Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said.
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