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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.

OTC setup underway at NRG Center

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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 )
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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Chevron earnings fall 50 percent along with crude prices

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The San Ramon, California-based company said Friday that its average realized price for a U.S. barrel of crude was $43 in the first quarter of 2015, compared to $91 per barrel in the same three months last year.

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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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US household wealth highest since 2007

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Rise in value of property and financial assets behind families’ increasing net worth, raising hopes on spending, while consumer credit also increased
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Icahn muscles in on Dell deal

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News of stake comes as group faces shareholder opposition to planned $24.4bn buyout by founder Michael Dell and Silver Lake, the private equity firm
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TGS schedules two Barents offshore geophysics surveys

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TGS will start the 2013 European acquisition season with two 3D multi-client surveys in the Norwegian Barents Sea.
Categories: Offshore

India witnesses SUV boom

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Sales of 4x4s are up 59%, driven by an increasingly wealthy and brand-conscious middle class, even as the overall car market in India is dropping
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ExxonMobil sells interests in 20 deepwater GoM tracts to Neftegaz

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ExxonMobil has sold a 30% interest in 20 deepwater Gulf of Mexico exploration blocks to Neftegaz America Shelf LP.
Categories: Offshore
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NuStar in dispute on pipeline

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San Antonio-based NuStar Energy LP says it’s checking out all its legal options in a dispute with TexStar Midstream Services LP, which has backed out of the second of two deals to sell assets to NuStar.
Categories: Pipelines

Bills target those long oil field hotel stays

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Hotel rooms and worker lodges are full across South and West Texas, as the oil and gas industry rushes to drill thousands of new wells.
Categories: Eagle Ford
(AP Photo/Xinhua, Liang Xiaopeng, File)

U.S. has clean-energy trade surplus with China

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American clean-energy companies racked up a $1.6 billion trade surplus with China in 2011, according to a report issued Wednesday.
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After repair, Motiva reaches capacity

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The expanded Motiva Port Arthur Refinery has reached its full operating capacity of 600,000 barrels of crude processing nearly eight months after a new unit suffered internal damage, causing a major disruption in the $10 billion expansion project.
Categories: General
Crewmen work a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Keystone fails Texas common-carrier test, landowners say

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TransCanada Corp. (TRP) faces court arguments from Texas landowners that its plans for the Keystone XL pipeline to transport Canadian tar-sands oil to coastal refineries don’t give it the right to condemn their property.
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A contractor closes a valve on a tanker truck at a Range Resources hydraulic fracturing operation in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Dearth of skilled workers imperils $100 billion in projects

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After spending years searching for enough crude to pump, the U.S. oil and natural gas industry now is struggling to find and pay for enough skilled workers to tap the abundant supply in shale rock, putting $100 billion in planned petrochemical projects at risk.

Kenyan candidate claims vote rigging

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Campaign team behind Raila Odinga claims results of Kenya’s presidential election are being doctored and calls for count to be halted
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Sally Jewell, CEO of REI, and President Barack Obama's pick to succeed Ken Salazar as Interior Secretary, leads a five-woman team to the top of Mount Rainier in this July 2010 photo.  (AP Photo/The News Tribune, Janet Jensen)

Obama Interior pick championed outdoor jobs over oil

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As she stood before governors from western U.S. states last June, Sally Jewell made a pitch that was self-evident and revolutionary: Public lands are an economic boon.
Categories: Politics/Policy

China moves to make its markets credible

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Country aims to be included in major international stock indices but the timing of reforms and corporate governance, are likely to be sticking points
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Project to archive Exxon Valdez records continues

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A project to archive records related to the Exxon Valdez oil spill is continuing after the state sought to address concerns raised by a federal judge.
Categories: Crude oil