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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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Oil prices slip

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The price of oil slipped to near $103 a barrel on Wednesday as concerns over Russia’s military advance into Ukraine eased, but the situation remained tense overall.
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Coursework is the fastest way to transition into the oil & gas industry

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There is no “magic bullet”: finding a new job is hard enough, and it becomes even tougher if that desired new job is in an industry you’re unfamiliar with, let alone a highly technical and complex one such as oil & gas.
Chesapeake CEO Robert "Doug" Lawler speaks at the IHS CERAWeek energy conference in Houston on March 4, 2014. (Mayra Beltran/Houston Chronicle)

Bullish future for production, Chesapeake CEO says

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From the swampy gas fields of Louisiana to Alberta’s icy tar sands to the jungles of Colombia, the best is yet to come for upstream production, panelists agreed during an afternoon discussion at CERAWeek.
Categories: Natural gas
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Oil exec: Decades of life left in Bakken Shale

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Continental Resources President Rick Bott is bullish on the Bakken Formation and pushing back against critics who say the U.S. shale oil revolution will be short lived.
Jin-Yong Cai, executive vice president and CEO of International Finance Corporation, speaks at the IHS CERAWeek conference in Houston on March 4, 2014. (Maya Beltran/Houston Chronicle)

Energy projects struggling to find investors as costs rise

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Soaring costs across the oil and gas industry are threatening to price out emerging markets competing to attract capital, the head of the International Finance Corp. warned Tuesday.
Valero CEO Bill Klesse speaks about global oil demand during the IHS CERAWeek energy conference on March 4, 2014. (Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle)

Oil demand won’t peak for decades, Valero CEO says

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growing need for transportation fuels in developing countries will stave off a peak in global oil demand over the next decade, despite shrinking oil use in the U.S. and other mature markets, panelists said Tuesday.
Categories: Refining, Transportation
Prime Minister Harper, center, talks with firefighters in July in Lac Megantic, Quebec.    A runaway train derailed Saturday  exploding tanker cars carrying crude oil and destroying part of the downtown area of Lac Megantic.   (AP Photo/THE CANADIAN PRESS, Paul Chiasson)

Refiners ask for timeout on new oil-by-rail tests

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Refiners are pleading with U.S. regulators for a timeout on new mandates on North Dakota oil before loading it onto train tankers.