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

Top energy bosses buck trend of falling executive pay

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The 10 highest-paid executives in Houston last year all work in the energy industry and, despite domestic oil’s long and lingering swoon that began last summer, seven of them made more money than they did in high-flying 2013.
(Photographer: Eddie Seal, Bloomberg)

Return to drilling sends rig count up by 21

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Top energy bosses buck trend of falling executive pay

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Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips CEO, speaks during the opening panel discussion of the 2015 IHS Energy CERAWEEK. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)
The 10 highest-paid executives in Houston last year all work in the energy industry and, despite domestic oil’s long and lingering swoon that began last summer, seven of them made more money than they did in high-flying 2013.
(Photographer: Eddie Seal, Bloomberg)

Return to drilling sends rig count up by 21

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U.S. drillers put more oil rigs to work this week than they have since last April, according to Friday’s Baker Hughes rig count.
Categories: Crude oil, featured
Activists engage in civil disobedience Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at the White House in Washington, D.C., in hopes of pressuring President Barack Obama to reject the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press)

Keystone XL pipeline records sought in Sierra Club suit

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Keystone XL pipeline records are being sought by the Sierra Club in a lawsuit claiming the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has to make public documents related to its review of TransCanada Corp. (TRP)’s project.
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Crude oil slightly down ahead of US jobs report

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The price of oil fell slightly Friday as market players readied for the release of a crucial U.S. jobs report.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets

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Cold weather prompts call for power conservation in Texas

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The state’s main grid operator is asking consumers to reduce electricity use to ensure adequate power as temperatures fall overnight.
Categories: Electricity, featured
(AP file photo/Paul Sakuma)

GE Oil & Gas adding jobs at Texas facility

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GE Oil & Gas Inc. will invest $8 million and add 175 jobs at its manufacturing facility, which manufactures equipment used in the production of natural gas.
Categories: Natural gas, Workforce
A series of pipes direct natural gas in Bismarck, North Dakota. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Spike in oil-by-rail fueled by regulatory delays, experts say

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Rapidly developing oil and gas production in North Dakota, Texas and other states is outpacing the construction of new pipelines and other infrastructure to carry those fuels to market, energy experts and former government officials warned Thursday.
Crewmen work a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Commentary: Keystone XL — the cost of politics and illusion

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As more time has gone by and more analyses completed, it is absolutely clear that Keystone has been driven by politics and bogus claims. Not science or the national interest.
Categories: Keystone XL
A gas station attendant pumps gas, in Portland, Ore.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Fuel prices to rise as spring approaches

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AAA offered good news and bad news for motorists in a new fuel price forecast released Thursday. The bad: drivers will likely start paying more for gasoline soon, as refiners prepare for annual spring maintenance. The good: gas prices will probably be slightly lower this year than they were in 2013.
Categories: Gasoline, Refining