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(Jordan Blum/Houston Chronicle)

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.

(AP Photo/Luis Cruz Hernandez)

Mexico energy overhaul could renew interest in green power

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Electricity from renewable sources could be headed for big growth in Mexico under policy initiatives that are shaking up the nation’s energy sector.
Categories: Latin America, Wind
(Photo: Drew from Zhrodague/Flickr)

Missouri rule on track to hike ethanol blend in gasoline

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A proposed rule allowing the sale of gasoline with a 15 percent ethanol blend has been on hold since last October when it was temporarily blocked by a Missouri legislative committee.
Categories: Biofuels, Gasoline
A new oil well operates on the outskirts of Parshall, N.D. (AP Photo/James MacPherson, File)

Hundreds propose places to protect from drilling

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The North Dakota Industrial Commission received more than 500 comments from the public on a proposal for places deemed worthy of special protection from energy development.
Ambassador Kåre Aas says that of places in the United States, "Houston is the main center for Norwegian commercial activities." (Emily Pickrell/Houston Chronicle)

Q&A: Norway’s new ambassador makes early stop in Houston

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In an interview with FuelFix, the new ambassador discusses Norway’s interests in Houston and the fund that Norway created for investing its oil wealth.
Categories: Arctic, Europe
(Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)

IHS CERAweek draws energy luminaries to Houston summit

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Tempered growth in major emerging economies will loom over a massive energy symposium this week when industry power brokers assemble in Houston to analyze rising competition and geopolitical threats to global markets.
Categories: CERAWeek, featured
(Photo: Fotolia)

Iraq official says oil exports jump in February

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Iraq’s daily oil exports surged to 2.8 million barrels per day in February, some half million barrels more than in the previous month.
Oil prices pulled back Wednesday after reaching highs for 2015 on Tuesday.

Oil ends month with 5 percent gain; pump price up

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For all of February, oil gained $5.10 a barrel.
Categories: Crude oil