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Chevron's massive deep water offshore platform is headed to the Gulf of Mexico where it is expected to begin production this year. (Chevron)

Exxon, Chevron clear to bid on Mexican shallow-water blocks

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Mexico forecasts that the opening of the energy industry will bring in $62.5 billion in private investment by 2018 and increase its annual oil output by 500,000 barrels a day in that time.

Exxon, Chevron clear to bid on Mexican shallow-water blocks

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Chevron's massive deep water offshore platform is headed to the Gulf of Mexico where it is expected to begin production this year. (Chevron)
Mexico forecasts that the opening of the energy industry will bring in $62.5 billion in private investment by 2018 and increase its annual oil output by 500,000 barrels a day in that time.
FILE - This Oct. 11, 2013 file photo shows cleanup at the site of an oil pipeline leak and spill near Tioga, N.D. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)

Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years

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“It’s now just become part of our lives,” Patty Jensen said of the massive spill from a Tesoro Corp. pipeline that was discovered in September 2013 by her husband.

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Jury deliberates in ex-BP engineer’s trial

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federal jury is weighing the Justice Department’s case against a former BP engineer charged with deleting texts messages to obstruct a probe of the company’s massive 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.
An oil truck passes in front of Chevron Refinery in Richmond, Calif. in 2006. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Report: Little progress in refinery safety since deadly Texas City explosion

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Federal investigators on Monday called for an overhaul of the way oil refineries are regulated in California and across the nation, saying the smoky fire at Chevron’s Richmond refinery last year exposed weaknesses in systems that do not force companies to demonstrate they are operating as safely as possible.

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Shareholders approve Linn-Berry merger

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Linn Energy LLC said shareholders have approved the purchase of Berry Petroleum Co. The $3 billion deal is expected to close today.
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Smoke and flames billow from a crude oil unit at the Chevron refinery in Richmond, Calif., Monday, Aug. 6, 2012. (AP Photo/ContraCosta Times, D. Ross Cameron )

Chevron ignored warnings before refinery fire, safety report says

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The fire at Chevron Corp.’s refinery in Richmond, California, last year that sickened thousands was caused by the company ignoring a decade’s worth of calls for inspections and upgrades of piping that eventually corroded and failed, a federal safety report said today.
William Utt, chairman, president, CEO of KBR, says he'll retire in 2014. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)

KBR’s CEO to retire

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KBR CEO William Utt will retire next year, the company announced Monday.
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Exxon adds more space to Houston-area expansion

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Exxon Mobil has more planned for its Houston-area expansion than the enormous 385-acre campus that its erecting north of the city.
Mining trucks carry loads of oil-laden sand in Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/Jeff McIntosh)

Shell to fuel oil sands operations with natural gas

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Royal Dutch Shell will test new engines running on liquefied natural gas for its mining operations in Canada’s oil sands fields, the company said Monday.
Categories: Canada, LNG, Natural gas