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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.

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Maine governor seeks to get rid of wind energy goals

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More than five years ago, Maine set ambitious goals to spur wind power development aimed at helping wean the state off fossil fuels. But now Republican Gov. Paul LePage says the targets don’t really help the state and are so far out of reach as to be meaningless.
Categories: Politics/Policy, Wind

Natural gas advances a second day on frigid start to March

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Natural gas advanced for a second day in New York on speculation that a frigid start to March will erode stockpiles of the heating fuel that already are at 10-year seasonal lows.
Categories: Natural gas

Natural Gas Vehicles: Good or Bad for Climate?

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This post was written by Rosa Dominguez-Faus, post-graduate research fellow at the Institute for Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis Private businesses, municipal fleets and state governments are increasingly embracing natural gas vehicles (NGVs) as a cleaner, cheaper alternative to traditional oil-based fuels, gasoline and diesel, but new scientific studies are calling into question the […]
Categories: General
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Grid operator asks for conservation as cold grips state

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The state’s grid operator is asking electric customers to conserve power as more cold moves through Texas and heating demand rises.
Categories: Electricity, General
(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.