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Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson speaks to 2015 IHS Energy CERAWeek. (Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)

Exxon Mobil earnings fall 52 percent

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Categories: Crude oil, featured
Lower prices cost oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil’s upstream business $4.5 billion, the company said.

Exxon Mobil earnings fall 52 percent

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Categories: Crude oil, featured
Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson speaks to 2015 IHS Energy CERAWeek. (Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)
Lower prices cost oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil’s upstream business $4.5 billion, the company said.
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Shell to ax thousands of jobs amid $7 billion in spending cuts

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The company, which in April said it was confident prices would return to $90 a barrel in three years, on Thursday said that “today’s oil price downturn could last for several years.”

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Oil above $100; new Fed chair’s comments awaited

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At the gas pump, prices appear to be starting their annual climb ahead of the U.S. driving season.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks about energy at the Heritage Action for America 2014 Conservative Policy Summit at the Heritage Foundation in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Cruz to GOP: Stop obsessing over Keystone XL

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Ted Cruz wants GOP lawmakers to move beyond Keystone XL and instead do more to unleash America’s energy potential.

Stephen Harper

Canadian PM sees Keystone approval, with or without Obama

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Canadia Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been openly critical of President Obama for repeatedly “punting” on Keystone and interfering with a long-standing and mutually beneficial energy relationship. If Barack Obama doesn’t approve the pipeline, he says, another president will.
Daniel Whitten, America's Natural Gas Alliance 
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Guest commentary: Low, stable natural gas price keeps heating bills in check

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Daniel Whitten, of the trade association America’s Natural Gas Alliance, says the price of natural gas is stable, despite a predictable uptick when cold weather increases heating demand.
Categories: Electricity, Natural gas
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Hedge funds boost diesel bets with supply at decade low

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Hedge funds are the most bullish on diesel in almost five months as the coldest January in 20 years boosted demand and cut U.S. supply to the lowest in a decade.
Categories: Markets, Weather
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Oil hovers near $100 on hopes of US recovery

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Oil hovered near $100 a barrel Monday on hopes that the U.S. economic recovery can be sustained despite January’s poor payrolls report.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
Scott Environmental Services operations manager Paul Kern, left, and supervisor Gumaro Herrera, test partially treated solid drilling waste. The company has developed processes for turning drilling waste into material for oil field roads and rig pads.

Q&A: Oil field leftovers don’t go to waste

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Blake Scott, the founder and president of Scott Environmental Services, has developed a way to turn solid drilling waste into a material that can be used to pave oil field roads and rig pads.
Categories: Environment