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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.

Mexican lawmakers have passed legislation that will end a 75-year state monopoly on the energy industry.

Hurdles remain in push to loosen monopoly grip on Mexico oil

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Historic legislation that cleared Mexico’s Congress Thursday could open its oil industry to private investment for the first time in decades, though several steps remain before the nation can draw much-needed international capital to its oil fields.
(Photo: Valerie Everett/Flickr)

Former gas drilling exec charged in $9.2M scam

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A former Pennsylvania gas drilling company executive has been charged with stealing $9.2 million from his company.
Categories: Legal issues

(Jennifer A. Dlouhy/The Houston Chronicle)

Gas blast at Chinese coal mine traps 22 workers

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A gas explosion on Friday trapped 22 workers underground in a coal mine in western China.
Categories: Asia, Coal, Safety/Security
Oil Barrel

Oil prices down as Libya plans to resume output

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Oil prices were subdued Friday amid the possibility of new supplies from the Middle East after a Libyan militia said oil terminals could reopen.
Categories: Crude oil, Gasoline
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Judge holds Anadarko’s Kerr-McGee liable

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The company may have to pay as much as $14 billion related to environmental cleanup and health claims.
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OSHA cites Houston manufacturer after worker struck by machine part

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The agency has proposed penalties totaling $199,800 for four repeat and three serious violations, according to OSHA.
Categories: Accidents, Refining
A series of pipes direct natural gas in Bismarck, North Dakota. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Poll: Americans support more pipelines, including Keystone XL

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Eight out of 10 Americans support expanding the nation’s energy infrastructure, with new pipelines and other facilities to transport oil and gas across the U.S., according to a survey released Thursday.