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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CEO Al Walker, gives a speech after his company won top ranked large employer during the Houston Chronicle's Top Workplaces Awards Gala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Houston. (Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)

Anadarko CEO: Outlook still uncertain for shale comeback

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Earlier in the year, before initial declines in service costs, Anadarko had estimated it would take $3 billion in capital expenditures to keep production levels flat. Now, Walker said, it would take about $2.7 billion, and there is still room for improvement.

Anadarko CEO: Outlook still uncertain for shale comeback

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CEO Al Walker, gives a speech after his company won top ranked large employer during the Houston Chronicle's Top Workplaces Awards Gala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Houston. (Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)
Earlier in the year, before initial declines in service costs, Anadarko had estimated it would take $3 billion in capital expenditures to keep production levels flat. Now, Walker said, it would take about $2.7 billion, and there is still room for improvement.
Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar (Melissa Phillip/Chronicle)

Paychecks rose for some Houston energy CEOs in 2014

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The 10 highest-paid executives in Houston last year all work in the energy industry, despite domestic oil’s long and lingering swoon.

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Oil gains; natural gas soars, then falls back

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Natural gas rocketed to a four-year high before plunging back near $5 per 1,000 cubic feet
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Report: Fracking colliding with other water uses during drought

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Hydraulic fracturing is competing for water in some of the driest regions of the U.S., including the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, according to a research paper released today by the nonprofit Ceres.

North Pole Refinery (Photo: Flint Hills Resources)

Flint Hills says North Pole Refinery will close

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Flint Hills Resources announced Tuesday that it will close its North Pole refinery, shuttering a major employer in the Fairbanks area and eliminating a local source of gasoline, jet fuel, heating fuel and other petroleum products.
Categories: Arctic, Refining, Workforce
Former Interior Secretary Ken Salazar addresses the winter North American Prospect Expo at the George R. Brown Convention Center on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, in Houston. ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Former Obama official: Fracking has never been an environmental problem

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Former U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar said Wednesday morning that he believes hydraulic fracturing is safe, and the energy industry should work to convince the public that it doesn’t pose a safety threat.
(Nick De La Torre / Houston Chronicle)

LNG export fans form new coalition

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Oil industry and business groups have formed a new coalition to make the case for expanded exports of American natural gas.
Categories: LNG
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Being strategic in attending industry events to build your network in oil & gas

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Of course, in networking having a strategy is mandatory, and career fairs and industry events should factor into that strategy. Which one of these particular events you attend also requires considerable thought: you only have so much time and money after all!
A sea of stacks, pipes and storage tanks are amassed along the Houston ship channel in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

EPA shifts greenhouse gas permitting to Texas

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gave Texas authority over greenhouse gas permitting on Tuesday, ending a long, often bitter battle between the federal agency and the state.
Categories: Environment