Fuel Fix

(Jordan Blum/Houston Chronicle)

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.

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Where should a Young Professional in oil & gas apply to business school?

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Today, I help a reader who has decided to make the leap to business school, but is apprehensive about where to apply.
Gas station employee changes the price in California. (Paul Sakuma/Associated Press)

California gas tax drops but pump price may not

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A California agency voted Tuesday to reduce a gasoline tax by 3.5 cents per gallon — but that doesn’t mean consumers will see a dip at the pump.
A fishing boat rests on a sandy beach of uninhabited Little Goat Island, Jamaica. A skirmish has been brewing between the Jamaican government and the conservation lobby over a transshipment port to be developed by state-run China Harbor Engineering Co. that is planned for the uninhabited Goat Islands in a swath of the island's biggest protected area. (AP Photo/David McFadden)

China would use coal plant to power Jamaica port

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A Chinese company wants to build its own coal-fired plant in southern Jamaica to generate the power needed for a hoped-for $1.5 billion port that the Caribbean island envisions as helping transform its chronically sluggish economy.
Categories: Asia, Coal
G. Steven Farris, chairman and chief executive officer of Apache Corp. ( Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle )

Apache to shrink stake in Canadian LNG

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Apache Corp. President and CEO G. Steven Farris announced Tuesday that the company expects to reduce its stake in an LNG project in Canada as part of a strategy that continues to shift the company’s focus towards North American, onshore liquid production.
Categories: Canada, featured, LNG
Yellow oil barrels

Oil prices rise as market awaits US inventory data

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The price of oil edged above $102 a barrel Wednesday as investors tried to assess the strength of U.S. demand with the approach of warmer weather.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Spain’s Repsol accepts $5 billion for Argentine unit

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The approval marks the end of a bitter dispute that hurt relations between the two countries.
Categories: General
Williams Tower in Houston's Galleria area is named after the pipeline giant. (Photo: Hines)

Williams Cos. to give board seat to Icahn protege

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Williams underperformed its peers last year.