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(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.

Oil prices pulled back Wednesday after reaching highs for 2015 on Tuesday.

Oil falls to near $102 a barrel

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The price of oil slipped Tuesday as expectations of a buildup in U.S. crude inventories dampened sentiment.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
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Google Glass is one example of wearable tech in the oil & gas industry…what about smart watches?

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My brother and I were driving home together this evening, and given that he works in tech and I have been even more interested in tech than usual since I started my project with Google Glass, naturally the conversation turned to….tech. Specifically, the conversation turned to smart watches, since Samsung has just announced their second […]
Categories: General, Workforce
A dusk view of a support vessel next to the illuminated Na Kika oil and natural gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico. (BP)

BP starts pumping crude at major deep-water Gulf project

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BP said Monday it began pumping crude from a new well at one of its four major deep-water hubs in the Gulf of Mexico last week, the second major startup in U.S. offshore region this year.
Categories: Gulf of Mexico
A electric pumping unit removes crude oil from a  well outside South Heart, North Dakota. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Chronicle investigation: Peril in the oil patch

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The drilling boom in Texas’ oil and natural gas fields has brought jobs and prosperity, but extracted a bloody human toll.
Categories: Accidents
General Electric Co. CEO Jeff Immelt (right) waits for the start of the company's annual shareholders meeting in Erie, Pa. in 2008. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, file)

GE to funnel billions into oil field technology

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GE on Monday announced it was boosting its spending on projects to harness the power of carbon dioxide and natural gas in the oilfield.
Categories: Natural gas
Chesapeake Energy Corp. CEO Aubrey McClendon speaks during the opening of a compressed natural gas filling station in Oklahoma City in 2009. (AP Photo, File)

McClendon collects $680M to buy shale acreage in Oklahoma

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Aubrey McClendon’s new oil and gas venture wants to buy a sizable chunk of oil land in northern Oklahoma to supplement its large position in Ohio.
Categories: Crude oil, Deals
Cheniere Energy plans is adding LNG export capacity to the existing Sabine Pass import terminal in Louisiana. (Cheniere Energy Inc./Bloomberg)

Houston-area company lastest to seek approval to build LNG export facility

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Excelerate Energy, based in The Woodlands, is the latest in a long line of companies looking to cash on the natural gas boom via an LNG export facility.