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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.
(Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

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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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

SunEdison, which moved from Maryland to California in 2011, is working on plans for a solar panel factory in Saudi Arabia. (Susana Bates/San Francisco Chronicle)

Saudis tap US solar company for massive panel factory

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Saudi officials signed an agreement Tuesday with Belmont, Calif.-based SunEdison Inc. to explore building a solar panel factory in the kingdom.
Categories: Middle East, Solar
Men are silhouetted against burning tankers early Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, near Posdino in Kirov region of Russia, some 500 miles northeast of Moscow. 32 tankers were derailed and 12 of them burned. No casualties were reported. (AP Photo/ Ministry of Emergency Situations, Kirov Branch Press Service)

Russia: 32 railcars carrying gas derail, on fire

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Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry says several dozen railcars carrying gas have derailed and caught fire northeast of Moscow, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of local resident.
Categories: Accidents, Rail
Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., speaks about Keystone XL during a news conference on Capitol Hill, while Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., Canadian Amb. Gary Doer and American Petroleum Institute President Jack Gerard look on. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Lawmakers consider setting deadline for Obama’s Keystone XL decision

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A bipartisan coalition of House and Senate members on Tuesday said they are considering an array of options to speed up a final verdict on the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, now that a State Department analysis raised no major environmental objections to the controversial project.
A fireball goes up at the site of an oil train derailment Monday, Dec 30, 2013, in Casselton, N.D. The train carrying crude oil derailed near Casselton Monday afternoon. Several explosions were reported as some cars on the mile-long train caught fire. (AP Photo/Bruce Crummy)

Feds: Oil from Dakota fields improperly classified

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“The fines we are proposing today should send a message to everyone involved in the shipment of crude oil: You must test and classify this material properly,” Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said.

Categories: Rail, Safety/Security
Ken Salazar, then Interior Secretary, in his Washington office in April, 2013. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

Former Interior chief to open NAPE with insights on fracking

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Salazar is set to speak at the North American Prospect Expo, a conference marked by a frenzy of wheeling and dealing, as landowners from around the globe look to make deals with oil, gas and pipeline companies.