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Oil’s slide continues into August

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Monday’s slide follows a bearish July, when concerns that the glut of oil may not be easing sparked a sell off and erased gains crude had posted in May and June.

Oil’s slide continues into August

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(AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Monday’s slide follows a bearish July, when concerns that the glut of oil may not be easing sparked a sell off and erased gains crude had posted in May and June.
Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson

Oil CEOs’ grim outlook rubs off on speculators fleeing market

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Exxon, the biggest U.S. energy producer, reported July 31 its lowest profit since 2009 while No. 2 Chevron posted its worst results in 12 years.
Categories: Crude oil, featured
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
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.