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These are the experts drawing battle lines over oil exports

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The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
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The oil patch palette

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Categories: featured, General

These are the experts drawing battle lines over oil exports

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The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
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The oil patch palette

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A couple of years ago we presented some examples of how the grit and steel of the oil field can take on its own beauty in the hands of a skilled photographer or digital artist.
Categories: featured, General
Part of the containment vessel for a new nuclear reactor at the Vogtle nuclear power plant under construction in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Energy chief says ‘all of the above’ means nuclear too

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As he touted the Obama administration’s “all-of-the-above” energy strategy on Wednesday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz put money behind the notion, signing off on $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees to support construction of the first new U.S. nuclear power plant to be built in three decades.
Categories: Nuclear, Politics/Policy
The anti-Keystone XL commercial produced by NextGen Climate.

How a CEO reacts when Robert Redford pegs him a villain (video)

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When Russ Girling took the top job at TransCanada in 2010, he assumed that the U.S., Canada’s longtime chief energy partner, wanted Keystone XL and the heavy oil-sands crude that would feed Gulf Coast refineries that had undergone multibillion-dollar retrofits to accept it. Since then, the politics have grown fractious.
Categories: Keystone XL, People
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Drilling rig market finally improving in U.S., Nabors CEO says

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Growing demand for walking rigs may finally improve the market for land drilling contractors in the U.S., the chief executive of Nabors Industries said Wednesday.
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Profits from US natural gas exports could disappoint, researcher says

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The market could be overreacting to the high price of natural gas in Asia to such an extent that LNG export terminals might not be as profitable as once imagined, a new study from Rice University warns.
Categories: Asia, featured, LNG, Markets
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Canadian Natural acquires Devon assets for $2.9B

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Canadian Natural Resources Ltd., the nation’s biggest producer of heavy oil, agreed to buy Devon Energy Corp.’s conventional oil and natural-gas fields in Canada for $2.86 billion in cash.
Categories: Canada, Deals
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Obama heads to Mexico amigos meeting strained by Keystone

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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s frustration with U.S. PresidentBarack Obama’s failure to approve the Keystone XL pipeline may make this installment of the North America summit, known as the “Three Amigos,” the frostiest since the annual meetings began almost a decade ago.
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Among “pharmacists”, engineers and ex-gangmembers, the oilfield is a great equalizer

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In hindsight, some of the best parts about working in the field were the stories I accumulated. In my mind, one of the funniest stories actually happened on my very last job (well, so far in my career anyways) on a rig.