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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.
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Drug case highlights underside of Bakken boom

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Authorities seeking to curb rising crime rates within once-quiet rural communities along the Montana-North Dakota border.
A crewman directs a pipe on a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas, in 2012. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Keystone XL helps crude prices rise

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Natural gas futures shot up almost 6 percent as temperatures in many parts of the Northeast dropped.

Eagle Ford, Cline Shale spur UTSA to offer oil and gas certificate

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The University of Texas at San Antonio  College of Engineering has a new oil and gas certificate for undergraduate students. The certificate is offered through the school’s Department of Mechanical Engineering in response for the need for engineers in two big Texas shale plays – the Eagle Ford and the Cline Shale. UTSA mechanical engineering faculty […]
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Eagle Ford Consortium Conference set for April

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Registration is open for the third annual Eagle Ford Consortium Conference at the Convention Center from April 21 to 23. Speakers will include Rod Skaufel, BHP Billiton Petroleum president of North America shale production, Carlos Rubinstein, chairman of the Texas Water Development Board, and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro. The title of the conference is “Driving the 21st […]
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Keystone XL southern leg launches as safest pipeline ever, CEO says

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TransCanada has started delivering oil to the Texas coast through the southern leg of the Keystone XL pipeline, the Canadian company confirmed Wednesday.
A crewman directs a pipe on a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas, in 2012. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Commentary: A tale of two pipelines — It’s time for common sense to prevail

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Even as Keystone XL’s southern leg launches today, delay pervades the remainder of the Keystone XL pipeline. Why more than five years after the initial filing are we still waiting for a final decision from the Obama Administration?

Punish Success And Reward Rent Seeking and Bigger Government

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Real Clear Politics recently ran an article by a writer from the so- called Center for American Progress.  I say so-called because from the content of the article, the organization would be more accurately named the Center for American Distress or the Center for Political Bambozzle.  It uses and misuses tired old assertions about oil […]
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