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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CEO Al Walker, gives a speech after his company won top ranked large employer during the Houston Chronicle's Top Workplaces Awards Gala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Houston. (Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)

Anadarko CEO: Outlook still uncertain for shale comeback

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Earlier in the year, before initial declines in service costs, Anadarko had estimated it would take $3 billion in capital expenditures to keep production levels flat. Now, Walker said, it would take about $2.7 billion, and there is still room for improvement.

Anadarko CEO: Outlook still uncertain for shale comeback

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CEO Al Walker, gives a speech after his company won top ranked large employer during the Houston Chronicle's Top Workplaces Awards Gala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Houston. (Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)
Earlier in the year, before initial declines in service costs, Anadarko had estimated it would take $3 billion in capital expenditures to keep production levels flat. Now, Walker said, it would take about $2.7 billion, and there is still room for improvement.
Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar (Melissa Phillip/Chronicle)

Paychecks rose for some Houston energy CEOs in 2014

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The 10 highest-paid executives in Houston last year all work in the energy industry, despite domestic oil’s long and lingering swoon.

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Oil falls below $94 as China growth slows

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Oil prices fell Monday after China’s economic growth declined in the last quarter of 2013.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
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New rigs march past the old (video)

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Highly specialized, mobile rigs are literally walking over the oil patch’s collection of aging equipment — tamping down sales and profits in a burst of efficiency that’s making some drillers victims of their own success.

(Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Boeing, Etihad, Total to develop aviation biofuels

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Aircraft maker Boeing Co., Etihad Airways, the oil company Total and others say they will work together on a program to develop an aviation biofuel industry in the United Arab Emirates.
A fire from a train derailment burns uncontrollably as seen in this aerial photograph Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, west of Casselton, N.D. (AP Photo/The Forum, Michael Vosburg)

In N. Dakota, derailment strengthens pipeline push

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The explosive derailment of an oil train near Casselton last month has North Dakota’s senators pushing harder than ever for expanded oil pipelines.
Tobias Read	Tobias Read, CEO of Swift Worldwide Resources.

Q&A: Company goes global to find local talent

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Swift Worldwide Resources, a global oil and gas staffing company with 23 offices on six continents, moved its worldwide headquarters from London to Houston last year. Swift specializes in the recruitment of contract and direct-hire positions across all sectors of the oil and gas industry.
(AP Photo/Matthew Brown)

FBI plan to put agents in Bakken Shale sparks flap

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Crime on both sides of the states’ border has spiked as thousands of new workers brings drug traffickers in their wake.
President Barack Obama speaks at Copper Mountain Solar 1 Facility in Boulder City, Nev. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Greens push back on Obama’s ‘all-of-the-above’ energy policy

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President Barack Obama’s oft-touted “all-of-the-above” energy plan has long been used to emphasize the administration’s commitment to oil and gas, even as the White House embraces cleaner alternatives.
Categories: Politics/Policy