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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stand on the stage prior to the Voters First Presidential Forum for Republicans at Saint Anselm College August 3, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Energy industry lobbying arm lays out wish list for White House hopefuls

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It’s time for presidential candidates to start outlining their plans for energy policy, a top oil industry leader says.

Energy industry lobbying arm lays out wish list for White House hopefuls

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Dr. Ben Carson, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stand on the stage prior to the Voters First Presidential Forum for Republicans at Saint Anselm College August 3, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)
It’s time for presidential candidates to start outlining their plans for energy policy, a top oil industry leader says.
The shadows of  workers in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

MRC Global cuts more jobs as profits dip

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MRC Global said Monday it has now cut 680 jobs total dating back to last year as the oil-field pipes, valves and fitting supplier has adapted to the low oil price environment.

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 […]
Categories: General
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HR personnel look away: Using a service company as a stepping stone to an operator

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It is highly likely that without a service company taking a chance on me, I wouldn’t be enjoying the great career in oil & gas that I’m in today. Today’s question comes from a reader who also started with a service company, but whose desired career path entails joining an operator. At what point will they be ready to make the jump?

The growth of renewable energy could slow unless the industry gets more certainty about policies surrounding them, the International Energy Agency said in a new report. (Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Germany can’t bear hefty green energy costs, minister says

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Germany must focus on the cheapest clean-energy sources as well as efficient fossil-fuel-fired plants to stop spiraling power prices, Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel said.
Categories: Europe, Solar, Wind
Stoneham 18 rig works on a well in Oasis Petroleum's Red Bank area of West Williston in Williams County, North Dakota. (Vern Whitten)

Officials to review proposed North Dakota drilling rule

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The proposal has been criticized by some Republican lawmakers and oil and farm groups.
The drillship Noble Discoverer did preliminary drilling in Alaska's Chukchi Sea for Shell in 2012. An appeals court ruling Jan. 22, 2014, could delay  Shell's plans to return to the Alaskan offshore region in summer of 2014.

Appeals court ruling could delay further U.S. Arctic drilling

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A federal appeals court in San Francisco has revived a lawsuit challenging a sale of offshore Alaska oil leases, a ruling that could delay oil company efforts to explore there.
Categories: Arctic, Environment
(AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)

New lawsuit filed against Cape Wind power project

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Opponents of a proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound have filed a federal lawsuit saying the state overstepped its authority when it brokered an agreement for a major utility to buy power from the project.
Categories: Legal issues, Wind
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European Union relaxes renewables target

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The European Commission is shying away from more ambitious mandatory renewable energy goals in its fight against climate change.
Categories: Environment, Europe