Fuel Fix

(Jordan Blum/Houston Chronicle)

Getting a glimpse of Exxon Mobil’s new campus

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The complex resembles a modern college campus with plenty of landscaping, about 20 buildings, three large parking garages, a wellness center and more.

Getting a glimpse of Exxon Mobil’s new campus

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(Jordan Blum/Houston Chronicle)
The complex resembles a modern college campus with plenty of landscaping, about 20 buildings, three large parking garages, a wellness center and more.
The shadows of  workers in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Oil industry needs half a trillion dollars to endure price slump

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If oil stays at about $40 a barrel, the shakeout could be profound.

(AP Photo/Skagit Valley Herald, Scott Terrell)

Tesoro updating rail oil cars with safer versions

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Tesoro Corp. said this week that it’s begun replacing its older rail cars used to transport crude oil with those of safer design. The San Antonio-based refiner said its rail-car fleet will consist entirely of the safer cars by mid-year.
Categories: Rail, Safety/Security
(Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

TransCanada asks Texas Supreme Court to skip Keystone review

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TransCanada Corp. asked the Texas Supreme Court to reject a farmer’s request to review condemnation rulings allowing the Keystone XL pipeline to cross her land against her will.
Categories: Keystone XL
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Google briefly tops Exxon Mobil in value

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Exxon Mobil has been under pressure since it reported fourth-quarter output declined last month.
Categories: Markets
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Oil briefly tops $100 as demand for fuel rises

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Benchmark U.S. crude gained $2.04 to close at $99.88 a barrel.
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore. and chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington about projects to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) under review by the Energy Department. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

Senators worried crude exports would send gas prices higher

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Two powerful Senate Democrats want to know whether Americans will pay more at the pump if the government relaxes a decades-old ban on exporting U.S. crude.
(Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Uproar over Keystone far outweighs pipeline’s potential effect, analysts say

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Both sides of the national furor over the Keystone XL Pipeline are reading too much into a recent government report on the pipeline’s environmental impact, and it’s possible that the political controversy has outgrown the proposed pipe itself, according to Wood Mackenzie.

Corpus port opens a $41 million extension

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  The Port of Corpus Christi this week is opening the $41 million extension of its La Quinta Channel. The project extends the ship channel 1.4 miles to a depth of 41 feet. It also includes breakwater and shore protection for 45 acres of seagrass habitat, as well as 200 acres of shallow water habitat created […]
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