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(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.

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Crude oil slightly down ahead of US jobs report

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The price of oil fell slightly Friday as market players readied for the release of a crucial U.S. jobs report.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
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Cold weather prompts call for power conservation in Texas

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The state’s main grid operator is asking consumers to reduce electricity use to ensure adequate power as temperatures fall overnight.
Categories: Electricity, featured
(AP file photo/Paul Sakuma)

GE Oil & Gas adding jobs at Texas facility

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GE Oil & Gas Inc. will invest $8 million and add 175 jobs at its manufacturing facility, which manufactures equipment used in the production of natural gas.
Categories: Natural gas, Workforce
A series of pipes direct natural gas in Bismarck, North Dakota. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Spike in oil-by-rail fueled by regulatory delays, experts say

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Rapidly developing oil and gas production in North Dakota, Texas and other states is outpacing the construction of new pipelines and other infrastructure to carry those fuels to market, energy experts and former government officials warned Thursday.
Crewmen work a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Commentary: Keystone XL — the cost of politics and illusion

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As more time has gone by and more analyses completed, it is absolutely clear that Keystone has been driven by politics and bogus claims. Not science or the national interest.
Categories: Keystone XL
A gas station attendant pumps gas, in Portland, Ore.  (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

Fuel prices to rise as spring approaches

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AAA offered good news and bad news for motorists in a new fuel price forecast released Thursday. The bad: drivers will likely start paying more for gasoline soon, as refiners prepare for annual spring maintenance. The good: gas prices will probably be slightly lower this year than they were in 2013.
Categories: Gasoline, Refining
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Oil gains on positive labor report

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Natural gas prices were volatile again,