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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.

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell speaks in Houston in 2013. (James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

Agreement spells out Alaska gas pipeline project terms

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A newly signed commercial agreement anticipates Alaska’s equity share in a major natural gas pipeline project at about 20 to 25 percent
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Oil rises nearly 2 percent on big drop in US supplies

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Benchmark U.S. crude oil for February delivery rose $1.58, or 1.7 percent, to $94.17 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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House panel to examine rail safety

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Following a series of fiery explosions involving oil-carrying trains, a House panel will hold a hearing to examine the safety of moving crude by rail.
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Shale? There’s an app for that

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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced just launched the ShalePlay app – a response to booming shale oil and gas production. The firm’s energy law and environmental law attorneys and government relations professionals put together the free app as a resource on shale and hydraulic fracturing news, information and trends. The ShalePlay app includes information on legislation, regulation, shale studies, an interactive […]
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Eagle Ford measurement technology conference set for Corpus Christi

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The Corpus Christi Area Measurement Society School and Exhibition will be Feb. 11-12 at the Omni Bayfront Hotel in Corpus Christi. The event will focus on hydrocarbon measurement technologies for gas and liquids in the Eagle Ford Shale. Measurement requirements and challenges in the region – including high hydrogen sulfide and significant levels of paraffin in the produced […]
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A crewman directs a pipe for the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas. The northern leg has not yet received approval from the Obama administration. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

TransCanada will look at rail if Keystone XL rejected

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The chief executive of TransCanada said Wednesday if the Obama administration doesn’t approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline his company will look to the more dangerous alternative of building build rail terminals in Alberta and Oklahoma.
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Storage tanks at Kinder Morgan's BOSTCO terminal project on the Houston Ship Channel. (source: Kinder Morgan)

Kinder Morgan earnings jump 26 percent in fourth quarter

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Earnings for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners jumped 26 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, capping up a year of major growth for the business, the company reported Wednesday.