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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.

(Photo: Kate Ter Haar/Flickr)

Power crisis costs haven’t hit home

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The price tag for the crisis last week that almost forced operators to shut off power to parts of the Texas grid isn’t likely to show up on your next electric bill. But traders say the close call produced market conditions that eventually could hit consumers.
Categories: Electricity, Premium, Weather
A jar holding waste water from hydraulic fracturing is held up to the light at a recycling site in Midland, Texas. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

Lab study cuts fracking waste’s radioactivity

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Researchers believe they have found an unlikely way to decrease the radioactivity of some hydraulic fracturing wastewater: Mix it with the hazardous drainage from mining operations.

Cuadrilla Resources Ltd.'s shale gas exploration site in Singleton, U.K. (Paul Thomas/Bloomberg)

European Union drafting ‘minimum’ guidelines for fracking shale

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The European Union plans “minimum” guidelines for shale fracking, under proposals that may facilitate oil and gas drilling using the contested technique that’s brought the U.S. toward energy independence, according to a draft statement.
(Paul Thomas/Bloomberg)

England’s clouds part for solar as panels carpet fields

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Cloudy Britain is emerging as Europe’s hottest market to build solar parks.
Categories: Europe, Solar
Ford shows the company's new 2015 F-150 pickup truck. On Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, Ford unveils a new F-150 built almost entirely out of aluminum. The lighter material, which shaves as much as 700 pounds off the truck, will save fuel and make the truck more nimble without sacrificing power, Ford says. (AP Photo/Ford)

Aluminum Revolution: Ford introduces a new F-150

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On Monday, Ford unveils a new F-150 with a body built almost entirely out of aluminum. The change is Ford’s response to small-business owners’ desire for a more fuel-efficient and nimble truck — and stricter government requirements on fuel economy.
Categories: Transportation
Total headquarters outside Paris. (AP file photo/Jacques Brinon)

French oil giant Total joins shale hunt in Britain

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The French oil conglomerate Total will explore for shale gas in Britain, joining a boom that has overhauled world energy markets.
Categories: Europe, Shale
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Crude oil falls below $92 a barrel on Iran deal

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The price of oil fell below $92 a barrel Monday as Libyan production continued to ramp up and the possibility of increased crude exports from Iran raised the prospects of excess supply on global markets.
Categories: Crude oil