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(Photographer: Eddie Seal, Bloomberg)

Magnum Hunter shares could be de-listed, NYSE says

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A punishing summer oil slump sent Magnum Hunter Resources Corp.’s shares below $1 apiece last month as it reported its crude and natural gas revenues in the second quarter came in sharply lower than last year, when oil was trading around $100 a barrel.

Magnum Hunter shares could be de-listed, NYSE says

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(Photographer: Eddie Seal, Bloomberg)
A punishing summer oil slump sent Magnum Hunter Resources Corp.’s shares below $1 apiece last month as it reported its crude and natural gas revenues in the second quarter came in sharply lower than last year, when oil was trading around $100 a barrel.
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These are the experts drawing battle lines over oil exports

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The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
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Worker remains missing as Chevron well continues to burn

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State environmental officials and expert firefighters brought in by Chevron have been continuing to monitor a burning Marcellus Shale natural gas well in Pennsylvania. One worker still is unaccounted for.
Categories: Accidents, Natural gas
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BP’s multibillion-dollar sell-off enters new phase

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Even after selling off $38 billion in assets to slim down in the face of oil spill costs, BP could make trimming its balance sheet a habit.
(AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

Report: Ethanol’s role could diminish as biofuels grow

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Biofuels consumption will increase by more than 57 percent over the next decade, but the proportion that comes from ethanol is likely to decline, according to new projections from market research firm Navigant Research.
Categories: Environment, Gasoline
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Can a “Wall-Streeter” trade their suit and tie for a pair of coveralls?

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I’ve always felt that the expression “career path” is a misnomer: it implies that your way forward is clear from the get-go, and all you have to do is cross certain milestones before eventually making it to the top.
Of course, that’s not reality. Many people try out different things before settling on one track or area of specialization, and I can’t think of one fellow professional that will say their career has progressed without a single setback. In this column, I offer some advice to a professional looking to do a career “reset” from a position in finance; I hope that this column is helpful even if you’re planning a reset from any other industry!
Crewmen work a site for TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012, in Winnsboro. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

Keystone comments rushing in to State Dept.

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Members of the public have filed more than 3,500 comments voicing their opinions on Keystone XL, just a week after the feds — once again — solicited input on the controversial pipeline.
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Iraq considers more actions against Exxon for Kurd oil venture

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Iraq is considering additional measures against Exxon Mobil Corp. over deals the company signed with the semi-autonomous Kurdish region, Deputy Prime Minister for Energy Affairs Hussain al-Shahristani said.
(Bill Montgomery/Houston Chronicle)

Fire reported at Connecticut power plant

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Firefighters in Connecticut are responding to a blaze at a power plant where an explosion in 2010 killed six people and injured several dozen others.
Categories: Accidents, Electricity