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Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson speaks to 2015 IHS Energy CERAWeek. (Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)

Exxon Mobil earnings fall 52 percent

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Categories: Crude oil, featured
Lower prices cost oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil’s upstream business $4.5 billion, the company said.

Exxon Mobil earnings fall 52 percent

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Categories: Crude oil, featured
Exxon Mobil Corp. CEO Rex Tillerson speaks to 2015 IHS Energy CERAWeek. (Billy Smith II/Houston Chronicle)
Lower prices cost oil and gas giant Exxon Mobil’s upstream business $4.5 billion, the company said.
(Photographer: Andrey Rudakov/Bloomberg)

Shell to ax thousands of jobs amid $7 billion in spending cuts

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The company, which in April said it was confident prices would return to $90 a barrel in three years, on Thursday said that “today’s oil price downturn could last for several years.”

(AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

SolarCity turns to retail investors for cash

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Solar panel installer SolarCity is turning to retail investors for cash. The company said Wednesday that it plans to sell securities directly to individuals and others interested in investing in its rooftop solar systems.
Categories: Finance/Earnings, Solar
Thomas "Tom" Donohue, president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, speaks in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014. (Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Chamber makes pitch to export US oil and gas

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The Chamber of Commerce is making the case for virtually unchecked exports of oil and natural gas to countries that are members of the World Trade Organization.
Categories: Politics/Policy

(Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Boeing seeks to add diesel from vegetable oils to flights

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Boeing Co., the biggest commercial airplane maker, is seeking approval from U.S. regulators to fuel jets with a “green” diesel made from vegetable oils and fats that will reduce consumption of fossil fuels and curb greenhouse-gas emissions.
Categories: Biofuels, Transportation
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Libya’s first oil expansion in 10 months aiding refiners

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The first expansion in Libyan oil production in 10 months is poised to lower regional crude costs, boosting margins for European refiners that have been closing at the fastest rate in decades.
Categories: Africa

Climate Change: The Crumbling Foundation

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In the early days of the Global Warming debate, now called climate change, writer Ron Bailey in an article observed, freeze or fry, wet or dry the problem is always the same—human consumption of fossil energy—and the solution is also the same—more government control over energy use and personal freedom.  The recent “arctic vortex” has […]
Categories: General

Ten Reasons Why Coal Is Here to Stay

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Despite the anthracitical fuel being the red-headed stepchild of the energy complex, talk of coal’s demise would appear misplaced. Coal has historically been, and is currently, the leading fuel in the US power generation mix.
Categories: Coal
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Ford’s radical fuel-efficient F-150 is talk of auto show

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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