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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.

Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska (AP photo)

Battle lines drawn at crude export hearing

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Deep divisions over selling American crude overseas — and big fears about what it might do to gasoline prices — were on display Thursday as the Senate held its first hearing on oil exports in a quarter century.

Questar Fueling plans natural gas fueling station in San Antonio

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Questar Fueling Co. will build a compressed natural gas fueling station in San Antonio that will be open to fleets and members of the public. The station is expected to serve as many as 60 class-8 natural gas-powered trucks operated by Central Freight Lines – the anchor client for the project. The fueling station will likely open this summer. […]
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Southwest Research Institute testing oil field, chemical industry equipment

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Southwest Research Institute has added a cell for testing valves and other pressure-containing and pressure-controlling products for the oil and gas and chemical industries. The cell tests equipment for pipelines, refineries, offshore platforms and chemical processing plants. Valves and similar devices operating under high pressure must be tested to established safety standards. The new cell […]
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Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Houston manufacturer to expand business in Nebraska

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Tejas Tubular Products is expected to begin construction on a 350,000-foot facility this year.
Categories: Pipelines
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Crews lose control of gas rig off Louisiana coast

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Officials say no injuries or pollution have been reported and efforts are underway to stop the flow of gas.
(Rice University photo)

Oil above $98 as economy shows strength

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Natural gas prices fell sharply on forecasts for milder temperatures.
(Michael Paulsen / Houston Chronicle)

Texas tops nation in new wind power construction

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Developers were installing a record level of wind turbines as 2013 came to a close, with most of the new capacity coming in Texas, according to new figures released Thursday.
Categories: Wind