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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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The oil patch palette

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Categories: featured, General

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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The oil patch palette

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A couple of years ago we presented some examples of how the grit and steel of the oil field can take on its own beauty in the hands of a skilled photographer or digital artist.
Categories: featured, General
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Oil price rises as U.S. stocks stabilize

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Benchmark U.S. crude for March delivery was up 76 cents to close at $97.19 a barrel.
Luminant's Big Brown coal power plant (AP photo)

Luminant restarts power units early as natural gas prices rise

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Luminant is bringing three coal-fired power units back online two months earlier than originally planned, saying higher natural gas prices now make the plants economic to run.
Categories: Electricity
Shell's Olympus platform (Shell)

Deep-water giant begins production in Gulf of Mexico field (photos)

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Royal Dutch Shell said Tuesday it had started production from its Olympus platform, the first of several new platforms expected to push oil production in the Gulf of Mexico to a record level by 2016.
Categories: Gulf of Mexico, Offshore
A Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd. train transporting oil leaves Hardisty, Alberta, Canada. (Brett Gundlock/Bloomberg)

Canadian group pitches Alaska rail line for oil sands

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A Vancouver-based group is proposing a 1,600-mile railroad to transport bitumen from Alberta’s tar sands to Delta Junction, where the project’s creators hope to tap into TAPS, the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System.
Categories: Arctic, Rail
A BP company logo sits on display on the forecourt of a gas station operated by BP in London. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

BP quarterly profit falls as divestments impact income

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BP’s profit fell 30 percent in the fourth quarter as it felt the impact of its multibillion-dollar divestment program, weakened refining income, the company reported Tuesday.
Categories: Finance/Earnings
(AP Photo/Mike Groll, File)

Property owners threaten second suit over delay on fracking study

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A coalition of property owners announced that it will sue New York state over its delay in issuing a long-awaited environmental impact statement on hydraulic fracturing unless the state provides a reasonable timeline by Feb. 13 for finalizing the process.
After five years waiting for U.S. approval the need for Keystone isn’t as urgent for companies such as Suncor Energy Inc.  (Brent Lewin/Bloomberg)

Keystone ardor cools as oil sands producers find other routes

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Producers have become less reliant on Keystone XL as new rail terminals increase their ability to ship oil on trains. And support has grown for other pipeline proposals, including a separate TransCanada project that would carry crude from Alberta to the nation’s Atlantic Coast.
Categories: Keystone XL, Pipelines