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Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips CEO, speaks during the opening panel discussion of the 2015 IHS Energy CERAWEEK. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

Top energy bosses buck trend of falling executive pay

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The 10 highest-paid executives in Houston last year all work in the energy industry and, despite domestic oil’s long and lingering swoon that began last summer, seven of them made more money than they did in high-flying 2013.
(Photographer: Eddie Seal, Bloomberg)

Return to drilling sends rig count up by 21

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Top energy bosses buck trend of falling executive pay

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Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips CEO, speaks during the opening panel discussion of the 2015 IHS Energy CERAWEEK. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)
The 10 highest-paid executives in Houston last year all work in the energy industry and, despite domestic oil’s long and lingering swoon that began last summer, seven of them made more money than they did in high-flying 2013.
(Photographer: Eddie Seal, Bloomberg)

Return to drilling sends rig count up by 21

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U.S. drillers put more oil rigs to work this week than they have since last April, according to Friday’s Baker Hughes rig count.
Categories: Crude oil, featured
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Energy deals plunge to 5-year low in 2013

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Oil and gas producers worldwide bought fewer assets and spent more on developing a huge stockpile of reserves and acreage in 2013, bringing merger and acquisition activity to its lowest level in five years.
Categories: Deals, Production, Shale
(Photo: Gveret Tered)

China’s largest coal company to learn shale in US deal

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China’s state-owned coal behemoth is heading to Pennsylvania to learn how to tap into natural gas embedded in shale.
Categories: Coal, Deals, Shale

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Crude extends plunge, ends below $94

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Prices have fallen 6.4 percent over the past week.
Categories: Crude oil, Gasoline
ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson (left) talks to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin during a  signing ceremony in Russia in 2011. (AP photo/RIA Novosti, Alexei Druzhinin, pool)

Exxon Russia ambitions show oil trumps Obama-Putin spats

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As Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin argue over human rights in Russia and the fate of fugitive U.S. intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, the countries’ biggest oil companies are preparing to drill for giant discoveries together in the Arctic Ocean.
Categories: Arctic, Politics/Policy

Texas opens grants for natural gas vehicles

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The state has set aside up to $24 million in grants for those switching to natural gas vehicles. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality this week opened the program, which encourages those who own and operate heavy-duty or medium-duty vehicles to replace them with natural gas vehicles. You don’t have to buy a new vehicle. Converting an existing engine to run […]
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Eagle Ford counties are Texas’ top crude producers

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Three counties in the Eagle Ford Shale region top the state’s latest list for crude oil production. Karnes, La Salle and Gonzales counties in September produced the most crude oil in Texas. Also in the state’s top 10 are three more Eagle Ford counties: DeWitt, McMullen and Dimmit. Here’s the list of September’s top crude oil producers – […]
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A drilling rig in Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Pennsylvania lawyers ask court to rethink gas drilling case

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Lawyers for two state agencies on Thursday asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reconsider its decision last month that struck down key components of a state law that regulates natural gas drilling.