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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.”

Jim Lawrence is director of the Blakely Advocacy Institute at the University. Blakely is sponsoring the Andrews Kurth Moot Court National Championship in January.(Dave Rossman photo)

Students’ debate over fracturing could be fractious

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The nation’s 16 best moot-court programs are preparing to face off at the federal courthouse in Houston this month. They’ll be debating an issue at the heart of the United States current energy boom: hydraulic fracturing.
A coal train heads north through Washington state. 
(Philip A. Dwyer/Bellingham Herald/MCT)

Temporary rebound expected for coal mining in 2014

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Natural gas prices rose and coal regained some of its once-dominant share in the electricity generation business in 2013, a report says.

Categories: Coal, Natural gas

(Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News)

Spending in Eagle Ford forecast at $30B this year

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The unrelenting pace of drilling and development will continue in South Texas this year, with oil and gas companies expected to spend between $23 billion and $30 billion in the Eagle Ford Shale.
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My oil & gas wishlist for the New Year 2014

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Last week, I wrote about my “One Year Challenge” for the New Year (so far, so good!). This week, since it’s still early in January I want use the “New Year” theme one more time to share the things I hope to see in the coming year as they relate to the oil & gas industry.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska (AP Photo/Chris Miller)

Senator calls for end to ‘antiquated’ ban on exporting US crude

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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration should immediately end an “antiquated” ban on exporting U.S. crude, Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Tuesday.
Categories: Crude oil, Markets
API President Jack Gerard speaks in Washington, D.C. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Industry aims to put spotlight on energy in election year

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The oil industry’s leading trade group is kicking off a campaign that aims to make energy a front-and-center issue in November’s elections. FuelFix is live-tweeting the American Petroleum Institute’s “State of American Energy” event in Washington, D.C.
Categories: Politics/Policy
(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, file)

Natural gas rises second day on coldest US weather in decade

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Natural gas rose for a second day in New York as arctic air sweeping across the U.S. boosted demand for the heating fuel.
Categories: Natural gas, Weather