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U.S. Coast Guard image showing the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk aground off a small island near Kodiak Island on Jan. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)

Feds rap Shell for poor planning in botched tow of 2012 Arctic drilling rig

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The NTSB report comes at a pivotal time for Shell, which has asked federal regulators for permission to resume exploratory oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea as soon as July.

Feds rap Shell for poor planning in botched tow of 2012 Arctic drilling rig

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U.S. Coast Guard image showing the Royal Dutch Shell drilling rig Kulluk aground off a small island near Kodiak Island on Jan. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard)
The NTSB report comes at a pivotal time for Shell, which has asked federal regulators for permission to resume exploratory oil drilling in the Chukchi Sea as soon as July.
An oil tanker docks at a Chevron oil refinery in the San Francisco Bay. (Kimberly White/Bloomberg News)

The tanker market is sending a big warning to oil bulls

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A record cut to the number of active U.S. drilling rigs and billions of dollars of spending reductions by companies since last year’s price plunge has yet to translate into a slump in barrels produced.

Commercial vessels spray water on the fire aboard the West Delta 32 production platform. (Coast Guard photo)

Feds cite Houston firm, contractors in fatal Gulf blast

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A federal agency alleges that safety deficiencies by a Houston company and its contractors led to the deaths of three oil platform workers in an explosion last year.
Categories: Accidents, featured

NuStar moves forward with Eagle Ford upgrades

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San Antonio-based Nustar Energy LP will move forward with the second phase of its South Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System project, CEO Curt Anastasio told analysts Tuesday, according to a Reuters report. The pipeline system moves Eagle Ford Shale crude from several locations in South Texas to NuStar’s Corpus Christi NorthBeach facility at the Port of 
Categories: Uncategorized

Construction of Anadarko's gas processing plant south of Cotulla, Texas. (Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News)

Cotulla gets an Eagle Ford airport expansion

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The city of Cotulla broke ground Wednesday on its airport expansion – a project driven by drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale oil field.
Categories: Eagle Ford
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Hackers prompt energy firms to learn intelligence methods

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Oil companies are turning to the intelligence industry for insights on how to battle the steady rush of online threats they are facing.
Categories: Safety/Security
China National Petroleum Co. (Photo: Flickr)

Petrobras sells Peru subsidiary for $2.6 billion

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China National Petroleum Co. is buying the unit.
Categories: Asia, Latin America
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Oil near $94 as traders eye supply data

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Oil is still down $8.53, or 8.3 percent, in the past month.
Categories: Crude oil
Ensco CEO Dan Rabun

Offshore drilling company CEO announces retirement

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Ensco announced Wednesday that CEO Dan Raburn will retire after eight years at the helm.
Categories: Offshore, People