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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.
glam-derricks

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
Saudi Arabian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ibrahim al-Naimi. (MLADEN  ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi, IEA talk impact of U.S. shale on oil price

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The International Energy Agency says the U.S. will become the world’s largest oil producer by around 2020.
Categories: Middle East
The drillship Noble Discoverer did preliminary drilling in Alaska's Chukchi Sea for Shell in 2012. An appeals court ruling Jan. 22, 2014, could delay  Shell's plans to return to the Alaskan offshore region in summer of 2014.

Alaska Democrat ‘optimistic’ on Arctic drilling this summer

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Sen. Mark Begich of Alaska says he’s optimistic that drilling can resume in Arctic waters this summer despite a federal court ruling against the government’s handling of offshore drilling leases in the region.
Categories: Arctic, Politics/Policy
Nissan LEAF Electric Car is displayed at the Houston Auto Show on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. The Nissan LEAF gets the equivalent of about 129 miles per gallon in the city. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle)

NRG offers free charging for some electric cars

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Buyers of some electric cars will have an added incentive starting this year: Free charging for a year.
An Iranian worker walks under construction facilities of a natural gas refinery in South Pars gas field, on the northern coast of Persian Gulf, in Asalouyeh, Iran. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

Eyeing investment, Iran shows off its gas sites

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With a six-month deal in place easing sanctions, Iran is hoping to draw international investment to the field to spur its production.

Categories: Middle East, Natural gas
A fire at a biodiesel facility near New Albany, Miss., burns Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014.  The fire was so hot that firefighters could not get close enough to fight it, the Mississippi Highway Patrol said. The plant is located near New Albany on Mississippi Highway 15, which has been closed to traffic. Firefighters are letting it burn out. (AP Photo/The New Albany Gazette, Angie Barmer)

Explosion causes fire at Mississippi biodiesel plant

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An evacuation was ordered after winds began shifting smoke from the blaze and heavy smoke began to accumulate on the ground, said Union County Emergency Management Director Curt Clayton.
Categories: Accidents, Biofuels
(Photo: Mathijs B/Flickr)

Federal regulators check Eagle Ford oil flammability

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After warning this month that crude oil from a booming shale field in North Dakota may be particularly flammable, federal regulators are testing oil from the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas.
Tank cars carrying oil and other materials travel through the nation's capital. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / Houston Chronicle)

Wreck investigators urge tighter rules for oil trains

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U.S. and Canadian authorities investigating recent fiery derailments are recommending tighter regulations for oil-carrying trains.