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Getting a glimpse of Exxon Mobil’s new campus

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The complex resembles a modern college campus with plenty of landscaping, about 20 buildings, three large parking garages, a wellness center and more.

Getting a glimpse of Exxon Mobil’s new campus

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(Jordan Blum/Houston Chronicle)
The complex resembles a modern college campus with plenty of landscaping, about 20 buildings, three large parking garages, a wellness center and more.
The shadows of  workers in the Permian Basin on February 5, 2015 in Mentone, Texas. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Oil industry needs half a trillion dollars to endure price slump

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If oil stays at about $40 a barrel, the shakeout could be profound.

A crane stands next to Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) signage displayed on the company's La Muralla IV deep sea crude oil platform in the waters off Veracruz, Mexico, on Friday, Aug.30, 2013.  (Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg)

Pemex to stake claims under Mexico’s new energy policy

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Mexico’s oil company likely will target shallow-water fields when given the chance to stake its claim before a new policy opens the nation’s oil and gas fields to foreign firms, a legal expert said Wednesday.
Categories: Latin America, Offshore
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell speaks in Houston in 2013. (James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

Agreement spells out Alaska gas pipeline project terms

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A newly signed commercial agreement anticipates Alaska’s equity share in a major natural gas pipeline project at about 20 to 25 percent
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Oil rises nearly 2 percent on big drop in US supplies

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Benchmark U.S. crude oil for February delivery rose $1.58, or 1.7 percent, to $94.17 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.
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House panel to examine rail safety

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Following a series of fiery explosions involving oil-carrying trains, a House panel will hold a hearing to examine the safety of moving crude by rail.
Categories: General
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Shale? There’s an app for that

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Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced just launched the ShalePlay app – a response to booming shale oil and gas production. The firm’s energy law and environmental law attorneys and government relations professionals put together the free app as a resource on shale and hydraulic fracturing news, information and trends. The ShalePlay app includes information on legislation, regulation, shale studies, an interactive […]
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Eagle Ford measurement technology conference set for Corpus Christi

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The Corpus Christi Area Measurement Society School and Exhibition will be Feb. 11-12 at the Omni Bayfront Hotel in Corpus Christi. The event will focus on hydrocarbon measurement technologies for gas and liquids in the Eagle Ford Shale. Measurement requirements and challenges in the region – including high hydrogen sulfide and significant levels of paraffin in the produced […]
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A crewman directs a pipe for the southern leg of TransCanada's Keystone XL project in Wood County, Texas. The northern leg has not yet received approval from the Obama administration. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle)

TransCanada will look at rail if Keystone XL rejected

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The chief executive of TransCanada said Wednesday if the Obama administration doesn’t approve the controversial Keystone XL pipeline his company will look to the more dangerous alternative of building build rail terminals in Alberta and Oklahoma.
Categories: Keystone XL