Fuel Fix

(Jordan Blum/Houston Chronicle)

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.

(AP Photo/Skagit Valley Herald, Scott Terrell)

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
ShalePlayApp

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
Storage tanks at Kinder Morgan's BOSTCO terminal project on the Houston Ship Channel. (source: Kinder Morgan)

Kinder Morgan earnings jump 26 percent in fourth quarter

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Earnings for Kinder Morgan Energy Partners jumped 26 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, capping up a year of major growth for the business, the company reported Wednesday.
The University of Aberdeen is testing unmanned flying drones to recover more of the oil reserves from the North Sea and beyond by studying geology from the sky. (SAFARI project)

Aerial drones developed to locate deep-sea oil and gas (photos)

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Drones soon could make waves in the North Sea, the latest oil-rich region to test the unmanned flying machines’ use in locating and extracting oil and gas reserves.
Categories: Europe, featured, Offshore
Lucas Hunter from Pittsburgh, walks to his hotel along Camp Road in Hamburg, N.Y. after a stretch of the New York State thruway  was closed down due to high winds Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. (AP Photo/The Buffalo News, Harry Scull Jr.)

Texas power prices jumped more than states hit harder by polar vortex

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Texas power prices increased more than 1000 percent over the previous day last Tuesday, a much larger increase than the 200 percent to 400 percent increase on East Coast markets, according to an analysis by ICF International.
Categories: Electricity