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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.”

(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

More Eagle Ford pipeline expansion

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A joint venture of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Magellan Midstream Partners LP has entered into a long-term agreement to move Eagle Ford Shale liquids for Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Categories: Eagle Ford, Pipelines
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Top officials leave BP oil spill claims office

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BP’s latest full-page newspaper ad suggests the departure of two senior officials who administered payments to victims of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill is evidence of “mounting problems” at the settlement program.

Former Occidental Petroleum Chairman and CEO Ray Irani.

Occidental agrees to pay former CEO $14M to settle termination

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Occidental Petroleum Corp., the largest oil producer in the contiguous U.S., agreed to pay former Chairman Ray Irani $14 million as part of a settlement for his separation from the company.
Categories: Legal issues, People
A contractor walks through a steel tube at the PacifiCorp Lake Side 2 natural gas power plant under construction in Vineyard, Utah. About 49 percent of U.S. households use natural gas for heating, according to data from the Energy Information Administration, the statistical arm of the Energy Department in Washington. (George Frey/Bloomberg)

Speculators ‘throwing money’ at natural gas on icy blast

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Hedge funds got more bullish on natural gas as a blast of cold air swept across the U.S., pushing prices to the highest level in more than two years.
Categories: Natural gas, Weather

More Eagle Ford pipeline expansion

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A joint venture of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Magellan Midstream Partners LP has entered into a long-term agreement to move Eagle Ford Shale liquids for Anadarko Petroleum Corp. Kinder Morgan Crude and Condensate LLC and Double Eagle Pipeline LLC, a 50-50 joint venture between Magellan Midstream Partners LP and Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, […]
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The Empire State tanker is one of five that Kinder Morgan plans to purchase from American Petroleum Tankers, part of a $1 billion deal that also includes four newly built vessels from State Class Tankers. (American Petroleum Tankers)

Kinder Morgan to buy tanker businesses for $1B

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Pipeline giant Kinder Morgan Energy Partners will spend nearly $1 billion to move into the tanker business after agreeing to buy two companies that ship oil between U.S. ports, the companies said Monday.
Categories: Crude oil, featured, Offshore
(Photo: Marcellus Protest/Flickr)

Public weighs in on Illinois’ tough fracking law proposal

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The public hearings have ended, but state officials said there’s still time to submit public comments on proposed rules for the high-volume oil and gas drilling known as hydraulic fracturing.