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Chevron's massive deep water offshore platform is headed to the Gulf of Mexico where it is expected to begin production this year. (Chevron)

Exxon, Chevron clear to bid on Mexican shallow-water blocks

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Mexico forecasts that the opening of the energy industry will bring in $62.5 billion in private investment by 2018 and increase its annual oil output by 500,000 barrels a day in that time.

Exxon, Chevron clear to bid on Mexican shallow-water blocks

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Chevron's massive deep water offshore platform is headed to the Gulf of Mexico where it is expected to begin production this year. (Chevron)
Mexico forecasts that the opening of the energy industry will bring in $62.5 billion in private investment by 2018 and increase its annual oil output by 500,000 barrels a day in that time.
FILE - This Oct. 11, 2013 file photo shows cleanup at the site of an oil pipeline leak and spill near Tioga, N.D. (AP Photo/Kevin Cederstrom, File)

Cleanup of oil spill at ND farm to take 2 more years

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“It’s now just become part of our lives,” Patty Jensen said of the massive spill from a Tesoro Corp. pipeline that was discovered in September 2013 by her husband.

Watch out for Eagle Ford flooding

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If you’re driving in the Eagle Ford Shale region — particularly in some of the western counties — be careful out there. La Salle County deputies are helping stranded motorists this morning and the National Weather Service in Corpus Christi has issued flood warnings for La Salle, Dimmit, McMullen and Live Oak counties. The Nueces  
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In this June 9, 2011 file photo, then-CIA Director nominee Leon Panetta  testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP)

Leon Panetta: Time to stop governing by crisis on energy policy

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Oil supply disruptions and other emergencies involving crude have long driven U.S. energy policy, but it’s time to break that cycle, former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta insisted Wednesday.

Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state, speaks at the OPEC Oil Embargo +40 conference hosted by Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. To mark the 40th anniversary of the OPEC oil embargo, leading CEOs, technology innovators, policymakers, and military leaders are participating in a summit to discuss the state of American energy security. (Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg)

Leaders debate US energy security 40 years after oil embargo

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Some of the biggest names in energy and international relations are sharing their views on the state of U.S. energy security at a national summit in Washington D.C. Wednesday, marking 40 years since the OPEC oil embargo ushered in a global fuel crisis.
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(Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News)

Number of new Eagle Ford wells has jumped in 2013

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The Eagle Ford Shale is continuing to pick up steam. Operators have drilled 15.3 percent more wells this year than in the same time period last year.
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Independent lab to study faulty Tesoro pipeline

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Tesoro Corp. says part of a broken pipeline that leaked 20,600 barrels of crude oil in a wheat field in northwestern North Dakota will be sent to an independent lab for testing.
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Statoil pulls offshore wind project in Maine

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Statoil announced on Tuesday that it was abandoning a proposed $120 million wind project off the coast of Maine, which industry officials once said could make Maine a leader in offshore wind power, after Republican Gov. Paul LePage’s administration maneuvered to reopen the competitive bidding process.
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South Africa will face legal battle over fracking rules, environmentalists warn

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South Africa’s plans to exploit shale-gas reserves are “indefensible” and will lead to a legal battle, an environmental group said after the government published draft regulations on drilling in the Karoo region.