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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CEO Al Walker, gives a speech after his company won top ranked large employer during the Houston Chronicle's Top Workplaces Awards Gala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Houston. (Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)

Anadarko CEO: Outlook still uncertain for shale comeback

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Earlier in the year, before initial declines in service costs, Anadarko had estimated it would take $3 billion in capital expenditures to keep production levels flat. Now, Walker said, it would take about $2.7 billion, and there is still room for improvement.

Anadarko CEO: Outlook still uncertain for shale comeback

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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation CEO Al Walker, gives a speech after his company won top ranked large employer during the Houston Chronicle's Top Workplaces Awards Gala, Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012, in Houston. (Nick de la Torre/Houston Chronicle)
Earlier in the year, before initial declines in service costs, Anadarko had estimated it would take $3 billion in capital expenditures to keep production levels flat. Now, Walker said, it would take about $2.7 billion, and there is still room for improvement.
Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar (Melissa Phillip/Chronicle)

Paychecks rose for some Houston energy CEOs in 2014

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The 10 highest-paid executives in Houston last year all work in the energy industry, despite domestic oil’s long and lingering swoon.

The reactor building of the Bushehr nuclear power plant is seen just outside the southern city of Bushehr, Iran. (AP Photo/Mehr News Agency, Majid Asgaripour, File)

Report: Iran needs more nuclear power plants

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Iran’s nuclear chief said Sunday that the Islamic Republic needs more nuclear power plants, the country’s official news agency reported, just after it struck a deal regarding its contested nuclear program with world powers.
Categories: Middle East, Nuclear
Michael Economides, an energy expert and University of Houston professor, died Saturday Nov. 30 of a heart attack during an international flight to South America.

UH’s Michael Economides dies

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Michael Economides, an energy expert, University of Houston professor and a contributor to FuelFix, died this Saturday of a heart attack at age 64.
Categories: People

Former BP engineer Kurt Mix leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in Houston in 2012. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Ex-BP engineer who deleted texts heads to trial

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Nearly a year after energy giant BP cut a deal to a resolve a criminal investigation of its role in the nation’s worst offshore oil spill, a jury is set to hear the Justice Department’s case against a former company employee accused of trying to stymie the federal investigation.
Delta Air Lines' refinery unit, Monroe Energy, owns this refinery in Trainer, Pa. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Airline joins battle over biofuels

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A refinery owned by Delta Air Lines has joined the battle against a government mandate to blend renewables into fuel supplies.
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Oil payments rule not getting quick rewrite

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Much to the delight of the oil industry, the Securities and Exchange Commission appears to be in no rush to rewrite a rule that required companies to disclose what they pay foreign countries in return for the right to extract crude, natural gas and minerals.
Categories: Politics/Policy
A wind turbine, named Fukushima Mirai, sits about 20 kilometers off the coast of Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan is shown  . (AP Photo/Marubeni Corp.)

Pioneering offshore wind project faces deadlines

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As it seeks investors, a project off the Massachusetts coast that aims to be the nation’s first offshore wind farm must reach fast-approaching benchmarks or risk missing out on hundreds of millions in critical funding.
Categories: General, Offshore, Wind
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Natural gas pipeline ruptures in Missouri

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No injuries reported after fire and explosion.