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These are the experts drawing battle lines over oil exports

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The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
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The oil patch palette

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These are the experts drawing battle lines over oil exports

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The cast of experts weighing in on the issue includes former Obama administration officials and military veterans.
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The oil patch palette

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A couple of years ago we presented some examples of how the grit and steel of the oil field can take on its own beauty in the hands of a skilled photographer or digital artist.
Categories: featured, General
Pedestrians walk past the Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) headquarters, center, in Tokyo. (Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg)

Tepco split looms as utility lacks motive to fix Fukushima

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More than 30 months after an earthquake triggered the world’s worst nuclear disaster in a quarter of a century, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is being told by his own party that Japan’s response is failing.
Categories: Asia, Nuclear
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Feds launch probe into death of Gulf worker

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Federal investigators said Thursday they will launch a probe to determine what caused the death of an oil platform worker, after he fell into the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday evening.
The living wall is the centerpiece in the lobby of Newpark Drilling Fluids' new technology center in Katy.  ( Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle )

Drilling fluids company holds grand opening in Katy

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Newpark Drilling Fluids held the grand opening for its $33 million headquarters and technology center in Katy on Wednesday.
Luis Miguel Labardini, a partner at energy consulting firm Marcos y Asociados (left); Kenneth Medlock, senior director of the Center for Energy Studies at Rice University's Baker Institute (center);  and Airel Ramos, a partner at Haynes and Boone, discuss opportunities for investment in shale gas in Mexico during a forum hosted by the Baker Institute in Houston on Oct. 31, 2013. (Emily Pickrell/Houston Chronicle)

Mexico unlikely to tap its Eagle Ford Shale, expert says

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Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, is not likely to develop its shale gas resources, both because of the high number of wells needed, the high labor costs and its lack of experience, said Luis Miguel Labardini, a partner with Marcos y Asociados, a Mexican energy consulting firm.
(Kevin Cederstrom/AP)

Lightning may have caused North Dakota oil spill

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A farmer discovered the spill in a wheat field the northwest corner of the state in late September.
Categories: Environment, Pipelines
Forum Energy Technologies, an oil field products manufacturer, displays technology at the OTC Brasil expo on Oct. 30. (OTC Brasil)

Second OTC Brasil attracts 15,000 to Rio de Janeiro (photos)

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The second biennial OTC Brasil, a three-day spinoff of the massive Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, wraps up today in Rio de Janeiro.
Categories: featured, OTC
Oil swirls in a small eddy in a back channel of the Yellowstone River near Laurel, Mont., in 2011.   (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson,File)

Montana, feds to seek damages from Exxon Mobil spill

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The Silvertip pipeline broke near during flooding in July 2011, releasing 63,000 gallons of oil that washed up along an 85-mile stretch of a scenic river.

Categories: Environment, Pipelines