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Oil Rises More Than 1 pct On US Weekly Production Decline
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Oil futures climb more than 1 percent to their highest in more than a week as buyers were encouraged by a small weekly decrease in U.S. production and shrugged off a surprise build in crude inventories in the world's top oil consumer.

Dallas Fed: Business Activity for OFS Highest It's Been In 5 Quarters
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 The Dallas Fed's quarterly energy survey shows an uptick in business activity, fueled by increases in oilfield services.

Is Your Company Ready for the Next Big Cyber-Attack?
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 The recent WannaCry, Fireball and other attacks demonstrate the growing sophistication of cyber-criminals.

EIA: US Crude Stockpiles Edge Higher, Gasoline Draws Down
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 US crude oil inventories edged up last week while gasoline stocks decreased, the EIA says.

Welcome to the Booming Texas Port at Heart of US Oil Sales
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Exports could double by the end of this decade, expanding the importance of Corpus Christi to the domestic industry.


Oil Up Almost 2% On Weaker Dollar, Short-Covering
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Oil prices rise nearly 2% and hit a one-week high.

BLOG: Don't Sell Yourself Short in a Job Search
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Rigzone to present series on personal selling for job-seekers.

OpEd: OPEC Production Cuts Fail, Markets Pay for Underestimating US Shale
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 The next round of cuts to the oil and gas industry may slash the North American rig count.

'Bring On More Renewables,' US Regulator Says As Grid Study Looms
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 Wind and solar power does not make the US electricity grid less stable, an outgoing federal regulator says.

Russians Drop Texas Oil Bid, Averting Trump Security Review
Monday, June 26, 2017 LetterOne's L1 Energy unit recently walked away from a deal to buy Texas oil producer over concerns the plan could be rebuffed by the CFIUS.

Oil Closes Higher; Growing US Supply Limits Gains
Monday, June 26, 2017 Oil prices settled more than half a percent higher as some traders found bargains after last week's seven-month lows.

US, Colorado Sue PDC Energy, Claiming Clean Air Act Violations
Monday, June 26, 2017 The Trump administration and the state of Colorado sues PDC Energy Inc.

Ask the Careers Editor: Mentoring and Breaking into the Regulatory Field
Monday, June 26, 2017 This month's installment of Ask the Careers Editor answers questions about landing a position in regulatory/compliance and determining if you'd be a good mentor.

Oil Prey for 'Hungry' Bears as Investors Drop Bets on Rally
Monday, June 26, 2017 WTI and Brent, the global benchmark, both entered bear-market territory last week.

What Are the Qualifications to Become a Welder?
Friday, June 23, 2017 Learn about basic qualifications to become a welder.

Oil in Bear Market Declines for Fifth Week as Supply Climbs
Friday, June 23, 2017 "It's becoming bearish mania," said one analyst.

Shale 'Jedi' Who Turned Enron Reject Into Gold Builds Again
Friday, June 23, 2017 "It's 'Return of the Jedi,'" said one analyst.

Big Oil Turns To Big Data To Save Big Money On Drilling
Friday, June 23, 2017 In today's U.S. shale fields, tiny sensors attached to production gear harvest data on everything from pumping pressure to the heat and rotational speed of drill bits boring into the rocky earth.

Kemp: Cheaper Gasoline Should Give Limited Boost to US Fuel Consumption
Friday, June 23, 2017 Gasoline consumption depends on the volume of traffic and the average fuel-economy of the cars on the road.

US Drillers Add Oil Rigs for Record 23rd Week in a Row -Baker Hughes
Friday, June 23, 2017 U.S. energy firms added 11 oil rigs in the week of June 23, Baker Hughes said Friday.

Rig Trends: Offshore Rig Market Recovery Reports Premature
Thursday, June 22, 2017 For quite some time now, many oilfield analysts have reported the beginning of a recovery in offshore rig demand.

Dakota Access Builder Now Bungling $4.2 Billion Pipeline in Ohio
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Energy Transfer Partners LP is making a mess of its biggest project since the Dakota Access pipeline.

Braskem To Invest $675MM In 6th US-Based Polypropylene Plant
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Braskem will invest $675 million to build a sixth US-based polypropylene-production plant.

Oil Bounces Off 10-Month Lows; Crude Glut Still Weighs
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Oil rises a day after hitting 10-month lows, but market sentiment remains negative.

BLOG: How Likable is Your CEO?
Thursday, June 22, 2017 One website asked users to rate energy CEOs. Read on to see which ones are most likable.

Demand To Ship Gasoline On Top US Pipeline At 6-Year Low
Thursday, June 22, 2017 The operator of the biggest US fuel pipeline system says demand to transport gasoline to the country's populous northeast is the weakest in years.

CB&I Says Its US Gulf Coast 'Winning Streak' Continues
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 CB&I has won an approximately $40 million contract from DuPont.

IEA: Rapid Nuclear Decommissioning Threats Climate Targets
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Decommissioning nuclear plants in Europe and North America from 2020 threatens global plans to cut carbon emissions unless governments build new nuclear plants or expand the use of renewables.

Oil Drops To 10-Month Low; Biggest First-Half Slide In 20 Years
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Oil prices ended down more than 2% after hitting a 10-month low in volatile trade.

Michigan Fires Contractor Doing Enbridge Oil Pipeline Risk Analysis
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 The US State of Michigan said it has fired a consultant after state officials discovered a conflict of interest with an employee of the company.

Democratic Lawmakers Raise Pressure On EPA Over Icahn's Biofuels Role
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 US Democratic lawmakers asked EPA head Scott Pruitt to disclose procedures to prevent billionaire Carl Icahn from influencing US biofuels policy.

BLOG: Day Of Reckoning in 2018? US Rig Count Poised For Loss
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 E&Ps' continued austerity, coupled with swelling oilfield service costs, will choke off the US rig count surge and bring down as many as 100 rigs by the end of 2017, analysts at Barclays say.

Creating a Refinery of the Future with the Internet of Things
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 HPE and Texmark Chemicals team up to create a new standard in factory efficiency and safety.

US Crude Ends At 9-Month Lows On Global Oversupply
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Oil fell about 2 percent, with Brent settling at seven-month lows.

Alaska Field Hits 40 Years of Production
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 The BP-operated Prudhoe Bay oil field in Alaska reaches 40 years of production, generating more than 12.5 billion barrels of oil in the process.

Oil And Gas Producer EQT To Buy Rice Energy In $6.7B Deal
Monday, June 19, 2017 EQT to buy Rice Energy for $6.7 billion in its biggest deal ever, as it looks to expand its natural gas business.

Exxon Says Scientists Boost Lipid Content From Algae In Lab Study
Monday, June 19, 2017 ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics say they had found a way to more than double the amount of lipids produced by algae in a lab.

Hess To Sell Permian EOR Assets To Occidental For $600 Million
Monday, June 19, 2017 Hess says it will sell its stake in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects in the Permian Basin of West Texas and New Mexico.

A Newcomer's Guide to Oil and Gas: The Upstream Zoo
Monday, June 19, 2017 Here's a breakdown of some of the 'critters' you can find on a drilling rig.

Oil Falls To 7-Month Low On More Signs Of Growing Crude Glut
Monday, June 19, 2017 Oil prices fell about 1 percent to a seven-month low.

Gadfly: Pipeline Masters Have Turned Into Puppets of Oil Prices
Friday, June 16, 2017 If you invest in MLPs, look away now.

Haugh: Energy Lags Other Industries on Employee Consumer Health Education
Friday, June 16, 2017 A recent energy survey by Ascende - a division of EPIC, finds that high deductible healthcare plans are on the rise, but employee health education is lacking.

Funds Pull Back From Permian As US Shale Oil Firms Go Into Overdrive
Friday, June 16, 2017 Cash, people and equipment are pouring into the prolific Permian shale basin in Texas as business booms in the largest US oilfield.

Oil Prices Edge Up; Still Near 2017 Lows On Stubborn Glut
Friday, June 16, 2017 Oil prices bounced up off the year's lows as some producers reduced exports and US rig additions slowed, but the rebound was modest.

Which Area Ranks Highest for Petroleum Engineer Salaries?
Friday, June 16, 2017 Rigzone outlines the highest petroleum engineer salaries.

Commodity Weekly: OPEC Cuts not Cutting It
Friday, June 16, 2017 The fall in oil prices over the past week is indicative of the consensus view that the coordinated output cut among OPEC and non-OPEC is inadequate.

Natural Gas Is King of America's Power Mix, for Now
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Natural gas is the king of the US power market - but that may not last.

Oil Slides, Hits 6-Month Low On Rising Global Production
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Oil prices settled more than half a percent lower after hitting a six-month low.

Oil Guru Who Foresaw Crash Says OPEC Should Have Cut Deeper
Thursday, June 15, 2017 The oil guru who predicted the market rout in 2014 said OPEC and its allies should have gone much further when they extended their supply deal last month.

Sources: EPA Expected To Unveil Renewable Fuel Plan As Soon As This Week
Thursday, June 15, 2017 The US EPA is expected to propose renewable fuel use requirements for 2018 as soon as this week, sources say.

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