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Enterprise Ships Houston’s First Crude Oil Export

Getty Images<p>On Friday, Enterprise Products Partners LP began loading the Liberia-flagged Angelica Schulte tanker with 60,000 barrels of oil to be …

Houston

What Impact will China & Saudi Aramco IPO have on Crude Oil Market?

The major drop in oil prices from $108 to $37 over the past 18 months is taking its toll on American producers. Many companies are faced with huge …

Oil

Shale Oil Bust Reveals Inflated Inventories

Oil drilling operations in West Texas|Getty Images<p>Companies across the American shale patch are in trouble. Back in 2009 fracking companies lobbied …

Oil

Bill Gates leads new multi-billion dollar clean energy initiative

Getty Images<p>A group of philanthropists led by Bill Gates called the Breakthrough Energy Coalition, consisting of 26 private investors and the …

Bill Gates

Energy Companies Are In Debt From Extended Oil Price Drop

REUTERS/Nick Oxford<p>Oil and gas companies are defaulting at an outstanding rate due to low oil prices.<p>Long gone are the days of the energy boom fueled …

Oil & Gas Industry

The 3 hottest energy stocks of 2015

Getty Images<p>Not all energy stocks are alike, despite the fact that the sector as a whole has been in free fall since the drop in crude prices. There …

Investing

Natural gas boom creates 27-year lows on greenhouse emissions

The American Petroleum Institute (API) has released a new study, ahead of the global climate change conference in Paris from Nov. 30 to Dec. 11. It …

Fossil Fuels

Oil Layoffs Followed by Increased Criminal Behavior

Drilling rig/Getty Images<p>The increasing level of unemployment accompanying the oil and gas downturn has been met with an unfortunate increase in oil …

Oil & Gas Industry

Shale oil in West Texas has firms on the hunt for the next boom

Getty Images<p>The Permian Basin in West Texas is the largest shale oil region and started the energy boom in the US. It is also the only place where …

Oil & Gas Industry

Texas Job Loss Estimate Offers Grim Outlook for Future

Getty Images<p>Despite the many reactive measures being taken by companies in the oil and gas industry, unemployment in the upstream portion of the …

Oil & Gas Industry

More oil companies will sell off assets to pay debts: Fitch analysis

Getty Images<p>A new analysis by Fitch Ratings says that US oil companies distressed by the downturn in oil prices may be forced to auction off assets …

Oil

US bombs oil trucks used by ISIS in Syria

Getty Images<p>Aiming to choke off the funding that has helped make ISIS the world’s wealthiest terrorist group, the U.S. military has stepped up …

Middle East

Obama’s Keystone XL reasoning clashes with OPEC’s dark reality

It was bad enough for U.S. President Barack Obama to disparage Canadian crude as "dirtier" than the alternatives when he rejected the Keystone XL pipeline last week. Mr. Obama's contention that Keystone "would not increase America's energy security" constituted another myth that needs shattering.<p>No …

Kinder Morgan & TrailStone sign joint Mexico venture

Getty Images<p>Earlier this week, Kinder Morgan announced it signed a joint venture with TrailStone to start a natural gas marketing company in …

Kinder Morgan

Oil & gas companies need half a trillion dollars to repay debt from crisis

Reuters<p>At a time when the oil price is languishing at its lowest level in six years, producers need to find half a trillion dollars to repay debt. …

Oil & Gas Industry

$50 is the new $80 in the oil industry

Getty Images<p>The buzz from the oil sector is that operators from around the world need to brace themselves due to the economic changes to $50 oil as …

Oil & Gas Industry

Total Renewable Energy Supply to Double by 2030: New Analysis

Getty Images<p><b>Analysis looks at new renewable energy plans by Brazil, China, European Union, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico and the United …

Renewable Energy

Oil recovery will take 5 years: IEA

Getty Images<p>Energy watchdog warns of a return to 1970s style over-dependence on Middle East–and this time it’s Asia’s problem.<p>Prices for crude oil, …

Oil

Saudi Arabia accumulates historic debt trying to force US shale out of business

Getty Images<p>Saudi Arabia is taking on more debt to finance its strategy of driving US shale and other high-priced producers out of business.<p>In …

Oil

Major Layoffs in the Mining, Oil, and Gas Industry

Getty Images<p>Last Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released jobs report announcing 4,500 jobs were cut in the mining industry last month, …

Oil & Gas Industry

Saudia Arabia staying with current oil strategy

Getty Images<p>Saudi Arabia, OPEC’s largest producer, is continuing its course from last November and will not reduce oil production to stabilize …

Oil