Barry Smitherman's Stint on the Texas Railroad Commission Is a Magnificent … – Dallas Observer (blog)

Barry Smitherman’s Stint on the Texas Railroad Commission Is a Magnificent
Dallas Observer (blog)
This is how people move up the political ladder here in Texas, and especially at the Railroad Commission, a regulatory entity tasked with overseeing oil and gas, gas utilities and pipelines. The commission was recently referred to by Sunset Advisory 

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New York oil price strikes three-month low – Arab News


Market Realist
New York oil price strikes three-month low
Arab News
LONDON: US oil prices sank to a fresh three-month low, hit by weak payrolls data and expectations of rising stockpiles in the latest weekly crude inventories report. New York’s main contract, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for delivery in December, slid
Oil: Price falls below $97 on ample suppliesTulsa World
Oil ends down a second day; supply up a fifth weekMarketWatch
Oil prices continue to slideSydney Morning Herald
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Market hits a down day over Caterpillar earnings report, falling oil prices – Colorado Springs Gazette

Market hits a down day over Caterpillar earnings report, falling oil prices
Colorado Springs Gazette
NEW YORK – A four-day streak of record closes ended for the Standard & Poor’s 500 index Wednesday after Caterpillar reported weak earnings and falling oil prices hurt energy stocks. Caterpillar, which makes mining and construction equipment, 

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Port of Vancouver again approves oil terminal lease – The Columbian


The Columbian
Port of Vancouver again approves oil terminal lease
The Columbian
Port of Vancouver Commission President Jerry Oliver instructs participants before the start of public comment as part of the re-opening the oil terminal lease discussion and vote Tuesday in Vancouver, Washington. At left is Commission Vice President
Port of Vancouver approves Tesoro lease – againSustainable Business Oregon

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Brazil sells 40 percent of Libra oilfield to state-run company as auction … – euronews


The Guardian
Brazil sells 40 percent of Libra oilfield to state-run company as auction
euronews
Brazil has sold the production rights to the largest ever oil discovery following an auction at a beachfront hotel in Rio. The Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasilerio claimed 40 percent of the Libra oilfield with France’s Total and Anglo
Brazil awards potential oil bonanza to global consortiumCNN
Brazil Auctions Off Rights to Massive Oil FieldNational Journal
Brazil’s Libra oilfield auction goes ahead despite protestsThe Guardian
International Business Times –Economic Times
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Gas prices at lowest level since January – Politico


Politico
Gas prices at lowest level since January
Politico
Gasoline prices have stayed relatively low even while crude oil is priced per barrel in the three digits. Last Monday, the price of gasoline was 12 percent lower than the same time in 2012 even though U.S. crude oil prices were 11 percent higher. The
Utah gasoline price falls along with temperaturesPrice Sun Advocate
Average gas price in ’13 to be lower than in ’12San Francisco Chronicle
US gasoline falls to nine-month lowFuelFix (blog)

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Oil prices could drop as drivers demand more fuel efficiency, researcher says – FuelFix (blog)

Oil prices could drop as drivers demand more fuel efficiency, researcher says
FuelFix (blog)
THE WOODLANDS, Texas — Despite the nation’s shale gusher, domestic demand for oil has remained flat during the past decade. But unlike most periods of stagnant demand, a weakened economy isn’t the only culprit. As oil prices have risen, American car 
DOT 2013: Oil prices put US in the industry spotlightOffshore Oil and Gas Magazine

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Clash of the Oil Titans – OilPrice.com


InSerbia News
Clash of the Oil Titans
OilPrice.com
Saudi Arabia and Iran, two titans of the oil industry, are heading for a headlong confrontation in what could result in a destructive and devastating new episode of conflict in the Middle East. The potential for destructive power in the event of Tehran
Oil price to rise? Saudi Prince announced “major shift” in dealings with USInSerbia News
Chilling Saudi-US relations not expected to heat up oil marketCNBC.com

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Oil price at its lowest level since June – FuelFix (blog)


Economic Times
Oil price at its lowest level since June
FuelFix (blog)
Analysts at The Schork Report estimated that U.S. commercial crude oil stocks are at the third highest level for October since 1930 and 13 percent above the normal range over the previous decade. Expectations are that supplies rose by another 3 million 
Crude oil price slips after US supplies increaseSeattle Post Intelligencer
Gold, Silver Higher as US Hiring Slows DownABC News
Oil: Price drops below $100 for 1st time since JulyTulsa World

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Iran could consider crude price discounts to regain markets: NIOC – Platts


Fars News Agency
Iran could consider crude price discounts to regain markets: NIOC
Platts
“But as the oil minister [Bijan Zanganeh] has announced before, if the international circumstances become normal, in order to gain back our traditional markets, if necessary, one of Iran’s leverages in this regard is price, considering the… situation
Iran mulls return to oil marketsIndependent Online

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US oil price falls on weak jobs data – Xinhua


Market Realist
US oil price falls on weak jobs data
Xinhua
NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) — U.S. oil price dropped Tuesday as September jobs data of the United States missed market estimates. U.S. employers added 148,000 jobs in September, falling short of expectations, the Labor Department said Tuesday.
Must-know: Why oil prices dropped on API inventory dataMarket Realist
Oil Prices Drop Below $100 per BarrelResource Investing News
Oil spot price: WTI drops on US stockpiles gainiNVEZZ
Stockhouse –CITY A.M. (blog) –DailyForex.com
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Port to review oil terminal lease Tuesday – The Columbian


The Columbian
Port to review oil terminal lease Tuesday
The Columbian
The port decided to recommend new discussions and a new vote on the oil lease, in part because of a lawsuit filed against the port alleging it violated open public meetings law. The recommendation came after the port consulted with officials, including
Port of Vancouver set for Tesoro re-voteSustainable Business Oregon

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Halliburton tops estimates on foreign oilfield strength – Reuters


San Francisco Chronicle
Halliburton tops estimates on foreign oilfield strength
Reuters
The world’s second-largest oilfield services company has been chasing opportunities outside its traditionally dominant U.S. market to better take on larger rival Schlumberger Ltd (SLB.N), which also topped estimates with quarterly profits. “Our Eastern 
Buoyant oil field activity boosts HalliburtonArab News
Halliburton Profit Jumps 17%, Buoyed By Global OperationsFox Business
Halliburton profits rise on international activityFuelFix (blog)
Wall Street Journal –NASDAQ –Financial Times
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Brazil's oilfield auction fuels protest in Rio – euronews


RT
Brazil’s oilfield auction fuels protest in Rio
euronews
The Brazilian government has launched a major security operation in Rio de Janeiro as the production rights to the largest-ever oil discovery are due to go under the hammer. Oil workers have taken to the streets in protest against the sell-off as well
Rio deploys troops, navy ships ahead of hotly contested oil field auctionRT
Consortium wins Brazil deepwater oilfield auctionFinancial Times
Brazil oilfield auction attracts bidders and protestsTelegraph.co.uk
South China Morning Post –GlobalPost
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Ultra Petroleum Inks $650 Million Oil Field Deal – Motley Fool


Rigzone
Ultra Petroleum Inks $650 Million Oil Field Deal
Motley Fool
Adding to its existing natural gas plays in southwest Wyoming’s Green River Basin and Pennsylvania’s Appalachian Basin, Ultra Petroleum (NYSE: UPL ) announced today it has signed a definitive agreement to purchase a 100% interest in oil-producing land 
Utah oil field bought by Ultra PetroleumColumbia Daily Tribune
Ultra Buys Uinta Assets for $650MRigzone

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Crude Oil Price Slips After US Supplies Increase – ABC News


Economic Times
Crude Oil Price Slips After US Supplies Increase
ABC News
The price of crude oil fell below $100 a barrel Monday after the U.S. government reported an increase in supplies. Metals prices were broadly higher and crop prices were mixed. Crude oil for November delivery fell $1.59, or 1.6 percent, to $99.22 a
Oil prices retreat on US ample suppliesXinhua
Oil: Price drops below $100 for 1st time since JulyTulsa World

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Good news for heating oil customers – finally – Allentown Morning Call


Newsday
Good news for heating oil customers – finally
Allentown Morning Call
So far every winter this decade, home heating oil prices have gone up while the price of natural gas has gone down — until now. People who heat their homes with oil are finally catching a break. This time, it’s natural gas customers who are likely to
Feds: Cold winter will keep heating prices expensiveNewsday
For many Rhode Islanders, bigger heating bills this winterThe Providence Journal
Wallets To Take A Hit As Winter Fuel Bills RiseThe Chattanoogan

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From boom to bust? Texas oil towns brace for impact of fracking – Delmarva Now

From boom to bust? Texas oil towns brace for impact of fracking
Delmarva Now
ADVERTISEMENT. MIDLAND, TEXAS — In a faded West Texas town dotted with vacant buildings and potholed streets is a sparkling storefront window and a curious display: rows of Rolex watches, awaiting buyers whose pockets are packed with oil money.
Booming oil towns prepare for inevitable bustLas Vegas Sun

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Brazil troops deployed ahead of Rio oil field auction – BBC News


Women Citizen
Brazil troops deployed ahead of Rio oil field auction
BBC News
The Brazilian government has begun deploying troops on the streets of Rio de Janeiro ahead of a major auction for oil exploration rights. Some 1,100 soldiers sealed off the seafront hotel, where the auction of the huge offshore Libra field is due to
Brazilian oil workers go on strike against auction of offshore oil fieldFox News
40000 Petrobras Employees Strike over Upcoming Libra Oilfield AuctionOilPrice.com
Brazil shrugs off impact of oil strike; Libra auction set for MondayUPI.com
Women Citizen –Platts
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US oil supply looks vulnerable 40 years after embargo – USA TODAY


NPR
US oil supply looks vulnerable 40 years after embargo
USA TODAY
On Oct. 20, 1973, as U.S. oil production stood near its 1970 peak, Arab countries banned oil exports to the United States in retaliation for its support of Israel during the Yom Kippur War. The five-month embargo quadrupled energy prices and pummeled
‘It Takes A Crisis’: How ’73 Embargo Fueled Change In U.S.KUOW News and Information
The Key Factor To Drive Gold and Silver Prices to Extreme ValuesThe Market Oracle

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Gas prices fall with flat demand, decreasing crude oil prices – Coos Bay World


NPR
Gas prices fall with flat demand, decreasing crude oil prices
Coos Bay World
As of Tuesday, the U.S. had a streak of 70 consecutive days where gas prices were lower than the same day last year. On Aug. 6, the U.S. average of $3.628 per gallon was the last time the country saw a price higher than last year on the same date (on Aug.
Declining Gas Prices Pump Up A Shaky EconomyNPR
Gas prices: Will they fall to $3 a gallon?Christian Science Monitor

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