Sunset Review Suggests Changes, New Name at Railroad Commission – Texas Tribune


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Sunset Review Suggests Changes, New Name at Railroad Commission
Texas Tribune
The Texas Railroad Commission should beef up its oversight of oil and gas drilling, pipeline safety and abandoned wells. And it should no longer regulate natural gas utilities or keep calling itself the Railroad Commission, since it doesn’t deal with
Railroad Commission should change its name, report saysMyStatesman.com
Statement from Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton on Sunset Staff reportYour Houston News

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New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments – Albuquerque Journal


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New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments
Albuquerque Journal
This Tuesday, March 8, 2016 photo provided by the New Mexico State Land Office shows an oil-and-water mixture on the ground at a waste-water disposal site serving the oil and gas industry outside Eunice, N.M. The State Land Office wants the Midland, …
State Sues Texas Oil Company, Officials Say They Falsified Data To Deny Food AidKUNM

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This US Oil Field is Single-Handedly Raising Global Greenhouse Gas Levels – Gizmodo


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This US Oil Field is Single-Handedly Raising Global Greenhouse Gas Levels
Gizmodo
This US Oil Field is Single-Handedly Raising Global Greenhouse Gas Levels Researchers flew over the Bakken oil field to gather data about emissions of ethane, a hydrocarbon gas that can damage air quality and impact climate. (Image: Eric Kort). A
Study: U.S. oil field source of air pollutionSalt Lake Tribune
Bakken oil field alone emitted 2% global emissions of methaneMichigan Radio
Single US oilfield raises global level of pollutant ethane by 2%: StudyPress TV
University of Michigan News
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Scientists say oilfield wastewater spills in North Dakota are releasing toxins – Wyoming Tribune


Wyoming Tribune
Scientists say oilfield wastewater spills in North Dakota are releasing toxins
Wyoming Tribune
In a report published Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Duke University researchers say they detected high levels of lead, ammonium and other contaminants in surface waters affected by recent wastewater spills in the Bakken oilfield region. AP Photo/Tyler
Scientists say oilfield wastewater spills release toxinsThe Livingston Enterprise

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Scientists: Dakota oilfield wastewater spills release toxins – Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

Scientists: Dakota oilfield wastewater spills release toxins
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
Scientists say wastewater spills from oil development in western North Dakota are releasing toxins into soils and waterways, sometimes at levels exceeding federal water quality standards. In a report published Wednesday, Duke University researchers say …

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Eni Loses Nearly $900 Million in First Quarter Amid Oil Price Rout – Wall Street Journal


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Eni Loses Nearly $900 Million in First Quarter Amid Oil Price Rout
Wall Street Journal
MILAN—Oil giant Eni SpA Friday reported a net loss of €792 million ($897.8 million) for this year’s first quarter, a decline from its net profit of €832 million during the same period last year due to weak oil prices and a charge related to a
Eni posts larger-than-expected loss amid oil price slumpWorldOil (subscription)

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Oil Patch Relieved by Price Rebound – Wall Street Journal


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Oil Patch Relieved by Price Rebound
Wall Street Journal
Oil prices finished their best month in a year on Friday and are headed back toward $50 a barrel, bringing some relief to beleaguered energy producers even though they reported some of their worst quarterly results in years. Benchmark U.S. oil futures
Exxon Mobil profit plunges 63% on low oil priceMarketWatch
Low Oil Prices Pinch Exxon and Chevron EarningsNew York Times
How to Trade the Oil Price Turnaround via Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Energy ETFTheStreet.com
Trade Arabia
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Weaker Dollar Continues To Drive Oil Prices Up – OilPrice.com


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Weaker Dollar Continues To Drive Oil Prices Up
OilPrice.com
Two hundred and three years after J.F. Hummel patented rubber, and the oil market is bouncing once again. Yesterday’s dollar weakness was encouraged by a super-strong yen; today’s has been egged on by China’s central bank, which has lifted the yuan …
PetroChina posts first quarterly loss as oil prices weighReuters
CNOOC sees revenues down due to lower oil pricesChina Daily

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ExxonMobil and Chevron profits slide on low oil prices – BBC News


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ExxonMobil and Chevron profits slide on low oil prices
BBC News
ExxonMobil reported a 63% slide in first quarter profits following low crude oil prices and weak refining margins. It reported a profit of $1.8bn (£1.24bn), a sharp decline from $4.94bn for the same period last year and its lowest quarterly profit
US oil ends April with nearly 20 pct monthly gainCNBC
Oil on track for biggest monthly gain in seven yearsFinancial Times
Oil Prices Jump To Six-Month HighOilPrice.com
Wall Street Journal –Reuters –DailyFX
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Eagle Ford drilling activity drops despite recent oil price increases – San Antonio Business Journal (blog)

Eagle Ford drilling activity drops despite recent oil price increases
San Antonio Business Journal (blog)
The declines in new drilling activity come at a time when crude oil prices are rising. Earlier this week, the U.S. Energy Information Administration warned that crude oil inventories remain stubbornly high and the situation is expected to constrain any

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Oil futures tally a monthly gain of nearly 20% – MarketWatch


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Oil futures tally a monthly gain of nearly 20%
MarketWatch
Still, with oil prices having come from over $100 per barrel in 2014 down to under $30 earlier this year, “investors anchor to the higher price, making the recent jump to the upper $40s less than noteworthy in many eyes,” said Jonathan Citrin of
Unsold crude at sea raises warning flag to oil price bounceReuters
Saudi Oil Exports To U.S. Reach 11-Month HighOilPrice.com
Crude oil rally knows no limitUPI.com
Bloomberg
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Annual seminar brings environmental regulators, energy industry together – Midland Reporter-Telegram


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Annual seminar brings environmental regulators, energy industry together
Midland Reporter-Telegram
… Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas at Austin, New Mexico Oil Conservation Division and Texas Railroad Commission.

Martin Midstream Partners' (MMLP) CEO Ruben Martin on Q1 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript – Seeking Alpha

Martin Midstream Partners’ (MMLP) CEO Ruben Martin on Q1 2016 Results – Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha
Good day, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the Martin Midstream Partners, LLP, First Quarter 2016 Earnings Conference Call. At this time, all participants are in a listen-only mode. Later, we will conduct a question-and-answer session and

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Scientists say oilfield wastewater spills release toxins – CBS News


CBS News
Scientists say oilfield wastewater spills release toxins
CBS News
Samples taken from surface waters affected by waste spills in recent years in the state’s Bakken oilfield region turned up high levels of lead, ammonium, selenium and other contaminants, Duke University researchers said. Additionally, they found that
Scientists: Dakota oilfield wastewater spills release toxinsBristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)

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U.S. Oil Field Leaking 250000 Tons of Ethane a Year – Laboratory Equipment


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U.S. Oil Field Leaking 250000 Tons of Ethane a Year
Laboratory Equipment
A sin A snapshot from a simulation of how Bakken oil field hydrocarbon emissions including ethane affect North American ground-level ozone concentrations. Photo: Lee Murray, NASA GISS/Columbia University gle U.S. shale oil field is responsible for much …
One oil field a key culprit in global ethane gas increaseUniversity of Michigan News

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Tullow's Jubilee Oil Field to Restart in Next Few Days – Bloomberg


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Tullow’s Jubilee Oil Field to Restart in Next Few Days
Bloomberg
Production at the Jubilee field, which has been halted since March 20 because of a technical issue, will restart once new measures are in place to offload oil from the production vessel, Tullow said in a statement Thursday. The company also secured an …
Tullow’s Jubilee oil field to restart in the next few daysSeeking Alpha

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