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Past articles by Paul:

Shell’s offshore project flags lags in getting offshore crude to market

US CEOs explain to legislators why they haven’t raised production fast enough to tame rocketing energy prices → Read More

Biden Administration Is ‘Misusing Facts’ on Oil Permits, API Says

The head of the biggest U.S. oil lobby groups said the Biden administration is “misusing facts” when it claims the industry has more than 9,000 federal drilling permits on which it can drill to boost supply and ease soaring energy prices. → Read More

How Rebounding Oil Is Making U.S. Shale More Viable

Oil’s surge to its highest level in seven years, along with strong demand for natural gas, is driving renewed interest in fuel trapped in underground rocks known as shale. Fracking shale has made the U.S. the world’s biggest producer of oil and gas, giving America the energy independence its leaders have sought for decades and upending the geopolitics of the world energy trade. Recent oil busts,… → Read More

Most Texans Worry Water Taps Will Run Dry as Droughts Worsen

Almost nine of every 10 Texans are concerned that water supplies will be exhausted, given current weather trends and the prospect for worsening drought conditions, according to a new poll. → Read More

33 hours. No power. No heat. Two kids

An energy reporter becomes part of the story of the winter storm and power crisis of... → Read More

Will blockbuster oil profits mean more jobs, stronger recovery for Houston?

After a banner year in which companies delivered massive profits and shareholder returns... → Read More

ConocoPhillips posts $8.1B profit last year, highest since 2013

ConocoPhillips had its most profitable year since 2013 as oil demand and prices recovered... → Read More

Oil bankruptcies plunged in 2021 with pandemic recovery

The number of oil and gas bankruptcies plunged last year to the lowest level since 2018... → Read More

How Exxon made $23 billion last year after recovering from a pandemic-driven crash

Exxon celebrated its best year since 2014, saying it made $23 billion last year as oil... → Read More

Exxon posts $23B profit last year, highest since 2014

Exxon Mobil had its best year since 2014, raking in $23 billion last year as oil demand... → Read More

Exxon to move headquarters to Houston, from Dallas-area Irving

Exxon Mobil on Monday said it plans to move its headquarters to Houston, from Irving near... → Read More

ConocoPhillips to sell some of its Permian assets for $440M

ConocoPhillips is selling some of its Permian assets to Houston-based Maverick Natural... → Read More

Rig count jumps by 6 as tensions mount over Ukraine

The U.S. rig count jumped by six this week as crude prices rose with mounting tensions... → Read More

Chevron reports $15.6B profit last year, highest since 2014

Chevron reported its most profitable year since 2014, making $15.6 billion last year as... → Read More

Texas added 27,800 oil exploration and production jobs last year

Oil exploration and production companies in Texas added 27,800 jobs in 2021 as crude... → Read More

Environmental group says 30 Permian ‘super emitters’ have spewed 110,000 tons of methane

About 30 oil and gas facilities in the Permian Basin of West Texas have become known as... → Read More

Despite soaring oil price, drilling jobs are slow to return

Exploration and production companies in Texas last year recovered less than a third of... → Read More

Will U.S. crude production return to pre-pandemic highs? Conoco, Oxy CEOs disagree

The chief executives of the nation’s two largest independent oil companies disagree on... → Read More

Halliburton raises dividend after posting $1.5B profit in 2021

The Houston oilfield service giant on Monday said it made a profit of $1.5 billion in... → Read More

Rig count rises by 3

The U.S. rig count rose by three this week as economic activity continued to recover from... → Read More