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Energy security and access headline Houston conference

Access to energy when it's most needed seemed to be on everyone's mind at CERAWeek in Houston, research fellow Andy Uhler says.
Haitham Al Ghais, right, secretary general of OPEC, speaks with Carlos Pascual of  S&P Global Commodity Insights during the CERAWeek conference.
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Officials visit a natural gas pipeline facility in Lubmin, northeastern Germany. Since invasion of Ukraine, the country has effectively weaned itself off of Russian natural gas.
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Energy sector woes muddying the future of sand mines

Jul 13, 2020
Sand is an important material used in fracking for oil and gas. When prices dive and oil companies cut costs, sand mines shut down.
A truck used to carry sand for fracking in Odessa, Texas. The recent oil bust has been felt in the sand mining business.
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