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How Texas weather disruptions will ripple through oil supply chain

Feb 17, 2021
Even after the weather starts improving, this crisis' effects are likely to linger and be felt far beyond the Lone Star State.
The Gulf Coast handles roughly half of the U.S.'s oil refining capacity.
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Biden signs executive order pausing federal drilling leases

Jan 27, 2021
What will Biden's order mean for the energy industry and the effort to halt climate change?
Biden reiterated that fracking won't be banned but said the government needs to spur job creation in cleaner energy.
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Midland, Texas, had fastest growth in pay last year

Nov 20, 2019
It outperformed San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles.
An oil boom in the Permian Basin has attracted a lot of workers. Above, an oil drill is viewed near a construction site for homes and office buildings in 2015 in Midland, Texas.
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What's behind the price of gasoline?

Oct 18, 2019
From taxes, to marketing, to refining, a lot into the price of a gallon of gasoline.
A motorist fills his car with gas at a gas station near an oil field pumping rig in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
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From fracking to "Fortnite": Company pivots from oil to esports

Sep 19, 2019
For one investment firm, competitive video gaming suddenly looked better than the volatile energy industry.
Gamers play "Fortnite" against Twitch streamer and professional gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins during Ninja Vegas '18 at Esports Arena Las Vegas in April 2018.
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Fact-checking the EPA's claim that oil & gas companies have an incentive to catch leaking methane

Aug 30, 2019
EPA justifies its rollback of methane emission regulations for the oil and gas industry.
The Hess Gas Plant in Tioga, North Dakota, as seen in 2013.
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Could drilling rigs pop up in Bears Ears National Monument in Utah?

Dec 4, 2017
With the Trump administration poised to shrink Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, oil and gas companies are eyeing the fringes.
The Bears Ears are two buttes in southeastern Utah considered sacred by Native American tribes. 
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Will Trump's pipeline order really bring more U.S. steel jobs?

Jan 25, 2017
The executive order's actual economic effects on U.S. steel and iron production are unclear.
Miles of unused pipe, prepared for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, sit in a North Dakota lot back in 2014.
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Working in the oil fields is dangerous

Sep 18, 2015
The fatality rate for oil workers is five times that of the overall work force.