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Shell Cougar: Sleeping with the fishes

In the early 1980s, the Shell Cougar platform helped define the outer limits of the Gulf of Mexico—a steel monument to human ingenuity and...
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With oil prices brutally low, all eyes are on the Gulf

These are interesting times for the oil industry in the Gulf of Mexico, which is so critical to the economic fates of families and businesses...
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Step inside ExxonMobil’s new aviation lubrication plant in Louisiana

ExxonMobil celebrated the first birthday of its newest Baton Rouge-area plant last summer with an open house for public officials and the media. The...

Meet south Louisiana’s rising industry talent—all of them under the age of 40

There is talk of “the great crew change” in the oil and gas business, and many companies throughout the petrochemical sector and other heavy...

An executive program in Robert builds a better future for energy sector WBEs

For a week in November, a group of 29 female leaders from the U.S. energy sector met at Shell’s Robert, Louisiana, training and conference...

Ready or not, a production surge is on its way to the Gulf Coast

The ripple effects of the shale boom will likely be felt far downstream. In December, panelists at the Petrochemical Supply Chain & Logistics Conference...

Oil patch owners, suppliers move to shale, but some can’t follow

Most oil patch owners, contractors and suppliers have learned the hard way in recent years that they must either adapt to a leaner low-oil...

Lake Charles banks on upcoming LNG projects in the wake of Sasol’s GTL pullout

Sasol’s decision to abandon plans for a $15 billion gas-to-liquids plant in Lake Charles late last year was essentially a nonevent, as economists and...

David Dismukes: The whys and hows of maintaining the oil price rise

The new year is bringing welcome relief to U.S. producers. As of mid-January, crude oil prices have climbed by 30% since August 2017, to...

The Exxon women in charge

In January, Gloria Moncada became the first-ever female manager of ExxonMobil’s refinery. But the firsts ended there, as women are no longer a rarity...

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