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Mexico Ventures Into Oil Field Investments

The growing number of oil rigs pulled in from the oilfield and stored in this lot in Odessa, Texas is a testament to the steep decline in the price of crude oil in the last year.

The oil downturn has impacted many small and independent oil and gas companies' bottom lines. It has also created opportunity for venture capitalists from this country and from others - such as China and Mexico - to snap up oil field bargains. Lorne Matalon reports on Mexican investors who are eyeing deals in the Permian Basin of West Texas. Continue Reading →

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IE Questions: In Wyoming, How Much Coal Does A Miner Mine?

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Even though Wyoming has been the top coal-producing state since 1988 and its coal culture runs deep, the image of the Appalachian coal miner persists in American popular culture. Why? Perhaps because most coal miners still work in Appalachia, even though most coal comes from Wyoming. In 2012, for example, Wyoming produced about 40% of U.S. coal but employed only 8% of coal miners. Continue Reading →

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Energy’s New World: Reporting From IHS CERAweek

CERAWeek attendees network during one of the event's nightly cocktail parties.

For a week each year, energy executives from around the globe as well as top government officials descend on Houston for the annual IHS CERAWeek conference, which drew to a close last Friday.The meeting was a chance for these leaders to grapple with a change few could have predicted at the same event a year earlier. Continue Reading →

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