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Cause of deadly leak at Texas plant still unknown

LA PORTE, Texas — DuPont officials said Sunday it’s still not clear what caused a toxic chemical to leak from a valve at a suburban Houston plant, killing four workers and injuring a fifth. Company spokesman Aaron Woods said DuPont is investigating the cause of the leak of methyl mercaptan at a plant in La Porte. The chemical is used ...

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Houston company files bankruptcy, CEO resigns

bankruptcy papers

William Transier, CEO of Endeavour International Corp., announced he will be resigning as the company’s CEO, but sticking around as the company files for bankruptcy. Transier is stepping down from the company on Dec. 1 but will remain as the chairman on the company’s board while it goes through the bankruptcy process. Endeavour, a Houston-based energy company, which failed to ...

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Real Estate for the Energy Professional


As I am on my way to the Formula One Race in Austin, which is where the U.S. leg of the International F-1 series takes place, I marvel over the development that has been created by the U.S. Shale boom in the last several years. I have lived in Houston since 1990, with relocations back and forth from the East Coast and I ...

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Rice U. offers certificate of engineering leadership

Rice University Houston Texas

Rice University in Houston, Texas, will now be awarding students with a Certificate in Engineering Leadership for completing a specific program offered through the Rice Center for Engineering Leadership. The Rice Center for Engineering Leadership is the first of its kind in the state of Texas.  The certificate will be awarded to students who complete in internship, 10 credit hours ...

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Enterprise Products and Oiltanking join forces

business deal handshake

On October 1 Enterprise Products, based out of Houston, Texas, announced it has reached a full merger agreement to take over Oiltanking Partners LP. Enterprise will be purchasing Oiltanking for an estimated $6 billion.  Earlier, Enterprise had bought controlling interest in the oil storage and terminal business for nearly $4.6 billion, which was part of the larger acquisition process.  The merger ...

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Houston CFO moves to the competitor’s team

Stephen Butz, who was named the CFO of the year by the Houston Business Journal, is leaving Hercules Offshore Inc. on November 21 to become Rowan Companies PLC’s new executive vice president, CFO and treasurer. Rowan’s current CFO, J. Kevin Bartol, announced in September that he will be leaving the company to pursue other opportunities. Rowan’s President and CEO, Tom ...

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Parades, celebrations part of Texas salute to vets

DALLAS (AP) — Parades and festivals have been scheduled to honor military veterans across Texas. Parades were planned Tuesday in Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and a number of other Texas cities as part of Veterans Day. Gov.-elect Greg Abbott attends a Veterans Day service in Brownsville. Some communities honored veterans last weekend, including parades Saturday in San Angelo, Amarillo ...

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Energy Career Advice from Top BP Trading Strategist Dawn Constantin


Breaking Energy recently caught up with Dawn Constantin, Head of Partnerships & Analytics at BP North America Gas & Power, to find out about her role as an oil & gas trading strategist, and her career progression through such a fast-paced, high-intensity operation.     BE: Can you describe your current role, responsibilities and what you’re currently working on?  DC: I serve ...

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Energy Center brings the oilfield to the classroom in Midland


Offshore Energy Center is bringing their Mobile Offshore Learning Unit (MOLU) to Midland, Texas, schools to incorporate oil companies into student’s learning curriculum. Mansfield Independent School District (MISD) officials told Midland Reporter-Telegram that MOLU will be making its way to Henderson Elementary School today.  The unit will give the students a hands on experience and will help improve their math, ...

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