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Tightening job market in US cities prompts higher pay

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By STEVE MATTHEWSBloombergTo hire 10 to 15 project coordinators this year, Sabre Commercial Inc. has boosted pay 10% and added a 401(k) retirement plan.“It is an employee’s market,” sai..

Ships colliding in Houston expose risks of busy oil channel

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By HARRY R. WEBER and DAN MURTAUGHBloombergBy the time the ships’ pilots realized they were on a crash course, it was too late.The fog was just beginning to lift on the Houston Ship Channel midda..

Qatar risks losing LNG dominance as gas boom spurs US exports

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By ROBERT TUTTLEBloombergBlazing gas flares 70 meters high brighten the night sky above Qatar’s Ras Laffan Industrial City. The 295-square-kilometer complex houses the world’s largest assemb..

Ukraine crisis boosts support for US gas exports

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By BRIAN WINGFIELD and CHRISTINE BUURMABloombergRussia’s military intervention in Ukraine is bolstering the case for easing restrictions on exports of the US boom in natural gas production, accor..

West Virginia chemical spill spurs study of health effects

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By MARK DRAJEMBloombergThe odor in drinking water lingering more than a month after a chemical spill in West Virginia is prompting officials to test homes and consider the potential long-term health e..

Flint Hills to close North Pole refinery in Alaska

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Flint Hills will permanently shut its 85,000 bpd North Pole refinery, Alaska’s largest by capacity, citing poor economics and high costs for cleaning up soil and groundwater.

Falling gasoline prices dampen ExxonMobil’s plea for US crude exports

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By BRADLEY OLSON and DAN MURTAUGHBloombergExxonMobil's push to export US oil overseas is facing a new obstacle: falling gasoline prices.A flood of new oil from Texas to the Great Plains has swamped re..

US Treasury the winner with North American shale boom

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By DANIEL KRUGERBloombergAmerica’s shale boom is providing an unintended benefit to US government bonds.With the US economy relying less on oil and gas imports than at any time in two decades, en..

US shale boom threatened as rail explosions spark tighter oil shipping rules

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By MARK DRAJEM, ANGELA GREILING KEANE and LYNN DOANBloombergSafety rules will probably be tightened on crude oil shipments from North Dakota following a string of railway explosions, threatening to da..

EARNINGS WRAP: Global refiners slug through high oil prices, rising operating costs

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(Editor's note: Additional financial reporting information compiled by Bloomberg News.)By Stephany RomanowEditorThe third-quarter financials for many international integrated oil and gas companie..