Stories tagged with oil and gas

Deep pockets fund Trump inaugural

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 20, 2017 at 8:53am   |   0 Comments

Foreign interests, billionaires and big oil were all big contributors to the Trump inauguration, according to a report released Wednesday.

Cheney joins energy data firm

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 25, 2014 at 10:58am   |   0 Comments

WellAware, a San Antonio startup specializing in oilfield data analysis, announced Wednesday that has raised $37 million.

Oil industry tries to prevent military biofuels programs

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 26, 2012 at 6:47am   |   0 Comments

Companies lobbying S. 3254, the defense appropriations bill in the Senate, include the usual list of top contractors.

How oil interests fund attack on Obama energy policy

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 1, 2012 at 7:30am   |   0 Comments

Americans for Prosperity has launched another advertising drive criticizing President Obama’s energy policies, Bloomberg Businessweek points out.

Oil lobby spending likely to soar

By Laurie Bennett   |   May 26, 2010 at 6:45am   |   1 Comments

The oil and gas industry, anticipating the political fallout of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, is poised to make its presence felt in Washington.

Congratulations on your big promotion. . .and your cut in pay

By Gary Jacobson   |   November 25, 2008 at 7:59am   |   0 Comments

Here’s a switch. XTO Energy, the Fort Worth oil and gas company, promoted two executives last week and cut their pay potential for next year. It also eliminated the chairman’s bonus.

John B. Hess sells off $115 million in Hess Corp. stock

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 15, 2008 at 1:43pm   |   0 Comments

No one is more aware of skyrocketing oil prices than John B. Hess, chairman and CEO of the Hess Corporation. In the last three weeks, Hess has sold almost $115 million in Hess company stock. Most of stock was held personally; about $23 million was in a charitable trust he controls.

Lev Leviev’s empire built on diamonds and real estate

By Ali Jones   |   February 4, 2008 at 7:29am   |   3 Comments

Lev Leviev is perhaps best known as the man who defied De Beers, the mighty cartel that controlled the flow of the world’s supply of rough diamonds.

By doing so, Leviev has become one of the world’s richest men. Close friends claim he’s worth about $8 billion, but Forbes lists him at a conservative $4.1 billion.

And of course, immense wealth almost always makes access easier to the halls of political power. Among his circle of friends are the heads of state of the splintered republics of the former Soviet Union and the African nations of Angola and Namibia.

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