Oil and Gas Photos on Townhall

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    Posted: 5/10/2012 2:55:46 AM EST
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign stop held at KP Kauffman Co., an oil and gas production and drilling company in Fort Lupton, Colo.,Wednesday, May 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
  •  - To match Insight EXXON/WAY

    To match Insight EXXON/WAY

    Posted: 5/8/2012 6:57:46 AM EST
    ExxonMobil CEO Rex W. Tillerson addresses the media at a news conference at the conclusion of the ExxonMobil Shareholders Meeting in Dallas, Texas, in this file picture taken May 27, 2009. Exxon has struggled to access new oil and gas reserves in recent years. In March 2012, the company slashed growth plans and by some calculations slipped behind PetroChina as the world's biggest listed producer of oil. To match Insight EXXON/WAY REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS SOCIETY)
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    To match Insight EXXON/WAY

    Posted: 5/8/2012 6:55:40 AM EST
    Rex Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer of Exxon Mobil, attends a plenary session at the 19th World Petroleum Congress in Madrid, in this file picture taken July 1, 2008. Exxon has struggled to access new oil and gas reserves in recent years. In March the company slashed growth plans and by some calculations slipped behind PetroChina as the world's biggest listed producer of oil. To match Insight EXXON/WAY REUTERS/Susana Vera/Files (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS ENERGY)
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    Posted: 5/3/2012 10:00:47 PM EST
    Lawmakers debate the YPF bill on the expropriation of the oil company in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, May 3, 2012. President Cristina Fernandez, who pushed forward a bill to renationalize the country's largest oil company, said the legislation put to congress would give Argentina a majority stake in oil and gas company YPF by taking control of 51 percent of its shares currently held by Spain's Repsol. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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    Posted: 5/3/2012 10:00:47 PM EST
    A woman picks up a magnet for sale that reads in Spanish "YPF. Sovereignty" outside Congress where lawmakers are debating the YPF bill on the expropriation of the oil company in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, May 3, 2012. President Cristina Fernandez, who pushed forward a bill to renationalize the country's largest oil company, said the legislation put to congress would give Argentina a majority stake in oil and gas company YPF by taking control of 51 percent of its shares currently held by Spain's Repsol. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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    Posted: 5/3/2012 10:00:47 PM EST
    A woman holds a flag that reads in Spanish "YPF CFK are ours, they are Argentina's" outside Congress as lawmakers debate the YPF bill on the expropriation of the oil company in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, May 3, 2012. President Cristina Fernandez, who pushed forward a bill to renationalize the country's largest oil company, said the legislation put to congress would give Argentina a majority stake in the oil and gas company YPF by taking control of 51 percent of its shares currently held by Spain's Repsol. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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    Posted: 5/3/2012 4:00:49 PM EST
    Graciela Cabrera shares her mate, an herbal tea, as she sells T-shirts that read in Spanish "YPF recuperating sovereignty" outside Congress before lawmakers meet to debate the YPF bill on the expropriation of the oil company in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. President Cristina Fernandez, who pushed forward a bill to renationalize the country's largest oil company, said the legislation put to congress would give Argentina a majority stake in oil and gas company YPF by taking control of 51 percent of its shares currently held by Spain's Repsol. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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    Posted: 5/3/2012 4:00:49 PM EST
    A man shows a sticker that reads in Spanish "YPF. To hand over our oil, is like handing over our flag" outside Congress as lawmakers debate the YPF bill on the expropriation of the oil company in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. President Cristina Fernandez, who pushed forward a bill to renationalize the country's largest oil company, said the legislation put to congress would give Argentina a majority stake in oil and gas company YPF by taking control of 51 percent of its shares currently held by Spain's Repsol. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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    Posted: 5/3/2012 4:00:49 PM EST
    Lawmakers gather in the Lower House of Congress to debate the YPF bill on the expropriation of the oil company in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. President Cristina Fernandez, who pushed forward a bill to renationalize the country's largest oil company, said the legislation put to congress would give Argentina a majority stake in oil and gas company YPF by taking control of 51 percent of its shares currently held by Spain's Repsol. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
  •  - Calgary police service and EMS service observe protest banner hung outside Talisman Energy offices before company's annual general meeting in Calgary

    Calgary police service and EMS service observe protest banner hung outside Talisman Energy offices before company's annual general meeting in Calgary

    Posted: 5/1/2012 4:15:32 PM EST
    Calgary police service and EMS service observe a protest banner hung outside the Talisman Energy offices before the company's annual general meeting in Calgary, Alberta, May 1, 2012. First-quarter profit at Talisman Energy Inc fell short of estimates as natural gas prices slumped to decade lows, which prompted the Canadian oil and gas producer to cut its full-year budget by 10 percent as it pulls more cash out of dry gas operations. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY)
  •  - Manzoni, president and CEO arrives at the Talisman Energy's annual general meeting in Calgary.

    Manzoni, president and CEO arrives at the Talisman Energy's annual general meeting in Calgary.

    Posted: 5/1/2012 4:15:00 PM EST
    John Manzoni, president and CEO arrives at the Talisman Energy's annual general meeting in Calgary, Alberta, May 1, 2012. First-quarter profit at Talisman Energy Inc fell short of estimates as natural gas prices slumped to decade lows, which prompted the Canadian oil and gas producer to cut its full-year budget by 10 percent as it pulls more cash out of dry gas operations. REUTERS/Todd Korol (CANADA - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY)
  •  - File photo of fuel prices displayed at a Chevron gas station in Phoenix

    File photo of fuel prices displayed at a Chevron gas station in Phoenix

    Posted: 4/27/2012 3:38:10 PM EST
    Fuel prices are displayed at a Chevron gas station in Phoenix, Arizona in this October 27, 2011, file photo. Chevron Corp delivered a 4 percent rise in first-quarter profit helped by an asset sale and increases in both oil prices and refining margins that made up for a decline in oil and gas production, April 27, 2012. REUTERS/Joshua Lott/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: BUSINESS ENERGY)
  •  - Batista, CEO of EBX Group, talks with his father Eliezer during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX in Rio de Janeiro

    Batista, CEO of EBX Group, talks with his father Eliezer during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX in Rio de Janeiro

    Posted: 4/26/2012 8:26:19 PM EST
    Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista (R), CEO of EBX Group, talks with his father Eliezer Batista during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX, his oil and gas company, at the Superport Industrial Complex of Acu in Sao Joao da Barra in Rio de Janeiro April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Batista, CEO of EBX Group, talks during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX in Rio de Janeiro

    Batista, CEO of EBX Group, talks during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX in Rio de Janeiro

    Posted: 4/26/2012 8:08:49 PM EST
    Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista, CEO of EBX Group, talks during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX, his oil and gas company, at the Superport Industrial Complex of Acu in Sao Joao da Barra in Rio de Janeiro April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Batista, CEO of EBX Group, gestures to the audience during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX in Rio de Janeiro

    Batista, CEO of EBX Group, gestures to the audience during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX in Rio de Janeiro

    Posted: 4/26/2012 8:04:58 PM EST
    Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista (L), CEO of EBX Group, gestures to the audience during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX, his oil and gas company, at the Superport Industrial Complex of Acu in Sao Joao da Barra in Rio de Janeiro April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Batista, CEO of EBX Group, Rio de Janeiro's Governor Cabral, Brazil's President Rousseff and Brazil's Minister of Mines and Energy Lobao attend a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil

    Batista, CEO of EBX Group, Rio de Janeiro's Governor Cabral, Brazil's President Rousseff and Brazil's Minister of Mines and Energy Lobao attend a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil

    Posted: 4/26/2012 8:01:50 PM EST
    Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista (2nd R), CEO of EBX Group, Rio de Janeiro's Governor Sergio Cabral (L), Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (2nd L) and Brazil's Minister of Mines and Energy Edison Lobao attend a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX, Batista's oil and gas company, at the Superport Industrial Complex of Acu in Sao Joao da Barra in Rio de Janeiro April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Batista, CEO of EBX Group, greets Brazil's President Rousseff as Rio de Janeiro's Governor Cabral looks on during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX in Rio de Janeiro

    Batista, CEO of EBX Group, greets Brazil's President Rousseff as Rio de Janeiro's Governor Cabral looks on during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX in Rio de Janeiro

    Posted: 4/26/2012 7:36:31 PM EST
    Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista (L), CEO of EBX Group, greets Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff (C) as Rio de Janeiro's Governor Sergio Cabral looks on during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX, Batista's oil and gas company, at the Superport Industrial Complex of Acu in Sao Joao da Barra in Rio de Janeiro April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Batista, CEO of EBX Group, gestures to the audience during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX in Rio de Janeiro

    Batista, CEO of EBX Group, gestures to the audience during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX in Rio de Janeiro

    Posted: 4/26/2012 7:32:55 PM EST
    Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista (L), CEO of EBX Group, gestures to the audience during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX, his oil and gas company, at the Superport Industrial Complex of Acu in Sao Joao da Barra in Rio de Janeiro April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes(BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Batista, CEO of EBX Group, celebrates as Brazil's President Rousseff and Rio de Janeiro's Governor Cabral hold gifts representing the start of oil production of OGX in Rio de Janeiro

    Batista, CEO of EBX Group, celebrates as Brazil's President Rousseff and Rio de Janeiro's Governor Cabral hold gifts representing the start of oil production of OGX in Rio de Janeiro

    Posted: 4/26/2012 7:30:41 PM EST
    Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista (R), CEO of EBX Group, celebrates as Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff and Rio de Janeiro's Governor Sergio Cabral hold gifts representing the start of oil production of OGX, Batista's oil and gas company, at the Superport Industrial Complex of Acu in Sao Joao da Barra in Rio de Janeiro April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS BUSINESS)
  •  - Batista, CEO of EBX Group, greets Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX in Rio de Janeiro

    Batista, CEO of EBX Group, greets Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX in Rio de Janeiro

    Posted: 4/26/2012 7:26:25 PM EST
    Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista (L), CEO of EBX Group, greets Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff during a ceremony in celebration of the start of oil production of OGX, Batista's oil and gas company, at the Superport Industrial Complex of Acu in Sao Joao da Barra in Rio de Janeiro April 26, 2012. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY POLITICS BUSINESS)