Around the room at Houston’s The Grove restaurant on Monday, at several tables, sat a group of shale executives, interspersed with energy ministers and officials representing OPEC members, where they dined on fish and steak. Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency (L), OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo and (C) and Daniel Yergin, vice chairman of IHS Markit (R), speak during a panel discussion at the annual CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, Texas, U.S., March 5, 2018. REUTERS/Maria Caspani They should have had a lot to discuss amid the fervor of CERAWeek, the most notable U.S. energy event of the year. But what could have been two of the biggest topics of conversation – oil prices and OPEC output levels – were not in the cards, as such a broad conversation would run afoul of U.S. antitrust rules against price-fixing. “It was quite a […]