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Valero Energy 1Q adjusted profit misses analysts’ estimates

Valero Energy 1Q adjusted profit misses analysts' estimates

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Valero Energy’s first-quarter adjusted profit missed analysts’ estimates, as the oil refiner contended with lower product margins. Shares fell more than 2 percent before the market open on Tuesday. For the three months ended March 31, Valero Energy Corp. earned $495 million, or $1.05 per share. A year ago the San Antonio-based company earned $964 million, ...

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Texas retail gasoline prices increase 3 cents

Texas retail gasoline prices increase 3 cents

COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Texas retail gasoline prices increased by 3 cents this week, to an average of $1.93 per gallon for regular unleaded fuel. AAA Texas said Thursday the average is 41 cents less per gallon than last year. Drivers in El Paso are paying the most on average at $1.98 per gallon, while drivers in San Antonio are ...

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Retail gasoline prices jump 3 cents this week across Texas

Retail gasoline prices jump 3 cents this week across Texas

COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices across Texas have risen again, jumping by 3 cents. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump rose to $1.63 per gallon. Nationwide gasoline prices are up 4 cents this week to reach an average $1.84 per gallon. The AAA survey found that of the metro areas in Texas, drivers ...

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Valero Energy posts better-than-expected profit

Valero Energy posts better-than-expected profit

Valero Energy reported higher-than-expected earnings on Thursday. The San Antonio-based company earned $862 million in profit during the fourth quarter 2015. The San Antonio oil refiner reported earnings of $1.79 per share, beating the average estimate of $1.41 per share. High crack spreads, the difference between crude oil and refined petroleum products, have meant strong profits for oil refiners despite ...

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Bowe Bergdahl to be arraigned on military charges

Bowe Bergdahl

U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, who spent five years as a Taliban prisoner after leaving his combat outpost in Afghanistan in 2009 to bring attention to alleged poor leadership, will be arraigned on Tuesday on charges spurred by his disappearance. Bergdahl, 29, was ordered last week to face court-martial after being charged earlier this year with desertion and endangering U.S. ...

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15 Texas counties declared disasters from October storms

AUSTIN, Texas — Fifteen Texas counties have been declared state disaster areas after October storms and flooding left seven people dead. Gov. Greg Abbott’s disaster declaration covers Bastrop, Brazoria, Caldwell, Comal, Galveston, Guadalupe, Hardin, Harris, Hays, Hidalgo, Liberty, Navarro (nuh-VAH’-roh), Travis, Willacy, and Wilson counties. The declaration, which clears the way for more government assistance, applies to damage from storms ...

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Homeless coalition: Housing, transportation are top priorities

The Hill Country Homeless Coalition has identified two goals for the coming year, Family Endeavors case manager Gary Powers said recently as the group wrapped up its second meeting. “I think the No. 1 and 2 goals are finding low-cost housing and transportation,” Powers said. Reaching out to other groups around the area to form a strong network of services ...

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Inspectorate opens Basin facility

A new oil and gas service facility opened in the Midland-Odessa area earlier this week. Inspectorate, a multinational inspection, sampling and testing services group, announced Tuesday that it will now provide services to the Permian Basin including sampling and gauging, terminal inventories, key point crude testing and water-draws. Inspectorate’s team is also trained and equipped to package and ship samples ...

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Toddler dies after run over by rig at South Texas truck stop

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Investigators say a toddler has died after being run over by an 18-wheeler in the parking lot of a truck stop near San Antonio. The Bexar (bayr) County Sheriff’s Office says the accident happened late Wednesday night as the boy ran through the lot. Witnesses told authorities that a family from Laredo was in an 18-wheeler ...

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