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Eagle Ford driller hiring not firing?

While every other energy-related business is slashing budgets and dishing out pink slips, Texas International Resources (TIR) is going against the grain by looking at the current oil and gas market as a time to invest. Houston-based CBS affiliate KHOU recently reported on the planned expansion of Texas International. The Dallas company has drilling operations in the Eagle Ford fields, ...

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Retail gasoline prices up 4 cents across Texas, nationwide

LONGVIEW, Texas — Retail gasoline prices across Texas and nationwide have increased an average 4 cents per gallon this week. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the typical price at the pump statewide was $2.11 per gallon. Gasoline prices across the U.S. have reached $2.27 per gallon. The association survey found Dallas with the most expensive gasoline in Texas at $2.15 ...

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Legislation could define management of brackish water

Although questions remain on how to manage brackish water, the salty, mineral-loaded resource is part of the answer to the ongoing drought. It is estimated that Texas aquifers hold 2.7 billion acre-feet of brackish groundwater, said Kyle Frazier, Texas Desalination Association executive director. Texas uses about 16 million gallons of water annually, meaning the salty resource could sustain the state ...

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AAA survey finds retail gas prices up by 13 cents in Texas

IRVING, Texas — Retail gasoline prices have risen sharply across Texas after months of declines. AAA Texas on Thursday reported the average price at the pump rose by 13 cents, settling at $1.98 per gallon. The national average for unleaded is $2.15 per gallon. The most expensive gasoline this week in Texas was in Dallas and Fort Worth at $2 ...

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Rig counts down, Eagle Ford Shale completions up

Eagle Ford Shale production isn’t expected to fall as fast as the price of a barrel of oil, one industry expert said Monday. “There is a lot of production in motion and a lot of momentum right now,” said Thomas Tunstall, research director of the Institute for Economic Development at the University of Texas at San Antonio. Part of the ...

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Five dead in crash in South Texas oil field

Five men died on Thursday when their van slammed into a crude oil tanker truck and burst into flames on a highway in a South Texas oil field, police said. The five, who are believed to be oil field workers, were killed around 8:15 a.m. local time (CT) in the Eagle Ford Shale in Dimmit County, in the heart of ...

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Oil field housing developer plans for crude oil upswing

One opportunist in the Eagle Ford play is paying no mind to the current prices of crude oil and is setting his sights on future oil field worker housing development. The San Antonio Business journal reported that Michael Spencer, who manages San Antonio-based InVision Housing Solutions LLC, is in the midst of raising $5 million in capital to build new ...

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No business bust for oil and gas in Pleasanton

Even with oil prices at continuous lows closing out the year, businesses operating in the Eagle Ford Shale are optimistic for 2015’s economic outlook. Energy services giant Flint URS and oil-pump manufacturer Lufkin Industries are just two companies that are planning expansion in South Texas in the upcoming year. The San Antonio Business Journal reported that both businesses are building ...

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Thousands in Texas to get free Thanksgiving meals

DALLAS — Thousands of people across Texas who could use a helping hand will get free Thanksgiving meals due to volunteers and donations. The 35th annual Raul Jimenez Thanksgiving Dinner will be held Thursday in San Antonio. Organizers expect about 25,000 senior citizens and other needy individuals to enjoy turkey, stuffing, green beans, yams and pumpkin pie. The event is ...

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Storms bring flooding, outages to parts of Texas

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Powerful thunderstorms have flooded low-lying roads in Austin and knocked out power to thousands in San Antonio. Downpours throughout the day and night Saturday brought as much as five inches of rain and hail to some parts of Central Texas. Farther south, most of San Antonio saw the heaviest rains and strong wind gusts in the ...

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