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23.5M acres off Texas up for oil, gas leases in August

23.5M acres off Texas up for oil, gas leases in August

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government will offer 23.5 million acres off of Texas for oil and gas leases in August. The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says that’s all the available waterbottom in the western Gulf of Mexico. Spokesman John Filostrat (FIL-oh-strat) says the agency has not chosen a date or location. Last August marked the smallest sale ...

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US rig count drops 14 this week to 450, another all-time low

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HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped 14 this week to 450, another all-time low amid continuing energy industry price woes. A year ago, 1,028 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday 362 rigs sought oil and 88 explored for natural gas. Among major oil- ...

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Top 5 Eagle Ford stories of the week

Top 5, Eagle Ford, Texas

Take a look back at the week’s top stories from Eagle Ford Texas. 5. Texas jobless at 4.4 percent for February, down 0.1 percent AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ unemployment rate in February fell to 4.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, showing job growth in seven of the 11 major industries monitored by the ...

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Texas jobless at 4.4 percent for February, down 0.1 percent

Texas jobless at 4.4 percent for February, down 0.1 percent

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ unemployment rate in February fell to 4.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, showing job growth in seven of the 11 major industries monitored by the Texas Workforce Commission, the agency said Friday. Education and health services added 6,100 jobs, marking the 37th straight month of gains in those sectors. ...

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Job totals trail pre-recession levels in 10 US states

Job totals trail pre-recession levels in 10 US states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten U.S. states still have not regained all the jobs they lost in the Great Recession, even after six and a half years of recovery, while many more have seen only modest gains. The figures help illustrate the uneven nature of the economic rebound since the Great Recession ended in June 2009. They also suggest why many ...

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Texas oil and gas regulator dashes Army Corps’ drilling rule

Texas oil and gas regulator dashes Army Corps' drilling rule

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — Texas’ oil and gas regulator has challenged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ authority to ban hydraulic fracturing and limit injection wells near a North Texas dam. In a letter sent to the corps on Thursday, Texas Railroad Commission Executive Director Kimberly Corley questioned restrictions the corps announced last week that would ban fracking within ...

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Top 5 Eagle Ford stories of the week

Top 5, Eagle Ford, Texas

Here’s a quick look at this week’s Top 5 stories from Eagle Ford Texas. Headlines ranged from oil production to a major business deal in Port Arthur, Texas. 5. Major oil producers to talk output freeze in Qatar in April DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — OPEC member states and other major oil producers plan to meet next month to ...

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Texas OKs Hunt buying Oncor, but moves to mitigate rate hike

Texas OKs Hunt buying Oncor, but moves to mitigate rate hike

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State regulators have approved Dallas mogul Ray L. Hunt’s $18 billion buyout of Texas’ largest electricity utility, but with caveats that could soften expected electric rate increases. The Texas Public Utility Commission on Thursday sanctioned the deal for Oncor, which serves 3 million-plus Texans. The deal comes after Oncor’s parent company, Energy Future Holdings, declared bankruptcy ...

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US rig count drops 12 this week to all-time low of 464

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HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped 12 this week to 464, a record low amid continuing price woes in the energy industry. A year ago, 1,048 rigs were active. Houston-based oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Thursday 372 rigs sought oil and 92 explored for natural gas. Among ...

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Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

Amarillo Globe-News. March 22, 2016. President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba is historic — for many reasons. However, before America buries history and “the last remnant of the Cold War in the Americas” (as the president remarked Tuesday), we offer clarification on a few points — minus the political nonsense. — The president remarked that his visit to Cuba was ...

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