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Dallas area has another quake, 3.1 magnitude near Irving

IRVING, Texas (AP) — The Dallas area has had another minor earthquake. The U.S. Geological Survey reports a 3.1 magnitude quake happened at 6:18 a.m. CST Friday. The quake was centered 3 miles east-northeast of Irving. Police in Irving had no immediate reports of damage or anyone hurt in Friday morning’s earthquake. Seismologists have said that dozens of small quakes ...

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State oil and gas industry posts record revenue payments in 2014

Despite reports of declining prices, the state’s oil and gas industry reported record revenue payments in 2014. The state’s oil and gas industry posted a record $15.7 billion in taxes and royalties, Todd Staples, head of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, said in a conference call Tuesday morning. The findings were slated to be presented before a state legislative ...

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3 injured after explosion at South Texas cement plant

SAN ANTONIO — Authorities say three workers were injured in an explosion at a San Antonio cement plant. Spokeswoman Deborah Foster of the San Antonio Fire Department says the Tuesday afternoon blast occurred in a coal mill at Capitol Aggregates. The company’s carbon dioxide suppressant system had already put out the fire by the time firefighters arrived at the scene. ...

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Texas legislators sound off about Keystone XL veto

WICHITA FALLS, Texas – The choice by President Barack Obama to veto the Keystone XL pipeline bill was one against putting Americans to work and getting the country closer to energy independence, two area representatives said Tuesday afternoon. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Clarendon, said in a statement the president’s decision was disappointing because it was a bill that had bipartisan support ...

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Exxon Mobil reports higher petroleum reserves in 2014

The numbers are in, and Exxon Mobil says they’ve surpassed 2013 oil and gas reserve amounts in 2014, according to FuelFix. Exxon Mobil, based in Irving, Texas, reported 25.3 billion barrels of oil equivalent in reserves at the end of 2014, up slightly from 25.3 billion the company reported for 2013. The slightly higher numbers in 2014 are being attributed ...

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County receives more funds for Round Prairie Road repair

The Walker County Commissioners Court on Monday accepted more than $28,000 from EOG and almost $15,000 from New Gulf Resources for reimbursement of materials used for the repair and upkeep of Round Prairie Road. “Right now we’ve received over $127,000 total from EOG and New Gulf,” Precinct 1 Commissioner B.J. Gaines said Monday. “With the activity going on we’re expecting ...

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U.S. refinery strike affects one-fifth of national capacity

HOUSTON, Feb 22 – The largest U.S. refinery strike in 35 years entered its fourth week on Sunday as workers at 12 refineries accounting for one-fifth of national production capacity were walking picket lines. Sources familiar with the negotiations said talks may resume by mid-week to end the walkout by 6,550 members of the United Steelworkers union (USW) at 15 ...

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Rig drop slows

Permian Basin oil companies released six rigs in the past week, raising the possibility that the rate of cutback is slowing after the tremendous reductions of the previous weeks. The region had 362 rigs running on Friday, per the latest count from Baker Hughes. That is 204 fewer rigs than Nov. 26, the day before the Organization of Petroleum Exporting ...

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Texas attorney barred from contacting royalty owners

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A judge has barred a Texas-based attorney from contacting Chesapeake Energy Corp. royalty owners about a proposed $119 million settlement covering the company’s natural gas wells in Oklahoma. The Oklahoman reports that District Judge Jon K. Parsley issued a temporarily restraining order last week against attorney Dan McDonald, citing that his “advertising” campaign would disrupt the time between ...

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Yara and BASF to build $600 mln ammonia plant in Texas

OSLO/FRANKFURT – Norwegian fertilizer maker Yara and German chemicals firm BASF will spend $600 million building an ammonia plant in Texas, taking advantage of cheap shale gas to expand their presence in the United States, the companies said. Proposals for the project were made in public in 2013, but the joint statement on Thursday marked the first time the companies ...

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