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US rig count down 2 this week to 698

natural gas drilling, rig count

HOUSTON— Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by two this week to 698. The Houston firm said Thursday 536 rigs sought oil and 162 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 1,811 rigs were active. Among major oil- and gas-producing states, ...

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‘Affluenza’ teen’s mother soon to be sent to Texas: sheriff

'Affluenza' teen's mother soon to be sent to Texas: sheriff

AUSTIN, Texas – The mother of a Texas teenager known for an “affluenza” defense in a deadly drunken-driving crash he caused will soon be transferred from detention in Los Angeles to the Fort Worth area, the Tarrant County Sheriff said on Wednesday. Tonya Couch, 48, has been charged with third-degree felony for helping her son, Ethan, 18, escape to Mexico, ...

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Odessa: Five things you need to know today

Odessa, Texas

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Tuesday, Jan. 5. 1. Ector County Commissioners on Monday tabled an ordinance that would increase fees for sexually oriented businesses so that County Attorney Dusty Gallivan can review whether the county can restrict how the businesses can distribute flyers. —— 2. The SandHills Stock Show and Rodeo begins Friday ...

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Tickets on sale for annual Economic Forecast luncheon with Dr. Ray Perryman

Tickets on sale for annual Economic Forecast luncheon with Dr. Ray Perryman

Tickets remain available for the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce’s 32nd Annual Economic Outlook luncheon, featuring economist Dr. Ray Perryman. The luncheon is slated for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7. “Ray Perryman is considered one of the top economists in Texas and the country,” says Tyler Economic Development Council CEO Tom Mullins. “He is regularly called ...

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Proposed energy plant may come to Rusk

Plans for a proposed energy plant in northwestern Cherokee County are making Precinct 3 Commissioner Katherine Pinotti giddy with the possibilities it could bring to county residents. “This is wonderful!” she said of Apex Power Group LLC’s interest in developing a power plant in her precinct. “It could not have come at a better time, and the (potential impact for ...

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Retail gasoline prices in Texas drop by 2 cents

Retail gasoline prices in Texas drop by 2 cents

COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices across Texas dropped by 2 cents this week. AAA Texas on Tuesday reported that the statewide average is $1.77 for a gallon of regular unleaded fuel. That’s 29 cents less per gallon than last year. The national average remains the same from last week, at $2 per gallon. In Texas, drivers in El ...

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US rigs down 9 this week to 700

HOUSTON (AP) — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by nine this week to 700. The Houston firm said Wednesday 538 rigs sought oil and 162 explored for natural gas amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 1,840 rigs were active. Among major oil- and ...

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Retail gasoline prices in Texas, US slip penny this week

Retail gasoline prices in Texas

COPPELL, Texas (AP) — Retail gasoline prices across Texas and nationwide have slipped a penny this week. AAA Texas on Tuesday reported the statewide average settled at $1.79 per gallon. Drivers across the U.S. are paying an average $2 per gallon. Corpus Christi has the cheapest gasoline prices in Texas this week at an average $1.71 per gallon. Dallas has ...

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Officials: Plane wreckage near Texas peak from earlier crash

GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, Texas (AP) — Federal officials say reports of a single-engine airplane crash earlier this month near the highest peak in Texas were erroneous and that wreckage found near the peak is from an earlier crash. Authorities initially said the plane went down Dec. 8 in Guadalupe Mountains National Park at an elevation of about 8,700 feet ...

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GM buys wind power from EDP to build its biggest SUVs

General Motors Co <GM.N> said this week it is buying wind energy to power production of some its biggest sport utility vehicles at a factory in Texas. GM said in a statement it has agreed to buy 30 megawatts of energy from a Texas wind farm operated by a unit of Spanish renewable energy company EDP Renovaveis SA <EDPR.LS>. EDP is ...

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