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AAA: Austin gas prices now average $2 per gallon

The price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2 a gallon this week in the Austin area, up 2 cents a gallon from last week and the highest price among the state’s major metros, AAA Texas said Thursday. The $2 average is 77 cents lower than the average price per gallon a year ago this week, the auto club said. Statewide, ...

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Exxon adapts to light crude refining in Texas, could more follow?

Exxon Mobil will extend the capacity for processing light crude at its Beaumont, Texas, refinery in order to capitalize on U.S. production. United Press International reported that Exxon intends to increase production capacity by roughly 6 percent (20,000 barrels per day) in order to take in more crude produced by the regional shale sector. “This project will grow our capacity ...

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Rail car worker found dead inside tanker in Southeast Texas

ORANGE, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a worker has been found dead inside a tanker at a business that does maintenance on railroad cars. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified the worker as 42-year-old Martin Parks Jr. of Beaumont. The sheriff’s department received an emergency call Monday night from Rescar Industries in Orange. A co-worker discovered the victim ...

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Exxon Beaumont, Texas refinery workers approve six-year labor pact

HOUSTON, June 26 (Reuters) – Unionized workers at Exxon Mobil Corp’s Beaumont, Texas, refinery agreed to an unusually long six-year contract on Thursday night, which sources say the company pushed to assure no work stoppages during a contemplated multibillion-dollar expansion. Members of United Steelworkers union (USW) Local 13-243 voted by secret ballot on the contract offer, which is two years ...

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Texas earthquakes linked to oil, gas development

For more than 100 years, people have questioned whether taking oil and gas from the depths of the earth can cause tremors. When an earthquake shook Austin in 1902, some thought an explosion in the oilfields of Spindletop, in southern Beaumont, might be to blame. The 1902 earthquake was naturally occurring. But the link between human activity and earthquakes is ...

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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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NYMEX-Oil extends gains, Brent hits 8-week high

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TOKYO, Feb 16 – U.S. crude futures rose for a third straight session, while Brent hit an eight-week high above $62 a barrel after another drop in the U.S. rig count signaled the pressure producers face from low oil prices. FUNDAMENTALS * NYMEX crude for March delivery was up 43 cents at $53.21 a barrel by 2353 GMT, after settling ...

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Exxon wants five-year Beaumont pact to avert strikes during buildout

HOUSTON – Exxon Mobil Corp’s <XOM.N> push to persuade workers at its Beaumont, Texas refinery to sign a five-year contract, nearly twice as long as the last one, is part of an effort to avert labor stoppages during a possible expansion that could make it the largest such plant in the United States, sources familiar with refinery operations said. In ...

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Sinkhole big enough to swallow vehicle opens in Beaumont

BEAUMONT, Texas — A sinkhole big enough to swallow a vehicle has opened on a Southeast Texas street. Engineers in Beaumont say it could take a couple of weeks to repair the hole that opened Tuesday. Beaumont traffic engineer Zheng Tan Tan says a possible storm sewer line rupture probably caused the sinkhole in a neighborhood. Joyce Bodwin lives nearby ...

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Spindletop: Remembering what made Texas tea number one

This Saturday marks the 114th anniversary of the famous Southeastern Texas tea discovery known as Spindletop just south of Beaumont in Jefferson County. Everything changed for the state of Texas on January 10, 1901. Spindletop, which is a salt dome oil field, struck oil gushing crude 150 feet towards the heavens and sparking what became known as the Texas Oil ...

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