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Loving facility to expand pipeline capability


LOVING – A Texas based company, Rangeland Energy, will build a system designed to transport crude oil from the Delaware Basin to markets across the U.S. using an outbound rail and pipeline. “It’s nothing new happening out there, but it’s part of Rangeland’s master plan,” said Jay Jenkins, president of the Carlsbad Department of Development. Rangeland is developing its RIO ...

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US oil and natural gas rig count drops by 20 to 1,028

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. declined by 20 this week to 1,028 amid slumping oil prices. Houston-based Baker Hughes said Thursday 802 rigs were seeking oil and 222 exploring for natural gas. Four were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago, 1,818 rigs were ...

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Retail gas prices hold steady in Texas at $2.22 per gallon

COPPELL, Texas — Retail gasoline prices across Texas are holding steady this week at $2.22 per gallon. AAA Texas on Thursday reported that compares to a 2-cent decline for prices at the pump nationwide, slipping to $2.40 per gallon. The association survey found that Beaumont and San Antonio have the cheapest gasoline statewide at an average $2.15 per gallon. Drivers ...

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1 worker dead, 3 hurt in steel frame collapse in North Texas

steel frame collapse

ARGYLE, Texas — One worker has been killed and three hurt when the steel frame of an under-construction activities center collapsed outside a North Texas school. Officials say the accident happened Thursday morning at Argyle High School about an hour before classes began. The superintendent of the Argyle Independent School District says no students, parents or employees were in danger. ...

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ONEOK Partners plans to extend West Texas pipeline to Mexico

COYANOSA, Texas — ONEOK (WUHN’-oak) Partners LP plans to extend its West Texas pipeline system to transport natural gas to Mexico. Tulsa, Oklahoma-based ONEOK on Wednesday night announced the venture with a subsidiary of Fermaca Infrastructure of Mexico City. The Roadrunner gas transmission pipeline project would extend from ONEOK’s site at Coyanosa, about 50 miles southwest of Odessa. The line ...

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Bill to prohibit local fracking bans clears Senate panel

Senate Energy Committee

OKLAHOMA CITY — A Senate panel has approved a bill that would limit cities and towns from passing local ordinances restricting oil and gas drilling and exploration. The Senate Energy Committee voted 10-1 on Wednesday to advance the bill by Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman. The measure now heads to the full Senate. The bill is among several filed ...

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