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Two events for one future: Texas energy leaders to share strategy at Eagle Ford conferences

Even the Eagle Ford—which is bursting at the seams with oil— isn’t immune to the effects of the current low-price environment. Now more than ever, companies operating in the region need access to the latest intelligence coming from the field. Next month, thousands of energy industry professionals will converge in San Antonio for two world-class industry conferences. Hart Energy— an ...

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Texas regulator clears oil and gas company of causing quakes

AUSTIN, Texas  — The regulatory agency overseeing Texas’ oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn’t caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary. The preliminary findings mark the first decision by the Texas Railroad Commission since it was authorized last year to consider whether seismological activity was caused by ...

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OPEC cracks, ready to talk with world producers

The stubborn drive of OPEC is finally weaning down as the crude cartel has stated that it’s ready to talk to other producers about crashing oil prices, according to a release from an OPEC publication on Monday. “Today’s continuing pressure on prices, brought about by higher crude production, coupled with market speculation, remains a cause for concern for OPEC and ...

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Kentucky trucker gets prison in Texas prostitution case

WACO, Texas (AP) — A trucker from Kentucky must serve more than four years in federal prison for trying to transport prostitutes he planned to pick up in Texas. Anthony Wayne Farrior of Paducah, Kentucky, was sentenced Wednesday in Waco. The 28-year-old trucker in July pleaded guilty to violating the Mann Act, which deals with prostitution and human trafficking. Prosecutors ...

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Bayou Bridge construction starts

Construction is underway on the Bayou Bridge, a new pipeline that will whisk crude oil from south Texas to Lake Charles, Louisiana. The Associate Press reports the pipeline will be built through a joint venture between Phillips 66, Energy Transfer Partners and Sunoco Logistic Partners. The cost of the project has not been disclosed, but Phillips 66 claims 40 percent ...

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RRC awards innovative restoration projects of Texas coal mines

Ever wonder what happens to abandoned coal mining land? Well, thanks to the regulations of the Railroad Commission of Texas, many become restoration projects and the RRC gives an annual award to companies doing the best work in the pursuit of public safety and natural resources. On Tuesday, the RRC announced the 2015 Reclamation Award recipient. The Texas Westmoreland Coal ...

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Can Texas pull through?

In most people’s mind, Texas and oil go together like Rocky and boxing; one just wouldn’t be the same without the other. So, of course it came as no surprise that communities in south and west Texas suffered as oil prices plummeted over the past year. West Texas crude prices hit $39 this week— the lowest it’s been since 2009, ...

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And the Texans’ quarterback is…

Experience, good decision-making and a low practice-interception at training camp helped Brian Hoyer dominate over his competitor Ryan Mallett for the title of the Texan’s quarterback. The Texans signed Hoyer on with a $10.5 million contract with a $4.75 million guarantee, the Houston Chronicle reports. Hoyer, a former Cleveland Browns QB, boasts 19 touchdowns, 19 interceptions and a 76.8 presser ...

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NextEra seeks to build natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma and Texas

Juno Beach-based NextEra Energy, Inc. said Thursday it plans to build a 250-mile natural gas pipeline in Oklahoma and Texas in its latest venture into the pipeline space. Southern Star Central Corp. and NextEra US Gas Assets, LLC, an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., said they have begun a binding open season to solicit commitments for transportation ...

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