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Authorities: 3 train workers in Texas wreck presumed dead

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DALLAS (AP) — Three missing crew members from the two freight trains that collided head-on in the Texas Panhandle are presumed dead, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Wednesday. Emergency personnel at the scene of Tuesday’s collision about 25 miles northeast of Amarillo have moved to a recovery operation, DPS Sgt. Dan Buesing said. Each train had a two-member ...

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Oil bust leaves states with massive well cleanup

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BIGFOOT, Texas (AP) — The worst oil bust since the 1980s is putting Texas and other oil producing states on the hook for thousands of newly abandoned drilling sites at a time when they have little money to plug wells and seal off environmental hazards. As U.S. rig counts plunge to historic lows, and with at least 60 oil producers ...

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Top 5 Eagle Ford Stories of the Week, June 11-17

Transcanada and Spectra Energy are working on pipelines to bring natural gas to Mexico. The pipelines will greatly benefit Texas. Eagle Ford shale to benefit from $3.6B pipeline projects 2. The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by six last week to 414, the second consecutive week the count has increased after a slide that ...

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Eagle Ford shale to benefit from $3.6B pipeline projects

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Eagle Ford shale producers are benefiting from Mexico’s need for more electricity. Mexico’s state-owned Federal Electricity Commission recently awarded $3.6 billion in pipeline projects to TransCanada, Spectra Energy and others. The projects will transport shale gas from Texas to Mexico to help meet the country’s growing electricity needs. For decades, Mexico’s electric power infrastructure has been hampered by inefficiency and ...

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Average price of gallon of gas rises slightly in Oklahoma

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The average price of gas is up just more than a penny per gallon this week across Oklahoma. AAA Oklahoma said Monday that that the average price statewide is just less than $2.15 per gallon — up from just more than $2.13 per gallon a week ago. The national average is $2.38 per gallon. AAA spokesman ...

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Top Eagle Ford news stories: June 3-10

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Catch up on the top Eagle Ford news stories from the past week. Rising oil prices led to the first increase of the national rig count this year. 5. Colorado has 40 times more natural gas than thought DENVER (AP) — Western Colorado has 40 times more natural gas than previously thought, but an immediate boom is unlikely because of ...

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Treasurer: Oklahoma revenue collections hit 6-year low

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Treasurer Ken Miller says overall revenue collections to the state treasury last month hit a six-year low as the state’s economy continues to slump. Miller reported Monday that May collections were lower than May 2015 for every major revenue stream, including taxes on income, sales, motor vehicles and oil and natural gas production. It is ...

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Top Eagle Ford news stories: May 27 – June 3

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Review the top Eagle Ford news stories, all in one place. Headlines this past week included details on the highest-paid CEOs in each state, OPEC’s inability to show resolve, and a new way to study energy production. 5. The highest-paid CEOs by state Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2015, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, ...

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Uncharted waters: Restoring deep Gulf fouled by BP spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Far offshore and a mile deep in the dark world below the Gulf of Mexico’s gleaming surface, the catastrophic BP oil spill of 2010 did untold damage on the ocean floor. But scientists are unsure they can do much to heal places in the deep that were hurt the most as they undertake what’s being called ...

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Top Eagle Ford Shale news stories – May 21-27

Another week gone by and another deluge of news, and another weekly recap! Check out the list below to see what news articles our readers found most engaging this past week. Enjoy! 5. Texas firm cancels application to build $3.3B natural gas pipeline ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Houston-based Kinder Morgan has withdrawn its application for a federal permit to build a ...

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