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Top Eagle Ford news stories: April 22-29

Top Eagle Ford news stories: April 22-29

Review this week’s top Eagle Ford news stories all in one place. Ukraine marked the 30-year anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and ExxonMobil lost its coveted AAA credit rating. Find more stories below. 5. New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Land Office is suing a Texas oil ...

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Regulators relax monitoring of decade-old Gulf oil leak

The Mississippi River Delta and nearby Louisiana coast appear dark in the sunglint. This phenomenon is caused by sunlight reflecting off the water surface, in a mirror-like manner, directly back towards the astronaut observer aboard the International Space Station. (Image: NASA)

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Federal regulators have relaxed a pollution monitoring requirement for a company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, a slow-motion spill that could last another century. In 2008, the Coast Guard ordered Taylor Energy Company to conduct daily flights over the site of its leak to visually monitor chronic oil sheens ...

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New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments

New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Land Office is suing a Texas oil company for years of overdue fees and recent environmental cleanup costs at a wastewater injection well used by various oil producers. Siana Operating of Midland, Texas, was notified Thursday of the lawsuit in Santa Fe District Court seeking compensation, punitive damages and access to ...

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Former Southwestern Energy worker guilty of $450K theft

Former Southwestern Energy worker guilty of $450K theft

HOUSTON (AP) — A former financial employee of Southwestern Energy Co. faces up to 80 years in prison for embezzling more than $450,000 from the oil and gas company. Kendra Walker of Houston pleaded guilty Monday to four counts of wire fraud. The 28-year-old Walker remains free on bond pending sentencing in federal court in Houston. Prosecutors say Walker worked ...

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Texas, New Mexico oil producers push for import limits

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Oil drilling companies and royalty owners from the Texas Panhandle to New Mexico’s stretch of the Permian Basin are embarking on a grass-roots campaign to limit foreign oil imports, salvaging what they say is a major sector of the U.S. economy. “American oil is competing against a cartel of government operators which has a stated initiative ...

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Some criminal charges dismissed in 2012 platform fire

Some criminal charges dismissed in 2012 platform fire

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has thrown out some criminal charges filed against companies and employees following a 2012 oil platform fire that killed three people off Louisiana’s coast. But serious charges remain for some in connection to the fire, which broke out on a platform owned by Black Elk Energy Offshore Operations LLC. Criminal charges involving safety ...

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Top Eagle Ford news stories: April 15-22

Top Eagle Ford news stories: April 15-22

A deadly explosion devastated a Mexican community and low gasoline prices continue to cause problems in the Gulf states. Scroll down to recap this week’s top Eagle Ford news headlines. 5. ‘Hard choices’ in Texas as oil bust, costly lawsuits collide HOUMA, La. (AP) — It might sound strange, but the penny-pinching folks in Louisiana’s Oil Patch can’t wait for ...

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NARO and ShaleCast announce alliance to educate shale owners

NARO and ShaleCast announce alliance to educate shale owners

April 20, 2016 (Chicago, Illinois) – The National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO) and ShaleCast.com today announced an alliance to assist landowners participating in the shale revolution. “We believe this platform can be a game changer for the millions of royalty owners generated by the shale boom,” said Jerry Simmons, executive director of NARO.  Simmons added, “For nearly 40 years, NARO ...

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Group sues Interior Department over deep-sea well permits

Group sues Interior Department over deep-sea well permits

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An environmental group sued the Interior Department on Wednesday for what it called the “fast track” permitting of potentially dangerous oil and natural gas wells in offshore waters. The action came on the sixth anniversary of the nation’s largest offshore oil spill. The federal lawsuit, filed by the California-based Center for Biological Diversity in Washington, D.C., ...

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Oil bust sends Texas budget writers back to work; what now?

Preparing for planting (irrigation circles) and extraction (white web of rectangular gas well heads). (Image: Jan Buchholtz via Flickr)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The biggest Texas oil bust in decades has lawmakers taking stock of the fallout as other energy producing states slash spending. House budget writers are meeting Tuesday for the first time in 2016 to figure out how much the oil and gas downturn is hurting the state’s bottom line. Oil prices fell in the past two ...

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