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OSHA identifies Arkansas man killed on job in North Dakota

DICKINSON, N.D. — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has identified an Arkansas man who died on the job in North Dakota. OSHA says 23-year-old Alex Lee, of Conway, Arkansas, was operating a construction packer for a street project in Dickinson on July 15 when the packer slid down an embankment and rolled on him, crushing him. Lee was working ...

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Vanguard Natural Resources to acquire Eagle Rock Energy

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HOUSTON — Vanguard Natural Resources LLC will acquire Eagle Rock Energy Partners LP in a $474 million deal. The agreement was announced Thursday by the Houston-based companies. Vanguard Natural Resources will also assume $140 million of debt from Eagle Rock Energy Partners, which will become a wholly-owned indirect subsidiary. In related news, Vanguard purchases assets in Piceance Basin. The agreement ...

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Dozens injured, 2 dead after tornadoes hit Texas, Arkansas

VAN, Texas — Emergency responders searched the wreckage of communities in northeast Texas and southwest Arkansas early Monday, after a rash of tornadoes killed at least two people, left dozens injured and 10 missing. Howard County Sheriff Brian McJunkins said two victims who lived in adjoining mobile homes in Nashville, Arkansas, died after several tornadoes were reported in the area ...

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Exxon Mobil firms to pay nearly $5M for Arkansas oil spill

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Justice Department says two subsidiaries of Exxon Mobil have agreed to pay almost $5 million in government penalties for a 2013 oil spill in a central Arkansas community. As part of a consent decree set to be filed in a Little Rock federal court Wednesday, the companies would pay about $3.2 million in federal civil ...

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US rig count decreases 48 to 1,310

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. fell by 48 this week to 1,310 amid depressed oil prices. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report 1,019 rigs were exploring for oil and 289 for gas. Two were listed as miscellaneous. A year ago ...

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Bradford County commissioners go to Arkansas: Local officials learn about tourism promotion, energy policy

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TOWANDA – At their meeting on Thursday, the Bradford County commissioners discussed various matters related to gas drilling, including their recent trip to Arkansas, where the Fayetteville Shale natural gas reservoir is located. Bradford County commissioners Doug McLinko and Mark Smith and Progress Authority Executive Director Tony Ventello traveled to Arkansas from Jan. 5 to Jan. 7, spending a full 1 ...

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US rig count plunges by 74 to 1,676

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. tumbled by 74 this week to 1,676. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report 1,366 rigs were exploring for oil and 310 for gas. A year ago 1,777 rigs were active. Of the major oil- and ...

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US rig count tumbles by 61 to 1,750

HOUSTON — Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. plummeted by 61 this week to 1,750. The Houston firm said Friday in its weekly report 1,421 rigs were exploring for oil and 329 for gas. A year ago 1,754 rigs were active. Of the major oil- and ...

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SWEPCO withdraws plans for $116 million power line

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Southwestern Electric Power Co. says it is withdrawing its application to build a 50-mile-long, high-voltage power line through northwest Arkansas. The Louisiana-based company says it withdrew its application for state regulatory approval of the $116 million power line on Tuesday. In a statement, the company says the Southwest Power Pool had notified it that the project ...

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Oklahoma earthquakes: USGS continues to look at increase

There have been more than 500 magnitude 3.0 or greater earthquakes in Oklahoma this year, up significantly from 109 in 2013 and just 35 in 2012, according to U.S. Geological Survey officials. As of Monday, there had been 539 of the higher magnitude quakes in 2014, with 19 being magnitude 4.0 or greater. USGS officials focused on magnitude 3.0 or ...

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