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Overnight storm brings damaging winds to Dallas-Fort Worth

FORT WORTH — An overnight line of storms brought straightline winds of up to 65 miles an hour and more than an inch of rain to North Texas, the National Weather Service of Fort Worth reported Tuesday morning. Although the NWS received “plenty” of reports of damage, most of the severe weather was out of Dallas-Fort Worth by the start ...

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The Latest: No Halliburton crews at Pampa site during storm

DALLAS — The latest on severe weather in parts of Texas (all times local): 7:50 a.m. Halliburton officials say no employees were at a chemical facility in the Texas Panhandle when the site was hit by a tornado. The National Weather Service says at least five tornadoes touched down in the area Monday night. A statement Tuesday says Halliburton’s district ...

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Repairs done, Union Pacific reopens Texas line after floods

CORSICANA, Texas — Repairs have been completed on some washed-out tracks in North Texas blamed for a weekend derailment that sent two locomotives into floodwaters. A Union Pacific spokesman says the line about 4 miles north of Corsicana reopened at 7:45 a.m. CDT Wednesday. Spokesman Jeff DeGraff (duh-GRAF’) says work will continue to finish the cleanup and clear out equipment. ...

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‘Fractivists’ to strategize over fracking bill

Self-described “fractivists,” upset with a new state law they say strips away local control of oil and gas drilling, plan to meet in Dallas next week to develop a strategy to challenge House Bill 40. Organizers hope that panel discussions on Nov. 5 and Nov. 7 will lead to passage of a resolution that voices support for local control over ...

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Iowa group seeks more permit oversight for pipeline

DES MOINES, Iowa — A group that opposes a proposed oil pipeline across Iowa is asking a federal agency’s regional office to be more stringent in issuing permits to a private company seeking access to waterways in the path of the project, and members say the request highlights their concern over varied oversight in the approval process. Iowa Citizens for ...

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Economist: With low gas prices, presidential candidates aren’t talking about energy policy

Low gasoline prices mean that energy policy has taken a back seat to other issues on the 2016 presidential campaign trail, said economist Bernard Weinstein. Gasoline prices have tumbled to below $2 per gallon in the Dallas area, where Weinstein lives, and now average $2.42 per gallon in Billings, according to gasbuddy.com. A steep decline in oil prices that started ...

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Energy Transfer Equity buying Williams Cos. for $32.61B

DALLAS (AP) — Energy Transfer Equity is buying pipeline operator The Williams Cos. for approximately $32.61 billion. The companies said Monday that the combination creates one of the five biggest energy companies in the world. Energy Transfer Equity LP will pay $43.50 per share, a 4.6 percent premium to Williams’ Friday closing price of $41.60. Williams’ shareholders can choose shares ...

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Settlement reach in Chesapeake oil, gas royalties fight

DALLAS — Chesapeake Operating Inc. and some Barnett Shale mineral rights owners have reached an out-of-court settlement over alleged underpaid oil and gas royalties. The settlement announced Wednesday involves more than a dozen mineral rights owners, including billionaire investor Edward Bass of Fort Worth. Terms weren’t released. Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake has handled production activities on some of the North Texas ...

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As earthquakes shake North Texas, bridge inspectors check for damage

damage from earthquakes

When a big earthquake hits, the world often sees horrific images of collapsed bridges. In 1989, during a 6.9-magnitude quake in the San Francisco area, the double-deck Nimitz Freeway pancaked, killing 42 people. Fifty-foot sections of the Bay Bridge also collapsed, killing a woman. North Texas is unlikely to experience an earthquake of that scope, researchers say. But in recent ...

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Risk of tornadoes persists after 1 killed Saturday

DALLAS (AP) — A new tornado watch issued by the National Weather Service covers much of north and central Texas for most of Sunday. The weather service included Dallas and Austin in its latest tornado watch (http://1.usa.gov/1Etssv2), which runs until 9 p.m. Sunday. One person was killed Saturday night and another left in critical condition after a tornado hit Cisco, ...

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