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Texas gas town considers banning fracking

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Natural gas money has been good to this Texas city: It has new parks, a new golf course and miles of grassy soccer fields. The business district is getting a makeover, and the airport is bustling, too. For more than a decade, Denton has drawn its lifeblood from the huge gas reserves that lie beneath its ...

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Fracking pros, cons debated


Cathy Dyson, The Free Lance-Star The Texas oil man said that any company planning to drill for natural gas in the Fredericksburg region better be forthcoming about its operations, particularly in terms of what chemicals are used. Because of all the attention that possible drilling in the region has generated, “not telling you what’s in the fracking fluid, now that ...

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64 groups ask for gas industry emission restrictions


Sixty-four environment and community organizations have asked the federal government to limit air pollution emissions from the rapidly expanding oil and gas industry that are impacting many of the nation’s urban areas, including Pittsburgh. According to a petition, filed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday by Earthjustice, a public interest law organization representing the groups, 150 million Americans ...

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Verdict against drilling company prompts concern of more lawsuits

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By Corey Paul, The Odessa American A Dallas jury’s award of $3 million to a Wise County family suing an oil and gas company because of alleged contamination drew national attention and in-state speculation of more lawsuits to come. Bob and Lisa Parr argued they were forced to evacuate their ranch after Aruba Petroleum’s wells caused spills and health problems ...

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Sunoco to retain ‘substantial’ corporate presence locally


Sunoco Inc.’s parent company said Tuesday that the regional fuel retailer would retain a substantial corporate presence in the Philadelphia area after it merges this year with a Texas convenience-store chain. Energy Transfer Partners L.P., the Dallas pipeline operator that bought Sunoco two years ago, announced Monday that it is buying Susser Holdings Corp. for $1.8 billion. Susser operates 630 ...

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Sunoco parent buys Texas retail chain for $1.8 billion

Andrew Maykuth, The Philadelphia Inquirer Energy Transfer Partners L.P., the Dallas pipeline operator that bought Sunoco Inc. two years ago, is acquiring Texas gasoline-station owner Susser Holdings Corp. for about $1.8 billion, creating a stand-alone retail home for Sunoco. The deal includes Susser Holdings’ 630 company-owned convenience stores in Texas and neighboring states that mostly operate under the Stripes brand. Sunoco ...

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EPA and Texas work together on first joint Greenhouse Gas Permit in Texas


by the US Environmental Protection Agency DALLAS – (April 16, 2014) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a final greenhouse gas permit (GHG) to Equistar Chemicals, Corpus Christi, Texas. The permit is the first to be drafted by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and issued by EPA under a program to help to improve permitting efficiency and productivity ...

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Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition discusses proposed wastewater treatment facility

DALLAS TWP. — Lake Township resident Diane Pilosi fought back tears as she listened to what she might be able to expect from her potential new neighbor. The Gas Drilling Awareness Coalition held an informational meeting Wednesday to discuss a proposed natural gas wastewater treatment facility to be located just 300 feet down Meeker Outlet Road from the home Pilosi ...

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