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Union Pacific expanding South Texas workforce

Increased rail shipments of oil from the Eagle Ford Shale drilling and more Mexican auto exports are driving job growth and capital spending for Union Pacific Corp. in South Texas, the company’s chief financial officer said Wednesday in San Antonio. ...

Oil-rich area may not get tax windfall

If South Texas' oil-producing counties thought this was the year they finally would tap deep reserves of state funding for the crumbling roads, lack of housing and increased water demands brought on by their energy boom, they might want to think again. ...

Life on the shale

No one in Karnes County, Texas have grasped the implications of Conoco-Phillips’ secretive decision to drill a deep, expensive well into the mysterious formation known as the Eagle Ford Shale. ...

Energy to help Texas economy outpace nation’s

The flourishing energy sector along with across-the-board private sector hiring will keep Texas’ economic growth moving faster than the nation’s, an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas predicted Wednesday. ...

Nexolon breaks ground on San Antonio solar plant

With ceremonial hard hats on and shovels in hand, city officials and executives from CPS Energy and Nexolon broke ground Wednesday on the company’s solar panel manufacturing plant at Brooks City-Base. ...

Texas City schools, others owe Valero millions

The Texas City school district is among four taxpayer-funded entities in Galveston County that will have to repay Valero almost $5 million after a jury agreed that the oil company's Texas City refinery was overvalued on the tax rolls. ...

Ad war rages in New York over fracking

New Yorkers Against Fracking launched a TV spot this week on the heels of a new campaign by the New York State Petroleum Council. Watch the dueling ads over the state's hydraulic fracturing ban. ...

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