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Brent oil and West Texas crude rise

WTI for November delivery gained 5 cents to $82.75 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The futures are down 3.6 percent this week and 16 percent in 2014.  More »
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Guest Commentary: Anticipating the risks of oil and gas trucking

More shippers are exploring trucking as a way to move their products to diverse markets, but risk of spills are high.  More »

Texas Natural Gas Summit offers a job fair for energy workers

The first Texas Natural Gas Summit and Job Fair will be Thursday in Austin at the Palmer Events Center. The event is free and open to the public. It runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Job seekers can connect with employers hiring for more than 10,000 job openings. Atmos Energy, GE, Halliburton and Ryder […]  More »

Petro Waste to open new Eagle Ford facility

San Antonio-based Petro Waste Environmental plans to complete an oil reclamation and washout facility about one mile east of Tilden in November. The McMullen County site will process drilling waste with a high solids content and clean transport trailers, vacuum trucks and frac tanks. “PWE’s services are an integral part of the drilling and production process […]  More »
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Eagle Ford expected to hit 1.6 million barrels next month

The Eagle Ford Shale is expected to make 1.61 million barrels of oil per day in November, up 42 percent from the year before, according to a new government report. The field is making around 1.58 million barrels of oil daily this month, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.  More »
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Study links Ohio quakes to hydraulic fracturing

Study co-author Paul Friberg said that fracturing rock results in micro-earthquakes but that some of the Harrison County tremors were significantly larger than expected.  More »
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Treasury clears way for oil spill recovery grants

A Treasury Department statement says that, so far, the trust fund has $653 million. That figure is expected to grow by billions.  More »
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Crude oil falls deeper into bear territory

West Texas oil for November delivery dropped $3.90 to $81.84 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, the lowest settlement since June 28, 2012.  More »
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Brent crude at a nearly 4-year low

West Texas intermediate crude dropped 8 cents to $85.74 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.  More »
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Statoil sells stake in Azerbaijan gas project

Norwegian energy company Statoil says it has sold its stake in the Shah Deniz gas project in Azerbaijan to Malaysian company Petronas for $2.25 billion.  More »
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Pipeline leaks brine in Lake Sakakawea tributary

Houston-based Oasis Petroleum Inc. reported the spill, The Environmental Protection Agency said it had no confirmed reports that the saltwater reached Bear Den Bay on Lake Sakakawea.  More »

Plan to drill near College Station neighborhood moves forward

By Emily Wilkins, Bryan College Station Eagle A permit for two oil and gas wells that would use hydraulic fracturing within city limits was approved 5-1 by the College Station City Council at Thursday night’s council meeting. The wells, operated by Halcon Operating Co., will be located near the northwest intersection of Cain Road and Holleman […]  More »
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