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Arthur Perales III works on a gear reducer at the Weatherford rod-pump manufacturing plant Thursday, June 26, 2014, in Katy. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle)

Texas manufacturing sluggish as energy sector slows down

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Manufacturing activity in Texas was flat for the second consecutive month in February, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas revealed in its latest survey on the sector.
Welders work on a joint between two sections of pipe during construction of Keystone XL's southern leg in Prague, Oklahoma. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Groups tell Obama: Don’t wait on Keystone

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WASHINGTON — Forty-four groups representing oil companies, truckers, manufacturers and other interests on Tuesday implored Secretary of State John Kerry to approve the Keystone XL pipeline that would ferry Canadian crude to the Gulf Coast.
Welders work on a joint between two sections of pipe during construction of Keystone XL's southern leg in Prague, Oklahoma. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Unions raise heat on Senate to approve Keystone XL

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Labor unions are beseeching senators to pass legislation that would approve the Keystone XL pipeline by circumventing a government review process that threatens to stretch into 2015.
Aerial view shows  the petrochemical refinery complex in Deer Park. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Manufacturing boom needs workers, reforms

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The energy boom has led to a surge in manufacturing plant openings and announcements, but that growth is being endangered by politics, the president of the nation’s manufacturing lobbying group said Tuesday in Houston.
(Nick De La Torre / Houston Chronicle)

Gas export delays could violate world treaty, group says

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A group of manufacturers argued Tuesday that the U.S. government is moving too slowly to approve new export facilities for natural gas and coal, potentially exposing the nation to legal action from members of the World Trade Organization.
A BP company logo sits on display on the forecourt of a gas station operated by BP in London. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

British government joins BP’s fight against contract suspension

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BP picked up new allies in its fight against a suspension from new government contracts, as oil industry and business groups filed a legal brief labeling the punishment an “overreach” by the Obama administration.
Protestors at the National Mall call on President Obama to reject the Keystone XL pipeline on Feb. 17, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Executives to Obama: Rejecting pipeline would threaten economy

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More than 160 business executives on Thursday warned President Barack Obama that rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline would send a dangerous signal to investors and threaten U.S. economic growth.
(Nick De La Torre / Houston Chronicle)

LNG export critics call on Energy Dept. for time out

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With the Obama administration on Wednesday approving a fourth company’s plans to sell natural gas overseas, some lawmakers and manufacturers said it’s time for the federal government to reassess the economic risks of those export approvals.
An oil pump works near Stanley, N.D. (AP file photo/James MacPherson)

US drilling boom boosting family incomes by $1,200 a year, report finds

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The surge in domestic drilling that has transformed parts of North Dakota, Arkansas and Pennsylvania into modern-day boomtowns is causing ripple effects across the entire U.S. economy, spurring investments in new chemical plants and trimming household bills, according to a report released Wednesday.
(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Oil companies and environmentalists ask for changes in feds’ fracturing rule

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Oil companies, environmentalists, hunters and Texas regulators are weighing in on new federal mandates proposed for hydraulic fracturing and drilling on public lands. Here is a sampling of some of the submissions, as the deadline for filing public comments approaches.