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Shell Drops out of Eagle Ford

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By: John Bestoloffe , Shale Plays Media Due to their recent disappointing domestic shale operations results, Royal Dutch Shell PLC will be ceasing investments in the Eagle Ford Shale. According to the San Antonio Business Journal, Shell will be cutting their U.S capital by 20 percent  due to this decision. Shell PLC is the number one natural gas and oil producer ...

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Residents learn risks of possible facilities

Nordheim

YORKTOWN — Two oil-field waste facilities are being proposed near the town of Nordheim. The applications for the sites have been denied once, but the applications have been amended and again are in the hands of the Texas Railroad Commission. Known and suspected cancer-causing compounds as well as mutagens are among the chemicals that will be going into the two ...

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‘A lot of fear’ about fracking

Oil well

The Texas oilman says that every time hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is discussed in the region, people present the “nightmare scenario.” “There is a lot of fear because people have told them, if they frack, they’re going to completely ruin our water system,” said Stan Sherrill, president of Shore Exploration and Production Corp. in Texas. “Nothing could be farther from ...

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Landfill taking radioactive waste has history of violations, leaks, fires

Keith Matheny | the Detroit Free Press Despite assurances that a Belleville landfill and its partner facility in Van Buren Township that accept radioactive fracking waste are safe, they have been cited for at least 15 violations in the last decade and fined more than $471,000, a Free Press review of state and federal records shows. Wayne Disposal’s owner, USEcology, which ...

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Newly-commissioned power plant slated for Niobrara

A commission partnership has been announced for a new gas processing plant in Converse County, Wyoming. Williams Partners L.P. and Crestwood Midstream Partners L.P. have collaborated to commission the Bucking Horse gas processing facility, which will boost the Powder River Basin’s processing capacity by 120 million cubic feet per day. The new site, located in Douglas, will include processing buildings, ...

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Abbott’s $4 billion pledge for TxDOT could be hard to fulfill

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott made the pledge repeatedly throughout his successful run this year to the governorship: His transportation plan would put an additional $4 billion a year into Texas highways “without raising taxes, fees or tolls.” Once elected, he made the $4 billion pledge one of his top legislative priorities. But the governor-elect’s tantalizing proposal may be illusory. ...

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National Fuel Gas price falls nearly 9 percent

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Just in time for winter weather, customers of National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. will be paying lower prices. The utility announced Friday a quarterly rate adjustment, which takes effect today, that will lower the delivered price of natural gas by 8.96 percent. The new delivered price — $8.06 per thousand cubic feet — is the lowest in 12 years. The ...

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Ark-La-Tex Oilfield Expo coming to Shreveport (and you can get in for free)

Company Spotlight Texas Classic Productions is bringing its flagship trade show to Shreveport, Louisiana, and it’s an event for all oil and gas professionals. No matter what sector of the industry you’re in, from upstream to downstream, the expansive show has something for everyone. The show is set for April 1 and 2 at the Shreveport Convention Center, and unlike ...

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