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Movin’ on up! Rig count gains 18

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The Baker Hughes rig count showed another generous gain Friday. After a large jump last week, the number continues to climb. Of the 712 total, 566 are exploring for oil, 145 are exploring for gas, and 1 is labeled miscellaneous. Offshore, the rig count dropped by 3. The Permian Basin continues to stand out, claiming over half of the total ...

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US rig count up 5 this week to 511

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HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by five this week to 511. A year ago, 838 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 418 rigs sought oil and 92 explored for natural gas ...

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Interior Department touts efforts to protect sage grouse

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DENVER (AP) — A broad effort to save the greater sage grouse across the West without resorting to the Endangered Species Act is making progress, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday. “There’s some really good work going on,” Jewell said during a visit to a national wildlife refuge outside Denver, where she announced a year ago that the rare bird ...

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US rig count up 15 last week to 462

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HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by 15 last week to 462. A year ago, 876 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 371 rigs sought oil and 88 explored for natural gas last week. ...

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US rig count up 9 last week to 440

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HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by nine last week to 440. A year ago, 863 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 351 rigs sought oil and 88 explored for natural gas last week. ...

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Propel SSP Proppant Transport Technology Increases Hydrocarbon Production 39 Percent in Six-Well Field Trial

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 09, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fairmount Santrol announces today a successful six-well field trial using its proprietary Propel SSP™ proppant transport technology. Initial 90-day oil production increased 39% compared with offset wells. Field trial details are summarized in a case study available on Fairmount Santrol’s website by clicking here. In the Three Forks and Middle Bakken ...

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Editorial: On Earth Day 2015, clean water is on our mind

A lot of Earth Days have come and gone in the 45 years since the late Sen. Gaylord Nelson founded the annual observance. Around here, they’ve often passed with little notice beyond programs in our schools and sparsely attended observances by environmental groups. But this one feels different. This one should get more widespread notice around Fayetteville and the Cape ...

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Energy companies show increased interest in Oklahoma

As energy companies cut thousands of jobs due to falling energy prices, some gas and oil companies appear to be expanding their operations in northeastern Pittsburg County. PetroQuest Energy, BP America Production Company, and XTO Energy, Inc. have recently issued legal notices alerting the public to Oklahoma Corporation Commission hearings about their intent to drill in scenic northeast Pittsburg County. ...

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