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Evacuations but no injuries after pipeline ruptures in Texas

CUERO, Texas — Authorities say no one is injured after a natural gas pipeline ruptured in rural South Texas, sparking a massive fire that prompted the evacuation of nearby homes. DeWitt County Emergency Operations Center spokeswoman Peggy Fonseca says an Energy Transfer Partners pipeline ruptured near Lindenau around 8 p.m. Sunday. Fonseca said early Monday that the gas had been ...

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Eagle Ford continues to see rigs drop

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Rigs are continuing to drop like flies. Low oil prices are a major cause, but companies also cite the increases in efficiencies that have prompted them to lay some rigs idle. While oil prices have been up and down, and all around $50 per barrel, the latest data released from Baker Hughes shows a decline in active rigs all over ...

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South Texas oil worker dies, fell from nearly 50-foot rig

GOLIAD, Texas — An oil field worker in South Texas has died after falling while near the top of a 50-foot rig. The Goliad County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday identified the accident victim as 40-year-old Scotty O’Neal Stanley of Livingston. Deputies were summoned Monday night to a rural area after other workers heard a hardhat fall and looked up to ...

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Five dead in crash in South Texas oil field

Five men died on Thursday when their van slammed into a crude oil tanker truck and burst into flames on a highway in a South Texas oil field, police said. The five, who are believed to be oil field workers, were killed around 8:15 a.m. local time (CT) in the Eagle Ford Shale in Dimmit County, in the heart of ...

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Hiatus announced for Matador rigs in Eagle Ford, Permian operations keep chugging

Matador Resources Co. (NYSE: MTDR) has announced that over the next few months, the oil and gas production company is shutting down its two rig operations in the Eagle Ford in light of plummeting petroleum prices. The Dallas-based company holds an emphasis in producing oil and natural gas in the Eagle Ford and Permian Shale Plays. According to its investor ...

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Gas flares in Eagle Ford Shale continue upward

SAN ANTONIO — Gas flaring in the most profitable shale field in the U.S. is on pace to surpass to 2013 levels of waste and pollution in South Texas, according to a newspaper analysis of state records published Sunday. The Eagle Ford Shale burned off more than 20 billion cubic feet of natural gas in the first seven months of ...

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