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IKEA just made its biggest energy purchase in South Texas

Swedish-based furniture store IKEA has obtained a 165-megawatt wind farm in South Texas with hopes to generate as much renewable energy as the company uses globally. IKEA announced last Tuesday of its second American wind farm purchase from Apex Clean Energy. The first wind energy purchase, which was announced earlier this year, is located in Hoopeston, Illinois. The South Texas ...

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Three arrested in $1.5M Eagle Ford theft scheme


Federal authorities have placed three South Texas men under arrest for stealing oil worth an estimated $1.5 million from two companies in the Eagle Ford Shale. According to United States Attorney Robert Pitman, a federal grand jury indicted Victor Manuel Guerra Jr., Juan Martin Bernal, and Carlos Samuel Pena on several counts of theft of oil from an interstate shipment, ...

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Eagle Ford mineral-rights trial involving JPMorgan Chase Bank underway in Bexar

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SAN ANTONIO — Opening arguments in a huge Eagle Ford Shale mineral-rights trial is scheduled to get underway Wednesday morning after the parties were unable to finalize an out-of-court settlement. JPMorgan Chase Bank, as one-time trustee of the South Texas Syndicate Trust, is accused by some of the trust’s beneficiaries of mismanaging the mineral rights to 132,000 contiguous acres in ...

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Victim from drilling rig fire dies in San Antonio

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Authorities say a worker who suffered burns last month in a South Texas drilling rig fire has died at a San Antonio hospital. KSAT-TV (http://bit.ly/1uW2hhZ ) reported Monday that 50-year-old Roel Rodriguez was among five workers injured in the Oct. 24 accident. Officials say fire broke out at the site about 20 miles east of Cotulla ...

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Superior Crude to pay $1.6M oil spill penalty

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INGLESIDE, Texas — Federal regulators say Superior Crude Gathering Inc. has agreed to pay a $1.6 million civil penalty over a 2010 oil storage tanks spill in South Texas. The Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice say the consent decree was filed Wednesday. Investigators say more than 92,000 gallons of crude oil spilled from a Super Crude ...

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Hacker group Anonymous releases video alleging South Texas corruption (Video)

More South Texas officials will be arrested for corruption following Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino’s guilty plea in April to federal money laundering charges, members from the worldwide “hacktivist” group Anonymous claim in a YouTube video. The video, which has nearly 100,000 views since being published Friday, shows a person in a mask with computer-generated audio alleging that several Hidalgo ...

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With lower price tag, Pioneer again looking to sell Eagle Ford assets

Pioneer Natural Resources Co. is seeking buyers for its Eagle Ford assets, report Matthew Monks and Dinesh Nair for Bloomberg. Citigroup Inc. and Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. are working with Pioneer to find buyers for the oil and gas operations in South Texas. Pioneer is looking to sell its assets for anywhere from $4 billion to $4.5 billion. Related: Pioneer Natural ...

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Prosecutors: Texas man used cocaine to buy votes

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 47-year-old man provided cocaine to secure votes for school board candidates in South Texas. A federal judge in McAllen on Monday scheduled the arraignment of Francisco “Frankie” Garcia of Donna for next month. He’s facing voter fraud and other charges. The Monitor newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/1Cblyfa ) that an indictment alleges Garcia paid ...

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