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Railroad Commission cracks down on disposal wells, adopts new regulations

Earthquakes in North Texas have begun to shake up Texas regulators. According to Jim Malewitz for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Texas Railroad Commission adopted new, tighter regulations for wells used to dispose of oilfield waste. Recent studies have connected waste disposal to earthquakes with epicenters near the disposal sites. The vote to adopt the new rules was unanimous amongst ...

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Texas amends waste disposal rules for fracking

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Railroad Commission has amended rules for disposal well operators amid concerns that high-pressure injections can trigger earthquakes. As of Nov. 17, disposal well operators must research U.S. Geological Survey data for a history of earthquakes within 100 square miles of a proposed well site before applying for a permit. The commission, the state’s oil ...

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Texas panel amends hydraulic fracturing rules

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Railroad Commission has amended rules for disposal well operators amid concerns that high-pressure injections can trigger earthquakes. As of Nov. 17, disposal well operators must research U.S. Geological Survey data for a history of earthquakes within 100 square miles of a proposed well site before applying for a permit. The commission, the state’s oil and ...

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Natural gas prices may not climb with exports

FORT WORTH — Promoting the economic benefits of expanded liquefied natural gas exports, state and energy officials said selling gas overseas does not mean prices here will automatically climb. Texas Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick said Tuesday at a panel discussion in Fort Worth that LNG exports could generate as much as $86 billion in net benefits to the U.S. ...

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Mexico’s Energy Potential Is a Game Changer

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During the summer of 2014, it was impossible to turn on the TV or look at social media without seeing mention of the border crisis related to an influx of immigrants from Central America. Passions ran high as one side focused on unaccompanied children, calling border-security advocates inhumane, while the other side portrayed the influx as an invasion that would ...

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Oil-field waste site plan opposed in Nordheim

Jennifer Hiller | the San Antonio Express-News AUSTIN — The hum of the oil field is familiar enough in tiny Nordheim, a DeWitt County town in a bustling area of the Eagle Ford Shale. But the proposal to build a facility on the outskirts of town that would accept solid oil-field waste has raised the hackles of this community. Nordheim, with ...

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RRC’s Craddick talks about ‘sustained economic growth,’ not ‘boom’

Joe Basco | Midland Reporter-Telegram (Midland, Texas) AUSTIN — Wall Street Journal’s Senior Energy Reporter Russell Gold tasked Texas Railroad Commission Chairwoman Christi Craddick and the other panelists of the Texas Tribune Festival’s “Deconstructing the Boom” discussion on Saturday with explaining how “not to mess it up” this time, “it” being the oil boom. Craddick did not want to call it ...

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Texas Railroad Commissioner criticizes loophole in Russian sanctions

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Max B. Baker | Fort Worth Star-Telegram A Texas Railroad Commissioner is asking the Obama administration about what he describes as an error in its sanctions against a Russian oil and gas cartel stemming from the Ukranian crisis. Commissioner David Porter sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Monday asking that a “sanction loophole” be closed that is ...

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