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Magnitude-4.0 quake between Mansfield, Venus is biggest yet

A magnitude-4.0 earthquake shook Johnson and southern Tarrant counties Thursday evening, the biggest quake ever recorded in North Texas, the federal earthquake monitoring agency reported. There were no reports of serious damage or injury by 9 p.m. The earthquake’s epicenter was 3 miles north-northwest of Venus and 6 miles south of Mansfield, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The time was ...

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North Texas derailment leaves 4 BNSF Railway workers hurt

VALLEY VIEW, Texas — A freight train has derailed in North Texas during stormy weather leaving 17 cars off the tracks and four crewmembers slightly hurt. BNSF Railway spokesman Joe Faust says the derailment happened early Friday near Valley View, 50 miles northwest of Dallas. Four engines and 13 cars derailed. Faust says the southbound train was hauling a variety ...

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O&G companies are dropping big money to cancel contracts

With commodity prices still low, oil and gas companies have started to spend their money on terminating drilling contracts rather than going through with the operations. Antero Resources Corp., which has operations in the Utica and Marcellus Shale formations, is one of the companies that has jumped on the cancellation train. According to the company’s earnings report, during the first-quarter, ...

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Exxon profit beats expectations on refining, output

Exxon Mobil Corp reported a smaller-than-expected drop in quarterly profit on Thursday as oil and gas output and refining results grew even as lower crude prices ate into earnings at the world’s largest publicly traded oil company. “It was a strong quarter,” said Brian Youngberg, analyst at Edward Jones in Saint Louis. “Their diversified model tends to hold up better ...

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UT Poll says Americans back fracking bans by cities

A majority of Americans and Texans support allowing cities to ban hydraulic fracturing, even if state law otherwise permits it, according to a national online poll released Wednesday by the University of Texas at Austin. The UT Energy poll shows that 58 percent of the people surveyed nationally support giving cities the authority to adopt bans like the one passed ...

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