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Texas oil and gas regulator dashes Army Corps’ drilling rule

Texas oil and gas regulator dashes Army Corps' drilling rule

GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (AP) — Texas’ oil and gas regulator has challenged the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ authority to ban hydraulic fracturing and limit injection wells near a North Texas dam. In a letter sent to the corps on Thursday, Texas Railroad Commission Executive Director Kimberly Corley questioned restrictions the corps announced last week that would ban fracking within ...

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Texas jobless at 4.4 percent for February, down 0.1 percent

Texas jobless at 4.4 percent for February, down 0.1 percent

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ unemployment rate in February fell to 4.4 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from the previous month, showing job growth in seven of the 11 major industries monitored by the Texas Workforce Commission, the agency said Friday. Education and health services added 6,100 jobs, marking the 37th straight month of gains in those sectors. ...

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Texas OKs Hunt buying Oncor, but moves to mitigate rate hike

Texas OKs Hunt buying Oncor, but moves to mitigate rate hike

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State regulators have approved Dallas mogul Ray L. Hunt’s $18 billion buyout of Texas’ largest electricity utility, but with caveats that could soften expected electric rate increases. The Texas Public Utility Commission on Thursday sanctioned the deal for Oncor, which serves 3 million-plus Texans. The deal comes after Oncor’s parent company, Energy Future Holdings, declared bankruptcy ...

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Natural gas power plant breaks ground in La Porte

Natural gas power plant breaks ground in La Porte

Construction began on a one-of-a-kind natural gas power plant Wednesday in La Porte, Texas. The 50-megawatt demonstration project is unique in that it produces zero emissions. New technology will send carbon dioxide it creates into a sequestration pipeline. The carbon emissions can then be stored for industrial use or enhanced oil recovery. Net Power is developing the plant, which will connect to ...

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