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Officials: Plane wreckage near Texas peak from earlier crash

GUADALUPE MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK, Texas — Federal officials say reports of a single-engine airplane crash earlier this month near the highest peak in Texas were erroneous and that wreckage found near the peak is from an earlier crash. Authorities initially said the plane went down Dec. 8 in Guadalupe Mountains National Park at an elevation of about 8,700 feet above sea ...

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Energy Pipeline: Support Company Profile — Symmetry Oilfield Solutions

Name of Company: Symmetry Oilfield Solutions Website: www.symmetryoilfield.com Services offered: Symmetry Oilfield Solutions is a small, family owned and local business representing a total solution for transforming contaminated soil and drill cuttings into a commercially viable reclamation and construction material. Whether the need is simply solidification, or complete bioremediation treatment, Symmetry has the solution. GeozorbTM, a proprietary solidification product, is ...

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Republican presidential hopeful Cruz claims his plan would expand ethanol demand

CEDAR RAPIDS — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz defended his energy plan that would terminate federal support for ethanol production, claiming that ending subsidies for all forms of energy would expand the market — and demand — for the corn-based fuel that is credited with supporting somewhere between 47,000 and 75,000 jobs in Iowa. “You shouldn’t have government picking winners and ...

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Effect of climate deal on Texas is up in the air

WASHINGTON — All eyes are on Paris this week as the United Nations climate summit finalizes worldwide targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The plan is expected by the conclusion of the two-week summit on Friday, and it is already having a special resonance in Texas, the nation’s largest energy producer. President Barack Obama laid out the U.S. position in a ...

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Tillerson: Energy ups and downs cyclical

Exxon Ceo Rex Tillerson

The landscape of the oil and gas industry changed dramatically within a few years, creating an abundance of energy. Rex Tillerson, CEO and chairman of Exxon Mobil and native of Wichita Falls, said it has also created new challenges and struggles for those in the industry. Tillerson was the keynote speaker at the 25th annual Economic Forum on Monday at ...

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Quiet hurricane season leaves oil oversupply

A quiet Atlantic hurricane season in the Gulf of Mexico ended Monday without a storm-induced price rise to lift crude oil from its slump. Tropical Storm Bill made landfall on Matagorda Island, Texas, on June 16. It was the only system to hit the Gulf of Mexico in 2015. Bill brought coastal flooding and gusty winds to the Texas coast ...

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New wave of Cuban immigrants reaches U.S., but through Texas, not Florida

When Jordanis Perez fled Havana this spring for the United States, he decided his best chances weren’t by boat to Florida, but by a route increasingly favored by thousands of Cuban migrants– by land to Texas. The number of Cubans arriving at the southern border increased this year after President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro announced plans last December ...

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Energy Future, creditors reach settlement over bankruptcy plan

Texas’s biggest power company, Energy Future Holdings Corp, has reached a settlement with the last group of creditors opposed to its Chapter 11 bankruptcy plan, increasing the likelihood the plan will be confirmed. The company said in court filings late Monday it had reached settlements with the official creditors committee of Energy Future Holdings, as well as a representative for ...

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