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AAA: Gas prices at 6-year low and still dipping

Gasoline prices are falling by about 1 cent per day, nearing an average $2 per gallon in Florida, travel club AAA said. That’s the lowest price in nearly six years, thanks to increased supply of oil used to make gasoline. On Monday, the price for regular gas in Broward County averaged $2.27 per gallon, down by 8 cents from a ...

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Legislators hear constituents’ concerns

PANAMA CITY — Bay County residents and representatives of a wide range of organizations lobbied Thursday night at the local legislative delegation meeting for their causes and concerns in the upcoming session. The speakers urged legislators to support a wide range of causes, from opposing fracking to banning e-cigarettes to providing state incentives to help bring in films to Bay ...

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Which states created the most jobs in 2014?

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Nearly every state added jobs in 2014, and 14 states experienced an employment increase of 2 percent or more, according to a Stateline analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data released Friday. Boosted by an oil and gas boom, North Dakota’s jobs total grew by 4.8 percent between December 2013 and November of this year, the largest increase of any ...

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Florida gets $34M oil spill grant for conservation

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida on Monday received $34.3 million in a second batch of conservation grants from a settlement over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation said the money will fund nine projects that were decided upon in consultation with Florida and federal environmental agencies. Gov. Rick Scott applauded the funding and said ...

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Documents reveal Halliburton fracking proposal at Collier-Hogan oil well, shed new light on drilling

NAPLES, Fla. — Although the company has long denied it fracked the controversial Collier-Hogan well, newly released documents show the Dan A. Hughes Co. received a “hydraulic fracture” proposal last October from the Halliburton Co. The proposal is very similar to a controversial “acid stimulation” technique that a different company, Baker Hughes, proposed in December and eventually performed for Hughes ...

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$627M in Gulf oil spill recovery projects approved

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Officials approved plans Friday to spend $627 million on 44 projects meant to aid recovery from the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but environmentalists are fuming that $58 million will go to an Alabama beachfront hotel they say will hurt rather than help the Gulf. BP PLC provided $1 billion in 2011 as ...

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