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Oil field affects major sectors of Crossroads economy

For better or for worse, many sectors of the Crossroads’ economy are married to the oil fields. From 2013 to 2014, the Victoria metropolitan area grew significantly in overall gross domestic product, despite some dips in a few key industries, according to numbers from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The GDP, or value of goods and services produced, is used ...

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Militants attack oil field in central Libya, kill 8


TRIPOLI, Libya — Militants attacked an oil field in central Libya on Friday, killing eight guards before setting it ablaze in the latest in a spate of attacks on petroleum facilities blamed on a local Islamic State affiliate. The gunmen attacked al-Ghani oil field near the town of Zalla, some 750 kilometers (470 miles) southeast of the capital Tripoli, National ...

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Montana fiberglass tank manufacturing business burns

LAUREL, Mont. — Fire destroyed the main building of an eastern Montana company that manufactures fiberglass tanks for oil field use. Heavy, black smoke rose into the air Thursday afternoon as fire fighters battled the blaze at Fiberglass Structures Inc. in Laurel. Plant supervisor Bob Degely tells The Billings Gazette there were 20 employees inside when the fire started and ...

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Libyan militants attack French-run oil field, kill 3 guards

TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan officials say gunmen have attacked a partly French-owned oil field and shot to death three guards. No group claimed responsibility for Tuesday’s attack on the al-Mabrouk oil field, 170 kilometers (105 miles) south of the coastal city of Sirte. A spokesman for Libya’s state-run National Oil Corp., Mohammed al-Harari, said Wednesday that all of the other ...

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Oil patch towns looking to catch up with demands

BISMARCK, N.D. — City officials in the North Dakota oil patch say they are forging ahead with housing and infrastructure projects despite the forecast for a downturn in drilling in the next year. Watford City Mayor Brent Sanford tells the Bismarck Tribune that development and land sales are not slowing down because housing needs for permanent oil field workers have not ...

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Field worker profile: Noel Miramontes

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Name: Noel Miramontes Hometown: Windsor Where do you live? Fort Collins How long have you been working in northeastern Colorado? 2 1/2 years How did you get into the industry? I have to thank my best friend Kevin Hughes. I came from retail, and I was barely making ends meet working paycheck to paycheck. One day, Kevin called me and ...

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Oil companies to provide Petroleum Academy support


The support MISD needs to make its high school Petroleum Academy a reality for the spring semester is coming together. Superintendent Ryder Warren said several oil companies — Concho Resources, Pioneer Natural Resources, Apache Corp., Chevron and Henry Resources — and Warren Equipment Co. are throwing their support behind the district’s initiative. The companies are helping not only in shaping ...

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