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Trump’s picks leave energy industry optimistic

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For those who have been frustrated with the Obama Administration’s policies on climate and energy, Trump’s choices of several oil men for executive positions have those in the oil and gas industry feeling optimistic that change is coming. A Fuelfix article earlier this week reminds us that government and oil haven’t always gotten along. Ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ...

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Texan Rick Perry pushes oil pipeline during Iowa GOP event

DES MOINES, Iowa — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry says American workers would benefit from the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. Speaking before roughly 1,300 people gathered Saturday night at an Iowa Republican Party dinner, Perry said the pipeline would drive down the cost of electricity and help lower taxes and boost wages. Perry says blue-collar workers should say, “I’m going ...

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Lawmaker to push bill on foreclosed gas leases


FORT WORTH — A state lawmaker plans to reintroduce a bill in next year’s legislative session designed to protect oil and gas drillers with invalidated leases snarled in foreclosure. Rep. Jim Keffer, chairman of the House Energy Resources Committee, saw his previous bill to address the widespread problem in the Barnett Shale vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry, who praised parts ...

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Texas: the king of jobs


When George W. Bush became the 43rd President of the United States, Rick Perry took over the position of Governor of Texas.  When he did, the employment rate skyrocketed and 2.1 million jobs were added to Texas.  This makes Texas the king of jobs in the U.S. Since 2000, when Perry became Governor, Texas job growth has more than doubled ...

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Texas still in red state of mind

VICTORIA — Jockeying for position to see the arriving stars Friday, more than 200 people blocked Main Street outside Fossati’s, Texas’ oldest delicatessen. Julie Montero, 38, a karate enthusiast from Richmond, pushed her way to the front just as the black SUV pulled up. She was here to see tough-guy actor Chuck Norris, not the other guy who received the ...

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Occidental unveils plan to grow Permian Basin assets

Mella McEwen | Midland Reporter-Telegram Occidental Petroleum this week held a groundbreaking ceremony for its 212,000 square foot Midland Office Complex, now under construction at 6001 Deauville as the first building in the Energy Plaza at Westridge Park. The event was attended by Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Occidental Petroleum’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Chazen. Chazen said the company’s ...

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BP requests Texas return $5 million grant

Marissa Hall | Shale Plays Media A $5 million grant that was awarded to Texas shortly after the Deepwater Horizon spill in 2010 remains largely unspent after nearly four years, and now BP is requesting the funds be returned because Gov. Rick Perry failed to put them to use on recovery efforts. Neena Satija for the Texas Tribune reports: The ...

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GOP governors: EPA carbon dioxide rules job killer

Ramit Plushnick-Masti | The Associated Press HOUSTON  — Republican governors from oil-and-gas rich states said Monday that new federal rules designed to cut global warming pollution from power plants by 30 percent by 2030 will kill jobs and growth. Texas Gov. Rick Perry hosted Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and North Dakota Gov. Jack Dalrymple in Houston. Mead, whose state produces the most coal ...

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