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Monday, October 14, 2019

T. Boone Pickens, famed Texas oilman, dies at 91

The energy pioneer and philanthropist died of natural causes at his home in Dallas surrounded by friends and family, a spokesman said Wednesday

Democrats step on shaky political ground with fracking bans

DENVER (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates are running on a promise to ban fracking — and stepping on unstable political ground as they do so. An all-out prohibition on the controversial natural gas extraction...

Saudi king replaces energy minister, naming one of his sons

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman replaced the country's energy minister with one of his own sons Sunday, naming Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman to one of the most important positions...

Report: Oil boom to continue, more infrastructure needed

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's oil and gas industry is expected to keep growing at a record pace, resulting in more revenue for the state and billions of dollars in new infrastructure investments...
oil well flare outside Midland in West Texas

Trump administration announces rollback of Obama-era methane regulations

The unwinding of requirements that oil and gas companies tamp down on climate-warming methane leaks has big implications for Texas, the nation's petroleum king.

US proposing easing rules on climate-changing oil emissions

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed revoking Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from many oil facilities, a move that environmental groups said was meant to renounce the agency's overall...

Council Report: Impact of proposed utility rate and fee increases

FEES IMPACT REPORT The Fort Worth City Council, at Tuesday's work session, received a report on the annual impact of the proposed utility rate and fee increases, and increases in property values in the upcoming...

Commentary: The Black Gold of Texas

For well over a century, the vast reserves of oil and natural gas in Texas have contributed to business activity and job creation. We recently took a close look at the overall impact of...

Dallas Fed: Oil patch growth slows in 2Q

Dallas Fed: Oil patch growth slows in 2Q Job growth accelerated in most major metros during the second quarter, with Austin rising an annualized 4.7 percent; Fort Worth, 2.4 percent; and Houston, 3.6 percent. Payroll...

East Texas inventor concentrating on wind power technology

ATHENS, Texas (AP) — Some people say a uniquely different invention of George Arthur Spencer on his property in the Cross Roads community near Athens looks like an alien antenna. The Tyler Morning Telegraph reports...