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One suspect arrested for truck stunts on I-25

One man is behind bars after videos of a dozen pickup trucks halting traffic and doing doughnuts on Interstate 25 Sunday went viral on social media this week. Officers arrested Ivan Alejandro Guardado-Fuentes, 18, for the “dangerous and illegal stunt pulled in broad daylight,” according to Celina Espinoza, a spokeswoman for the Albuquerque Police Department. “Guardado-Fuentes was interviewed by officers ...

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Geologist: Earthquakes linked to saltwater injection

TOPEKA, Kan. — The Kansas Geological Survey believes an increase in earthquakes in two southern Kansas counties is linked to saltwater injection after oil and natural gas drilling, according to an agency scientist. The agency had said in the past that there was a “reasonable probability” that injection wells were linked to an uptick in earthquakes in Harper and Sumner ...

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Downturn brings spike in oilfield crime

The crew from Liberty Fishing and Rental Tools returned to a well near Snyder last week and noticed they’d been hit. The tires had been stolen off a trailer they use to for their work freeing equipment stuck in a wellbore. President and co-owner Monnie Sparkman said the tires would cost about $1,500 to replace — “not that big of ...

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Kansas earthquake decline coincides with injection rate reductions

Earthquakes in Kansas have decreased since the Kansas Corporation Commission ordered oil companies in two southern counties to reduce the amount of saltwater they inject back into the ground, a state official said Friday. But it’s too soon to tell whether the decrease is a direct result of the KCC mandate, said Rex Buchanan, interim director of the Kansas Geological ...

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U.S. Sept. crude up eyeing hurricane as contract nears expiry

NEW YORK – U.S. crude prices extended gains and Brent briefly turned higher on Thursday as the first hurricane of the 2015 Atlantic season sparked concern as the front-month September contract approached expiration. Danny reached hurricane strength on Thursday, though it was relatively small and projected to weaken back into a tropical storm before reaching Puerto Rico on Tuesday, according ...

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