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Bernhard Capital Partners purchase to create jobs

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Two companies under Bernhard Capital Partners ownership will combine to form a company that will enlist 6,000 employees throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, The Advocate reports. Wink Engineering firm and KBR Inc., an industrial services group from Houston, will now form Brown & Root Industrial Services in Baton Rouge. The company will welcome 25 executive employees to its Baton ...

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Barnett Shale wells rank high for water usage

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Drillers using hydraulic fracturing in the Barnett Shale were among the largest users of water when plumbing the depths in search of oil and natural gas, according to a first-ever nationwide analysis of water usage by energy companies by the U.S. Geological Survey. In a peer-reviewed paper to be published in Water Resources Research, energy companies working in the watershed ...

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Rail car worker found dead inside tanker in Southeast Texas

ORANGE, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a worker has been found dead inside a tanker at a business that does maintenance on railroad cars. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday identified the worker as 42-year-old Martin Parks Jr. of Beaumont. The sheriff’s department received an emergency call Monday night from Rescar Industries in Orange. A co-worker discovered the victim ...

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Texas Rep: Don’t sleep on Mexico’s energy reforms

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“The United States, Mexico and Canada can be the new Middle East of the world,” U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar stated recently. However, the representative warned that if America isn’t careful, we could be side swiped by the oil appetite of China and other growing nations. Cuellar’s remarks took place at a Wednesday morning event in Reynosa hosted by Mexico’s national ...

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Three earthquakes strike central Oklahoma

Fireworks weren’t the only commotion rattling central Oklahoma this Fourth of July weekend. Three separate earthquakes occurred in the area since Friday, adhering to the area’s propensity for the quakes. 7 News reported two smaller incidents occurred early Friday morning: the larger, a 3.8 magnitude quake occurred shortly after midnight near Perry and the second, a 3.1 magnitude quake shook ...

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Carlsbad leaders take road issues to NM legislature

CARLSBAD — The power of photography is exceeded only by the power of numbers. At least that is what representatives of Carlsbad who traveled Wednesday to Santa Fe armed with statistics and pictures of roads in Southeastern New Mexico hope. The House Transportation Interim Committee was presented with photos of roads taken by residents of Eddy County as part of ...

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PERMIAN BASIN DRILLING REPORT: Week of June 25 through July 1

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Permit applications approved by the Texas Railroad Commission for June 25 through July 1 for Districts 7C, 8 and 8A. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of permits approved for that leasehold. — A.C.T. Operating Company, Benson (JD), Cochran, new drill. — Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, Walking O C3-28, Reeves, new drill; Hoover, Laura Estate 41C, Crockett, recompletion; Hutchings 43, ...

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