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Ferrellgas to buy Dallas energy company for $837.5 million

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Propane retailer Ferrellgas Partners L.P. on Monday announced a definitive agreement to purchase Dallas-based Bridger Logistics LLC for about $837.5 million, as it seeks to expand in the crude oil business. Ferrellgas, based in the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kan., and known for its Blue Rhino portable propane tanks, said Bridger’s owners will receive ...

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Six arrested in Denton protest

Two members of satirical Cabaret troupe The Frackettes were among three arrested Monday morning at a protest in Denton, Texas. According to the Star-Telegram, Adam Briggle, Tara Linn Hunter and Nikki Chochrek were arrested without incident after staging a sit-in to block Vantage Energy employees from resuming the newly-legal natural gas operations. The protest, which drew in about 20 participants, ...

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Conservation group members and landowners gather at BLM office to protest hydraulic fracturing near Chaco

FARMINGTON — On Monday, conservation groups challenged the Bureau of Land Management to stop issuing permits for oil and gas development near Chaco Culture National Historical Park. Members of WildEarth Guardians and Diné Citizens Against Ruining Our Environment joined Daniel Tso — a Navajo Allottee and former council delegate representing the Torreon Chapter of the Navajo Nation — and others ...

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EDITORIAL: Will council finally act on oil regs?

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The state legislature has acted, and Gov. Mary Fallin signed it into law Friday. The Oklahoma Corporation Commission is the regulator of the oil and gas industry. Local government cannot ban hydraulic fracturing, wastewater injection wells or drilling. It may establish reasonable local regulations on noise, lighting and how close a drilling rig may be to a neighborhood. Fallin said ...

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Banning bans in Oklahoma

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Cities and counties in Oklahoma no longer have the authority to ban fracking within their perimeters thanks to a bill Gov. Mary Fallin approved Friday. According to the Associated Press, Senate Bill 809 prohibits cities and municipalities from enacting bans on drilling, fracking, water disposal, recovery operations and pipeline infrastructure. The new rules will go into effect in 90 days. ...

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WCS sees boost as permit plan advances

Waste Control Specialists in recent weeks saw two developments that advanced the company’s goal of storing high-level nuclear waste in Andrews, but the effort still depends on steps at the federal level to make the project viable, according to the company and outside observers. The main unresolved issue is modifying federal regulations to allow the federal government to spend billions ...

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West Nile virus detected in Richland Hills mosquito sample

FORT WORTH — Tarrant County Public Health officials have confirmed the first mosquito sample of the season to test positive for the West Nile virus. No human cases have been reported, officials said. The sample was collected Thursday in the 76118 ZIP code in Richland Hills, Tarrant County Public Health officials said. Last year, officials reported the first positive mosquito ...

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Has OPEC been out-gased?

How does New Mexico rank among natural gas producers? According to a ranking form The American Petroleum institute, the state not only dominates the U.S. natural gas market, but also outranks six OPEC nations. The ranking accounts for data from 2012, the most recent year offering consistent international data. For purposes of data comparison, the report ranks U.S. states against ...

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