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Officials: worker burned at Delaware City refinery

DELAWARE CITY, Del. — Delaware authorities say a worker was burned at a refinery in Delaware City. New Castle County Paramedics said in a statement that they were called Sunday evening to the Delaware City Refinery Company for a report of an injured worker. Paramedics say when they arrived they found a 62-year-old man with burns on his face and ...

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Pioneer Natural Resources records strong bottom line

Pioneer Natural Resources bolstered its bottom line in the third quarter by selling its midstream operations in the Eagle Ford Shale and implementing aggressive cost-cutting measures in its oil and gas drilling operations. The Irving-based energy company on Monday said net income rose to $646 million, or $4.27 per diluted share, compared with $374 million in last year’s third quarter. ...

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Oil still drives development in Watford City

Even with the price of oil hovering around its 52-week lows, development in the Watford City, ND micropolitan area continues unabated. The vast majority of oil and gas produced in North Dakota’s Bakken Shale play is concentrated in four counties: Dunn, Mountrail, Williams and McKenzie counties. Seeking to maximize operational efficiency, the industry’s regional offices are tending to aggregate in, ...

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Repairs done, Union Pacific reopens Texas line after floods

CORSICANA, Texas — Repairs have been completed on some washed-out tracks in North Texas blamed for a weekend derailment that sent two locomotives into floodwaters. A Union Pacific spokesman says the line about 4 miles north of Corsicana reopened at 7:45 a.m. CDT Wednesday. Spokesman Jeff DeGraff (duh-GRAF’) says work will continue to finish the cleanup and clear out equipment. ...

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Energy plan designed to facilitate comeback

New Mexico’s oil and gas industry may be in the doldrums now, but state and economic development officials are laying the groundwork for a rapid comeback when markets improve. Gov. Susana Martinez released a new energy plan for New Mexico in September that calls for broad infrastructure development in the state’s Permian Basin in the southeast and the San Juan ...

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Battle over $2 billion Nexus Pipeline continues to simmer in Medina, Summit counties

The battle over the Nexus Pipeline continues to simmer in Medina and Summit counties — with a report of one Medina landowner threatening a surveyor and a survey crew being ordered off private property. Surveyor Frank Batson filed an affidavit, saying he was threatened Oct. 10 by landowner Donald Borling, 72, of York Township, the Medina County Gazette reported. Borling ...

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Some seeking Ohio records on Kasich end up empty-handed

You tend to attract attention when you run for president of the United States. From The New York Times to Buzzfeed to pro-Democratic groups, the office of Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been inundated with public-records requests. Journalists and special-interest and opposition researchers are digging to find out more about the Republican who aspires to the Oval Office. But, more ...

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Williston: From Boomtown to Hometown

What does a city look like when its population more than doubles in the span of five years? It’s probably difficult to visualize a growth of that scale and momentum, but it’s a transformation city officials and residents of Williston, North Dakota have grappled with since the area’s oil “boom” six years ago. According to Census data, Williston rose from ...

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