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Power Zone Equipment completes $2.5 million pump rehabilitation project

Rebuilt pump project saves pipeline company half its original budget allows project completion in a fraction of original allotted time Power Zone Equipment has just completed work on a $2.5 million pump upgrade project for an NGL pipeline in East Texas. Originally, the owner investigated purchasing six new pumps. Power Zone’s engineers determined that by increasing the motor horsepower and ...

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Less than 5 percent of state in drought

After experiencing several years of consecutive drought, climatologists were surprised by just how quickly the state improved its dry conditions. About 57 percent of the state — including Lubbock and the South Plains — was in a drought this time last year, said Brian Fuchs, climatologist at the National Drought Mitigation Center. Now, only 4.61 percent of the state is ...

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Look out, East Texas, Legacy Reserves is coming for you

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Legacy Reserves LP has set its sights on East Texas, dropping a total of $440 million on natural gas properties from Anadarko Petroleum and Western Gas Partners LP. The master limited partnership announced Monday that the purchase nabbed it a wealth of assets, including 567 miles of high- pressure pipeline and low-pressure gathering lines as well as 502 million cubic ...

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Chestnut Exploration develops unconventional success in East Texas

It’s rare these days to hear of major successful oil extractions that don’t depend on hydraulic fracturing. But One Texas company is not only finding a bit of success without the popular production method, it is accomplishing extraction in an unlikely area of East Texas. The exploration and production company Chestnut Explorations, Inc. claims to have found a great return ...

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Tornado in East Texas town of Van blamed for $40M damage

VAN, Texas — An emergency official says a deadly tornado that blasted an East Texas town left behind about $40 million in damage. Van Zandt County emergency management coordinator Chuck Allen provided the damage estimate as recovery continues from Sunday’s twister in Van. Hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged or destroyed in the violent weather that killed a husband ...

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Oil and gas industry still vital in East Texas

Energy is the engine of the economy. That’s true nationwide, statewide — and especially locally. As leaders in the oil and gas industry gather in Tyler today for the Tyler Area Energy Summit, oil and–now especially–natural gas remain an integral part of the East Texas economy. Gates Brelsford chairs the Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce’s Energy Committee. The low prices ...

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4 children die in East Texas mobile home fire

SPURGER, Texas — Four children who ranged in age from 4 to 8 died early Wednesday in a fire at their East Texas mobile home, authorities said. The Tyler County Sheriff’s Office said the fire occurred about 2:30 a.m. near Spurger, an unincorporated Big Thicket community of about 600 residents, about 100 miles northeast of Houston. The parents, along with ...

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Tyler police say 1 dead in shooting outside bar

TYLER, Texas — One man has died after being shot outside an East Texas bar and police are seeking the public’s help in finding any suspects. Tyler police on Sunday night announced a Crime Stoppers reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to arrests and charges. Police say the fatal shooting happened early Sunday outside the Wild Bunch Club. ...

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Exco Resources suspends dividend

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Exco Resources Inc. said Monday that it has suspended its cash dividend due to a fall in oil prices, which sent its shares down sharply. The Dallas-based oil and natural gas company said that it will reinvest the money that it would have spent on the dividend into the company. Exco CEO Jeff Benjamin said that the board determined this ...

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