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$18.7B Deal Clears Path For BP To Close Books On Gulf Spill

posted on July 2, 2015 at 5:03 PM

Trying to close the books on the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, BP agreed Thursday to provide billions of dollars in new money to five Gulf Coast states in a deal the company said would bring its full obligations to an estimated $53.8... Full Story

Natural gas firm asked to show it's not causing Texas quakes

posted on June 12, 2015 at 3:29 PM

A natural gas extraction company controlled by energy giant Exxon Mobil sought to prove Wednesday that it is not to blame for a recent rash of small earthquakes in North Texas, telling a powerful state agency that it believes the earthquakes... Full Story

Market to Market (May 29, 2015)

posted on May 29, 2015 at 6:20 PM

Market to Market (May 29, 2015)
Full Program: The EPA officially defines what are -- and are not -- "Waters of the U.S.." Torrential rains in Texas lead to catastrophic flooding in America’s 4th largest city. We ride along with a group of storm chasers documenting one of nature’s most ominous... Full Story

New Texas Law Bans Cities From Banning Fracking, Drilling

posted on May 22, 2015 at 4:10 PM

Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has signed into law a prohibition on cities and towns imposing local ordinances preventing fracking and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas activities. Full Story

President Makes Climate Change Case While Wild Weather Rolls On

posted on May 22, 2015 at 1:28 PM

President Makes Climate Change Case While Wild Weather Rolls On
The president used his commencement speech this week to the Coast Guard Academy to say warming temperatures and rising tides pose a serious threat to global security. Meanwhile, Mother Nature didn't wait for discussion and kept bringing the rain... Full Story

How Some Oil Towns are Weathering Low Oil Prices

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:21 PM

How Some Oil Towns are Weathering Low Oil Prices
Boom and bust cycles are anything but new in some parts of Texas and Oklahoma. And the oil industry--as well as local residents who depend on it--have developed innovative coping mechanisms to “thrive when the price takes a dive. Full Story

Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa

posted on May 15, 2015 at 4:20 PM

Conservation Efforts Weather a Legal Storm in Iowa
The 9 to 5 kicked off this week with clean-up efforts in portions of the Midwest. Emergency responders searched through splintered wreckage in parts of Texas and Arkansas after a line of tornadoes battered several small communities, killing at... Full Story

Cow in Northeast Texas defies odds, gives birth to 4 calves

posted on March 27, 2015 at 3:29 PM

A cow in Northeast Texas has apparently defied great odds and given birth to four calves that have been named Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo. Full Story

U.S. Oil and Natural Gas Rig Count Dips

posted on December 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by 35 last week to 1,840. Full Story

Texas Ranchers Seeking Alternative Incomes

posted on December 24, 2014 at 3:48 PM

Cattle producers in the nation's top beef-producing state are doing everything they can to make up for the smaller profits since the drought, which began in early 2011, forced a widespread culling of herds. Though limited supplies have prompted a... Full Story

Falling Oil Prices Raise New Concerns for States

posted on December 12, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Plummeting oil prices may add a little jingle in the pockets of holiday shoppers and travelers but are raising financial worries in some states that had been tapping into surging oil tax revenues to pay for roads and other government services. Full Story

Gas Prices Below $2 a Gallon in Texas, Oklahoma

posted on December 5, 2014 at 3:12 PM

Gas has dropped below $2 a gallon at a handful of stations in Oklahoma and Texas this week, a level that a price-watching group said Friday was the lowest in the nation and a bargain that's proven irresistible to some long lines of drivers... Full Story

Low Oil Prices Send Chills through Oil Patch

posted on November 26, 2014 at 3:20 PM

Lower oil prices, while good for the broader U.S. economy, are a threat to what has been a surprising and dramatic surge in oil production in the U.S., and to drilling communities that have come to depend on oil money. Full Story

Cold Snap Hits as Harvest Nears Completion

posted on November 14, 2014 at 8:58 AM

Much of the nation faced a rude awakening from relatively balmy fall weather as temperatures plummeted this week across the nation’s midsection, and a blanket of snow covered large portions of the northern plains. Full Story

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day

posted on November 7, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Republicans Yield Big Harvest on Election Day
Election night turned into a “grand ol’ party” Tuesday as Republicans took back the majority in the U.S. Senate and built on their lead in the House. Full Story
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