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Thousands of Venezuelans stream over border to Colombia

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Venezuelans streamed across bridges into Colombia over the weekend after Venezuela briefly lifted a year-old border closure to allow people to buy food and medicine. Colombian authorities said 35,000 Venezuelans made the trip Sunday during the 12-hour border opening. The dramatic scenes of the elderly and mothers storming Colombian supermarkets were a ...

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Family: Dallas suspect changed after military service

Dallas police shootings, Micah Johnson

DALLAS (AP) — Military service changed the Dallas gunman from an extrovert into a hermit, his parents said in an interview excerpt published Monday. Micah Johnson’s mother, Delphine Johnson, told TheBlaze website in an interview that her son wanted to be a police officer as a child. His six years in the Army Reserve, including a tour in Afghanistan, were ...

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US rig count up 9 last week to 440

rig count, Baker Hughes

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. increased by nine last week to 440. A year ago, 863 rigs were active. Depressed energy prices have sharply curtailed oil and gas exploration. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday that 351 rigs sought oil and 88 explored for natural gas last week. ...

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Top Stories of the Week July 3-9

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Over the past year, Energy Media Group has put together a top 5 stories specific our separate shale plays websites, which include Bakken.com, EagleFordTexas.com, Marcellus.com, PermianShale.com, Haynesville.com, and NiobraraChalk.com. Going forward, our Top Stories of the Week will be an all-inclusive posting of the stories that our readers across all areas found most engaging, including international headlines to those affecting ...

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Oil prices skid as traders worry there’s a fuel glut

fuel glut, oil prices

NEW YORK (AP) — Oil prices fell nearly 5 percent on Thursday after a government report on fuel stocks reinforced worries about an oil glut. The report said that crude inventories are declining at a slower pace than expected. Stockpiles of oil and gasoline remain high, even though people drive more during the summer. A country awash in fuel has ...

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Oil industry headlines from around Texas

Texas oil, pumpjack

From budget cuts to oil spills, here is the news from the Texas oil and gas industry this week. Oil spill photos are finally visible to the public Photos taken by the Civil Air Patrol of flood-related oil spills are now available to the public online, rather than requiring a login and password for the University of Texas website. The ...

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Gov. Raimondo to sign renewable energy legislation

solar panels, renewable energy

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Gov. Gina Raimondo is planning to sign into law several energy measures designed to get more Rhode Islanders tapping into solar power and other renewable resources. The Democrat is scheduled to attend a Thursday signing ceremony at Newport Vineyards in Middletown. The legislation includes a “community solar” program that allows people to join together to finance ...

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New contractor sets cleanup priorities at nuclear facility

nuclear facility cleanup

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — For Fred Hughes, it’s déjà vu. Hughes, president of cleanup contractor Fluor Idaho, recently began his fourth tour living and working in eastern Idaho. His stints at the U.S. Department of Energy’s desert site began in the mid-1980s, working for a U.S. Navy contractor. He returned in the 1990s to manage several waste facilities, only ...

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Waiting for recovery–when will the oil glut disappear?

crude oil storage, oil glut

They’re tired phrases. Oil slump. Oil glut. Rig count down. Oil price dips. It seems as though every time the oil industry hits the news, one of those phrases are used. But life for those of us who work in the oil and gas industry consists of the here and now, and although the the view of the computer screen reporting the ...

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Destination Jupiter: What to expect during the Juno mission

Juno, jupiter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Now that the Juno spacecraft is settled in orbit around Jupiter, the real work is about to begin. Juno will fly closer to Jupiter than any other spacecraft, skipping over cloud tops and peering deep inside to uncover clues about the giant planet’s formation. Scientists hope that understanding how Jupiter formed can help explain how Earth ...

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