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New managing director to head Wintershall Dea in Brazil

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7/9/2019 Valerie Bosse, managing director, Wintershall Dea, Brazil. KASSEL — Change at the top of Wintershall Dea in Brazil: Valerie Bosse is the new managing director of the Wintershall Dea Business Unit Brazil and is responsible for all previous Wintershall and DEA activities in the country. On April 30, 2019, the two German companies Wintershall Read More

Harris County plans lawsuit against Valero for Houston refinery pollution

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Harris County in Texas plans to sue Valero Energy Corp for pollution from its Houston refinery, the head of the county’s environmental law department said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: The Valero refinery next to the Houston Ship Channel is seen in Houston, Texas, U.S., May 5, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott/File Photo A Valero Read More

Ram tough: FCA turns up the heat on GM and Ford in U.S. truck sales war

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DETROIT (Reuters) – At Planet Ford, which boasts it is the No. 1 Ford volume dealer in the Houston area, customers shopping for a 2019 F-150 pickup truck can get discounts from Ford Motor Co (F.N) of more than $8,000 – and that is just the start. FILE PHOTO: The GM logo is seen at Read More

AADE Lafayette Chapter announces 2019-2020 board, committee members

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6/27/2019 LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Chapter of the American Association of Drilling Engineers (AADE) has announced its 2019-2020 board and committee members. The 2019-2020 elected officers for the AADE Lafayette Chapter are Jude Boudreaux, president, Offshore Energy Services, Inc.; Bryan Leger, first vice president, Premium Oilfield Services; Jordan Woods, second vice president, Sierra-Hamilton Engineering, Inc.; Read More

Talos Energy completes Zama appraisal program

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6/26/2019 HOUSTON — Talos Energy Inc. today provided an update on the Zama appraisal program in Block 7, located in the offshore portion of Mexico’s prolific Sureste Basin. Talos is the operator of Block 7 in a consortium (the Consortium) with its partners Sierra Oil & Gas, a Wintershall DEA company, and Premier Oil. The Read More

Trump administration replaces Obama-era power plant rule, in boost to coal

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(Reuters) – The Trump administration finalized a new carbon emissions rule for U.S. power plants on Wednesday that it said could cut pollution without damaging the coal industry, replacing a much tougher Obama-era version to fight climate change. The move was a boost to coal companies facing tough competition from natural gas, solar and wind Read More

GM to invest $150 million to boost heavy-duty pickup truck production

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FILE PHOTO: General Motors Co. President Mark Reuss introduces the Chevrolet 2020 Silverado HD pickup truck at the GM Flint Assembly Plant in Flint, Michigan, U.S. February 5, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook FLINT, Mich. (Reuters) – General Motors Co president Mark Reuss said on Wednesday that the automaker is investing about $150 million at its Flint Read More

Brush fire prompts evacuation of Southern California amusement parks

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A brush fire raging along a Southern California riverbed prompted the evacuation of two nearby amusement parks on Sunday, but no homes were threatened and no serious injuries were reported, authorities said. The blaze erupted at about noon in the Valencia community of Santa Clarita, about 35 miles northwest of Los Read More

Wall St. Week Ahead: Top U.S. bond managers betting bond market still has room to run

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. bond fund managers are betting that the steep gains in Treasuries over the last month are here to stay. Yields on the benchmark 10-year Treasury rate have dropped to near 2.10% after rising as high as 2.55% as recently as May 2 as fears of escalating trade wars and slowing Read More

West Virginia coal industry data shows excessive pollution: green groups

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Several West Virginia coal mines, including some owned by the governor’s family, have released many times the allowable amounts of pollutants into nearby waterways in recent years without being penalized by regulators, according to environmental groups citing state data. The Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition, Sierra Club and others on Tuesday sent “notice Read More