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Texas oil and gas sector resilience 'extraordinary'

Texas oil and gas sector resilience 'extraordinary'

Business
Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Even though the price of oil is low by historical stands, a state energy official in Texas said the oil and gas sector there has been extraordinarily resilient.Texas is the No. 1 oil producer in the country and accounts for about a quarter of the total U.S. natural gas production. When oil prices moved below $ 30 last year, the sector faltered as companies spent less on oil and gas production.Christi Craddick, the head of the regulatory Railroad Commission, said producers working in the state have learned, however, to do more with less."Even through the recent downturn, the Texas oil and gas industry has shown extraordinary resilience," she said in a statement. "Because of your ingenuity, we're seeing industry growth today despite the price of oil."The Permian shale basin...
Houston floods: 'Worst not yet over,' says Texas governor

Houston floods: 'Worst not yet over,' says Texas governor

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceTexas Governor Greg Abbott has said "the worst is not yet over" for the south-east of the US state, after devastating Tropical Storm Harvey.Rain continues to fall, he said, and flooding in certain areas may last another week. More than 20 people are reported dead and large parts of Houston, Port Arthur and Beaumont are under water. The storm has now moved to neighbouring Louisiana, where flash-flood warnings have been issued. Texas has carried out more than 8,500 rescues and more than 32,000 people remain in shelters throughout the state, Governor Abbott said. Another 10,000 members of the National Guard are said to be on their way, joining the 14,000 already deployed to tackle the disaster. The National Weather Service said the coastal Cedar ...
Houston flood: Trump visits Texas amid 'epic' rainfall

Houston flood: Trump visits Texas amid 'epic' rainfall

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS President Donald Trump is visiting Texas as the state struggles amid record rainfall from a massive storm.He and First Lady Melania Trump flew to Corpus Christi, where Hurricane Harvey first made landfall on Friday.Governor Greg Abbott said he wanted the president to understand the enormous challenges that Texans faced.Unprecedented flooding has driven thousands of people from their homes, particularly in the Houston area where two dams are overflowing.At least 15 people are reported to have died, including six members of the same family whose van was swept away by rising floodwater, and a man in his 60s who apparently drowned while trying to swim to safety. Rescuers are still trying to reach others that remain stranded after the hurricane, no...
Hurricane Harvey's high winds make landfall in Texas

Hurricane Harvey's high winds make landfall in Texas

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceHurricane Harvey has slammed into Texas with winds of up to 130mph (215 km/h) battering coastal areas.The storm, which has even stronger gusts, is the most powerful to hit the US mainland for 12 years. Up to 40in (1m) of rain is expected to fall.President Donald Trump has signed a disaster proclamation for the state, which will free up federal aid for the worst-affected areas. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has warned of record flooding in multiple regions.Harvey made landfall around 22:00 local time (03:00 GMT) as a Category 4 storm, and has already brought down trees and cut power in the city of Corpus Christi. Thousands of residents have boarded up their homes and fled.About three hours after it struck, the storm was downgraded to Category 3 after...
Texas Rangers ride Cole Hamels to win over sliding Houston Astros

Texas Rangers ride Cole Hamels to win over sliding Houston Astros

Sports
ARLINGTON, Texas --The Texas Rangers rode a strong start from Cole Hamels and held off the Houston Astros late for a 6-4 win on Friday night at Globe Life Park. Houston (71-44) lost its fourth consecutive game. After being swept by the White Sox in Chicago, the Astros are in the midst of their longest losing streak of the season. Texas (55-59) took the first game of the series by scoring five runs over the third through fifth innings, and Hamels threw his third consecutive quality start to propel the Rangers to their second win in a row and first over Houston at Globe Life Park this season. Hamels went seven innings and allowed just three hits, improving to 7-1 with a 3.31 ERA this year. His overall record since being acquired by Texas in 2015 improved to 29-7 in 58 starts.Carlos Gomez and...