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26-story mixed-use tower planned at Taylor & Fifth in downtown Fort Worth

Jetta Operating Co., a 24-year-old privately held oil and gas company in Fort Worth, and a related entity plan a 26-story mixed-use tower downtown at Taylor and Fifth streets on a site once owned by the Star-Telegram.

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UPDATE: Six candidates file for two Water Board seats

Six candidates have filed for the two open seats on the Tarrant Regional Water Board, setting up a battle that could potentially shift the balance of power on the board and the priorities of one of the largest water districts in Texas.

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Top area CFOs honored

The Fort Worth Business Press honored 13 area chief financial officers today with a luncheon at the Fort Worth Club.

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Fort Worth breaks ground on $8.6 million South Main renovation

Fort Worth Near Southsiders and city officials broke ground Monday on the 18-month rebuild of South Main Street between Vickery Boulevard and West Magnolia Avenue.

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Fort Worth Police association planning 25,000-square-foot offices

The POA, which recently demolished its one-story building at 904 Collier St. near downtown, is planning a five-story replacement.

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Denbury pays big fine for 2011 oil well blowout

 

JEFF AMY,Associated Press

 

 


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Denbury Resources is paying a $662,500 fine to the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, following a 2011 oil well blowout in Yazoo County.

The incident raises questions about whether companies pumping carbon dioxide underground to force up oil are doing enough to ensure old wells are safely capped. Denbury has had at least two other blowouts in Mississippi since 2007.

Environmental regulators say an abandoned well south of Yazoo City began venting carbon dioxide, oil and drilling mud on Aug. 9, 2011, continuing for 37 days. Someone had removed the metal casing from the well, forcing Denbury to drill a new well to control the release. The company removed 27,000 tons of drilling mud and contaminated soil and 32,000 barrels of liquids.

Denbury, based in Plano, Texas, declines to comment.

 

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