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Obama calls for offshore drilling in Southeast

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday outlined a politically fraught plan for allowing oil and gas drilling offshore along parts of the Atlantic coast while imposing new restrictions on environmentally fragile waters off northern Alaska.

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Alliance's Hillwood Commons lands first tenant

A large title insurance, property valuation and settlement services company is the first tenant at Hillwood Commons I, an office complex at Alliance Town Center.

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Museum District: Area’s evolution creating more interaction, public spaces

Fifteen years ago if someone had shot a cannon from Fort Worth’s world-renowned museum district, nobody would have noticed, joked Lori Eklund, senior deputy director of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. But that has changed.

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Energy Transfer Partners, Regency Energy announce $18B merger

Energy Transfer Partners LP of Dallas and Regency Energy Partners LP have entered into a definitive merger agreement.

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Fort Worth's mayor looking for new chief of staff

Jason Lamers is leaving the city after 14 years to join Burlington Northern Santa Fe.

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Oil rises above $92 after hitting 8-month low


The Associated Press

The price of oil recouped some recent losses Friday as traders calmed down from earlier jitters about an oil supply glut amid slipping gasoline demand.

Benchmark U.S. oil for February delivery was up 79 cents to $92.45 a barrel at 0600 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 67 cents to $91.66 on Thursday, its lowest close in eight months.

Bargain-hunting kicked in following two days of decline that was sparked by the U.S. Energy Department's report that supplies of gasoline rose by 6.2 million barrels last week. The jump of nearly 3 percent may be a possible sign of falling gasoline demand.

Although the unusually cold winter in the U.S. is expected to fuel demand for refined oil products, global supplies of oil are ample despite some persisting concerns about political instability in the Middle East.

Brent crude, used to set prices for international varieties of crude, gained 35 cents to $106.31 on the ICE exchange in London.

In other energy futures trading on Nymex:

— Wholesale gasoline added 0.9 cent to $2.652 a gallon.

— Natural gas rose 0.8 cent to $4.013 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil gained 1.1 cents to $2.933 a gallon.

 

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