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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 down despite China stimulus, supply drop

 

The Associated Press

The price of oil drifted lower Thursday even after China introduced measures to underpin growth and U.S. crude inventories unexpectedly declined.

Benchmark U.S. crude for May delivery was down 50 cents to $99.12 a barrel at 0900 GMT in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract shed 12 cents to close at $99.62 on Wednesday.

Brent crude, used to set prices for international varieties of oil, was down 13 cents to $104.66 a barrel on the ICE exchange in London.

China's announcement that it would give bigger tax breaks to small businesses, build social housing and accelerate railway construction is yet to dispel concerns about China's growth momentum. With signs that China's manufacturing has weakened, investors had expected Beijing to unveil stimulus measures.

The U.S. Energy Department said Wednesday the nation's crude oil supply dropped by 2.4 million barrels last week, contrary to the expectations of analysts that the supply increased. It was the first decline in 11 weeks.

In other energy futures trading in New York.

— Wholesale gasoline was flat at $2.867 a gallon.

— Natural gas dropped 1.6 cents to $4.348 per 1,000 cubic feet.

— Heating oil was down 0.5 cent to $2.861 a gallon.

 

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