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  • GREENSBURG, Pa.— The Latest on a natural gas fire and explosion in western Pennsylvania:. The energy company that owns the Pennsylvania natural gas pipeline where a huge fire erupted says the pipe had been inspected in 2012 and "no areas of concern" were found. Houston- based Spectra Energy Corp. says the section of pipe where the accident occurred is 30 inches in...

  • HOUSTON— Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached. The coalition made up of ExxonMobil Corp. and other companies with nearby refineries and...

  • HOUSTON _ Phillips 66 on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $385 million. The average estimate of seven analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 86 cents per share. This story was generated by Automated Insights using data from Zacks Investment Research.

  • HOUSTON _ KBR Inc. on Friday reported first-quarter profit of $42 million. The average estimate of six analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 27 cents per share. Four analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $1.06 billion.

  • HOUSTON _ Cabot Oil& Gas Corp. on Friday reported a first-quarter loss of $51.2 million, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was also for a loss of 13 cents per share. Nine analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $261 million.

  • HOUSTON _ Calpine Corp. on Friday reported a loss of $198 million in its first quarter. Calpine expects full-year earnings in the range of $2 to $2.40 per share. Calpine shares have risen 7.5 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HOUSTON _ Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $989,000. Gulf Island Fabrication shares have fallen 32 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Gulf Island Fabrication, Earnings Report.

  • HOUSTON _ Cardtronics Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter earnings of $15.4 million. Cardtronics expects full-year earnings in the range of $3.08 to $3.18 per share, with revenue in the range of $1.25 billion to $1.27 billion. Cardtronics shares have risen 9 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HOUSTON _ Green Bancorp Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $1.8 million. Green Bancorp shares have decreased 21 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Green Bancorp, Earnings Report.

  • HOUSTON _ Superior Energy Services Inc. on Thursday reported a loss of $86.8 million in its first quarter. The average estimate of 14 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 61 cents per share. Ten analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $449.4 million.

  • HOUSTON _ Camden Property Trust on Thursday reported a key measure of profitability in its first quarter. The average estimate of 11 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for funds from operations of $1.19 per share. Six analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $232.4 million.

  • The company received no new rig orders for the second quarter in a row in the three months ended March 31, Chief Financial Officer Jose Bayardo said on a call with analysts. Houston- based National Oilwell had 50,197 employees as of Dec. 31. The company reported a net loss of $119 million, or 32 cents per share, for the period, compared with a profit of $310 million, or 76...

  • Oil prices touched a low of $27.10 per barrel during the first quarter before recovering to close at $39.60 at end of March. Conoco reported a first-quarter net loss of $1.5 billion, or $1.18 per share, compared with a profit of $272 million, or 22 cents per share, a year earlier. The Houston- based company cut its forecast for capital spending in 2016 to $5.7 billion...

  • HOUSTON _ Independent Contract Drilling Inc. on Thursday reported a first-quarter loss of $414,000, after reporting a profit in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of five analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 7 cents per share. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $20.9 million.

  • NEW CASTLE, Pa.— The state Department of Environmental Protection is investigation whether fracking contributed to two small earthquakes near a western Pennsylvania drilling operation. DEP spokeswoman Melanie Williams says Hilcorp Energy Co. stopped fracking at the Mahoning Township site on about noon Monday. A woman who answered the company's phone in...

  • *Tanker could end up in Latin America- traders. LONDON, April 28- Trading house Trafigura is shipping a rare cargo of gasoline from China to the United States, as the recent weakening of the Asian market after months of stock builds opens up new routes. The tanker Dalmacija is currently sailing across the Pacific Ocean after loading a part cargo at the port of...

  • HOUSTON _ Enterprise Products Partners L.P. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $661.2 million. The average estimate of 13 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 32 cents per share. Enterprise Products shares have climbed 6 percent since the beginning of the year.

  • HOUSTON— ConocoPhillips moved to a loss in its first quarter as it dealt with impairment charges and a pension settlement expense. This was better than the loss of $1.07 per share that analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research expected. ConocoPhillips said Thursday that it is lowering its full-year capital expenditures outlook to $5.7 billion from...

  • The company cut its 2016 capital expenditure forecast to $5.7 billion from $6.4 billion, driven by reduced deepwater exploration activity. Oil prices touched a low of $27.10 per barrel, before recovering to close at $39.60 at end of March. First-quarter net loss was $1.5 billion, or $1.18 per share, compared with a profit of $272 million, or 22 cents per share, a year...

  • HOUSTON _ Waste Management Inc. on Thursday reported first-quarter net income of $258 million, after reporting a loss in the same period a year earlier. The average estimate of eight analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for earnings of 55 cents per share. Five analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $3.08 billion.