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  • July 12- Valero Energy Corp said on Tuesday it bought Kinder Morgan Inc's 50 percent stake in Parkway Pipeline LLC, previously a joint venture between the two companies. The move will give Valero increased access to the eastern United States by connecting the pipeline to Colonial Pipeline Co's system that runs from Houston to New York Harbor.

  • July 12- Valero Energy Corp bought the remaining 50 percent stake in Parkway Pipeline LLC and said it would gain increased access to eastern United States by connecting the pipeline to Colonial Pipeline Co's Gulf Coast- to-U.S. Parkway Pipeline LLC transports refined products from Valero's St. Charles refinery in Norco, Louisiana to Collins, Mississippi.

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  • The volume of gas in working storage hit a record 4.01 trillion cubic feet in November 2015 and is still at 3.18 trillion cubic feet, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. In response to the earlier slide in prices, the number of rigs drilling for oil and gas across the United States has fallen to the lowest level since World War Two.

  • Baton Rouge police move in on protesters for a second night on July 9, 2016 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Alton Sterling was shot by a police officer in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge on July 5th, leading the Department of Justice to open a civil rights investigation.

    The gunman who killed five Dallas police officers appeared to have been planning a larger attack, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said.

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, July 7- A live, 10- minute video of the aftermath of a police officer shooting a black man in Minnesota was the latest example of the riveting power of video streaming and the complex ethical and policy issues it raises for Facebook Live and similar features. The graphic video taken by the victim's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and broadcast on...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, July 7- A live, 10- minute video of the aftermath of a police officer shooting a black man in Minnesota was the latest example of the riveting power of video streaming and the complex ethical and policy issues it raises for Facebook Live and similar features. While traditional TV broadcasters are subject to "decency" standards overseen by the...

  • Louisiana police officer shoots suspect outside convenience store

    A police officer shot and killed a man who was not holding a gun in his hand at the time of the incident.

  • *Aramco rapidly expanding Houston trading business. LONDON/ HOUSTON, July 4- Royal Dutch Shell has asked Saudi Aramco for up to $2 billion as part of the breakup of their giant Motiva Enterprises refining joint venture in the United States, the latest stumbling point in a partnership fraught with tension. Shell will become the sole owner of Motiva's Louisiana...

  • HOUSTON, July 1- U.S. refiner PBF Energy took ownership on Friday of a Los Angeles- area refinery purchased from Exxon Mobil Corp for $537.5 million, clearing the way for it to focus on further North American acquisitions. The takeover of the Torrance, California facility makes PBF the fourth largest independent U.S. refiner and expands its footprint from coast to...

  • July 1- U.S. drillers this week added oil rigs for a fourth week in five, according to a closely followed report Friday, in the best month of producers returning to the well pad since August that signaled a near-two year rout in drilling may have ended. After slumping from 1,609 since October 2014 amid the biggest oil rout in a generation, the rig count has started to...

  • HOUSTON, July 1- Since the beginning of the U.S. fracking revolution, oil producers have struggled with a vexing problem: after an initial burst, crude output from new shale wells falls much faster than from conventional wells. However, those well decline rates have been slowing across the United States over the past few years, according to data analysis provided...

  • HOUSTON, July 1- Since the beginning of the U.S. fracking revolution, oil producers have struggled with a vexing problem: after an initial burst, crude output from new shale wells falls much faster than from conventional wells. However, those well decline rates have been slowing across the United States over the past few years, according to data analysis provided...

  • June 28- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • June 27- The battle over abortion was expected to shift to measures focusing on the fetus in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision striking down a Texas law enacted in the name of maternal health. The 5-3 ruling held that Texas clinic regulations put an undue burden on women seeking abortion, a right established in the court's landmark 1973 Roe v.

  • NEW YORK, June 21- State budgets finally returned to their pre-recession peaks in fiscal 2016 after eight years, once adjusted for inflation, according to a survey published on Tuesday. Aggregate 50- state general fund spending and revenues have now surpassed the peaks they hit in fiscal 2008, the National Association of State Budget Officers reported in the...

  • Peter Hotez, of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, wrote in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics that a host of pediatric specialists, including neurologists and experts in rehabilitation medicine "will need to mobilize quickly to get ahead of this fast-moving train." The current Zika outbreak was first detected in Brazil...