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2008-08-07 06:00:34

By Steve Kuchera, Duluth News-Tribune, Minn. Aug. 7--IT DOESN'T LOOK EXTRAORDINARY -- but a rock found in Antarctica by a University of Minnesota Duluth professor is helping researchers reconstruct what a supercontinent that existed a billion years ago looked like. Analysis of the chunk of granite collected by UMD geology professor John Goodge in 2005 indicate that part of Antarctica and North America were joined 1.4 billion years ago. "We got really lucky -- I had no idea what we were...

2008-08-07 03:00:31

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Aug. 7--Quicksilver Resources earned $52.4 million in the second quarter, up 65 percent from a year earlier, as the company's Barnett Shale production more than doubled. The Fort Worth-based independent producer said revenues jumped 45 percent, while production expenses rose only 5 percent and total expenses 21 percent. Overall production grew 13 percent to an average 236 million cubic feet of gas equivalent a day compared with a year ago,...

2008-08-07 03:00:31

By Mike Lee, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Aug. 7--FORT WORTH -- As the Barnett Shale boom pushes pipelines farther into established neighborhoods, the City Council will sit down today with its natural gas drilling committee and state and federal regulators to discuss the web of pipelines being built to serve the gas field. Up to now, city officials have said there's little they can do to control pipelines. The companies are already overseen by state and federal law, and many have the...

2008-08-06 21:00:31

By Mike Lee, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Aug. 6--One of the thorniest issues in the Barnett Shale comes to a head Thursday when the Fort Worth City Council sits down with its natural gas drilling committee, state and federal regulators to discuss the web of pipelines being built to serve the Barnett Shale boom. Up to now, city officials have said there's little they can do to control pipelines. The companies are already overseen by state and federal law, and many of the companies...

2008-08-06 09:00:55

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Aug. 6--Energy Transfer Partners said Tuesday that it has completed two pipelines that will boost the capacity to carry natural gas out of the Barnett Shale by about 1 billion cubic feet per day, relieving a bottleneck that has crimped some companies' production. Energy Transfer, already the largest pipeline company in the field, said it recently opened a 135-mile, 36-inch line from near Eagle Mountain Lake to Paris in East Texas. That line...

2008-08-04 15:00:49

CDX Gas, LLC announced today that it has retained Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Jefferies Randall & Dewey, a division of Jefferies & Company, Inc., as its financial advisors to evaluate and advise the Board of Directors regarding strategic alternatives for the Company. Strategic alternatives include, but are not limited to, the sale or merger of the Company in its entirety or the sale of substantially all or a portion of the Company's assets. CDX Gas, with the assistance...

2008-08-04 09:00:55

HOUSTON, Aug. 4, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Aztec Oil & Gas, Inc. (OTCBB:AZGS) announced today that it has just received third-party preliminary reserve reports on the first two wells in its 2007A Partnership, which was formed under the Aztec 2007 Oil & Gas Drilling Program. Both wells were drilled in Tyler County, West Virginia and were spudded in March 2008, but due to extremely difficult weather and flooding, the wells were not completed and "turned" into gas sales pipeline until...

2008-08-03 03:00:24

By Marice Richter, The Dallas Morning News Aug. 3--Beckie Belcher had never heard of the Barnett Shale until a letter arrived in her mailbox in February. Besides offering to lease her mineral rights, a natural gas company wanted to drill as close as 500 feet from her back door to tap the gas-rich field that spans under 19 counties. Since then, Ms. Belcher has led an all-out assault on drilling in urban areas. The group she founded, Flower Mound Citizens Against Urban Drilling, now has...

2008-08-01 12:01:02

By Marice Richter, The Dallas Morning News Aug. 1--Beckie Belcher had never heard of the Barnett Shale until a letter arrived in her mailbox in February. Besides offering to lease her mineral rights, a natural gas company wanted to drill as close as 500 feet from her back door to tap the gas-rich field that runs under 19 counties. Since then, Ms. Belcher has led an assault against drilling in urban areas. The group she founded, Flower Mound Citizens Against Urban Drilling, now counts...

2008-07-25 03:00:43

By Jim Fuquay, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas Jul. 25--Range Resources of Fort Worth reported record revenue in the second quarter despite production curtailments in the Barnett Shale. But Range still had a $35 million net loss driven by a noncash loss on its hedging activities. Adjusting for unusual items, the independent petroleum producer said it earned $75 million, or 48 cents a share, well short of Wall Street's consensus estimate of 55 cents. The company said that it wrote off...


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Atrypa
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Atrypa (lampshell) is an extinct genus of brachiopod from the Late Ordovician stage (444 million years ago) to the Carboniferous stage (318 mya). It occurs abundantly as fossils in marine rocks. Fossils have been found on all continents except Antarctica. This animal has distinctive concentric growth lines and is unusual in that in some Devonian beds there are numerous remains of the pedicle (foot) valve, but very few of the brachial (upper) valve -- scientists speculate that strong ocean...

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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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