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Survey Predicts Increased Lending to Energy Industry this Spring

A survey released this week predicts good health for the US energy industry. The results could have especially positive implications for producers in the Permian Basin. The survey, issued twice a year, polls a variety of oil and gas executives across … Continue reading

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Pipeline Battle Draws Hundreds To Remote North Dakota

Just 12 years old, Alice Brownotter leads a crowd of hundreds in a rally against a major oil pipeline. “We can’t drink oil,” they chant. “Keep it in the soil.” She’s protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is slated to … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Push Back on Railroad Commission Overhaul Proposals

State lawmakers on Monday considered a host of recommendations to reshape and rename the Texas Railroad Commission, a powerful agency that oversees a host of oil and gas activities but not railroads. Staff of the Sunset Advisory Commission, the legislative … Continue reading

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Alpine City Council to Hear Citizen Comments on Trans-Pecos Pipeline

The Alpine City Council is holding a special meeting on Tuesday (May 5) at 4 PM to take comments from Big Bend area residents on the planned Trans Pecos Pipeline. The meeting is scheduled to take place 90 minutes prior to … Continue reading

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The “Comic-Con” of Energy Conferences Wraps Up in Houston

The huge annual energy gathering known as CERA Week wrapped up on Friday in Houston. The conference, now in its 34th year, brings energy industry leaders and experts together alongside policymakers – and more than a few bomb-sniffing dogs – … Continue reading

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Opposition to Trans-Pecos Pipeline Gets Underway in the Big Bend

The demand for natural gas in Mexico is growing, and companies in Texas are looking to cash in. Dallas-based Energy Transfer’s one of them. It’s looking to build two pipelines in West Texas that would carry natural gas from the … Continue reading

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West Texas to Mexico Pipelines On Track for 2017 Finish

A Dallas-based company looking to build two sizable natural gas pipelines from Far West Texas to Mexico says it plans to have both pipelines built and operating by early 2017. Energy Transfer won a contract from Mexico’s electricity commission to build the … Continue reading

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EPA Rejects Part of Texas Clean Air Plan, Proposes its Own

The EPA has rejected a Texas plan to cut emissions and improve air quality, in part because it doesn’t do enough to tackle visibility problems in the Big Bend and the Guadalupe Mountains. The federal Regional Haze Program requires states to periodically … Continue reading

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What Does Fossil Fuel Divestment Mean For Texas?

“I think it is worth asking ourselves as a society how much longer we think we need to have an oil economy.” — Michael Webber, UT Energy Institute This week in New York, the UN Climate Summit is underway, and the Rockefeller Foundation made … Continue reading

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Presidio County Water Managers Offer Answers, but Citizens Have More Questions

Two weeks ago a small group of citizens vocalized concerns over Marfa’s practice of selling bulk water to clients outside the city. “Our water is too cheap. It needs to be expensive. We need water conservation. We need to think … Continue reading

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