Tag Archives: Oil and Gas Industry

Judge Throws Out Landowner’s Lawsuit Against Pipeline Company

A federal judge has shot down a Presidio County landowner’s lawsuit against the Trans-Pecos Pipeline. For more than a year now, some landowners and residents in the Big Bend region have been speaking out against Dallas-based Energy Transfer’s natural gas … Continue reading

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Presidio County Commissioners Receive Update on Trans-Pecos Pipeline

An overflow crowd packed Tuesday’s Presidio County Commissioners meeting in Marfa to hear from Energy Transfer, the company that wants to build the Trans-Pecos Pipeline through Pecos, Brewster and Presidio counties from the Permian Basin. Rick Smith, Energy Transfer’s V.P. … Continue reading

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The Uphill Battle for Eminent Domain Opponents in Texas

Opponents of the planned Trans Pecos Pipeline have started raising money and consulting with legal experts for a possible battle over private property rights. While Energy Transfer, the company building the pipeline, says using eminent domain to condemn land for … Continue reading

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Rail Shipments to Fort Stockton for Trans-Pecos Pipeline Set to Begin

As opposition to the Trans Pecos Pipeline brews in the Big Bend, the company behind the project – Dallas-baesd Energy Transfer – is gearing up for construction. Energy Transfer has said previously it plans to begin construction on the 143-mile natural … Continue reading

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Public Meetings on Trans Pecos Pipeline Scheduled as New West Texas to Mexico Pipeline is Announced

Dallas-based Energy Transfer has announced a series of public meetings in West Texas on the proposed Trans Pecos Pipeline, as some Big Bend area residents begin to formulate their strategy to fight the project. Meanwhile, another West Texas to Mexico gas pipeline … Continue reading

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A contract crew drills an oil well for Elevation Resources in Andrews County, north of Odessa. (Travis Bubenik / KRTS)

Midland-Odessa Stays Positive, but Oil Price Drop Won’t Be Easy

The falling price of oil is great news for consumers who are saving at the gas pumps, but in the center of the nation’s highest-producing oil field, cheaper gas means the economy’s hurting. Drilling is already slowing down, and people in Midland-Odessa … Continue reading

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San Angelo City Council Keeps Its Distance from Frac Sand Debate

City council members in San Angelo have voted down a proposed resolution to “acknowledge the considerable public opposition” to franc sand businesses within city limits. On Tuesday, council members said they’ve received hundreds of phone calls from San Angelo residents … Continue reading

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Prison Bus Wreck a Reminder of Dangerous West Texas Roads

State authorities say icy roads likely caused Wednesday’s prison bus wreck just west of Odessa that killed 10 people when the bus ran off an I-20 overpass and hit a train. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the … Continue reading

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Conaway: Minimum Wage “Never Intended to be a Living Wage”

The Midland Chamber of Commerce and the Midland Development Corporation hosted a conversation with U.S. Rep. Mike Conaway for the annual “State of the Economy” forum on Thursday. Conaway laid out his views on a number of economic issues, ranging from … Continue reading

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“The Shale Life” Looks at Change Brought by the Boom

The Texas Tribune has launched an interactive reporting series looking at the way the current oil and gas boom has changed communities across Texas. From the Permian Basin to the Eagle Ford Shale of South Texas, “The Shale Life” introduces … Continue reading

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