Tag Archives: Permian Basin Economy

The Energy Markets: Lorne Matalon Reports From UT Austin Energy Journalism Conference

TUESDAY, JANUARY 12: This is a transcript of our discussion on the drop in oil prices and outlooks for the future, with reporter Lorne Matalon and host Tom Michael. MICHAEL: Monday was a rough day for oil and gas markets. Prices fell more than … Continue reading

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Theft In The Oilfields Of Texas and New Mexico Traced To Borderland Mexico

The decline in the price of crude oil is translating into job losses in the oilfields of Texas and New Mexico. And that means there’s renewed focus on an ongoing problem in the oilfields, and that’s the theft of oil, … Continue reading

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Midland Airport Gets the Go-Ahead to Launch Space Flights

On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration approved a spaceport license application for the Midland International Airport (MAF), making the airport the first of its kind to be federally-licensed for commercial air and space flights. “We are the 9th spaceport in the … Continue reading

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Can the Private Space Industry Stabilize a Boom-and-Bust Economy?

By early next year, alongside the sound of jets landing at the Midland International Airport, you might also hear sonic booms from space flights re-entering the earth’s atmosphere. This month, the private space company XCOR broke ground at the airport, … Continue reading

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