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Texas agriculture experts: Mexico may retaliate if U.S. imposes tariffs

Texas agricultural producers say if the White House slaps a tariff on Mexican products, the state’s farmers and ranchers — as well as Texas consumers — could suffer from a Mexican retaliation against U.S. exports. Two weeks ago, President Donald Trump said the … Continue reading

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Panama Canal Expansion: Challenge And Opportunity For Southwest Economy

PANAMA CITY, Panama — The Panama Canal is a force in worldwide commerce. It leverages its location at the intersection of two oceans and two continents and is responsible for a total of 15 percent of Panama’s GDP. Its number one customer is the … Continue reading

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New Tornillo Port of Entry Opens as Construction Continues

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced Monday the opening of a new international border crossing near the small border town of Tornillo, TX. Construction on the new, six-lane port of entry has been underway since July of 2011, when … 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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Responding to Quakes, Texas Passes Disposal Well Rules

Texas regulators on Tuesday tightened rules for wells that dispose of oilfield waste, a response to the spate of earthquakes that have rattled North Texas. The three-member Texas Railroad Commission voted unanimously to adopt the rules, which require companies to … Continue reading

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Mexico Energy Reform: Border Pipeline Challenge

Mexico’s oil and gas industry is about to open up to the rest of the world — and American oil and gas companies are eager to get a foothold in a market closed to outsiders since 1938. That’s the year … 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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Oil & Gas Trouble In Texas Ranchland: Whose Road Is It?

The Railroad Commission of Texas will meet Monday morning to consider an issue of huge importance to landowners across Texas. It has to do with how the state oversees energy companies that need access to private land. At issue at the hearing will … Continue reading

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Midland ISD Developing “Petroleum Academy”

MIDLAND – As this Permian Basin city continues to thrive amid an oil boom transforming the region, local drilling companies have faced challenges in recruiting workers to come to West Texas. But the local school district plans to implement a … Continue reading

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Oil Boom? Try Sonic Boom: Private Space Company Set to Break Ground in Midland

This week the governor’s office announced a $2.3 million incentives package for Space X, a private space company looking to build a rocket launch site in Cameron County near Brownsville. The president of another space company looking to move to Midland says … Continue reading

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