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Around The Bend Of The Rio Grande, A Proposed Pipeline Stirs Turmoil

This story originally appeared on NPR’s All Things Considered on August 6, 2015. You can find more of our local coverage of this story here. Oil and gas are part of the Texas DNA. But a proposal to build a … Continue reading

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Energy Transfer Hosting Pipeline Meetings in Presidio, Alpine

After being criticized by some elected officials in West Texas for not being transparent enough about its plan to build a natural gas pipeline from the Permian Basin to Mexico, Dallas-based Energy Transfer is in the midst of new public … Continue reading

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Wind Power’s Success In Texas Leads To Subsidy Challenge

AUSTIN, Texas — Energy production in Texas is dominated by oil and gas. But the state also leads the United States in the production of wind power. Some energy analysts suggest that wind power’s success in the Lone Star state has … Continue reading

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Addressing Concerns from Big Bend Residents, Alpine Council Passes Pipeline Measures

The Alpine City Council passed two measures related to the Trans-Pecos Pipeline on Tuesday: one a strongly-worded move against the pipeline, the other a more reserved effort to have the pipeline built under stricter safety standards than what’s currently required. … Continue reading

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In the Male-Dominated Oil Industry, Efforts to Build Stronger Networks Among Women

When people picture the oil industry, they often picture men. Of the 132,000 American oil and gas workers in 2013, 33,000 of them were women. That’s only 25%, and the situation is even more skewed in executive offices. With those numbers in mind, we … Continue reading

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Outcome of Iran Nuclear Talks could affect Global Oil Markets

The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) annual Energy Outlook predicts a rebound in global crude oil prices in the years ahead. The outlook says oil prices will start gradually rising after 2015 thanks to increasing global oil demand. EIA Administrator Adam … 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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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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Obama says he will veto bill to fast track pipeline permits

From StateImpact Pennsylvania A bill that would set a strict deadline for approving new pipeline project applications was voted out of a House committee on Tuesday but President Obama says he will veto it if it reaches his desk. Industry … Continue reading

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Incoming Texas Secretary of State Echoes GOP Leaders on Border Issues

For the first nomination of his incoming administration, Governor-elect Greg Abbott has tapped Cameron County Judge Carlos Cascos to be the next Texas Secretary of State. In Texas, the office oversees state elections, but also serves as the governor’s chief … Continue reading

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