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As Flares Burn Across West Texas, A New Study Shows The Lone Star State Isn’t Releasing As Much Natural Gas As Other Oil-Producing Countries

By Mitch Borden In the last decade, as the oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin and other shale plays have boomed, so have the number of flares across Texas. The increase in flaring—when a company burns off the … Continue reading

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Natural Gas Flaring Significantly Underestimated In Texas, Study Suggests

By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media A new study reveals more evidence that oil and gas companies are significantly under-reporting how much natural gas they burn off into the air in Texas.

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Oil Companies Will Pay You To Take Natural Gas From West Texas

By Mose Buchele, KUT Natural gas is a valuable commodity in most of the world – but not in parts of Texas. Now, in West Texas, oil well operators will pay you to take their natural gas. The practice is … Continue reading

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The Sierra Club Takes Aim At Permian Basin Facility It Says Is Big Polluter

By Mitch Borden An environmental group plans to take legal action against a Permian Basin facility it says is one of the area’s biggest polluters.  Before formally filing a lawsuit, the Sierra Club sent a letter to the owners and … Continue reading

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Report: Permian Basin Oil Producers Flaring More Natural Gas Than Reported

By Kiah Collier, Texas Tribune Companies drilling for fossil fuels in West Texas’ Permian Basin are flaring off significantly more gas than they say they are, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund. Scientists at the environmental … Continue reading

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A Radio Documentary: “Dark Skies, Dark Energies” by Ian Lewis

Here in West Texas, there are two major searches ongoing. While companies in the Permian Basin seek more deposits of oil and gas underground, astronomers at McDonald Observatory are searching the sky for an answer to the question: what is … Continue reading

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