Tag Archives: Oil and Gas Industry

“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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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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Pipeline from the Border would bring Water to Permian Basin Towns

There’s a proposal on the table in Texas to pipe water from the borderlands region of Val Verde County – home to Del Rio – to 13 rural counties in the Permian Basin. Despite the recent rains we’ve seen, the … 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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Research Links Drilling Activities to Water Contamination in North Texas

For years, some residents of Parker County in North Texas have believed that nearby gas drilling was responsible for high levels of methane in neighborhood water wells. Research published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences appears to back that up. The study … Continue reading

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West Texas Solar Plant Comes Online

Less than eight months after breaking ground, the company constructing one of the state’s largest solar plants says it has begun harnessing West Texas’ intense rays. First Solar, based in Arizona, announced Thursday that it had completed the first phase of … Continue reading

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As the Governor’s Legal Team Fights Charges, Perry Stops in Midland

As Governor Rick Perry’s legal team continues its fight to get a Travis County court to drop the felony charges against him, Perry took to the road for an oil and gas company’s groundbreaking ceremony in Midland. Houston-based Occidental Petroleum … Continue reading

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