Tag Archives: Oil and Gas Regulations

Gallego Denounces Call to Ease Drilling Regulations in National Parks

At a recent meeting of the Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association in Fort Worth, US Congressman Pete Olson of Sugarland advocated for easing drilling regulations in national parks. According to the energy industry insight service Platts, Olson said the small … Continue reading

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Texas Still Learning When It Comes to Oil Spill Response

Two dozen boats and over 500 people are now involved in the response to an oil spill from Saturday that closed the Houston Ship Channel. What spilled was a heavy fuel oil, called bunker fuel, which was carried in a barge that … Continue reading

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Down the Drain: Who’s Watching Chemicals Used in Oil Drilling?

In Ector County, officials say roads like this have been used for years to dump oilfield waste, leaving lanes coated with slippery fluids. (Credit: Ector County Environmental Enforcement) A case of alleged dumping of possibly thousands of gallons of chemicals … Continue reading

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Primary Results: Republican Railroad Commission Races Goes to Runoff

A four-way primary race has narrowed to two. Former State Representative Wayne Christian will face off against Ryan Sitton to become the Republican nominee for an open seat on the Railroad Commission of Texas, the agency that regulates Texas oil and gas industry. … Continue reading

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