Tag Archives: Oil and Gas

Oil Execs Surveyed Say US Production Has Peaked

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News A majority of American oil industry executives don’t think U.S. oil production will ever return to its record-high, pre-pandemic levels, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said announcing survey findings in its quarterly report Wednesday.

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As West Texas Crude Falls, State Regulators Weigh Restricting Oil Production

By Mitch Borden A day after West Texas Intermediate dropped into negative prices, the Texas Railroad Commission, the state’s oil and gas regulator, debated capping oil production in the state for the first time in nearly 50 years.  This is … Continue reading

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Texas Oil And Gas Industry Could See A Major Slowdown In 2020

By Kiah Collier, Texas Tribune The oil and natural gas industry paid a record-setting $16.3 billion in taxes and royalties to local governments and the state in 2019, the Texas Oil and Gas Association announced Tuesday. It is the highest … 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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Two Years Later, What’s Up With The Trans-Pecos Pipeline?

By Sally Beauvais It’s been over two years since the Trans-Pecos Pipeline went into service in remote West Texas, amid eminent domain lawsuits and backlash from industry opponents. Because of market forces, the pipeline — which was built to export … Continue reading

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Pipeline Protesters Could Face 20 Years In Prison Under Trump Administration Proposal

By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media Protesters could face up to 20 years in prison for interfering with oil and gas pipelines under a new proposal from the Trump Administration. The plan, if approved by Congress, would go beyond a similar … Continue reading

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Permian Basin Oil Producers Brace For Coming Wave Of Waste Water

By Mitch Borden  Having too much water in West Texas doesn’t seem like it would be a big problem, but it is for oil producers in the Permian Basin and it’s only going to get worse. That’s according to a … Continue reading

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What Midland’s Growing Pains Mean For Families Settling in the Permian Basin

By Diana Nguyen and Carlos Morales In the early twentieth century, oil and gas companies began building housing for their workers and their families. The housing — often in remote stretches of Texas — had many of the amenities a … Continue reading

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From Family Camps to Man Camps: A Brief History Of Housing Workers In The Oil And Gas Industry

By Diana Nguyen and Carlos Morales For people working in the oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin, finding housing can be a challenge. The blue-collar workforce often ends up in hotels, motels, and so-called man camps. Sometimes, companies … Continue reading

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Texas regulator says “misunderstanding” is making millennials shun oilfield jobs

Texas Railroad Commissioner Wayne Christian told House lawmakers on Wednesday that the biggest threat to a burgeoning oil boom is “the acceptance of the politically-correct-driven environmental anti-oil and gas science.”

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