Tag Archives: Oil Boom

Despite A ‘Downturn,’ West Texas Oil Production Expected To Hit A Record High

Cost-cutting and advances in drilling technology are helping companies withstand persistently low oil prices.

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Texas Town’s Fortunes Rise And Fall With Pump Jacks And Oil Prices

The middle class has shrunk faster in Midland, Texas, than nearly anywhere else in the U.S. Overall, more people are getting rich than falling behind. But extreme booms and busts make life precarious.

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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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Prison Bus Wreck a Reminder of Dangerous West Texas Roads

State authorities say icy roads likely caused Wednesday’s prison bus wreck just west of Odessa that killed 10 people when the bus ran off an I-20 overpass and hit a train. The National Transportation Safety Board is still investigating the … Continue reading

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