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Texas oil price plummets below $1 as the coronavirus pandemic’s economic woes continue battering the state

By Mitchell Ferman, The Texas Tribune It’s the lowest price for a barrel of crude since at least the 1980s.

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Permian Basin Oil Workers Face Possible Bust As Global Oil Markets Crash

By Mitch Borden In West Texas, the Permian Basin is home to America’s largest oil field, where just about everyone depends on the energy industry. But with the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, world markets in flux, and Saudi Arabia … Continue reading

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The Trade War Between The US And China May Eventually Reach The Permian Basin

By Mitch Borden The United States has been in a trade war with China for almost a year now. Many thought a resolution was on its way until the Trump Administration announced last week it would be placing tariffs worth … Continue reading

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Chevron Lands New Territory In The Permian Basin After Paying Billions For Anadarko Petroleum

By Mitch Borden  Chevron, one of the largest oil companies in the world, recently bought Anadarko Petroleum for about $50 Billion. The acquisition expands Chevron’s holdings in the Permian Basin by about 240,000 acres. This deal perked up the ears of … Continue reading

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A New Report Questions How Harmful Emissions From Oil And Gas Production Are Studied

By Mitch Borden Chemicals emitted during oil and gas production have been tied to cancer and birth defects. But in the past, some academic studies have looked at these harmful chemicals have shown emissions aren’t happening at levels that should … Continue reading

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U.S Oil Production Dips As Permian Basin Production Plateaus

By Mitch Borden For the first time since last spring, the United States saw its oil production levels drop. This slowdown can be traced to the Permian Basin, where a pipeline shortage is causing producers to cut back.

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An Odessa Audience Is The First To Get A Sneak Peak Of A New Documentary

By Mitch Borden A new film produced by Newsy and the Texas Tribune is taking a look at America’s oil industry. A large part of the movie focused on the Permian Basin, and last week, about 100 people turned out … Continue reading

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Oil Industry Professionals Gather In Midland To Talk Water

Recently, people in Midland have been discussing water and how its used in West Texas’ growing oil industry at the Permian Basin Water and Energy Conference.  Mitch Borden, Marfa Public Radio’s Permian Reporter, went to the conference and was in the … Continue reading

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New Organization Gearing Up To Take On Challenges Facing Midland

By Mitch Borden As the Permian Basin continues to produce millions of barrels of crude oil each day, Midland and other communities in the area are rapidly growing. There are challenges that come with this kind of economic success though. … Continue reading

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Texas is making billions from oil and gas drilling, but counties say rural roads are being destroyed

Damage from heavy trucks has battered local roads in and around the state’s oil fields, and many counties want the state to help pay for repairs and maintenance. Will lawmakers take action?

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