Tag Archives: Permian Basin

High Winds Blow Through West Texas Today, Gusts Reach Up To 70 Mph

By Mitch Borden High winds are expected this afternoon throughout the Trans-Pecos and Permian Basin and they’ll continue through the night. The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for West Texas cities and is expecting wind speeds to … Continue reading

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Midland and Odessa Issue More Building Permits As Housing Prices Climb

By Mitch Borden The Texas housing market has had a great few years. Sales are up, home prices are up, and the Texas Realtors Association is saying 2018 may have been a peak year. The Midland -Odessa area is no … Continue reading

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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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TxDOT Kicks-Off New Safe Driving Initiative In Energy Producing Communities

From 2016 to 2018 — the Texas Department of Transportation, or TxDOT, estimates fatal crashes in the 12 West Texas counties that make up its Odessa district rose by 97 percent. That bump comes as the Permian Basin is seeing more … 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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To Keep An Odessa School From Closing, Ector County ISD Focuses On Improving Student Literacy

By Mitch Borden In Odessa, Blackshear Elementary Magnet is on its last leg. For years the state has said the struggling school needs to improve, and in 2018 the Texas Education Agency even gave the Permian Basin campus a failing … 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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New Report Predicts Record Breaking U.S. Oil Production

By Mitch Borden  The federal government’s energy outlook for 2019 looks to be pretty positive for oil producers in West Texas. It is predicting the country will continue to see recording-breaking oil production. By next year, the Energy Information Administration, or … Continue reading

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Report: Permian Basin Oil Producers Flaring More Natural Gas Than Reported

By Kiah Collier, Texas Tribune Companies drilling for fossil fuels in West Texas’ Permian Basin are flaring off significantly more gas than they say they are, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Defense Fund. Scientists at the environmental … Continue reading

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Midland And Odessa Help Keep Public Buses On The Road During Government Shutdown

By Mitch Borden  Yesterday,  the U.S. Senate rejected two bills that would’ve reopened the federal government. And as the partial shutdown continues with no end in sight, cities in the Permian Basin are pitching in money to keep government-funded public … Continue reading

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