Tag Archives: Permian Basin

Oil Giants In Permian Will Use New Technology To Track Methane Emissions

By Kyra Buckley, Houston Public Media Oil producers in the Permian Basin are implementing new technology to better measure methane emissions.  The computer program will help oil and gas companies track how much methane they’re emitting, and what methods are … Continue reading

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Judge Declines to Block Construction of Disputed Texas Pipeline

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News A federal judge on Friday refused to halt construction of a disputed natural gas pipeline through Central Texas, despite claims from opponents that the project’s environmental impacts were never properly examined and that its federal permits should … Continue reading

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Families of Victims In Aug. 31 Mass Shooting Sue Gun Manufacturer And Supplier For Over $1 Million

By Public Radio Staff As the first anniversary of the Aug. 31 shooting in Odessa approaches, lawyers representing family members of two victims are filing suit against an alleged weapons dealer and a gun parts manufacturer.

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Ector County ISD Staff Test Positive For COVID-19 Days Before Classes Start

By Mitch Borden For the first time since last spring, students rushed to make it to classes before the final bell rang at public schools scattered across Odessa on Wednesday. But this time around, hallways were bare since the pandemic … Continue reading

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Owner Of BBQ Joint In The Oil Patch Says He’s Hanging On

By Mitch Borden The Permian Basin has been feeling the impact of low oil prices as the coronavirus pandemic persists. Recently, prices have stabilized around $40, compared to last year when the average price of a barrel was in the … Continue reading

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In the Permian Basin, Coronavirus Response Varies In Seriousness As Case Counts Rise

By Mitch Borden As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the Permian Basin and across the state, the response from elected officials in the region’s two largest cities is markedly different.  Since last Thursday, Midland and Odessa have recorded 184 … Continue reading

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After Weeks Of Deliberation, The Texas Railroad Commission Refuses To Mandate Oil Production Cuts

By Mitch Borden After deliberating for weeks, the Texas Railroad Commission rejected a proposal to cut oil production by 20% in a meeting on Tuesday. The state’s oil and gas regulator went back and forth last month as oil prices … Continue reading

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Texas National Guard Heads To Permian Basin Hubs To Test For COVID-19

By Mitch Borden As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise across the Permian Basin, the Texas National Guard is coming to the region to set up two temporary mobile coronavirus testing sites. The effort is part of a … Continue reading

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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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Report: Permian Methane Emissions Well Above National Average

By Travis Bubenik, Courthouse News Methane emissions in a busy part of the nation’s largest oilfield were nearly three times higher than the national average in recent months, an environmental group said in an analysis released Tuesday.

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