Tag Archives: Permian Basin

As Oil Field Workers Flood Balmorhea With RVs, The Small Community’s Economy Is Revitalized

By Mitch Borden In the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert, at the base of the Davis Mountains, the San Solomon Springs fill a pool at Balmorhea State Park. It’s considered a crown jewel of West Texas and people from all … Continue reading

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New Legislation Sets Out To Hold Truck Drivers And Companies Responsible For Bridge Strikes.

By Mitch Borden A new bill that would hold companies and truck drivers responsible for bridge strikes is headed to the Texas Governor’s desk to be signed.

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Midland And Odessa Leaders Begin Planning For 2020 Census

By Mitch Borden The U.S. census is still a year away, but city officials and industry leaders in the Permian Basin are trying to plan how they’ll count all the people who have flocked to the region in the last … 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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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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Midland And Odessa See Populations Rise With Oil Boom. During Same Time, Big Bend Numbers Decline

By Carlos Morales Two of the fastest-growing metro areas last year were in Texas. Both Midland and Odessa saw a boom to their population numbers in 2018, according to new data released from the U.S. Census. From 2017 to 2018, … Continue reading

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Pence Pushes Trade Deal With Mexico And Canada While Visiting The Permian Basin

By Mitch Borden While visiting Texas on Wednesday to promote trade policy and fundraise for President Trump’s reelection, Vice President Mike Pence made a stop in Midland. While standing in front of a local oil rig, Pence told a group … Continue reading

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Vice President Pence Visits Midland To Talk Trade And Fundraise

By Mitch Borden Vice President Mike Pence is heading to Texas today to tout the administration’s trade policy in between stops to raise money for President Donald Trump’s reelection. The Vice President’s day begins with a private fundraising event in … 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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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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