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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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As West Texas Crude Falls, State Regulators Weigh Restricting Oil Production

By Mitch Borden A day after West Texas Intermediate dropped into negative prices, the Texas Railroad Commission, the state’s oil and gas regulator, debated capping oil production in the state for the first time in nearly 50 years.  This is … Continue reading

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The Texas Railroad Commission Weighs The Pros And Cons Of Cutting The State’s Oil Production

By Mitch Borden Some oil companies are pleading with the Texas Railroad Commission to do something unthinkable in recent memory — restrict pumping crude. Limiting the amount of oil companies can pump is something that hasn’t been done in nearly … Continue reading

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As Flares Burn Across West Texas, A New Study Shows The Lone Star State Isn’t Releasing As Much Natural Gas As Other Oil-Producing Countries

By Mitch Borden In the last decade, as the oil and gas industry in the Permian Basin and other shale plays have boomed, so have the number of flares across Texas. The increase in flaring—when a company burns off the … Continue reading

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Pipeline Giant Sues Railroad Commission, Alleging Lax Oversight Of Natural Gas Flaring

By Kiah Collier, Texas Tribune A major pipeline operator is suing the Texas Railroad Commission — the state agency that regulates oil and gas drilling — alleging that it has blatantly disregarded longstanding state law that restricts the controversial and … Continue reading

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How the Idea Behind OPEC Started Right Here in Texas

Tomorrow, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) meets in Vienna to try to figure out a way to cut oil production.  For decades OPEC’s set oil prices by controlling supply. So the meeting will be closely watched because it … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Push Back on Railroad Commission Overhaul Proposals

State lawmakers on Monday considered a host of recommendations to reshape and rename the Texas Railroad Commission, a powerful agency that oversees a host of oil and gas activities but not railroads. Staff of the Sunset Advisory Commission, the legislative … Continue reading

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“Material Failure” Caused Pipeline Explosion Near Cuero, TX

The Texas Railroad Commission (RRC) says the explosion of a 42″ natural gas pipeline near the town of Cuero, Texas in June was caused by a “material failure” on part of the pipeline. Energy Transfer operates the pipeline that exploded … Continue reading

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Texas Railroad Commission Refutes Study Linking Quakes to Oil and Gas Industry

An inquiry by the agency that regulates the oil and gas industry in Texas has found that oil and gas activity did not likely cause a swarm of earthquakes around the north Texas towns of Azle and Reno starting in … Continue reading

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Big Bend Counties Want More Federal Oversight on Trans-Pecos Pipeline

Elected officials in the Big Bend region are getting increasingly involved with a planned pipeline that would bring natural gas from producers in the Permian Basin to Mexican power plants. Dallas-based Energy Transfer is building the 143-mile, 42″ Trans-Pecos Pipeline. Local … Continue reading

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