Tag Archives: West Texas

Natural Gas Flaring Significantly Underestimated In Texas, Study Suggests

By Travis Bubenik, Houston Public Media A new study reveals more evidence that oil and gas companies are significantly under-reporting how much natural gas they burn off into the air in Texas.

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Remote West Texas Gets A New 80 Acre Landfill To Serve Its Expanding Oil Industry

By Mitch Borden The oil field waste disposal industry in the Permian Basin is growing fast, as the oil and gas industry continues to see an upswing in production. As more and more oil wells are drilled more toxic by-products … Continue reading

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Two Years Later, What’s Up With The Trans-Pecos Pipeline?

By Sally Beauvais It’s been over two years since the Trans-Pecos Pipeline went into service in remote West Texas, amid eminent domain lawsuits and backlash from industry opponents. Because of market forces, the pipeline — which was built to export … 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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Oil Companies Will Pay You To Take Natural Gas From West Texas

By Mose Buchele, KUT Natural gas is a valuable commodity in most of the world – but not in parts of Texas. Now, in West Texas, oil well operators will pay you to take their natural gas. The practice is … Continue reading

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After Being Closed For 9 Months, Balmorhea State Park’s Pool Is Open For Swimming

By Carlos Morales One of the state’s historic swimming holes has re-opened after nearly a year of being closed. Often dubbed the crown jewel of West Texas, the swimming hole at Balmorhea State Park is considered one of the largest … 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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In The Vastness Of West Texas, Causes Of Food Insecurity Vary By Where You Live

By Laura Rice and Morgan Kuehler, Texas Standard Representatives from Texas food banks will gather at the Capitol on Tuesday to talk with legislators about food insecurity and lobby for ways the state can help. Food insecurity is a bigger problem than … 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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When Obstetrics Units Close, Rural Hospitals Save At The Expense Of Women’s Health

By Natalie Krebs Forty years ago, nearly all of the state’s rural hospitals delivered babies, but today, that only happens in about 40 percent of those facilities. That’s because many obstetrics units are closing down.

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