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Kingsville A&M launches Eagle Ford program

solving problems

SAN ANTONIO — Texas A&M-Kingsville researchers took a look in their own backyard and saw a need. To fill that need, they’ve launched the Eagle Ford Center for Research, Education and Outreach. The idea is to promote sustainability in what rapidly has become one of the country’s major oil fields, looking at everything from the process of producing oil and ...

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High hopes, high enrollment

Odessa College

As the Permian Basin continues on an oil-propelled growth spurt, its community college and university grew at a clip faster than usual. At Odessa College, the two-year college graduated its largest class ever in spring 2013 of 501 students, a good sign to President Greg Williams since the oil and gas industry is liable to pull people away from higher ...

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House OKs bills to speed oil, gas drilling

speed the drilling

House OKs bills to speed oil, gas drilling on public lands, block federal review of fracking WASHINGTON (AP) — The House approved two bills Wednesday aimed at speeding up drilling for oil and natural gas on public lands. The measures were among three energy bills the House is considering this week as Republicans who control the chamber push to expand ...

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Shell plant hot topic at energy conference

Shell

PITTSBURGH — Shell Oil Co.’s proposed cracker plant in Beaver County — and the wet gas it would utilize — was a hot topic of discussion Monday at the Pennsylvania Energy and Manufacturing Summit. Energy executives, elected officials and labor groups turned out for the second annual conference, sounding off on everything from the proposed cracker plant to job creation ...

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