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Texas’ daily yield more than 2M barrels

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Mella McEwen, The Midland Reporter-Telegram, Texas The Lone Star State’s oil and gas industry marked another milestone in its historic expansion due to unconventional resources. Preliminary production figures for February show Texas production averaged 2,002,070 barrels of oil a day, a level not seen since 1986, according to Commissioner Christi Craddick. She said Permian Basin production of more than 1 ...

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Major oil & gas firm to list drilling chemicals


PITTSBURGH (AP) — A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a major shift; it’s unclear if other firms will follow suit. Environmental and health groups have criticized the industry ...

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TCEQ finds air emissions from oil, gas

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Corey Paul, The Odessa American, Texas State environmental regulators found that roughly one in 20 tanks used in the oil and gas industry in and around Ector County emitted volatile organic compounds, according to recent data released by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The findings stemmed from a flyover of West Texas counties last summer by a helicopter equipped ...

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Higher drilling fines approved by Colorado House

DENVER (AP) — A bill to increase fines on the oil and gas industry is on its way to the Colorado Senate after the state House gave it final approval Monday. The bill hikes maximum fines from $1,000 a day to $15,000 a day for companies that violate Colorado regulations. The House approved the measure 40-22. A similar fines bill failed ...

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Chemical-free water treating reactor debuts at Midland Energy Expo


As Permian Basin oil and gas operators increasingly turn to recycling and reusing produced and flowback water in hydraulic fracturing operations, they seek technology that is simple, efficient and economic. Hoping to heed that call, Extra Energy Solutions showcased the AquaMost SX Reactor this week at the inaugural Midland Energy Expo, held at the Midland Horseshoe Arena. “This unit is ...

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Victoria to welcome more than 750 apartments


The oil and gas industry’s grip on Victoria housing will loosen as more multifamily housing enters the market. Three companies are projected to start construction on more than 200 units each in coming months. “There is a critical shortage of housing for the Eagle Ford,” said Dave Meaden, Central Texas managing director of Ascension Commercial Real Estate. As a result ...

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Conaway: EPA “would love to eliminate fracturing”

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by Mella McEwen, The Midland Reporter-Telegram, Texas U.S. Rep Mike Conaway on Tuesday declared “The Environmental Protection Agency would love to eliminate hydraulic fracturing.” Conaway addressed the Petroleum Accountants Society of the Permian Basin about on issues that could impact the Permian Basin’s oil and gas industry, including hydraulic fracturing, which has been credited with helping oil and gas producers develop ...

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Potash and oil battle for rail access in Carlsbad and Southeastern NM

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CARLSBAD — There’s a traffic jam on Southeastern New Mexico’s railways. Because of the booming oil & gas industry, Carlsbad’s industry mainstay — potash — has found it tougher to get access to the area’s railroad systems. Transportation is a major factor for many businesses across the country, but access to the railways and industrial trucks has become a crucial ...

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Thriving energy industry brings young professionals to Midland

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A painful downturn in the oil and gas industry sent a younger generation of professionals to other industries, raising concerns about a crippling experience gap as older professionals began to retire. Now the industry is thriving and students are flocking to engineering and the geosciences and young professionals are finding their way to producing basins, including Midland. For Doug Schmidt, ...

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City manager speaks on oil and water


SAN ANGELO, Texas — San Angelo is a place where water and oil do mix — at least that’s what local officials are working toward. The city is doing what it can to help the economy grow, said City Manager Daniel Valenzuela. “We’re doing everything to install the infrastructure for it,” he said. Valenzuela spoke to the San Angelo Desk ...

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