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Big Spring Vs. Big Oil
In the Heart of the West Texas Oil Patch, a new Fracking Frenzy is putting a Strain on Groundwater.
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Multiple auctions in Mexico with no demand for gas from the Trans Pecos Pipeline and Comanche Trail Pipeline
The ETP claimed that these systems were “urgently needed,” to move U.S., Permian-basin sourced “clean burning” natural gas to Mexico, but now, some eight months later, ETP’s compressor station at the Waha hub and header sits idle.
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Company to drill wells for hydraulic fracturing
"This activity bypasses oversight from regional groundwater management districts and seems to be flying under the radar, largely unregulated." - Coyne Gibson
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Dark Skies and the Permian Basin Oil Boom
The University of Texas' McDonald Observatory in the Davis Mountains in West Texas is one of the darkest spots in the continental United States. Lights from the Permian Basin oilfield to the north, the center of U.S. oil and gas activity, are creeping closer to the 85-year-old observatory, home to one of the world's largest optical instruments...
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The Lives Impacted by the Texas Mexico Border
On this episode of West Texas talk we revisit “Voices of the Border,” a series produced earlier this year. In this episode we’ll hear from the people whose lives have been impacted by the Texas-Mexico Border...
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Apache Forecasts More Drillings Locations in Alpine High Play
It’s been just over a year since Houston-based Apache Corp. announced the discovery of the Alpine High play, a vast oil reservoir in far West Texas. The company now says they predict they will be able to set up more drilling locations that previously thought...
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Could Mexico Be the Next Panama Canal for Gas? Drillers Think So
Aldo Flores, Mexico’s deputy energy secretary, said Thursday that the government’s in talks with shale drillers in West Texas about a potential pipeline that would send their gas straight to Mexico’s west coast, where it could then be liquefied and shipped overseas.
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