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Are oilfield thefts on the rise?

The Permian Basin may have a modern day version of Bonnie and Clyde on their hands after multiple oil field thefts have been reported to authorities recently in a three-county area of West Texas. The thefts have gotten so staggering that the El Paso division of the FBI has been brought in to help identify stolen oilfield equipment and suspects. ...

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Rig count drops in the Permian

The Permian Basin’s rig count dropped by 20 to 548 last week, according to Baker Hughes weekly rig count.  District 8, which includes Midland County, is down 19 rigs to 316. Statewide the Texas rig count was down 24 rigs as of last week, bringing the total to 872. In Texas’ Eagle Ford shale the rig count dropped by two, ...

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