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Midland school’s to receive grade A support from Texas oil and gas companies


Midland’s school system is garnering support from a group of heavy hitters in the Texas oil and gas industry. Concho Resources, along with Pioneer Natural Resources, Chevron, Apache and Cimarex Energy have teamed up to help strengthen and develop the school district for the future. The initiative aims to recruit young professionals and their families to Midland, a city heavily-reliant ...

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Many seeking a Master’s degree in the energy business

Austin Frye found work as a landman straight of Texas A&M, graduating in 2007 with an agriculture degree but benefitting from internships in the industry. The oil boom that followed cemented him in the industry, and he landed back home in Midland working for the major Permian Basin player Concho Resources. That job remains secure now, he said, even during ...

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Another victim of the price drop: Texas renewable energy

renewable energy

When the West Texas wind blows, 96 turbines at the Notrees Windpower farm churn to produce electricity that at full capacity can power up to 46,000 homes. That shows no signs of stopping, even though lately the plant faces dropping electricity prices. The same price drop that pummeled oil and gas activity also threatens investments in future renewable energy projects, ...

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Texas bill to limit local anti-fracking ordinances advances

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AUSTIN, Texas — A bill that would limit cities and towns from passing local ordinances restricting oil and gas drilling and exploration is headed to the full Senate. The Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Economic Development voted 8-0 on Tuesday to advance a proposal by its chairman, Horseshoe Bay Republican Sen. Troy Fraser. The bill is among the most-watched ...

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Nebraska commission to allow comment on fracking water plan

LINCOLN, Neb. — Public comment will be taken next week before the Nebraska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission holds a hearing on a proposed Sioux County disposal site for wastewater from oil exploration. Commission officials had said that only about two dozen people and corporations qualified as interested parties who would be allowed to testify before the three-member commission on ...

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Oil and gas industry groups sue over U.S. fracking rules

WASHINGTON – The oil and gas industry moved quickly on Friday to challenge new U.S. regulations for hydraulic fracturing on public lands, minutes after the Obama administration issued the rules. In what could be the start of a broad industry assault on the rules, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) and Western Energy Alliance sued the U.S. Interior Department. ...

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