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Fracking boom on UT’s West Texas lands linked to spills, air pollution

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The hydraulic fracturing boom on University of Texas System lands in West Texas has polluted soil, groundwater and air, according to a report to be released Tuesday by an environmental group and a think tank. At least 1.6 million gallons of oil, saltwater and other pollutants have spilled from wells and associated equipment on UT System-owned land since 2008, said ...

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RRC awards innovative restoration projects of Texas coal mines

Ever wonder what happens to abandoned coal mining land? Well, thanks to the regulations of the Railroad Commission of Texas, many become restoration projects and the RRC gives an annual award to companies doing the best work in the pursuit of public safety and natural resources. On Tuesday, the RRC announced the 2015 Reclamation Award recipient. The Texas Westmoreland Coal ...

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Eagle Ford conference maps out shale development, next potential boom

On Wednesday, the Fourth Annual Eagle Ford Shale Consortium Conference was held San Antonio. Railroad Commission Chairman Christi Craddick was there to deliver remarks that addressed the current state of the Texas oil and gas industry and provided insight into what may lie ahead in one of Texas’ top shale developments. “As Texas oil and gas production remains high, we ...

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Who wants to be a swing producer? No one: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) LONDON – U.S. shale producers are the new “swing producers” in the oil market, as many analysts have noted, but the status of swing producer is hugely misunderstood. It is often portrayed as if it confers power and control. In fact, it often means the opposite. The ...

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2015 Energy Innovation Challenge sparks Texas grad inventiveness

Last Friday, the 2015 Texas Energy Innovation Challenge (TEIC) took place at the Texas State Capitol building, where competing graduate students put imagination to work in addressing some of the ecological barriers to oil and gas development in Texas. At the TEIC competition, Railroad Commissioner David Porter made a statement to participating graduate students and other attendees on the value ...

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The remarkable growth of Texas natural gas fueling stations

On Wednesday the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) reported that natural gas fueling stations are growing at an unprecedented rate. According to the statement, fueling stations have increased 25 percent since Sept. 2014. The Lone Star State now has 130 operating natural gas fueling stations. The Commission’s survey documented 42 additional stations in the planning stages, indicating a steady build-out ...

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RRC of Texas endorses crude oil exports

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On Monday, the three commissioners of the Railroad Commission of Texas (RRC) gave separate testimonies at a joint meeting of the House Energy and International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs committees. The topics at hand included U.S. trade policy and its impact on the energy industry in Texas and the United States. In layman’s terms: What to do with the crude ...

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