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Oil seepage threatens Monahans Draw

Leaking oil from a lease atop the Monahans Draw raises worry of contamination of the waterway, and more than a year into the state-ordered cleanup effort the extent of the damage remains unclear. Oil was discovered seeping through soggy earth on July 16, 2014, at the oil lease in the 3200 block of Second Street, the western fringes of Odessa ...

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Texas regulator clears oil and gas company of causing quakes

AUSTIN, Texas — The regulatory agency overseeing Texas’ oil and gas industry has determined that a series of small earthquakes in North Texas likely wasn’t caused by drilling operations by an Exxon Mobil subsidiary. The preliminary findings mark the first decision by the Texas Railroad Commission since it was authorized last year to consider whether seismological activity was caused by ...

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Family attacks EOG after water well explosion leaves permanent scars

EOG Resources and several other companies are facing a lawsuit from a family that suffered damages when their water well ignited into an immense explosion due to methane from nearby fracked wells. Desmog reports that the family of four, including a four-year-old child, her parents and her grandfather, were the victims of an explosion that occurred due to their water ...

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Craddick blasts Obama for energy policy, awaits real debate from candidates

Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick is livid with the current administration’s oversight of the energy industry, and wants real, fruitful debate from presidential candidates on the issue. “If pricing pressures from OPEC were not enough, the pain felt in the oil field today is the direct result of political decisions and bureaucratic policies made in places like the Environmental Protection ...

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Eddy County dominates NM Energy

Who’s top dog for energy in the Permian Basin? According to a study from the Carlsbad Department of Development, New Mexico’s Eddy County tops the charts for both oil and gas production throughout the Basin. “We always were aware that our natural gas production regularly outpaced all of the other 28 counties in the Permian Basin,” the Department’s Director John ...

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Porter to Congress: Lift the export ban

When Saudi Arabia placed an embargo on oil in the 1970s, the U.S. banned oil exportation in hopes of preserving the nation’s energy security. But according to Texas Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter and six other oil and gas experts present at Tuesday’s House Committee on Agriculture hearing in Washington D.C., it’s time to lift the ban. “The world today ...

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