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Bush School report says fracking could lead to Texas water shortage

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Freshwater in the Eagle Ford Shale — a geological formation that encompasses 30 Texas counties, including Brazos — is being drawn from the aquifers 2.5 times faster than the replenish rate, according to key findings from a Texas A&M Bush School of Government and Public Service study. As a result, and as hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” activity continues to grow ...

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Radiation scans being offered for free


CARLSBAD — The Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and Research Center is offering free lung and whole body counting services, or radiation scans, to residents who live within a 100-mile radius of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant The scans are part of a research project titled “Lie Down and Be Counted.” Since 1997, the program has been working to establish a baseline ...

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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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New plant approved in Corpus Christi will create new jobs for local economy

Last Friday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) gave a final approval for construction to begin on a new condensate splitter plant Corpus Christi, Texas. The EPA issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit to Magellan Processing, L.P. The company plans to build the new plant at the company’s existing terminal in Nueces County. ...

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West Texas Energy Consortium snags outreach award


ABILENE, Texas — The West Texas Energy Consortium recently received the Industry Sector Outreach Award from the Texas Workforce Commission at the Annual State Conference in Grapevine. The award, which honors significant workforce efforts in targeted occupations and positive effects for employers, includes a $30,000 endowment and recognizes the success experienced in a single year with the consortium’s “exceptional, integrated ...

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Another company expands in West Texas


EagleClaw Midstream Services LLC, a company backed by EnCap Flatrock Midstream, has purchased multiple natural gas properties in West Texas. The price of the acquisition was not disclosed. The properties, which are located in Reeves County, consist of more than 50 miles of gas gathering pipelines and a refrigerated Joule-Thomson plant with the capacity to process 15 million cubic feet ...

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Average retail gas prices across Texas fall to $2.40


IRVING, Texas— Retail gasoline prices across Texas continue to plummet, settling this week at $2.40 per gallon. AAA Texas on Thursday reported unleaded prices fell from the statewide average of $2.50 recorded a week ago. Retail prices at this time last year stood at $3.10. The national average also continues to fall, with the price this week reported at $2.62. ...

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$2 gas and booming shale, it’s too good to be true


According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) it is possible for Texas to have $2 gasoline whiling continuing crude oil production. In the EIA’s short-term energy outlook report, which projects energy production and prices for 2015, Texas will be paying $2 a gallon for gasoline and crude oil production will continue, but at a slower pace. The average national gas ...

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