As oil and gas exports surge, West Texas becomes the world’s “extraction colony”

Vehicles pass oil pumpjacks at sunrise in the Permian Basin region of West Texas. Jerod Foster for The Texas Tribune MIDLAND — Drilling booms have come and gone in this…

Texas Department of Transportation Promotes Awareness of Natural Gas Fueling Stations Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Senator Judith Zaffirini, D-Laredo, and Representative Jason Isaac, R-Dripping Springs, today announced the first…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Commissioner Ryan Sitton released the following statement regarding the status of Texas’ gasoline supply in the wake of Hurricane Harvey panic buying: “Texas’ energy infrastructure…

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – “We are in a pivotal time for enormous energy growth in the United States, and particularly in Texas,” said Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick…

Permian Basin Oil and Gas Stewardship Conference marks fourth year

  AgriLife Extension program set for Aug. 5 in Kermit Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contact: Caleb Eaton, 432-943-2682, cleaton@ag.tamu.edu KERMIT –The Permian Basin Oil and Gas Stewardship Conference, now…

Oil Patch Schools Facing Budget Nightmare

The oil bust is threatening to deal a serious financial blow to school districts in oil-producing regions across the state — particularly if it lingers. In one district in South Texas’…

Eagle Ford Town's Residents Disgusted by Waste Site's Approval

The Texas Railroad Commission approved a permit for a huge oil and gas waste facility outside of tiny Nordheim, ending one of the first organized protests against industry activity in South…

In Texas Drilling Country, Oil Plunge Means Too Many Rooms at the Inn

Cotulla, population 4,000, built 20 hotels during a yearslong oil boom, calling itself the “Hotel Capital” of the Eagle Ford Shale. A plunge in oil prices has prompted questions about…

Drilling Not Root of San Antonio Smog, State Says

SAN ANTONIO — As San Antonio grapples with curbing a steady rise in ozone levels, state environmental officials are telling the Alamo City not to worry about how drilling in…