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…

Makes good on first ever GOP Caucus endorsement in open seat with strong support from Lt. Governor, et al . . . Flores is the first Hispanic Republican Senator and his…

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…

Harvey causes chemical companies to release 1 million pounds of extra air pollutants

Oil refineries and chemical plants across the Texas Gulf Coast released more than 1 million pounds of dangerous air pollutants in the week after Harvey struck, according to public regulatory…

Insider’s ENERGY REPORT: New President Has Powers to Overturn Regulations By Alex Mills AUSTIN, Texas (Texas Insider Report) – “For too long, the Environmental Protection Agency has spent taxpayer dollars…

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…

Report: Traffic Crashes Related to Energy Boom Cost Billions

An oil and gas bonanza poured plenty of cash into the state’s drilling communities in recent years, but a surge of traffic accidents in rural South and West Texas resulted…