Government:

Trump Budget Would Cut Agency Key to Shale Boom

An agency instrumental to America’s surge in energy production would lose half its funding in President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget. The Energy Department’s Office of Fossil Energy, whose research helped push the U.S. closer…

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Texas to Study Drilling Impact on West Texas Springs

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has embarked on an environmental study to monitor the effects of oil and gas drilling on the springs that feed a famous pool at Balmorhea State Park in West…

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Gov. Signs Bill Reauthorizing Texas Railroad Commission

The Railroad Commission of Texas, the state’s oil and gas regulator, has been reauthorized to operate for another 12 years, after a years long battle with legislators over how to reform the agency. On Monday,…

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Railroad Commission Reform Bill Passes Texas Legislature

A Democratic senator on Tuesday made a last-ditch effort to beef up a bill aimed at reforming and reauthorizing the state’s oil and gas regulatory agency — legislation environmental groups and watchdogs have decried as…

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U.S. Oil Output Could Hit Record High in 2018, Feds Say

U.S. crude production forecasts keep growing. The Energy Information Administration said domestic output will climb to a record 9.96 million barrels a day in 2018, up from 9.9 million barrels projected last month, according to…

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Feds: Permian Should Have Enough Pipelines for Output Rise

The U.S. Energy Information said in a report that new pipelines being built should provide enough capacity to accommodate the expected increase in crude oil production in the Permian Basin. Production has grown so fast…

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