Texas:

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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Growth Trend Continues for Permian’s Petroleum Economy

Much-improved crude oil and natural gas prices continued to boost the Permian Basin’s oil and gas economy, according to the March Texas Permian Basin Petroleum Index. The index in March posted its fifth consecutive monthly…

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Oil Industry Wins 8-Year Battle to Reform Texas Regulator

A nearly decade-long battle between environmentalists and the oil and gas industry to reform Texas’ energy regulatory agency came to a close last week — and Big Oil won. Environmental advocates say the Lege caved to…

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TX High Court: Landowners Can Sue Over Oil & Gas Pollution

The Texas Supreme Court ruled late last month that the Railroad Commission of Texas, the state’s oil and gas regulator, does not have exclusive jurisdiction over environmental contamination cases, which can be settled in court….

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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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Analysts Warm to Apache’s Alpine High

Analysts may be slowly changing their tunes on Apache Corp.’s giant Alpine High discovery, after a skeptical first few months. Apache announced the Permian Basin find in September, worth an estimated 15 billion barrels of…

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