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More Texans working for oil and gas companies

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The 302,700 workers estimated to work for services and exploration and production companies marked the first time employment in the industry has exceeded 300,000 since his Texas Petro Index began tracking the numbers in 1995, said its developer, economist Karr Ingham.
Texas will deploy additional sensors to study a rash of earthquakes shaking the state as researchers try to determine whether the tremors are linked to the underground disposal of oilfield waste.
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State regulator unveils proposed rules on disposal wells

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Facing mounting concerns about ties between earthquakes and oil and gas activity, Texas regulators are proposing new rules for wastewater storage wells.
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Texas’ oil and gas industry expands to near-record levels

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The Texas oil and gas industry is approaching records set in the 1970s, according to the latest Texas Petro Index.
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Texas crude production hits highest level since 1980

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An index that measures oil and gas activity in Texas reached a record level last month, bolstered by rising production and wellhead prices.
George Burnett, owner of Covers & Camo in Vernal,  Utah, holds up a sign outside his business. The Uinta Basin oil boom has made Duchesne County the nation's second fastest-growing (for counties with at least 10,000 people), and Vernal the nation's sixth fastest-growing "micropolitan area" of 10,000 to 50,000 people. That mirrors a national trend in which most of the fastest-growing places are in oil and gas boom areas, according to estimates released Thursday, March 27, 2014 by the U.S. Census Bureau. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Francisco Kjolseth)

Oil towns lead nation in population growth

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New census data show a population surge as the oil boom draws workers and families to oil fields around the country. Some of the nation’s fastest-growing communities include two Texas towns in the Permian Basin and three cities near North Dakota’s Bakken Shale.
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Oil prices boost Texas Petro Index to record high

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The state’s oil and gas boom roared ahead in July, boosting an industry index to record levels.
A crew works on a Marcellus Shale drilling rig to produce natural gas. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Texas natural gas value plummets by $1 billion

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Energy industry activity in Texas generally has declined over the past year, as the rig count fell, drilling slowed, and hiring moderated, according to a monthly Texas Petro Index report.
Workers move a section of well casing into place at a Chesapeake Energy natural gas well site near Burlington, Pa. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson, File)

Report: Texas oil and gas employment hits record

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The number of workers on oil and gas payrolls grew 16 percent over the past year. But the industry is taking a hit on falling natural gas prices.
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E&P buoyed Texas economy in 2010

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Oil and gas production accounted for 8.5 percent of Texas’ economy in 2010, while jobs in the energy business accounted for 13.5 percent of the state total, according to the Texas Petro Index. (AP Photo/Texas Energy Museum)