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Communities in the Eagle Ford Shale topped the state’s list of the biggest crude oil, condensate and natural gas producers in October, according to preliminary data released this week by the Texas Railroad Commission. Karnes County continues to pump more crude oil than any other county, with nearly 6.39 million barrels produced in October.
The position will be left vacant after David Porter, the Republican chairman of the commission who was first elected in 2010, said last week that he would withdraw from the race for a second term.
Texas Railroad Commission Chairman David Porter announced today that he will not campaign for re-election to the commission. Porter is a CPA from Midland, but was well known in South Texas communities for organizing the Eagle Ford Task Force. He released this statement: “After much thought and consideration, my wife Cheryl and I have decided to
The Texas Railroad Commission is likely to approve the controversial South Texas dump Tuesday despite heavy opposition from elected officials who represent the area, echoing issues of local control that played out in the Capitol during the last legislative session.
SAN ANTONIO — Drilling and hydraulic fracturing in more than 4,000 wells on University of Texas lands in West Texas have created environmental and health risks, according to a report released Tuesday. The report by Environment Texas Research and Policy Center and Frontier Group asks the UT system to study best practices around the country […]
Communities in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas topped the state’s list of the top oil- and natural gas-producing counties in June, according to data released this week by the Texas Railroad Commission. Karnes County continues to pump more crude oil than any other county, with nearly 6.8 million barrels produced in June.
The goal is to arrive at data that can better track how Texas’ production is responding to the volatile price swings on the crude oil markets, said Gary Long, a petroleum engineer at the EIA who works on production data.
The policy changes follow complaints by Commission Chairman David Porter that the federal government had failed to protect pipeline rights-of-way from becoming pathways for illegal immigration and cartel activity.
Texas officials remain unconvinced about direct links — even as neighboring Oklahoma embraced research showing wastewater wells were likely causing quakes in that state.