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Meth use, distribution spikes

police lights

EDITOR’S NOTE — The Odessa American used pseudonyms for the woman in West Odessa and the undercover narcotics officer for their safety. Amy said she’s had bicycles, an air compressor, a table saw, a shop vac and a number of other items stolen from her West Odessa home, thievery she suspects ultimately funds neighbors’ drug habits. She said she knows ...

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Permian Glass reflects on 50 years of business

Jim Gaylor wears the story of his 50 years in business on his arms, flecked with white scars that encapsulate a simple lesson: West Texas never stops running out of broken glass. And Gaylor figures he won’t stop replacing it. The 77-year-old Odessan founded Permian Glass in 1965, after a stint at another longstanding local company, Odessa Glass, owned a ...

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Palin wants to be Trump’s Energy Secretary…but doesn’t know what the job actually is

GOP maverick Donald Trump recently stated that he would love to host former Alaska governor Sarah Palin in his administration if he were elected. Palin, who is a supporter of what Trump is doing for the Republican party, responded by claiming there’s one position in particular she’d love to lead: the Department of Energy. “Energy is my baby,” Palin stated ...

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Two events for one future: Texas energy leaders to share strategy at Eagle Ford conferences

Even the Eagle Ford—which is bursting at the seams with oil— isn’t immune to the effects of the current low-price environment. Now more than ever, companies operating in the region need access to the latest intelligence coming from the field. Next month, thousands of energy industry professionals will converge in San Antonio for two world-class industry conferences. Hart Energy— an ...

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Five things you need to know today, Sept. 10

Odessa, TX convention and visitors bureau

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Thursday, Sept. 10. Find complete local news coverage in the Odessa American every day, online at oaoa.com and our daily E-Edition at myoaoa.com. 1. A hike in water rates could be coming to Odessa residents, with officials saying it is to offset the increase in costs for the Colorado ...

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Questions and answers about damaging oilfield wastewater

As U.S. oil and gas production increased this past decade, so, too, did spills of salty oilfield wastewater that can foul the land, kill wildlife and threaten freshwater supplies. An Associated Press analysis of 11 states found more than 180 million gallons of wastewater spilled from 2009 to 2014. Questions and answers about this damaging byproduct of energy production: WHAT ...

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Global LNG supply may not increase as much as planned

natural gas

JEDDAH — Global supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is set to increase significantly from 245m tons per annum (mtpa) in 2014 to 297mtpa in 2017, according to a report from the QNB Group. Three major projects have recently been completed; over 100mtpa of LNG projects are currently under construction; and 600mtpa of projects are under consideration. However, the viability ...

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It’s good news: Unemployment rate in area is up

The unemployment rate is up slightly, but it turns out to be good news this month. The Scranton-Wilkes-Barre-Hazleton Metropolitan Statistical Area’s (MSA’s) seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by one-tenth of a percentage point in July to 6.3 percent, after two consecutive months of declines. Luzerne and Schuylkill counties went up two-tenths of a point, while Lackawanna and Carbon counties went ...

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