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Texas Veteran wins 7-Eleven franchise contest

A Texas Navy vet and oilfield worker was among three winners of 7-Eleven’s Operation: Take Command, a contest to place veterans with a 7-Eleven franchise store. Mark Page of Granbury enlisted in the Navy immediately after high school and earned both a communications degree and a master’s in kinesiology while on reserve duty. After his service Page worked far from ...

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Big Star’s new well breaks county record

After completing its first horizontal well in Howard County, Big Star Oil & Gas LLC announced that the well achieved a record 30-day average to date for the county. The well, dubbed Ryder Unit A2H, located in the Wolfcamp A shale, reached a 24-hour peak IP rate of 1725 barrel of oil equivalent per day (2-phase) with a 30-day initial ...

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Permian Basin Drilling Report: Week of May 28 through June 3, 2015

Permit applications approved by the Texas Railroad Commission for May 28 through June 3 for Districts 7C, 8 and 8A. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of permits approved for that leasehold. — Anadarko E&P Onshore, LLC, Casper 57-2-11, Reeves, new drill. — Apache Corporation, Mitchell 10-12, Winkler, new drill; Full Bar, Andrews, new drill; Falcon State Unit, Loving, new ...

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EPA report on fracking is ‘great news,’ says NM Oil and Gas Association spokesman

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FARMINGTON — A spokesman for the New Mexico Oil and Gas Association says a new study that found hydraulic fracturing has caused minimal harm to drinking water is vindication for the industry. “It’s great news for New Mexico and great for our country,” said Wally Drangmeister of the draft assessment released by the Environmental Protection Agency late last week. “This ...

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Broad approach needed to pinpoint earthquake causes

Requiring oil and gas drillers to provide additional data and developing better maps that detail underground fault lines would help state officials — and the public — come to a better understanding of why the Earth is suddenly on the move in North Texas. The ideas came during a sometimes testy meeting Friday in Austin between scientists and oil and ...

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Top 5 Permian stories of the week

Here are the top five stories from Permian.com for the week of May 30th through June 1st. Enjoy! 5. Has OPEC been out-gased? How does New Mexico rank among natural gas producers? According to a ranking form The American Petroleum institute, the state not only dominates the U.S. natural gas market, but also outranks six OPEC nations. The ranking accounts ...

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Natural gas growth keeps on truckin’ in Texas

Natural gas continues its boom in Texas as Railroad Commissioner David Porter announced Thursday that fleets are purchasing natural gas to fuel their vehicles in record numbers, according to new numbers from the state Comptroller’s office. During the commissioner’s Fort Worth Texas Natural Gas Workshop, hosted by the TCU Energy Institute, Porter caught everyone up on the latest statistics involving ...

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