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2015 year in review: The boom went bust

2015 year in review 2015: The boom went bust

When the New Year arrived, it was clear Odessa would not see another year of an oilfield boom. Instead, locals in the industry wondered just how bad it would get and for how long? As the year ends, those same questions remain. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed on Thanksgiving Day 2014 not to cut production in the face ...

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Sub-$50: When ‘fracking does not work’

The downturn shows no signs of reversing for the oilfield services industry, and now these businesses that represent some of the top private employers in Odessa face a deepening pain, particularly those that frack wells. Today, about half of the fracking companies who were bidding on new work in the Permian Basin at this time last year continue to do ...

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Sub-$50: When ‘fracking does not work’

The downturn shows no signs of reversing for the oilfield services industry, and now these businesses that represent some of the top private employers in Odessa face a deepening pain, particularly those that frack wells. Today, about half of the fracking companies who were bidding on new work in the Permian Basin at this time last year continue to do ...

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Oil seepage threatens Monahans Draw

Leaking oil from a lease atop the Monahans Draw raises worry of contamination of the waterway, and more than a year into the state-ordered cleanup effort the extent of the damage remains unclear. Oil was discovered seeping through soggy earth on July 16, 2014, at the oil lease in the 3200 block of Second Street, the western fringes of Odessa ...

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Five things you need to know today, Oct. 14

Take a look at the news in and around Odessa on Wednesday, Oct. 14 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 33-year-old man was shot to death after visiting a friend in West Odessa, but no arrests have been made as the Ector County Sheriff’s ...

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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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MAJOR CLEANUP: EPA working ‘time critical emergency’ pollution site

An Environmental Protection Agency team is cleaning up thousands of leaky oil drums left for years in industrial east Odessa that investigators say threatened groundwater, risked dangerous runoff to a nearby neighborhood and created a fire hazard after a local businessman abandoned them when his company failed. The site, about 4.5 acres at the intersection Market Street and Marco Avenue, ...

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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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Oilfield worker recovering after well fire

An Odessa oilfield worker injured in a fire Tuesday at a Ward County well site remained in critical condition Thursday at a Lubbock Hospital. Ward County Sheriff Mikel Strickland, who responded to the fire at about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, identified the man as Juan Renteria and said he was the most severely injured during the blaze, which was also described ...

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