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  • New research project digs into mechanics of Permian geology

  • Infrastructure growth follows development trends in Midland Basin

  • Supersize Panama Canal Could Increase Houston’s Direct Trade With Asia

  • Sitton: Natural gas is crucial to Texas’ future

  • Mills: Texas has good plan for handling orphaned wells

  • Eastman-Westlake pipeline decision may be near

Supersize Panama Canal Could Increase Houston’s Direct Trade With Asia

Years of construction, delay and anticipation will crest on June 26 as the first containership officially traverses the expanded Panama Canal. While the Central American channel has not always been a significant trade route for the Port of Houston Authority, officials say the expansion could help boost its burgeoning trade with Asia. "The fastest growing trade lane that we have right now…
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New research project digs into mechanics of Permian geology

The outcrop of rocks that ring the Permian Basin tell the story of the area’s formation and deposition of its crude and natural gas riches with every fold, fracture and fault. A new research project, the Permian Basin Joint Industry Project, a  venture between San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute and area producers, aims to take information gleaned from those outcrops…
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Mills: Texas has good plan for handling orphaned wells

Volatility in the oil and gas industry has created many problems within the industry for the past three decades. Prices have risen and fallen at least five times since 1986. Back in 1984 when the first bust was beginning, the Texas Railroad Commission came to the industry with a new problem that involved a lot of oil and gas producers…
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