In a new book, Michael Patrick F. Smith reflects on his time working on an oil field in North Dakota.
President-elect Joe Biden said he does not want to ban fracking outright, but producers in Midland are nonetheless preparing for more regulation.
Oil and gas companies are trying to protect their interests if Biden wins.
Sand is an important material used in fracking for oil and gas. When prices dive and oil companies cut costs, sand mines shut down.
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court case to be heard Monday.
Analysts have raised questions about the limits of shale oil wells in the United States.
Natural gas companies are struggling, in large part because the prices they’re selling at are so low.
The market for McCulloch County sand has been drying up.
The Permian Basin is now far from the preserve of the independent producer.