Midland, Texas, and the oil industry prepare for a change in power

Nov 9, 2020
President-elect Joe Biden said he does not want to ban fracking outright, but producers in Midland are nonetheless preparing for more regulation.
Midland, Texas, is ground zero for fracking, an issue that's come under fire from environmental activists in recent years.
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Oil and gas companies are donating more to Democrats

Oil and gas companies are trying to protect their interests if Biden wins.
Oil and gas companies are increasing their share of campaign donations to Democrats this year. Still, 85% of that industry's donations have gone to President Trump’s campaign or to Republican candidates and conservative causes.
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Working remotely is a cost-cutting reality for oil and gas companies amid COVID-19

May 19, 2020
Oil companies raced to digitize during the last downturn. COVID-19 is pushing the industry to embrace remote working technology even more.
An oil rig in Taft, California. COVID-19 is pushing the oil industry to embrace remote working technology more than it already was.
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