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Why aren't oil companies drilling on their 9,000 land leases?
Shortages of labor and materials are making it hard to drill and maintain wells.
Texas regulators want oil companies 'flaring' less gas
Burning excess natural gas can be less costly than figuring out a way to use it, but the practice spurs climate change and hurts air quality.
Midland, Texas, had fastest growth in pay last year
It outperformed San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles.
Questions about shale production arise as U.S. oil production falls
Analysts have raised questions about the limits of shale oil wells in the United States.
Central Texas sand mines shift west, taking jobs with them
The market for McCulloch County sand has been drying up.
What the Chevron-Anadarko deal means for Permian shale
Will there be other deals like it?
Private philanthropy in Midland tries to make up for government shortfalls
Midland, which has only one homeless shelter with 20 beds but 264 homeless people, is resistant to government aid for its needy residents.
In Texas oil town, high times, but low housing supply
Midland, in the heart of the Permian Basin, struggles to house workers and even longtime residents.
Oil boom cheers Texas town, but some worry about education
Midland, Texas, is doing well with high oil prices but having trouble retaining teachers for its public schools.
Midland, Texas, is booming as oil prices rise
Times are good in the Permian Basin, but schools and roads still need improvement.