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Midland, Texas, had fastest growth in pay last year

by Meghan McCarty Carino Nov 20, 2019
It outperformed San Francisco, New York City and Los Angeles.
An oil boom in the Permian Basin has attracted a lot of workers. Above, an oil drill is viewed near a construction site for homes and office buildings in 2015 in Midland, Texas.
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Questions about shale production arise as U.S. oil production falls

by Scott Tong Oct 1, 2019
Analysts have raised questions about the limits of shale oil wells in the United States.
A high-pressure gas line crosses over a canal in an oil field over the Monterey Shale formation where fracking is used to extract oil and gas in Lost Hills, California, in 2014.
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Central Texas sand mines shift west, taking jobs with them

by Andy Uhler May 13, 2019
The market for McCulloch County sand has been drying up.
BRADY, TX. January 28, 2019. The Momentive Sand Plant outside of Brady.
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What the Chevron-Anadarko deal means for Permian shale

by Jack Stewart Apr 12, 2019
Will there be other deals like it?
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Private philanthropy in Midland tries to make up for government shortfalls

by Andy Uhler May 17, 2018
Midland, which has only one homeless shelter with 20 beds but 264 homeless people, is resistant to government aid for its needy residents.
A billboard promotes the oil industry along a road in Midland on February 6, 2015 in Midland, Texas. 
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In Texas oil town, high times, but low housing supply

by Andy Uhler Apr 25, 2018
Midland, in the heart of the Permian Basin, struggles to house workers and even longtime residents.
Flags hanging in Midland, Texas. 
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Oil boom cheers Texas town, but some worry about education

by Andy Uhler Apr 25, 2018
Midland, Texas, is doing well with high oil prices but having trouble retaining teachers for its public schools.
A state-of-the-art Midland Public Library was built using sales tax money.
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Midland, Texas, is booming as oil prices rise

by Andy Uhler Apr 24, 2018
Times are good in the Permian Basin, but schools and roads still need improvement.
Workers on an oil rig in Midland, Texas, part of the Permian Basin, where output has tripled in the past three years.
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Oil prices are on the rise, but some in oil country are feeling left out

by Andy Uhler Apr 24, 2018
In Midland, Texas, the gap between rich and poor is evident at every turn.
Flags shown in Midland, Texas.
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Higher oil prices and higher output give U.S. more clout

by Andy Uhler Jan 31, 2018
Prices for West Texas crude oil are hovering around $65 a barrel. That’s more than twice the price at this time just two years ago. Oil companies, including major players like Exxon Mobil and Chevron, have let investors know they’re increasing…