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The name of the game in West Texas oil and gas these days: consolidation

Dec 22, 2020
The Diamondback-QEP deal demonstrates the urge to merge while energy prices are weak.
Rail cars carrying crude oil near Odessa, Texas. Sluggish markets are driving companies to find partners.
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Midland, Texas, had fastest growth in pay last year

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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In Texas oil town, high times, but low housing supply

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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