Sept. 1 — The Railroad Commission of Texas reported in its June preliminary production report that 9.874 million barrels of oil were produced inside Midland County. The next closest county was Karnes with 6.841 million barrels. The Permian Basin again dominated the list with seven of the top 10 producing counties — Midland, Reeves, Loving, Martin, Upton, Reagan and Andrews.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.