Sept. 15 — The Midland region totaled 478 of the 1,110 permits to drill oil/gas wells holes. In previous months, the RRC reported Midland’s total had been more than half. The commission’s number of statewide drilling permits in August was 15 fewer than August 2017. The August 2018 total, according to the RRC, included 967 permits to drill new oil or gas wells, 23 to re-enter plugged well bores and 12 for re-completions of existing well bores. The breakdown of well types for those permits is 262, oil; 83, gas; 689, oil or gas; 57, injection; five, service; and 14, other.

— Midland Reporter-Telegram