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.
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.