Recommended Lighting Practices


TXOGA, the Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA), and the University of Texas McDonald Observatory are working to reduce light pollution. Knowing that dark skies are vital to those endeavors, these organizations have collaborated to create recommendations for lighting practices. The recommendations are targeted at operations in the Texas counties of Brewster, Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Presidio, and Reeves to help protect the Observatory, and are equally beneficial across the industry….

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The Chesapeake Energy Company Donates $3,000


As first seen in the Frio-Nueces Current Newspaper: (Page 6)

The Chesapeake Energy company made a $3,000 donation on Thursday, February 6, to the La Salle County 4H and FFA organizations to support the students’ activities and educational programs in which they participate at grade levels from elementary to high school in the county. Accepting the donation on behalf of the organizations was Agricultural Extension Agent George Diggans II and FFA / 4H Director and Booster Club Secretary Rosie Sauceda,…

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Jobs in Texas Upstream Oil and Gas December 2017


According to the Texas Workforce Commission, Texas upstream oil and gas employment activities hit 235,300 jobs in December 2017.

Data from the Texas Workforce Commission shows that after fourteen months of expansion, employment in oil and gas extraction and supporting activities fell by 500 jobs in December of 2017. September 2016 employment was the low point, at 202,800, and jobs had been increasing each month since, until December of 2017….

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