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The Landman: A Singular Profession

George W. Bush, Aubrey McClendon, and T. Boone Pickens. The three names bear commonality in that each immediately brings to mind patriotism, capitalism, and wealth. They also share another common element, in that each spent time in the early stages of their careers as petroleum landmen. What exactly is a landman? Spend enough time in […]Read More


Texas811: The Non-Profit Agency Saving You Money

By Scott Finley Approximately 431,000 miles of known energy transfer pipelines run underground in Texas, and the potential for damage to these lines during excavations and construction is massive. The Texas Railroad Commission fines businesses and individuals who damage underground pipelines. Even just scraping a pipeline can levy a fine between $150 and $150,000. Every […]Read More


Energy Industry to Remain Volatile for Another Year

By Pat Niekamp The energy picture in Texas is an ugly one according to data released by KPMG. At a Houston media roundtable, KPMG’s 2016 Energy Business Outlook compiled data from 150 company executives. Among the survey results: It will be another year before the price of crude stabilizes – the spring of 2017 92 […]Read More

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2016 Economic Forecast: Houston

By Ray Niekamp, Managing Editor Photography by Jonathan Garza OVERVIEW The decline in the energy sector, caused by $45 oil, has attracted a lot of attention this year, but as Keith Phillips of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – San Antonio Branch said, “There’s a lot of things going on here besides oil and […]Read More

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The Texas Migration Miracle

INNOVATION, EDS & MEDS IS OUR FUTURE By Jim Russell Towards the end of March 2015, the United States Census Bureau published the latest population estimates for metro areas and counties. A demographer at West Virginia University expressed surprise at the data decline for Ohio County in the Marcellus Shale region, “It’s puzzling, because the […]Read More