Relocating to Dallas TX for Oil & Gas Jobs

Home to roughly 30 million Texans, the Lone Star State is also home to over half of all American oil and gas jobs, according to Oil & Gas 360. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows a growing trend in oil and gas opportunities, expecting 7% growth through 2024. The BLS offers a full breakdown […]

5 Benefits of the Texas Oil & Gas Industry

Despite its controversial environmental aspects, the oil and gas industry remains a driving force in Texas. While those shouting the disadvantages of the energy industry have some valid points, keep in mind the numerous advantages the industry brings to the Lone Star State. 1. Economic Impact Perhaps the biggest advantage to the oil and gas […]

7 Things You Should Know About Selling Mineral Rights

If you’re considering selling your mineral rights, there are some things to consider first. Do you know what it is you are selling and what it means to sell those rights? It’s a good idea to consult a knowledgeable adviser or attorney before you sign anything and to educate yourself about your rights and your […]

Hitch Up an Airstream to these Texas Geological Destinations

As the summer heat starts to taper off, it’s the perfect time to start thinking about fall camping getaways. Whether you enjoy hitching up an Airstream trailer or roughing it in a tent, there are plenty of places in Texas to enjoy sitting around a campfire in the shadows of some incredible geological formations. Here […]

9 Fast Facts About the Permian Basin

The Permian Basin is a vast area covering West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico that has been known for decades as a region dripping with oil and gas reserves. Today, the Basin continues to produce, even as companies in other major shale regions fold under the pressures of low oil & gas prices. Here are […]

What the Oil Downturn Means for South Texas

Eagle Ford Shale Production The Eagle Ford Shale runs across a large swath of counties in South Texas, stretching in a check-mark shape from just north of Laredo in the west to just north of Houston in the east. The most active counties for production along the Eagle Ford are McCullen, Maverick, Dimmit, La Salle, […]

Shale Drilling in Texas

Concern for climate change has made the world take a look at our dependence on oil and the fragile relationship we have with the environment.  The increases in greenhouses gases and carbon emissions have forced government, environmentalists and energy companies to search for alternatives that allow them to meet energy demands while trying to limit […]

Oil, Gas and the Texas Way of Life

Texas may have once been considered an agricultural backwater but all that changed once that first oilfield started spilling black gold.  It all started with that first field, Spindletop in Beaumont, who could have predicted how much things would change for Texans.  There are two things deeply entrenched in the culture of Texas, the fierce […]