If San Antonio can draw lessons from this week’s gasoline panic, it’s that our future cannot rely solely on cars and the gas that powers them.
Some say the potential for business in a Texas-Mexico economic region is limitless – and could be a big win for energy consumers as well.
Protesters marched in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which fears that the pipeline will pollute water sources and devastate tribal grounds.
The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that producers could tap some 20 billion more barrels of oil from under the Midland area. It’s the agency’s largest discovery of recoverable crude ever.
Protesters outside ETP’s San Antonio headquarters connected its behavior in North Dakota with the expansion of export-based gas pipelines in the Big Bend area.
DRIPPING SPRINGS — Mark Miller’s otherwise unremarkable home office hints at his message to Texas voters.
“I don’t know what else to do but fight or leave, and I don’t want to leave,” he told me. “Where am I going to go? You can’t run forever. They’re always right around the corner – Industry, industrialization. Industrialization of the Big Bend would be the saddest thing.”
Editor’s Note: The following story is part of a periodic series exploring regional issues of interest or importance outside San Antonio.
This story has been republished with permission from the UnConventional Oil & Gas Report, published by the Oil & Gas Journal.