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Texas Oil Boom Fueling Trucker Bonuses Propels Odessa

Bloomberg -- Truckers can get $5,000 signing bonuses from companies serving Odessa, the West Texas center of a new Lone Star State oil boom and the nation’s fastest-growing city.

Housing is so tight that the local school district put deposits down on 15 apartments, to ensure that new teachers moving to the area would have places to live.

Union Pacific Corp. is adding tracks and railyard facilities to help trains handle flows of drilling supplies coming in and crude oil heading out. The rising prosperity, driven by new extraction technologies and hydraulic fracturing, has unleashed an economic surge that is transforming Texas’s “petroplex” of Odessa and nearby Midland.

“It’s like we just discovered oil out here,” said Mike George, the 65-year-old head of the Odessa Chamber of Commerce.


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Submitted Aug 06, 2012 By: aservant
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nfldude
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 12:50:24 PM

good
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OK
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:33:40 AM

Happy to see the positive impact oil production is having on an American city.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:23:25 AM

Free markets always work.....
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 11:03:35 AM

Oil and gas exploration and production does provide significant benefits to local, state and national economies. Fossil fuel use is going to be with us for a long time. So take advantage of the home grown production to put people back to work.
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doctorindyj
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 10:11:11 AM

Keep on trucking!
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 9:56:25 AM

Sounds like Odessa/Midland is on it's way to becoming the energy capital of Texas. With wind and solar being big players O/M may see sustained prosperity.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 9:51:53 AM

good for them
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 9:24:55 AM

BCM1 said it all!
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 9:24:28 AM

Sounds great. Would love to know which companies are looking for driver. Hope they keep pumping for many years.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 9:21:42 AM

Funny how home grown energy promotes jobs and growth. Now if the current administration would only get a clue.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 9:20:09 AM

Sounds great...
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Good for them
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Good for a state who wants prosperity.
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ok
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We need this oil. The U.S. government is cutting back production on public land whenever they can, so it's up to drillers on private land to take up the slack.
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Big payday for some of these truckers.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 9:16:34 AM

Hopefully a long term trend
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Its all good
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I guess I should buy a truck and move to Texas.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 9:14:28 AM

Sure.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 9:13:45 AM

The same things is happening in North Dakota. Please are living in old trailers brought in by the oil company's or locals. Trailer in winter? Not good.
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Whatever....
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Good news for the trucker.
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Sure
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Texas is where business moving
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Wow, that's great news.
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Mojo Power!
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 8:48:08 AM

Just think how bad things would be in this country without these boom areas, it's not just Odessa.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 8:33:58 AM

Good.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 8:15:08 AM

good now just open a few more refineries to refine the stuff so when others goes down for maintinace we won't have these riduclous prices!!!!!
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Good for them.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 8:10:25 AM

Good old Texas oil boom
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Well made in USA with new jobs to card-carrying Americans. Go the "American" party!!
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Well, there are some jobs!
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Good for them
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okay
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Good news for that region of Texas, but with every boom comes the follow-up bust, so the towns better be ready..
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We need to get older refineries back online, especially in the Philadelphia area.
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Awesome!
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If ther is all this boom, then wahy is gas so high.
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Message Posted: Aug 6, 2012 7:58:29 AM

Odessa, the new boom town.
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good 4 them
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Good until the oil stops.
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And when the "boom" is over, Odessa will become a ghost town, again.
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True.
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