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TxDOT: 11 percent of state’s fatalities happen in Permian Basin

TxDOT: 11 percent of state’s fatalities happen in Permian Basin Although only 2 percent of Texans live in the Permian Basin, 11 percent of all traffic fatalities occurred there in 2017, according to a report from the Texas Department of Transportation. This corresponds to 405 fatalities out of 3,721 total across the state. Read

Speaker: Make oil field safety a value, not priority

Speaker: Make oil field safety a value, not priority The focus on oil and gas safety used to be on preventing falls, but now attention is on transportation. “Fifty percent of all occupational fatalities in oil and gas were in transportation — 50 percent,” consultant Dean Wingo said at Monday’s Permian Road Safety Coalition

Major rehab projects coming to US 285

Major rehab projects coming to US 285 The Texas Department of Transportation Odessa District has big plans coming for U.S. Highway 285, a major artery for the oil and gas industry in the western Permian Basin. On Monday, TxDOT told members of the Permian Road Safety Coalition what changes are coming. Here is an

Safety forum shows seriousness of distracted driving

Safety forum shows seriousness of distracted driving The room was somber midway through the Permian Road Safety Coalition summer forum. The focus Thursday was on the dangers of texting while driving and other distractions, and after viewing several public service announcement videos — which started lightheartedly but increasingly grew sadder and more tragic —

Oil, Gas Company Lends Support to Driver Safety Initiative

Oil, Gas Company Lends Support to Driver Safety Initiative The Permian Basin – long a province of oil and gas activity – has enjoyed a recent surge of interest from oil and gas companies seeking to enter of the few places in North America where drilling wells is still profitable. But this surge in activity

Rally launches ‘Goal Zero’ for a day without traffic fatalities

Rally launches ‘Goal Zero’ for a day without traffic fatalities Standing in the drizzle outside the Midland Horsehoe, area residents in and outside the oil and gas industry rallied Thursday to promote “Goal Zero,” an effort to have one day without a traffic-related injury or fatality. Midland County alone saw 4,000 accidents in

Industry group focuses on road safety

Industry group focuses on road safety Local oil and gas company representatives met Thursday to plan better transportation safety practices with a goal of curbing the leading cause of death in the industry. Read More.

Shell works to simplify organization to compete with independents

Shell works to simplify organization to compete with independents Too big. Too rigid. Not nimble enough. Those are reasons why integrated oil companies could have a difficult time competing with independents in the unconventional shale plays that have led to a resurgence in the nation’s oil and gas industry. Royal Dutch Shell, however,