Oil Production Highlights Republican Women’s Luncheon (Conchovalleyhomepage.com)

The huge impact of oil and gas throughout West Texas highlighted the Concho Valley Republican Women’s luncheon Thursday. They gathered at the Country Club to hear speaker Thomas Miller of Breitling Energy discuss hydraulic fracturing where companies use horizontal drilling methods to retrieve a larger amount of oil. Some environmental groups have questioned the method , but oil companies say it’s not harming the environment and it’s increasing production. Years ago, oil companies only used vertical drilling but that meant they had to drill a lot more wells.

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