Economist says Texas oil drillers may have unlocked crude supply lasting “decades into the future”

Texas has lost at least 60,000 upstream oil and gas jobs, plus as many as 250,000 supply chain and retail jobs indirectly, as a result of the oil crash, according to an analyst with one of the top industry trade groups in the state. Karr Ingham, a petroleum economist who compiles the semi-annual Texas Petro Index …

Report: Downturn will fundamentally reshape services industry

Oil field services companies slogging through the worst downturn in decades can no longer rely on their traditional oil bust playbook of cutting costs, laying off people and offering deep discounts. Instead, the industry will have to reshape the way it does business to meet the evolving needs of oil companies clamoring for cheaper and …