Education

The PBPA strives to provide safety and continuing education to our membership and the Permian Basin as a whole, through monthly luncheons, our monthly “PBOG” magazine, our various committees, forums and many other resources.

Economic Impact of Oil and Gas in Texas

The oil and gas industry directly provides for over 400,000 jobs in Texas and paid over $98.9 billion in Texas state and local taxes and royalties from 2007 through 2015. The taxes paid go toward funding Texas schools, textbooks, Medicaid and children’s health insurance programs, child protective services, roads and first responders such as a police and firefighters. Learn more...

Oil and Gas 101

What happens before companies drill a well? Who regulates gas and oil? What is Hydraulic Fracturing? Learn all about the Oil & Gas Industry here.

Recommended Lighting Practices

The recommended lighting practices located below are the result of a collaborative effort between the members of the Permian Basin Petroleum Association (PBPA), headquartered in Midland, Texas, and The University of Texas McDonald Observatory, located in Ft. Davis, Texas. The PBPA strongly supports the McDonald Observatory and the endeavors it strives to accomplish. Knowing that dark skies are vital to those endeavors, the PBPA and the McDonald Observatory offer the included recommendations to accomplish just that. These recommendations are targeted at operations in the Texas Counties of Brewster, Culberson, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Pecos, Presidio, and Reeves. Learn More ...

The Ban on Exporting Crude Oil

Currently, U.S. crude oil producers are prohibited from exporting their products for sale on the world market. Crude produced in the U.S. can only be sold to domestic refiners, although those refiners may sell their refined products, like gasoline, around the world. This restriction places domestic crude oil in a very small group of commodities barred from accessing the free market. The only others are horses for slaughter and western red cedar – that’s it. Learn more...