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VOLUME 1 NO. 7FREE JUNE 2013
JUNE NATIONAL SAFETY AWARENESS MONTH
SAFETYTIPS FOOD SAFETY
U.S. RIG COUNT TOP 35 Drillers & Operators
Industry Data | News | Events | Auctions | Calendar | Travel | Tips | Energy | Tech
aDDING New TRaCkS
INCReaSeD OIL PRODUCTION
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OTHER EDITORIALS 7 PBE Cares
15 Calendar of Events
16 Conferences in June-July
17 Upcoming Auctions
20 OSHAs Fall Prevention Campaign
22 Festivals and Events in Texas
24 Tech Bites
26 PBE News Briefs: Basin, Government, State, Nation, World, OffShore
30 Restaurant Bites - Fabelas
31 Food Safety Tips
32 PBE Inspires
34 By The Numbers: Rig Count, Top Drillers, Top Operators
37 This Month in Petroleum
39 Summer Heat Safety Tips
PBE FEATURES8 Union Pacific Railyard - New Rail Tracks Being Built to Meet Increased Growth Demands
12 Traffic Safety
18 Increased Oil Production
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June is safety awareness month as recognized by the National Safety Council so it only seemed natural for us to focus a large part of this months issue on safety. Safety is such a key factor for the industrys in which we specialize in the Permian Basin and it seems to be the theme that runs through everything we do. We often talk about the need for safety out in the oilfield but I wanted to also give you some other, just as important perspectives on the topic of safety. In this issue, youll find safety tips that are specific for this time of year such as food handling safety as we all begin to cookout more and spend more time outdoors with the family. Youll also find some heat safety tips and heat stroke warning signs as we work and play outdoors during the extreme summer heat. In addition to the safety theme running through this months magazine, youll learn about a lucrative new offshore drilling project beginning next year just off our Texas coast.
We also sat down with Union Pacific to get their firsthand account of the new rail yard opening in Odessa and all that it will mean for the Permian Basin and the industries it will support. There are so many exciting new opportunities on the horizon for our area and the oil and gas industry as a whole and as we keep safety a top priority, we are sure to continue reaping the benefits of a thriving economy for years to come.
We are so fortunate to live in not only a booming area for business, but also an area we can be proud to live in and raise our kids. Following the devastating tornadoes that destroyed the homes and businesses of so many of our neighbors to the north in Oklahoma and Texas, many local churches, businesses and even individuals immediately organized the collection and deployment of food, water and supplies to the affected areas. As is our character in West Texas, when there is a need, we respond. As we continue to keep the people affected by these storms in our prayers, let us all be reminded of whats really important to us in our lives and be sure to never take the people and things we cherish most, for granted.
Carlos MadridEditor in Chief/[email protected]
People do not care how much you know until they know how much you care.
- John Maxwell
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AUDRIE PALMERFREELANCE WRITER
DANIEL STEPHENSSENIOR PASTOR
Mid-Cities Community Church
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CaresMarch of Dimes is a trusted resource for moms and babies providing very visible local programs in our community. At the same time, the March of Dimes provides an array of educational materials and information throughout the local community. We have educational materials on a wide range of topics such as preconception care, prenatal care, birth defects, nutrition during pregnancy, the effects of alcohol, drugs and smoking during pregnancy, newborn care, newborn screening, birth defects, etc. We provide many local physicians with these materials for their patients as well as providing them to our Hope Chest clients, to schools, and to the community through health fairs. We are also able to provide speakers on all of the above issues upon request.
Groundbreaking research continues, and regardless of where that research is conducted, the results benefit babies across the nation. For example, surfactant therapy was developed through March of Dimes research in 1985. Surfactant therapy helps premature newborns lungs function, and is used in every neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) across the nation daily. Currently in the Permian Basin, we have two of the best NICUs using the surfactant therapy. Many babies survive their premature birth who would have died before surfactant therapy. Surfactant therapy is only one example of many ways the March of Dimes research has lead and will continue to lead to life-saving interventions for babies.
The March of Dimes in Texas recently lobbied for legislation that is saving our states babies from mental retardation and death. The March of Dimes recommends that all babies be screened for 31 disorders at birth. Left undetected most of these disorders cause mental retardation and can be fatal. However, if detected at birth there is treatment for all. The number of screenings provided is determined on a state by state basis. Before 2007 newborns in Texas were being screened for only 7 disorders. March of Dimes staff and volunteers solely lobbied for expansion. Now EVERY baby born in Texas is screened for 31 disorders.
March of Dimes; saving babies across the nation and right here at home.
To help support this vital organization locally, join us for the 14th annual Shots for Tots sporting clays event benefiting the March of Dimes. This event will be friday, July 19th at Jakes Clays and theres still time for you or your company to sponsor a team. There will be prizes, give-a-ways and drawings including one for a Polaris 400 Ranger donated by Odessa family Power Sports.
for more information contact the March of
Dimes office at (432) 570-0172
or go to www.jakesclays.com for registration and event information.
by Tracy Renton,
Regional Director of the March of Dimes
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Now with the two new tracks this summer, that number will total 13.
Its all part of a $50 million expansion of the rail services offered in the Permian Basin. With the equivalent of 90 million barrels of crude oil moved in 2012 by rail and more than 300,000 barrels a day shipped in February, Union Pacific staff are working to meet the demands in West Texas.
A $17 million parallel line connecting East Odessa
Were continuing with our growth to support moving goods to drilling sites, said Raquel Espinoza, corporate relations and media director for the Union Pacific Southern Region.
We do believe that the drilling efforts are driving a lot of the growth were experiencing there.
Last summer, Union Pacific completed a $10 million project and construction of six new tracks, increasing the total number of tracks in Odessa from five to 11.
with increased traffic and regional growth in the oil and gas industry, Union Pacific has begun construction on two new rail tracks that will expand the current rail yard in Odessa.
The $14 million investment, started in april, will add an unloading facility south of the Odessa rail yard with construction slated to be completed by august. The facility will provide access to the main line at the current rail yard.
New rail tracks BeING BUILT TO MeeTINCReaSeD GROwTh DeMaNDS
by Audrie Palmer
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to West Midland was built last fall along with a new 10-track rail yard in Monahans