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2008-09-02 09:00:37

Arena Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ARD) ("Company")("Arena") announced today that it has finalized the lease of office space in Midland, Texas ("Midland"), with an anticipated opening date by the end of October. Mr. Will Porter has joined Arena as Permian Basin Land Manager and will manage the new office. Mr. Porter, a Midland native, has over 23 years of experience in all phases of land work. He graduated from Texas Tech University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, with a...

2008-08-05 18:00:30

By Geoff Folsom, Odessa American, Texas Aug. 5--When asked what the application process was like for Odessa to become a Texas Certified Retirement Community, Jim Rector dropped a 4-inch thick spiral-bound notebook on the podium in the City Council Chambers at Odessa City Hall. "You can write this down for yourself," said Rector, chairman of the committee that used 72 volunteers to put together an application for the Texas Department of Agriculture to review. The book covered 25 topics,...

2008-08-04 03:00:28

By Mike Snyder, Houston Chronicle Aug. 4--KERMIT -- The lights on the rigs pierce the black West Texas night, illuminating mesquite shrubs and jack rabbits scampering across the flat landscape. The glow sends a reassuring message: Good times have returned to the oil patch. Pump jacks nod vigorously alongside the highway. Fat royalty checks arrive monthly in the mailboxes of ranchers and other landowners. Teachers and retail clerks abandon their jobs for better-paying work in the oil...

2008-07-28 00:00:25

By Daniel Skolfield, Odessa American, Texas Jul. 27--Dry, dusty air and scorching heat have always been powerful ingredients in the thirst for cool, refreshing water. And with all of the boats parked around Odessa homes, you'd think some people were seeing a mirage in the distant desert sand -- they're not. Instead, fun-seeking Odessans continue a historic trend that puts thousands of watercraft in an area with absolutely no recreational boating water -- specifically Ector County....

2008-07-22 18:00:50

MIDLAND, Texas, July 22, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Legacy Reserves LP (Nasdaq:LGCY) today announced that the board of directors of its general partner has approved a cash distribution attributable to the second quarter of 2008 of $0.52 per unit, payable on August 14, 2008 to unitholders of record at the close of business on August 1, 2008. This increased quarterly distribution represents an annualized distribution of $2.08 per unit. This quarterly distribution of $0.52 per unit represents a...

2008-07-12 12:00:00

By Geoff Folsom, Odessa American, Texas Jul. 12--A decision expected in the next month could dramatically affect the future of energy in the area. But any way the announcement goes -- the Permian Basin is expected to win. The Texas Public Utility Commission will meet Thursday. It'll have discussions on which of four multibillion-dollar transmission line proposals it'll accept. While around 200 letters have been sent from West Texas to the PUC in favor of $5.75 billion Scenario 4, Gary...

2008-06-27 12:02:44

By Daniel Skolfield, Odessa American, Texas Jun. 27--A one-of-a-kind music event pays attention to the "little guy" this Saturday, as opportunity abounds for West Texas performers in search of their big break. Often ignored and bypassed for popular, big-name artists, independent musicians feel consistently held back from the action in radio play, show booking and spotlight promotion in the industry. This weekend, however, all that will change with the inaugural West Texas Independent...

2008-02-28 09:00:58

Aspen Pipeline L.P., through an affiliate, Odessa Fuels Marketing LLC, a Houston based mid-stream acquisition and development company, announced today it has signed a definitive agreement with Arena Resources, Inc. ("Arena") of Tulsa, OK. to purchase gas from Arena's Fuhrman Mascho ("Fuhrman Mascho") properties in Andrews County, Texas. The gas, produced from the Yates formation at an approximate depth of 3,000 feet, has a high nitrogen content and is often considered too costly to...


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