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Keeping it Together: Preserving the Permian Basin Energy Sector and the Odessa Economy through the COVID‑19 and Related Oil Market Challenges
Report Published on May 15, 2020

The Permian Basin is among the most important oil-producing regions in the world. Drilling and production and the necessary supporting industries generate business activity not only in the region, but across the state and the nation. In order to be in a position to fully take advantage of future opportunities, it is imperative that the underlying capabilities remain in place - the workforce, the infrastructure, the supply chain, the equipment, and the community support systems. Given the current situation, maintaining this viability requires immediate action from governments at all levels and the private sector.

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The Economic Outlook for Texas and the Permian Basin: Projected Recession and Recovery from COVID‑19
Brief Published on April 22, 2020

Drastic, but necessary, measures to "flatten the curve" and prevent a major spike in COVID-19 infections have involved shutting down much of the economy. The inevitable result has been the loss of millions of jobs and a sudden and unprecedented downturn.

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The Economic Outlook for Texas and the Midland MSA: Projected Recession and Recovery from COVID‑19
Brief Published on April 22, 2020

Drastic, but necessary, measures to "flatten the curve" and prevent a major spike in COVID-19 infections have involved shutting down much of the economy. The inevitable result has been the loss of millions of jobs and a sudden and unprecedented downturn.

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The Economic Outlook for Texas and the Odessa MSA: Projected Recession and Recovery from COVID‑19
Brief Published on April 22, 2020

Drastic, but necessary, measures to "flatten the curve" and prevent a major spike in COVID-19 infections have involved shutting down much of the economy. The inevitable result has been the loss of millions of jobs and a sudden and unprecedented downturn.

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Pandemic and Petroleum: An Economic Perspective on the Current and Potential Future Landscape
Video Delivered on March 30, 2020

Dr. Ray Perryman sat down with Collin Sewell for an hour to discuss the coronavirus pandemic and petroleum.

Where is the energy sector headed?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on December 17, 2020

As the oil markets show signs of recovery, Dr. Perryman explains how the sector has changed and adapted to move forward. 

What is the economic influence of climate change?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 24, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains how the oil and gas industry can adapt to weather the storm of climate change and keep the state economy strong. 

Why are oil prices going down again?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on September 14, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains the cause of the latest price drop. 

What did Texas do in relation to oil production amidst a disparity in oil supply and demand?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on May 06, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains the Railroad Commission's decision to avoid cutting production, and why this was the correct choice. 

How did crude oil prices go negative?
Radio Spot Broadcast via Texas State Networks on April 21, 2020

Dr. Perryman explains the factors that led to crude prices going negative and how they will come back up.