State lawmakers, oil company directors, and educators agree what happens in the
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One big question is how long the oil boom will last in the
"Companies that decide to invest billions of dollars in oil and gas drilling in
Texas Railroad Commissioner, David Porter, said the duration of the oil boom is tied to the amount of water that is available.
"Water is the most important resource in the state and, of course, the thing we have to remember when we talk about water is who the big water users are and it's really not the oil and gas industry," Porter said. "It's municiple use, it's agriculture, it's a lot of other activity."
Porter said it is easy for the oil and gas industry to be blamed for water shortages in towns like Barnhart; but, he said it is really the increased population.
"The problem, as far as water shortage, is looking at the future in
(Information from ConchoValleyHomepage.com)