Pfluger details global importance of Permian energy

June 27, 2023

Midland Reporter-Telegram

by Mella McEwen

“This industry is the most important tool we have in our national security arsenal,” said Rep. August Pfluger.

The San Angelo Republican, who represents District 11, which includes Midland and Odessa, addressed energy issues Tuesday with the Permian Basin Petroleum Association at the Petroleum Club.

He told the gathering he was elected to the House of Representatives to highlight the national security implications of the oil and natural gas industry. The Permian Basin, he said, is the epicenter of a shale revolution that has lifted a billion people out of poverty and changed the geopolitical equation, giving the...

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