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Texas May Issue the Most Drilling Permits Since 1985

March 7 (Bloomberg) -- Texas is on pace to issue the most oil and natural-gas drilling permits since 1985, Barry Smitherman, chairman of the Railroad Commission of Texas, said today at CERAWeek, a Houston conference held by IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates.

The commission oversees oil and gas drilling permits in the state.

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