Decade rewind in Permian Basin

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ODESSA, TX (Big 2/Fox 24) – As we come to an end of the year, there have been many changes in the Permian Basin that many had to get used too.

Odessa resident, Darlene Sanders Jackson says the Basin has been filled with so many outsiders.

“It’s too many people in Odessa,” she says. “It’s tons like from ten years to now it’s hugely lots of people.

The Permian Basin’s main export, oil, has many people depend on the black gold for their businesses, says truck business owner, Johnn Jones.

“I have a trucking business, and it just fluctuates,” he says typically it slows down during the wintertime it’s normal. “But this year, it has been particularly prolonged for the trucking industry.”

So many changes throughout the years in the Basin and many are hoping this new decade will be for the better.

“It’s just a matter of waiting until next year budget renews,” Jones says. “If the rates turn around and things pick back up, but it has been particularly brutal in 2019.”


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