New study estimates $20 billion, 30,000 jobs from Cline

SAN ANTONIO and MARTIN COUNTY - An updated study that includes Martin County estimates the oil and gas industry in the Cline Shale of West Texas could have a $20 billion economic impact and support more than 30,000 jobs by 2022. The Permian Basin in West Texas has a multitude of overlapping oil fields, but the emerging Cline Shale on the northeastern edge has created a stir.
 
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