Fog blankets a low-lying area where pumpjacks operate in West Texas, northeast of Kermit, on Sept. 12, 2018. In December 2017, companies in the Permian Basin _ an ancient, oil-rich seabed that spans West Texas and southeastern New Mexico _ produced twice as much oil as they had four years earlier, during the last boom. Forecasters expect production to double again by 2023.
Fog blankets a low-lying area where pumpjacks operate in West Texas, northeast of Kermit, on Sept. 12, 2018. In December 2017, companies in the Permian Basin _ an ancient, oil-rich seabed that spans West Texas and southeastern New Mexico _ produced twice as much oil as they had four years earlier, during the last boom. Forecasters expect production to double again by 2023. The Texas Tribune via AP Jerod Foster
Fog blankets a low-lying area where pumpjacks operate in West Texas, northeast of Kermit, on Sept. 12, 2018. In December 2017, companies in the Permian Basin _ an ancient, oil-rich seabed that spans West Texas and southeastern New Mexico _ produced twice as much oil as they had four years earlier, during the last boom. Forecasters expect production to double again by 2023. The Texas Tribune via AP Jerod Foster

Correction: Blowout-Texas Oil Boom story

October 12, 2018 02:17 PM