A surge in production in the Permian Basin of West Texas, already the nation’s highest producing oilfield, is extracting more crude oil than refiners in Texas can handle. But now, producers in the Permian have new outlets for that oil with economic implications hundreds of miles away from the flatlands of West Texas. Currently one pipeline connects the Permian Basin to the Corpus Christi port with at least six more proposed. <i>The Texas Standard</i> talks the implications of an increase in oil production, increasing port activity and widening energy markets and could have from West Texas to the Gulf Coast. Read more..