New Name Selected for Cline Shale Consortium

Published 08/06 2013 09:57AM

Updated 08/07 2013 08:47AM

On Tuesday, July 30, at the Sterling County Community Center, Sterling City, Texas, the Planning Task Force, formed to develop a plan and structure for the Cline Shale Consortium, selected a new name for the Consortium.  The new name, West Texas Energy Consortium, reflects the broad vision of the consortium to serve all sectors of the energy industry and the numerous communities directly or indirectly impacted by the increased exploration and potential production in the Cline Shale and other shales as well as other energy sectors. Planning Task Force Chair, Sterling County Judge Ralph Sides said: “The new name more accurately reflects the consortium’s goal of bringing West Texas business and community leaders together to address the needs of the energy industry, support community development and preserve a high quality of life.”  

The Planning Task Force also recommended formation of five committees:  Business and Industry, Education and Workforce Development, Infrastructure and Natural Resources, Health and Public Safety Industry, and Community and Economic Development.     A steering committee will also be formed to guide and coordinate the Consortium.  Individuals interested in participating on one or more committees can find more information about the West Texas Energy Consortium at

Questions may be directed to Steve Collins, Business Resources Consultant, for the West Central Texas Workforce Board, at 325-795-4304.

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