If the Permian Basin were an independent country, it would be the eighth largest oil and gas producer in the world. The sheer volume of production coming from the shale play—more than 17 Bcf/d of gas and 4 MMbbl/d of oil as of December 2019—represents a tremendous opportunity for operators and suppliers alike.

However, it has also given rise to some unique challenges. Including pipeline capacity, transportation and skilled labor, the logistical and infrastructural constraints that have resulted from the region’s rapid growth are well documented. And now, as production continues to increase, another bottleneck looms on the horizon: the availability of power.

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