Midland is the fastest growing metro in the nation....what????
According to a statement released by the United States Census Bureau on March 14, the fastest growing metropolitan area in the nation is Midland, Texas. The ranking was determined by the percentage of change in population between July 2011 and July 2012, and Midland, which was also recently named the the second richest city in America, experienced a 4.6 percent increase. Three of the top 10 fastest-growing cities are in the Lone Star State. Behind Midland was nearby Odessa at no. 5 and the Austin-Round Rock area at no. 7.
Yeah, something about a lot of the reserves that people previously thought were tapped out or close to it have turned out not to be. Also they have a new way of pumping **** into the ground to retrieve more of it that was inaccessible before. A little bit like fracking with natural gas.