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City of Midland News Release

Posted on: May 22, 2017

[ARCHIVED] City of Midland to recognize XTO Energy land donation at City Council meeting

The City of Midland is pleased to announce a significant donation of land by XTO Energy Inc. to extend Mockingbird Lane from Avalon Drive to Holiday Hill Road.

XTO will donate more than 7 acres of land that will help the City of Midland to proactively address traffic congestion and allow residents to safely travel in the area near Bynum School. The Midland City Council will recognize XTO for the land donation at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

“Securing right of way acquisitions can be extremely challenging and time consuming for a government entity, and we are excited that this donation will allow us to provide a safer commute for families who use Bynum School’s services,” said City of Midland Engineering Services Director Jose Ortiz. “We are fortunate to have this partnership with XTO as the City of Midland continues to grow.”

“One of our top priorities is to help build stronger and safer communities where we live, work and play,” said Tim Friesenhahn, vice president, XTO Energy Permian Basin Operations. “This right of way donation gives Midland the necessary land to improve safety on this heavily travelled road.”

A subsidiary of ExxonMobil, XTO is a leading natural gas and oil producer in North America with expertise in developing tight gas, shale gas, coal bed methane and unconventional oil resources. XTO or its affiliates operate in all of the major U.S. unconventional producing regions and Western Canada. XTO also provides support and technical services to ExxonMobil’s operations in Argentina. The company manages 11 million acres with a total resource of about 139 trillion cubic feet equivalent.


Media Contact: Public Information Officer Sara Bustilloz

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