ExxonMobil's XTO Energy has applied for 352 drilling permits in Texas so far this year, overtaking EOG Resources to become the state's top driller. The Railroad Commission of Texas received 6,275 permit applications from about 687 companies through June, down from 6,991 drillers filed by 766 companies during the same period last year.
Exxon becomes Texas' No. 1 driller
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