The Trans-Pecos Pipeline

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Jesus Carrasco has moved to Presidio from Lovington, New Mexico. With a slump in oil prices he lost his job as a salesman for an energy company. Now he earns $10 per hour working for Shopco, a chain furniture store on the edge of town. "I'm waiting for a job on the pipeline," he says, "in the energy industry I earned $8,000 every two or three weeks."

Jesus Carrasco has moved to Presidio from Lovington, New Mexico. With a slump in oil prices he lost his job as a salesman for an energy company. Now he earns $10 per hour working for Shopco, a chain furniture store on the edge of town. "I'm waiting for a job on the pipeline," he says, "in the energy industry I earned $8,000 every two or three weeks."