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Natural gas summit highlights newfound jobs for Texas

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Even with the surge of crude oil production in states like North Dakota and Texas, natural gas extraction has exponentially grown even more so. Problems such as lacking infrastructure or pricing are still significant but are dwindling, and now states like Texas are ready to further introduce natural gas into their already booming economy. ...

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These are the glory days of Texas


Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Many have long known the Lone Star State as an oil producing champion, and rightly so. Even after decades of black gold extraction to compare with, the current boom may be the best yet. Things are going so good economically in Texas that according to World bank estimates, the Texas economy would rank 12th ...

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Cuellar called ‘dirty denier’

Aldo Amato| the Laredo Morning Times (Laredo, Texas) A Laredo congressman running for re-election denied allegations made by a national nonprofit that his votes were influenced by contributions from the oil and gas industry. In a report released this week by the New York City-based nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council, U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar was named one of their “dirty ...

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Refracking brings ‘vintage’ oil and gas wells to life

Anna Driver and Ernest Scheyder | Reuters NORTH DAKOTA Aug 20 – A fracking boom isn’t enough for U.S. oil and gas producers – they’re now starting the re-fracking boom. Wells sunk as little as three years ago are being fracked again, the latest innovation in the technology-driven shale oil revolution. Hydraulic fracturing, which has upended global energy markets by ...

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Ending crude ban could benefit U.S.

Vicki Vaughan | San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — Should the government end its 40-year-old ban on exporting crude oil, the nation would enjoy benefits ranging from jobs to a decline in gasoline prices, an oil industry economist said in a talk this week in San Antonio. ConocoPhillips senior economist Helen Currie, citing a study by the energy consulting firm ...

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Flares emitting more pollution than refineries

By JENNIFER HILLER and JOHN TEDESCO | San Antonio Express-News Amber Lyssy used to love driving to her family’s Wilson County farm. “I would roll my windows down and smell the fresh country air,” Lyssy said. But lately, she’s not sure what she’s breathing as oil wells and natural gas flares from the Eagle Ford Shale boom creep up to the ...

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Up in flames: Waste and pollution in the Eagle Ford

John Tedesco and Jennifer Hiller | San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — Oil and gas companies rushing to drill in the Eagle Ford Shale since 2009 have burned and wasted billions of cubic feet of natural gas — enough to meet the needs for an entire year of every San Antonio-area household that relies on the fossil fuel. Faced with ...

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Up in Flames


John Tedesco & Jennifer Hiller | San Antonio Express-News The energy boom that transformed South Texas into an economic powerhouse also has created a prolific source of air pollution and wasted natural gas. A yearlong investigation by the San Antonio Express-News shows that gas flares spreading across the Eagle Ford Shale are burning and wasting billions of cubic feet of natural ...

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Oil production increased in ND and TX in July


Lydia Gilbertson | Shale Plays Media Google+ Shale oil production increased during the month of July in the Eagle Ford and Bakken formations. The areas saw a 3.4% increase, or an additional 86,000 barrels of oil a day. The North Dakota rig count has increased to 200, which is the largest count in two years. North Dakota averaged 1.2 million barrels ...

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