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Jennifer Hiller

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These 19 counties generate the most oil and gas taxes for Texas

Which parts of the state are generating the most in oil and gas taxes?
(Photographer: Brittany Sowacke/Bloomberg)

San Antonio-based driller cutting 20 percent of workforce

Last April at an Eagle Ford event, a company official said that Lewis had grown from 300 employees to around 1,300. By the fall, a news release from the Texas Workforce Commission said the company was at 1,200 employees just at its Encinal operations center.
spot-tailed earless lizard

Endangered species in Eagle Ford Shale gets help from UT group

The rare creature’s likely habitat includes large swaths of the Eagle Ford Shale, the prolific oil and gas field south of San Antonio.
Alamo Tube Co. is building a new pipe mill at Alamo Junction Rail Park south of San Antonio.

New pipe mill near San Antonio will serve Eagle Ford

Alamo Tube Co. is building a new pipe mill at Alamo Junction Rail Park in the San Antonio suburb of Elmendorf.
(Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News)

Workshops on reporting problems set for Eagle Ford

The Laredo-based nonprofit Rio Grande International Study Center and the Environmental Defense Fund plan five free workshops in the Eagle Ford Shale region to teach residents and workers what to do if they have concerns about oil and gas development.
A Petrohawk Energy natural gas drilling site in the Eagle Ford Shale is shown in September 2009. (Jake Lacey/Houston Chronicle file photo)

Eagle Ford touted as ‘greatest energy success story’

The Eagle Ford Shale could help Texas’ oil production jump ahead of every OPEC country except Saudi Arabia.
George Burnett, owner of Covers & Camo in Vernal,  Utah, holds up a sign outside his business. The Uinta Basin oil boom has made Duchesne County the nation's second fastest-growing (for counties with at least 10,000 people), and Vernal the nation's sixth fastest-growing "micropolitan area" of 10,000 to 50,000 people. That mirrors a national trend in which most of the fastest-growing places are in oil and gas boom areas, according to estimates released Thursday, March 27, 2014 by the U.S. Census Bureau. (AP Photo/The Salt Lake Tribune, Francisco Kjolseth)

Oil towns lead nation in population growth

New census data show a population surge as the oil boom draws workers and families to oil fields around the country. Some of the nation’s fastest-growing communities include two Texas towns in the Permian Basin and three cities near North Dakota’s Bakken Shale.
(Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News)

Spending in Eagle Ford forecast at $30B this year

The unrelenting pace of drilling and development will continue in South Texas this year, with oil and gas companies expected to spend between $23 billion and $30 billion in the Eagle Ford Shale.
(AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)

More Eagle Ford pipeline expansion

A joint venture of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP and Magellan Midstream Partners LP has entered into a long-term agreement to move Eagle Ford Shale liquids for Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
Two pelicans watch for fish in the Port Corpus Christi Shipping Channel where the US Naval Ship Benavidez is docked. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. (Bob Owen/San Antonio Express-News)

Eagle Ford oil transforming Corpus Christi port (photos)

The drilling boom has launched billions of dollars in construction projects at the Port of Corpus Christi, as well as a round-the-clock frenzy to move products in and out of the oil patch, and to coastal terminals and refineries.