Jennifer Hiller

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.  More »

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.  More »

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.  More »

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.  More »

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.  More »

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.  More »

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.  More »

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.  More »

South Texas sees struggles, opportunities amid oil boom

Starting in July for the first time ever, more domestic oil left the Port of Corpus Christi than foreign oil arrived. It’s a startling trend, but just one of several effects of the Eagle Ford boom, which has created jobs and wealth in spades, but also turned South Texas upside down in many ways.  More »

Number of new Eagle Ford wells has jumped in 2013

The Eagle Ford Shale is continuing to pick up steam. Operators have drilled 15.3 percent more wells this year than in the same time period last year.  More »

Eagle Ford producers shift gears on well spacing

The idea of “spacing” is a favorite topic of the oil and gas industry, which is agonizing over how closely it can place wells without having them cannibalize each other.  More »

Environmental group says Eagle Ford health risks being ignored

A new report from the nonprofit environmental group Earthworks says government regulators are ignoring health risks in the Eagle Ford Shale region.  More »

Temporary power companies growing in Eagle Ford

Companies that provide temporary power are in growth mode across South Texas as the region’s infrastructure catches up to the industrial demands of the Eagle Ford Shale drilling boom.  More »

Rigs in the Eagle Ford Shale – and across the U.S.

Texas has 832 drilling rigs looking for oil and gas – about 47 percent of all U.S. rigs and a quarter of drilling rigs worldwide, according to the latest Baker Hughes Rig Count.  More »

Texas county combats rise in oil field waste dumping

The waste water injected into Frio County wells has increased from 620,190 barrels in 2010 to more than 10 million barrels last year, the county said.  More »
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