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SA driller reports slowdown in Eagle Ford contracts

Pioneer Drilling lowered its expectations for the second quarter, saying falling prices for oil and natural gas liquids are reducing demand for its services  More »

$16.4 million in bonuses a record at CPS

CPS Energy last month awarded a record $16.4 million in bonuses to its 3,644 employees as part of a tiered plan that resulted in six-figure awards for two of its top executives.  More »

Sand storage plant set for S.A.

The nation’s second-largest producer of sand is teaming with BNSF Railway Co. to build a sand storage plant in San Antonio that will serve clients in the Eagle Ford Shale, the companies’ officials said.  More »

CPS dedicates solar complex

CPS Energy boosted its portfolio of renewable energy Monday when it dedicated a 19.8-megawatt solar complex on land dotted with sunflowers in South Bexar County.  More »

Eagle Ford plant under way

Houston-based Anadarko Petroleum has begun construction of a natural-gas processing plant south of Cotulla that will add than 100 construction jobs in the area.  More »

Waterless fracking firm to hire 100

A Canadian company that uses a new, waterless process in fracking operations plans to build an operations center in Floresville that will serve clients drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale, a company official said Friday.  More »

Eagle Ford: Enterprise opens crude-gathering system

Houston-based Enterprise Products Partners LP said the first phase of its crude-oil gathering system for Eagle Ford Shale producers is complete.  More »

Shale play a worry for Bexar ozone

There are concerns that development of the Eagle Ford Shale could push the San Antonio area over the limit of federal standards for ozone levels, an expert told the members of the Eagle Ford Task Force.  More »

Weatherford’s S.A. hub completed

Oil field services company Weatherford International Inc. provided more details this week about the completion of its 108-acre facility in south San Antonio at Interstate 37 and Loop 1604.  More »

EnerJex’s Kansas oil production rises

San Antonio-based EnerJex Resources Inc. said oil production has increased 50 percent, to about 150 barrels of oil a day, from its Mississippian project in southeast Kansas.  More »

Program in Eagle Ford aims to curb natural gas flaring

Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter said Wednesday the commission and some oil and gas companies may launch a program to use natural gas to operate on-site generators to power operations in the Eagle Ford Shale.  More »

Experts deliver another round of Eagle Ford bullishness

The development of the Eagle Ford shale continues to prompt dazzling assessments and predictions from experts, who said at an energy symposium Wednesday that in four years, the oil-rich formation could become the nation’s second-most productive shale play.  More »