A pumpjack operates at the Inglewood Oil field in Los Angeles. (Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg)

A lot’s changed since 1980s, but lower oil prices still cause unease

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Oil prices have fallen this year, and that’s causing people in the oil capital to remember a much deeper slump 30 years ago.
(Eddie Seal/Texas Tribune)

Cabot’s profits soar 44 percent on climbing production

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The Houston energy producer posted record high production thanks largely to its footprint in the Marcellus Shale and Eagle Ford Shale.
(Jerry Lara/San Antonio Express-News)

Oil rout goes unnoticed in Eagle Ford shale

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U.S. benchmark West Texas Intermediate oil has dropped 24 percent from its June high, but oil workers in the Eagle Ford shale can’t help but feel optimistic.
FRACKING SAND

Eagle Materials drills further into energy sector with acquisition

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Eagle Materials is moving further into the energy sector by buying a company that sells an ingredient crucial to the hydraulic fracturing process.
(Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News)

Eagle Ford expected to hit 1.6 million barrels next month

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The Eagle Ford Shale is expected to make 1.61 million barrels of oil per day in November, up 42 percent from the year before, according to a new government report. The field is making around 1.58 million barrels of oil daily this month, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
spot-tailed earless lizard

Endangered species in Eagle Ford Shale gets help from UT group

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The rare creature’s likely habitat includes large swaths of the Eagle Ford Shale, the prolific oil and gas field south of San Antonio.
The West Texas sky silhouettes a Linn Energy pumpjack in the Permian basin. (Linn Energy)

Eagle Ford, Permian drilling production surges

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According to the Texas Petro Index, oil production in Texas rose almost 20 million barrels.
Eagle Ford Shale production surges, despite dramatic well declines in the first year, the EIA reported.

Eagle Ford continues to gush despite rapid well declines

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Although Eagle Ford wells tend to drop in production by 60 to 70 percent in the first year, the shale has seen significant surges in crude oil production, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a report released Monday.
Doug Suttles, Encana President and CEO

Encana buying Permian-focused Texas company for $5.9 billion

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Calgary-based Encana Corp. will buy Fort Worth’s Athlon Energy in a deal worth $7.1 billion that will give the Canadian company’s a sizable footprint in the Permian Basin.
(Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News)

Cabot snaps up more Eagle Ford acreage for $210M

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With the purchase, Cabot Oil & Gas will add about a third to its land position in South Texas.