(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 fromĀ the year before, according to a new government report. The field is making around 1.58 millionĀ 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.
Drilling at Marathon Oil Corp.'s operations in the Eagle Ford Shale formation in South Texas. (Marathon Oil)

Eagle Ford booms to the tune of $87 billion

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Economic activity related to oil and gas exploration in South Texas is up 43 percent in just the last year in the region.
(Ken Childress)

Condensate production booming, but fight over definition limiting exports, EIA official says

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The director of the U.S. Energy Information Administration said that U.S. production of condensate, a light oil separated from natural gas, has never been higher. But a fight over the substance has kept exports low.

UTSA, Southwest Research find a new way to clean frack water

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The University of Texas at San Antonio and the Southwest Research Institute say they have found an inexpensive way to treat the water that flows back to the surface after hydraulic fracturing. A team of researchers used a plant matter called biochar to remove impurities from the flowback water.
Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter. (photo courtesy of Texas Railroad Commission)

Back from South Texas, regulator re-warns of pipeline threat

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Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter returned Thursday from a visit to oil installations with a grim safety assessment. But the industry, he stressed, was not to blame.