Category: Eagle Ford

More Texas shale gas soon will head to Mexico

Federal regulators have approved Energy Transfer Partners’ plan to extend one of its pipelines from South Texas into Mexico.  More »

Report: Efficiency driving shale production growth

Growing efficiency of horizontal drilling and fracking is driving production increases in basins across the country, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said in a new report this week.  More »

Shell to slash oil field spending, jobs in the Americas

Shell will slash spending and staff in its oil and gas field operations in the Americas, CEO Ben van Beurden told investors Thursday, largely in response to disappointing results in U.S. shale plays.  More »

The Dallas Fed says energy industry remains ‘solid’

The latest Beige Book from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas is out, and it said the energy industry “remains solid” with healthy demand for oil field services.  More »

Sanchez Energy shares drop after watery well report

An Eagle Ford well yielded more water than oil.  More »

Traffic fatalities down in Texas drilling area

Traffic fatalities are down but the number of wrecks has risen in a 23-county area of South Texas where oil drilling has boomed in recent years.  More »

New data tool shows best drilling spots in Eagle Ford Shale (video)

As oil prices have climbed and natural gas prices have fallen, operators have increasingly moved to the lucrative plays – a trend that the U.S. Energy Information Administration has mapped out over time.  More »

State oil regulator warns warns operators about gas flares

Texas Railroad Commissioner Christi Craddick said the agency is sending letters to operators Wednesday reminding them of the state’s natural gas flaring rules and warning that the state will enforce them.  More »

Teapots boiling in Texas as shale spurs refining revival

Blue Dolphin, Valero Energy Corp., Kinder Morgan Inc. and others are trying to capitalize on the biggest boom in U.S. history by building new crude-processing equipment, reviving mothballed plants and opening new teapot refineries.  More »

Report: Lower power reserve margin would be more economic for Texas

Texas should keep a 10.2 percent to 14.1 percent cushion of electric generation capacity, according to a report Friday that will inform and probably intensify a politically charged debate over the future of the state power market.  More »

Southcross begins work on $125M pipeline in Eagle Ford

Southcross Energy Partners has started to build a 94-mile pipeline in a natural gas-rich region in the Eagle Ford Shale, a $125 million project expected to begin piping gas later this year.  More »

Sanchez Energy output surges in the Eagle Ford

An oil gusher in the Eagle Ford Shale lifted Sanchez Energy’s daily production last year to seven times its level the year before, as it adopted advances like pad drilling.  More »