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A Petrohawk Energy natural gas drilling site in the Eagle Ford Shale is shown in September 2009. (Jake Lacey/Houston Chronicle file photo)

Oil’s new reign in Texas draws comparisons to the Kingdom

The Lone Star State is earning a new moniker: Saudi Texas. Oil production in Texas is soaring, jumping to an average 2.139 million barrels a day in November — the best showing in more than 25 years.