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Pipeline routes host more and more cartel killings

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media There is no end to Mexican drug cartels’ ruthlessness and adaptation of new methods to bring black market business into the United States. In the wake of the energy boom, smugglers and traffickers are taking advantage of the extensive oil and gas pipelines of the Southwest United States as routes to elude authorities. In ...

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Questions to EPA on Eagle Ford air quality met with incompetence

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ InsideClimate News has been reporting on the issue of air quality in South Texas’ Eagle Ford region for some time, but five months of their requests for an interview with an Environmental Protection Agency official were delayed and eventually refused. Jim Morris and Lisa Song report: On our 11 trips to Texas we encountered many residents who asked ...

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Alamo Tube Co. to build $62.5 million facility near San Antonio

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ Alamo Tube Company has announced that it will be building an oil country tubular goods (OCTG) pipe mill and finishing facility in Elmendorf, Texas. The mill will be the first tubing-specific mill to be built for oilfield purposes. The facility will be located at the recently completed Alamo Junction Rail Park. From Area Development Online News: The ...

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Chamber of Commerce VP leaving for the oil industry


Mark J. Armstrong | Kerrville Daily Times  For many people, Kristan Weaver is the face of the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce. Whether it’s participating in business meetings, going before county commissioners and city council members or helping to organize events such as Kerrfest, Weaver has been front and center of the chamber’s activities for seven years. Next month, Weaver will ...

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Mergers and acquisitions are big money in Eagle Ford country

Zachary Toliver | Shale Plays Media Big money flows through deals made within the energy industry and there is no better place than Texas to look for evidence. The energy industry accounted for seven of the state’s 10 largest mergers and acquisitions in the first half of this year, according to data from research firm Mergermarket. The San Antonio Business ...

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Seeking new avenues

Corey Paul | Odessa American The U.S. Department of Commerce recently ruled two oil and gas companies could export condensate, the ultra-light oil produced en masse in the Eagle Ford play of south Texas and out here in the Permian, primarily southwest of the Odessa and Midland area. Crude exports were banned in the 1970s but some see allowing condensate ...

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Oil and gas concerns? Who you gonna call?

Jennifer Hiller | The San Antonio Express-News San Antonio — Texas has a web of state agencies that can respond to complaints about potential problems in the oil field. Do you know which one to call? The Laredo-based nonprofit Rio Grande International Study Center and the Environmental Defense Fund plan five free workshops in the Eagle Ford Shale region to teach ...

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Nine Energy Service moves into Eagle Ford

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ Houston-based Nine Energy Service, a newly-formed oilfield service company, is expanding into the Eagle Ford by acquiring Crest Pumping Technologies of Fort Worth. Nine Energy Services was established through a merger of service companies throughout the country and is vying to become a major player nationwide. Jordan Blum from the Houston Business Journal reports: Nine, which ...

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Analyst: Violence in Iraq shouldn’t disrupt SE Texas oil prices

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By Dan Wallach | The Beaumont Enterprise (Beaumont, Texas) Tom Kloza, chief analyst for the Oil Price Information Service, thinks of North America as a “privileged continent” because it has multiple sources of energy, which is a kind of inoculation from the violence in Iraq and its 2.6 million barrels a day of oil production. Even though traders are watching ...

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Fraud allegations bubble up in Eagle Ford

Patrick Danner | San Antonio Express News SAN ANTONIO — Texas’ two hottest oil plays have spawned more than riches: They’ve produced legal turmoil with potential criminal overtones. Giant oil and gas exploration and production company Apache Corp. of Houston alleges it was the victim of a “massive fraud” committed by principals of two San Antonio oil field services firms ...

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