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Consulting firm expects Eagle Ford production to double by 2020

John Deede | Shale Plays Media Google+ Wood Mackenzie, an energy consulting agency, is predicting a large increase in Eagle Ford shale production in the coming years. According to Sanford Nowlin, a reporter for the San Antonio Business Journal writes: Crude oil and condensate output from South Texas’ Eagle Ford Shale is expected to double to 2 million barrels per day by 2020, according ...

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Port could factor into Mexico’s energy revolution

Ty Johnson | The Brownsville Herald Mexico’s energy reform, which could see more oil and natural gas ventures throughout the country and its portion of the Gulf of Mexico, is poised to usher in a new era of prosperity for the country. The potential toppling of a near monopoly on Mexican energy could allow smaller ventures — either in conjunction ...

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Oil and gas, education, industry partners in the future, workforce chief says

Brian Bethel | The Abilene Reporter-News (Abilene, Texas) Oil and gas has historically generated jobs in Texas, said Andres Alcantar, chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, on Wednesday, and it has again, especially since the deployment of new technology in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale region. “The numbers tell us this industry has created jobs at the rate of ...

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Fair offers jobs in oil field work

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Judith Rayo | The Laredo Morning Times  On Thursday, more than 60 students and members of the public gathered at Laredo Community College to seek job opportunities in the oil and gas industry. LCC and Workforce Solutions of South Texas teamed up to put together the Eagle Ford Shale Petro Tech Job Fair. Seven employers received resumes and offered information ...

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State says Eagle Ford spill caught on camera

Jennifer Hiller | The San Antonio Express-News San Antonio — The mystery of a nine-mile truck spill that closed two Karnes County roads in March may have been solved — by a game camera. An oil-field truck lost its load along two roads in Karnes County in the early morning hours of March 10, closing much of FM 81 and ...

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Giant swarm of bees attacks family in Beeville, TX

By John Deede, Shale Plays Media | Google+ A family living in Beeville, Texas came to understand the meaning of the town’s name on Friday, May 30. KiiiTV reports: Hundreds of bees went on attack Friday morning, terrorizing one Beeville family and sending a man to the hospital emergency room.The bee attack happening behind Cantu’s Welding on Business 181. A ...

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Calumet investing in plant

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By Vicki Vaughan for the San Antonio Express-News SAN ANTONIO — As Michael Milam surveys the refinery he manages in San Antonio, he can point to almost every part of the plant where changes have taken place. “That used to be the maintenance shop,” he said, pointing to a pile of rubble. “I took that down.” Also to be demolished ...

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Rules to fight zebra mussels go statewide

Caty Hirst | The Fort Worth Star-Telegram In an effort to slow the spread of zebra mussels, the destructive invasive species slowly infiltrating Texas lakes, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on Thursday approved statewide rules about draining boats before moving them to another lake. “The hope is that we could prevent the spread, but the reality is it is ...

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Cuero Economic Development Corp. has new executive director

Patrick “Pat” J. Kennedy believes his experience will help him in his new position with Cuero. He started May 12 as the new executive director of the Cuero Economic Development Corp. after retiring from Yoakum as the economic and community development coordinator. “What’s going on in Cuero right now was too good to pass up,” he said. “Both personally and ...

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Air pollution regulation in Texas still a cloudy issue

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Amidst continued debate regarding the effect of fracking and drilling in oil and gas industry, the EPA posted an updated list of manufacturer-tested combustion control devices on May 15. This list is aimed at providing information into the industry that will help oil and gas companies minimize harmful air pollution. Air pollution is still a cloudy topic, especially in industry-heavy ...

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