Drought = Fires in Texas

Texas Fire MapThe Texas drought is wreaking havoc on the state. South Texas is blanketed with smoke and fires near Bastrop have taken lives and hundreds of homes. Wildfires have spread throughout Texas and destroyed millions of acres. If you live in affected areas, please use any and all precautions.

Weather reports indicate we’ll get a reprieve from the wind over the next few days. Firefighters should have a better chance of controlling the fires if that proves correct.

To our knowledge, the fires have not directly impacted any oil & gas operators, but that can change if we don’t get rain sooner or later. We don’t have any areas of the state that are immune to the risk of fires.

This map will give you an idea of just how bad it is:

Texas Drought Map

If you want to follow the fires, you can view an interactive map at wunderground.com.

We’ll keep the families impacted by the fires in our prayers.

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R.T. Dukes

R.T. Dukes

Managing Editor at EagleFordShale.com
R.T. is the managing editor of EagleFordShale.com. In prior roles, he advised major oil companies on strategy, the macro business environment, and opportunity screening. 2503 Robinhood, Houston, TX, 77005, U.S.A. | Telephone: 832.429.4790

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