San Antonio’s Energy Future Spelled “Oil & Gas”

San Antonio’s Energy industry has been a top priority for several years, but the discovery of the Eagle Ford Shale will prove to outweigh the hopes of any who wanted to brand the town as a renewable energy city.  While it will be great to have the new companies relocating in Texas, don’t be surprised if their impact is dwarfed by the oil companies in the Eagle Ford.

“Turning San Antonio into a renewable energy and sustainable development hub has been on Mayor Julián Castro’s agenda since 2001, and Friday, he and local industry leaders gave the nation a glimpse of how the city is adopting sustainable energy while witnessing a boom in conventional fuel exploration in the nearby Eagle Ford shale.””Castro called in to Ira Flatow’s National Public Radio’s ‘Talk of the Nation: Science Friday’ program, which was broadcast from the Witte Museum. Castro told the audience he wants to make San Antonio ‘the new energy capital of the world,’ a declaration that echoes his announcement in June that four clean energy-related companies intend to move their headquarters to San Antonio.”

“The move, Castro hopes, will be a step forward in solidifying San Antonio as the nation’s leader in clean energy.”

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Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth E. DuBose

Kenneth DuBose is the past President of Cheyenne Minerals Inc., an independent oil and gas operator. He began his energy industry career with ARCO Oil & Gas. Mr. DuBose then directed development of natural gas storage projects with Tejas Power Corp. He was a founding member of U.S. Minerals, (acquired by Torch Energy in 1999) a provider of internet based education for America’s mineral owners. Mr. DuBose holds a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has served on various industry steering committees, non-profit boards, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as being a Registered Investment Advisor. He writes on topics of oil and gas investing, wealth management and personal finance, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Houston Business Journal, Financial Advisor and various radio and TV outlets.