South Texas Economic Development Booms – Eagle Ford Shale

The Texas Railroad Commission along with many in the oil & gas industry expect that development of the Eagle Ford Shale could be the largest economic boom in our state’s history. With over 200 rigs working and more job openings that can be filled, expect the tax rolls to expand and new buildings throughout the region. Eagle Ford Shale boom is creating lots of opportunity in South Texas and that might be an understatement.

“Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter said the Eagle Ford Shale could provide ‘the single most economic development in our state’s history,’ last week.””Porter made the comments Thursday at a luncheon hosted by the Texas Alliance of Drilling Producers, which focused on increasing communication between industry groups and highlighting issues affecting one of the hottest oil and gas plays in the world.”

“The day-long event was meant to build networks of communication, but also highlighted the impact of the Eagle Ford Shale, and the technology that continues to drive one of the world’s most high-tech industries.”

“Texas continues to set the tone for the nation on oil and gas policy,’ Porter said. ‘I am pleased to stand up here and say something everyone in this room already knows… that things are looking good here in South Texas.’ ”

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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.