The Eagle Ford Shale was ranked the second most important story in the San Antonio area in 2011. The number one issue for the area in 2011 was the contentious state budget.
After decades in the doldrums, the South Texas economy is being stoked by drilling in the Eagle Ford Shale, one of the hottest oil and gas plays in the country.
Drilling permits in the region jumped from 26 in 2008 to 3,131 by early December, according to Texas Railroad Commission data. [Read more…]