The latest beige book from the Dallas Federal Reserve notes that finding retail workers in the Eagle Ford is becoming more difficult. The economist also highlighted rising commercial lending & real estate development.
Enterprise Product Partners announced the acquisition of a 37-acre tract next door to the company’s Enterprise Crude Houston (ECHO) oil terminal and plans to expand storage capacity to 6 million barrels. The expansion will be completed just in time to begin receiving crude from Enterprise’s 350,000 b/d Eagle Ford pipeline set for full completion in Q1 2013. [Read more…]
ExxonMobil agrees to enter a partnership with the Russian oil & gas giant Rosneft in the Artic and Black Sea in exchange for a development carry and the potential to participate in Exxon’s tight oil assets in Texas. Is it the Eagle Ford? Exxon has been tight lipped when it comes to the Eagle Ford and this might be the first indication that the company has a material position in the play. XTO was leasing in South Texas when the company was acquired by Exxon in 2010. XTO had built a significant producing position through the acquisition of Dominino Resource’s South Texas properties not long before it was acquired itself. The assets were largely producing and acreage was held by production. That luxury is likely the reason we have not seen Exxon add as many rigs in South Texas as other operators.
I’ll update this post as more details emerge. [Read more…]