Ensuring The Future Of South Texas Communities – Op Ed

Decisions Today Will Decide Our Future
Omar Garcia STEER

Omar Garcia President of STEER

With the 83rd Legislature in session, legislators have a unique opportunity to address county transportation infrastructure needs during this transformative time in South Texas. All eyes are on Texas — and the Texas legislature as it develops solutions — for good reason. Texas is known for our innovative platforms, our reinvestment methods and a collaborative spirit that is at the very core of being a Texan.

Cities and counties are forging strategic alliances pertaining to productive development of the Eagle Ford shale region; educational institutions from across the region are ramping up science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) coursework to meet the growing needs of the industry; and communities are attracting increasing numbers of small businesses, new residents and visitors. [Read more…]

Key Energy Acquires Edge Oilfield and Summit Oilfield Services

Key Energy is increasing its shale oil exposure through the acquisition of Edge Oilfield Services and Summit Oilfield Services. The Key Energy deal follows Edge’s entry into the Eagle Ford Shale where the company has expanded its offering. The two acquisitions put Key Energy in a position to further capitalize on the shale oil boom across the country. [Read more…]

Eagle Ford Shale Boom Books Hotels

Eagle Ford Shale Hotels and RV parks are booming. Citizens and business owners are all benefiting from the business created by the Eagle Ford Shale. Opening RV parks looks to be a great business. [Read more…]

Eagle Ford Shale Region Experiencing a Record Drought

South Texas is experiencing one of the worst three droughts on record.  Producers are coming up with creative ways to conserve resources and tap water resources that have gone unused for many years. [Read more…]

Eagle Ford Shale Jobs Growth Across the Region

Jobs are being created across the play and even adjacent counties are benefiting from the boom.

Victoria already has seen 124 new Pioneer Natural Resources jobs spring up in areas such as pumping services, maintenance and support, and that number should grow to 205 positions by the year’s end.

Pawnee, Cuero and Yoakum have seen 117 new jobs with Pioneer open since drilling began, he said. [Read more…]

Energy Transfer Partners to Construct Two Eagle Ford Shale Pipelines

Energy Transfer is stepping up to deliver Eagle Ford Shale capacity.  ETP is adding 500 mmcfd of capacity through two pipelines in that originate in Webb County and DeWitt County Texas. [Read more…]