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.
Hall quoted a study by the University of Texas at San Antonio that showed Eagle Ford Shale production tripled between 2009 and 2010. He went on to say that, by 2020, the drilling will have created 68,000 full-time jobs, ringing in at about $3.2 billion in salaries.
"This is definitely a needle-mover in South Texas," he said.
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